Battle Star Wars (2020) Movie Script

- All personnel,
prepare to disembark.
Grab what you need and get
to the front of the ship.
-Attention, vessel!
You are in violation
of Coalition regulations.
What the...?
Further transgression
will be considered
a declaration of war!
Deactivate your
light-speed engines
and prepare to be boarded!
- Ajax, tell me
you're in position.
We're coming in hot!
And we got company.
Look, buddy. I need you to hear
me out. I'm not your enemy.
-Screw it.
Ajax, where are you?
We're ready for pickup!
- You didn't tell me there
was gonna be a Paladin.
Too much risk!
- Ajax, you leave us
out here, we're dead!
We need your ship!
- You've got a ship, use it!
- That wasn't part of
the plan, Ajax!
- Disengage the engines
and step away from the console.
- I can't, or everyone
on this ship will die!
-Commander Corbryn...
I don't understand.
The Coalition reported
this ship stolen.
Why are you so far off course?
Commander Corbryn,
by Order of the Coalition,
stop this ship now!
- We no longer answer to
the Coalition of Planets.
- Treason, Commander!
This is an act of war!
- The Coalition aren't
the good guys anymore.
You're a Paladin!
Can't you see that?
- War against the Coalition
is a fight you cannot win.
- Well, we don't want a fight.
We want out!
We want a planet of our own
and we're not turning back,
not when we're this close.
- This close to what?
There's nothing...
Nothing out there.
- I'm trusting you to
do the right thing.
Coalition doesn't know it's here
and they don't have to.
-It's impossible.
The Coalition has no records
of a planet in this sector.
- The planet's naturally
undetectable by sensors,
completely cloaked.
I'm the only one
that knows how to find it.
But this ship will lead them
right to us if you don't help!
In a moment, we'll be
in range for the escape pods
to reach the surface.
After that, destroy the ship!
Tell them all
you found was a wreck
or they'll never
stop looking for us!
They find us, they'll kill us.
What are you doing?
- Long-range connection
-Oh, shut if off!
- Paladin, this is
Coalition Command.
We've got a lock
on this ship's position.
Go ahead and jump out.
We'll take it from here.
- Commander, I'm on board
the stolen vessel.
Permission to negotiate
terms for surrender.
Command advises
immediate evacuation.
- We will destroy
that ship, Paladin.
- No!
- Make sure you're not on it.
- No!
-Oh! No!
-What...? What's happening?
-They're blowing the engines.
Didn't even
give us time to evacuate.
I told you!
- No. They won't!
They wouldn't! It's impossible!
Command, come in!
There are innocent people
onboard the vessel!
- Not even you can get a signal
out this close to the planet.
There's no time
to get everyone off.
How many does your ship hold?
-Not enough.
Squire, prepare to initiate the
boarding pod's self-destruct...
-What are you doing?
- Buying you and your
people time to escape.
Get them to the front and
I'll separate the engines!
- Separate...?
- Do it now!
-All personnel, evacuate now!
Drop what you're
doing and go... now!
What about you?
-Don't worry about me.
Squire, prepare to initiate
the self-destruct on my command!
-Security override.
- Better a few years
late than never.
-You made it.
No thanks to you.
- Found that way out
on a frontier planet.
Word's spreading.
You're already getting sloppy.
- What's the point of a haven
if people can't get here?
-What about the Coalition?
- Even if they're
smart enough to decode it,
the coin only gets you here.
To get to Haven, you need me.
-What's it made of?
-That's Haven's little secret.
- So what?
You're their leader.
- Haven doesn't really
have a leader.
I'm just the guy that
knows how to get there.
Hey, buddy.
-2,756 Novaks
perished by these hands
for this Novak to stand
before you today!
- No need to sic
your Novak on me, Ajax.
You know, if anything happens
to me, you'll never find Haven.
You got anything
to drink on this wreck?
- Don't you want to know how we
survived after you ditched us?
- Looks like you
survived just fine.
-Okay. Helper, you're...
about to be free.
Feel any different?
- Excited at the prospect
of leaving the ship
for the first time.
Also the looming potential
for imminent death.
Helper, I, uh, have to do this.
You don't.
I understand if you want
to stay on the ship.
-Astera, I go wherever you go.
- Do you mean that or is that
just how you're programmed?
She would be proud of you now.
-How do I look?
-Like your father's daughter.
- Okay.
I didn't realize sarcasm was
a part of your programming now.
- We have searched every
deep space quadrant
of known Coalition territory
but this one.
Corbryn is out there somewhere.
I know it.
- There's a reason
we haven't searched here.
The sector is barren.
There's nothing here.
And we've been led
astray before.
- I haven't come this far and
this long to merge everything
on the word of
that rogue criminal!
We have other assurances.
We're close.
-Tryn, privacy.
-You sure?
-Yeah, I'm good.
Ran out of ice
a few systems back.
- Most come to Haven
with a lot less.
Sometimes they drift in on
nothing but life support...
some don't make it at all.
Would have been nice
having an industrial class
freighter all these years.
-You did all right without it.
- There'd be a lot more
haven on Haven by now.
-I get it.
You left thousands to die.
- Because you didn't tell me
there was gonna be a Paladin.
-It was part of the plan.
-You didn't tell me the plan.
-Would you have come if I did?
Look, I just gotta know.
Why are you here now,
after all these years?
How can I trust you?
- You convinced me
to steal this ship.
You said we'd never get caught!
- We didn't.
- And ever since then,
I can't even get an icemaker,
let alone a decent crew
or the much-needed repairs
for this tub of rust!
I'm on the run in a ship
I can't dock on
a single Coalition planet.
And nowadays,
that's every planet!
-Not Haven.
We welcome everyone,
even pirates.
- Don't you call me that!
You do not get to call me that!
You know I started out legit!
And you know
Paladins kill pirates!
How was I supposed
to know he was on our side
if you didn't tell me?
You ask me how can you trust me.
How can I trust you?
sounds like we need each other.
We call this Mana.
There's a lot more
where that came from.
We convert it to everything
from food to star fuel.
But we're limited in
the ways of transporting it,
being as we only have what came
down with us in the escape pods.
But with you here,
with this ship,
we can start expanding.
We set up a supply run,
we get what we need
to finish what we started,
bring more people
to Haven, everything!
We can get back on track!
We can make this planet
what it was supposed to be!
What do you say?
To pirates?
-To pirates.
-All right.
Lucky for us,
Mana in its natural form
emits a sort of radiation.
It's harmless to us, but
it's hell on ship sensors.
One of the first things
we did was to figure out a way
to counteract the disruption
with a frequency code
that only a few of us knows...
Welcome to Haven.
I'll show you around when
my guys fix up your ship.
Don't worry about the Coalition.
The only way they'd find you
now is with some sort
of two-way signal beacon
strong enough
to get through
the radiation field.
Even then, you know, you come
outta light-speed wrong,
liable to blow us all to hell.
-Did you catch all that?
- Is he Haven's leader?
- No.
Just the guy that knows
how to get there.
-We copy.
The Coalition thanks
you, Captain.
- Do you realize
what you've just done?
- There. Sir, we've
located the pirate.
Shall I...
- I think battle stations,
And see if you can find Astera.
I would like her
to be here for this.
- Your father wants to see
you on the Control Deck.
- I'll be right there.
- No. I'll take you there now.
-Lead the way.
- How far can you
project that thing?
-We'll find out.
- You know, it's an important
day for my father.
-Mm-hmm, and for you, I'm sure.
After all, your entire life
has been a journey
leading to this place.
I imagine this planet holds
some significance for you...
as it did your mother.
No juvenile pranks this time?
No petty, ineffectual
protest in her honor?
I half expected you'd reroute
the food synthesizers again
or increase
the artificial gravity.
I have to say, I'm disappointed.
- Then you're gon...
really... love th...
-Where's Astera?
- Sir, I've located
your daughter.
She's onboard an escape pod
headed towards the planet.
-Get up here!
-He knows.
-That's good.
He won't attack if
I'm down there, right?
-I'm ready to address them.
Make sure they can hear me.
Attention, enemies
of the Coalition.
This is Lord Malastor.
You have been lied to.
This planet is no haven.
It's land and resources
are property
of the Coalition of Planets.
There is no corner of the
galaxy that the arms of the
cannot reach, and today
I am its hand.
It'll be up to the leaders
among you
to determine whether
this hand remains
open in friendship
or crushes you in its grasp!
You have 24 hours
to surrender the planet
or suffer the consequences.
Choose wisely.
Establish a blockade.
Not a single ship gets out!
And, Zelus...
Find my daughter.
-What's taking so long?
You get that Mana
cleaned out yet?
- The reward is mighty,
but this Novak is mightier.
There's one crate left.
-Then get it and let's go!
- System log shows Commander
Corbryn should still be onboard.
-Lead the way, and hurry.
-This way!
- Ah, you're turning me in
and you're robbing me?
- You let a pirate
onto your spaceport.
What did you think
was gonna happen?
- I didn't think you'd
clean out my entire supply!
Haven needs that Mana!
The galaxy needs it!
-I didn't want this contract.
I got caught!
It was me or you, and
I'm always gonna pick me.
And I'm always gonna profit.
- Is that what you
tell yourself, Captain?
You think they're gonna
honor some pirate's contract,
you got a nasty surprising
coming to you.
-Captain Ajax!
My father sends his regards,
but he's preoccupied
with the assault.
It's his wish that
you release the prisoner
into my custody for the
completion of your contract.
-And who's your father?
-Lord Malastor, of course.
And on behalf of
the Coalition of Planets,
he'd like to thank you
for a job well done.
- He'd also like to pardon you
for any past transgressions.
- So, Malastor sent
his only daughter
into enemy territory for him.
-You be glad he did.
He might not be so understanding
over your plundering
Coalition property.
I'm willing to forgive it
for a job well done.
- I'll just call and confirm.
- I wouldn't.
- I'm gonna.
-Allow me.
Father, forgive me
for interrupting...
I thought I sent
you to retrieve the prisoner.
Was I not clear enough
or can you not handle it?
- I'm aboard the Bounty
with Captain Ajax.
She wishes to confirm
your orders.
I will not be
questioned by a lawless pirate!
Tell this self-serving captain
that she can turn over
Commander Corbryn or she can die
with the rest of the criminals.
Get him off my ship then.
He's not worth the trouble.
- Wait!
- Hey!
It's for your own good.
Come on.
- Uh, hi.
I'm Corbryn.
-Astera Malastor.
- Yeah. I know who you are.
Where we going?
-We have to get off this ship.
Launch your fleet!
Activate your defenses!
Fight back?
- Haven doesn't really
have a fleet.
I mean, the people who
come here are refugees,
you know, farmers, smugglers.
Some are ex-Coalition,
but not enough.
Even if we got 'em all to fight,
we'd just be sending
them to their deaths.
-Then what do you have?
-We have a Paladin.
- All the Paladins are dead.
- He's not.
At least, I don't think he is.
He helped save us
when the Coalition tried
to blow up the ship
that brought us here.
He's been in hyper-sleep
ever since.
- Then why didn't you
wake him up before now?
-We never had to.
And historically, the Order
of the Paladins
are loyal to the Coalition.
- Or you could be handing
my father the planet
if this guy decides
to turn you in!
-He won't. Trust me.
There wouldn't be a Haven
if it wasn't for this guy.
Only reason we didn't wake
him up before now
is because I thought it
would somehow
bring the Coalition here,
which obviously isn't
an issue anymore.
He's our last hope,
you know, sort of a
"break glass in case of"
- Okay.
So what's the next step?
-Well, we got to get up to him.
Where's your ship?
- Where's your ship?
- My ship?
It's on this ship.
The pirates have it.
- The pirates
I just saved you from?
- Yeah. Don't worry.
I got a plan.
-We're not leaving?
- Your father will
have established
an orbital blockade by now.
- I got a plan that works
for that too, Pixels.
- Blockade doesn't apply to me,
my ship, or my crew.
My contract's complete.
Let us through and
we'll be on our way.
Can't do that, Captain.
Lord Malastor
has issued strict orders.
No ships in or out.
- Like hell, I'm getting
stuck on this rock!
Put him on!
You're trying
my patience, pirate!
You're surrounded.
You can't escape.
- Then tell these idiots to
open up and let me through,
and I'll be out of your hair.
- You'll be allowed
through the blockade
once you deliver the rebel
leader per our contract.
- I just turned him over.
Check with your daughter.
-With my... what did you say?
When was this? Where?
-Whoa! What are you doing?
-Gonna blast the doors open.
-No, you're not.
I've got it. Helper?
- What are you doing?
- Well, there's no way
we'll make it past that blockade
with normal thrusters.
Gonna have to jump us
into light-speed.
-Have you done that before?
- Never from inside
a cargo freighter.
Strap in.
- To what?
Answer me, Ajax!
What's going on?
What happened? Come in!
-The cowards fled!
- Take some ships and find them!
And send some to Haven.
-What happened?
- We've lost contact
with the blockade.
And we're no longer receiving
signal from the Bounty.
- Delay the assault until
my daughter's been found!
-Hey, Helper.
-You okay?
-You need more seatbelts.
Where are we?
-The Past.
-Think you can get over there?
Did you get there?
I'm inside.
- Okay, great.
I'll dock us.
-Is that him?
Yeah, that's him.
-Have you been here before?
- Only once to make
sure he wasn't dead.
Planet's distortion field
must have scrambled his ship.
If I use a certain frequency...
- It seems we're receiving
a new code,
an old Coalition code.
Someone's talking to us.
What's it say?
-Peace before order.
What's wrong with him?
-Don't touch anything.
We found him.
Take him out.
-This could actually work.
- Yeah. Let's just hope
he's on our side.
Go see what you can find out.
Hi. I'm Astera Mala...
- Astera Malastor,
daughter of Lord Malastor.
I am Denz Atreus, Paladin
of star-sector Epsilon 27.
And you are Commander...
Commander Corbryn.
You made it.
- Yeah.
- Step back.
The Commander is a good man,
if a little misguided.
Although admittedly,
I've only known him briefly.
I will ensure that
he is treated fairly.
I've synced
with Coalition Command.
Rest assured, you will be
with your father in a moment
and we can finally settle
this matter once and for all.
-No. You don't understand.
There's gonna be a war.
- Hey!
- Hey, stop!
What are you doing?
- The path to order lies
only through peace.
Once I've delivered Corbryn,
negotiations for
surrender may begin.
- There's not gonna be peace.
My father doesn't negotiate.
- Denz, if you turn me in,
I'm dead.
- If you don't get us
to the surface right now,
people are going to die.
- No harm will befall
either of you
while you're
under my protection!
The same goes for the planet!
I give you my word.
You have nothing to fear from
the Coalition of the Planets.
-Helper! Now!
-Helper! Ready an escape pod.
-That was ill-advised.
- Sir, we're being hailed
in an old Coalition frequency,
vessel designation "Honor".
It's a Paladin.
-So it's true.
He's still alive
after all this time.
I thought you dealt
with the last of them.
-So did I.
- Let's hope his
loyalties are in order.
-See? I told you.
Peace was never an option.
What Haven needs
right now is a protector.
the Coalition of Planets
thanks you for your
And I'm personally
in your debt for
the safe recovery
of my daughter.
I trust she hasn't given
you too much trouble?
Where is the rebel leader?
- Somewhere you can't get him!
nothing would please me more
than to resolve this conflict
without bloodshed,
Disable their
light-speed engines.
I don't want them running now
that Astera's this close.
It seems that surrender
is off the table for now.
Begin the assault!
Let's see if they
change their minds.
- It will be my honor
to lead the attack, sir.
-No, it won't.
I need someone that I trust
to retrieve Astera for me.
-What about the Paladin?
- Do what you normally
do when you find one.
Just bring her back!
Continue the attack!
-No! Do something!
-They've disabled the controls!
- Then go back!
Didn't I just see you fly?
-In zero-g, yes!
This is low orbit where
I have gravity to contend with!
- It's okay, Helper.
You can come out now.
Think you can get over
to that warship?
-I can try.
-That I have not seen yet.
Is that thing real?
-She is to me.
- Attention, Honor.
You are ordered to surrender.
Lord Malastor...
I've reached the Paladin ship.
They're not responding.
-Then wait.
-Think out who you help.
-It worked. We have to leave.
- Wait! Stop!
Where are you going?
We have to help!
- Look, it's all blown up!
If we don't retreat now, battle
is over before it even begins!
Hang on, I'm going to
jump up to lightspeed.
what was that? What happened?
Do you have Astera? Zelus?
-He shot me!
- Squire, I need a map
of the region
and a waypoint for
the nearest rebel outpost.
First imperative is
to secure Corbryn
and aid in the planet's defense!
Are you all right?
I mean, no, but, yeah.
I can't believe he just shot me.
-He shot my ship!
- Will it be all right?
How bad is it?
- Oh, she'll fly, but
the repairs will take time,
time we don't have
if we want to reach Corbryn
before the Coalition does!
-Lucky for you, we have help.
-The ship is sophisticated,
though the technology
is quite antiquated.
I'm certain I can
manage the repairs.
-Can this thing be trusted?
-This thing's name is Helper.
- Short for "Hard Light
Projected Retainer",
though I've come to find
that label somewhat derivative.
-She's the only person I trust.
- All right. Then I'll
leave Honor in your hands.
Excuse my ignorance, Helper.
-Happy to be of service.
- Helper, I'm gonna
have to leave you alone
on the ship for a while.
-You'll be back.
Listen up down there:
find him.
And bring him to me.
-There's something here.
-Go check it out.
- Come on, Ajax.
You can do better than that.
You won't be needing
this anymore.
Where is your ship?
You find him yet?
-Nice try, Ajax,
but I think you'll find
you're down a couple pirates.
-I told you, sir!
Somehow the Paladin made
the jump to light-speed!
I tried to disable the engines
before they made the jump.
- You'd better hope
that's all you did.
- With all due respect,
Lord Malastor,
your daughter has clearly
chosen her side.
-I will not hear another word!
None of that! Not again.
Not from you.
Get out of my sight and
don't you dare step foot
on this deck again
until you've found her.
- We shouldn't be
too far off now.
-It's funny.
Before today, I've only been off
the warship a handful of times.
We're Haven's only hope,
and neither of us stepped foot
on the planet until now.
- That's the very nature
of my order.
- Then why answer
to the Coalition?
- My order
predates the Coalition
by a great many cycles.
There was a time
when their values
were in line with our own.
We helped them grow,
we worked together.
It pains me now to see them
act with such hostility.
- My dad thinks
what he's doing is right.
- There is hope
for your father yet.
- How?
After what he just did?
-Well, it's like you said.
Your father believes
he is right.
It may be up to
us to provide him
with the necessary perspective.
-Denz! It's Zelus!
He's going for the outpost!
-We need to find cover.
- Denz, if he gets to
the outpost and blows it up
before we find Corbryn,
we're never gonna make it
before the deadline.
-He won't.
Astera, get to cover now!
Get to the base!
Everybody out!
Leave... now!
I said go!
It's your only chance!
I'm not...
This is Astera Malastor.
Tell my father to lock down
on my position.
I found the rebels!
Okay, Corbryn, where am I going?
Where am I going?
-Hey! Hey!
Hey, wait!
Wait for me!
Hey! Hey!
Wait for me!
You gotta be kidding me.
Hey, buddy, you think
we'd forget you?
-That is Paladin technology.
Tell me, friend,
how did you acquire it?
-From a Paladin, friend.
-Paladins serve for life.
-This one did.
The order you serve
is no longer.
I made sure of that myself.
-My brothers... why?
- There is only the Coalition
and its enemies.
Lord Malastor offers
you one last chance
to prove your loyalty.
- My order stands
as long as I do.
I decline!
-I was hoping you'd say that.
Hand over the girl
and surrender the outpost!
- I'm here, Zelus.
I'm right here.
- Astera?
Good to see you.
I offer you the same terms.
Come with me or suffer
the consequences of treason!
I'm sure you remember
what those are.
-He's not gonna kill me.
He does whatever
my father tells him to.
Isn't that right, Zelus?
I've traveled
to every scum-ridden corner
of this galaxy with your father.
He's a good man,
a true leader...
but he's grown soft and weak.
Do you know why?
It's because of you and
your traitor of a mother!
-You can't kill me.
- I'm sure your father
will understand.
After all, I had no choice,
overcome with grief
after witnessing
the murder of his only daughter.
I had to strike down
the Paladin responsible.
Say hello to your brothers!
-Helper! Now!
-Get us out of here!
-Where to?
-I found coordinates
for the rebel base,
inputting now!
-Setting course.
Coordinates accepted.
-Denz, I'm so sorry.
-All of them... dead.
-I know.
I didn't know how to tell you.
- I will avenge you,
my brothers.
I swear this.
-Nice shooting back there.
- I had ample time
to learn Honor's subsystems.
She's a wonderful ship.
-I'm kind of worried about him.
-Look who we found.
-Should I shoot them too?
-I wouldn't, if I were you!
You let me out of here!
- Come on in.
Let's have a chat.
- She's not gonna kill him.
My father wants him alive.
This is must be
one of her tricks.
She must want something.
- I would caution you not
to trust these brigands!
They have no honor.
-I don't know.
I mean, you're right,
they're pirates.
But maybe we can
convince them to help.
Maintain a safe
following distance.
I will retrieve Corbryn.
-Denz, wait!
You're gonna have to think
outside the box on this one.
They've got the only thing close
to a functioning fleet
on this planet.
Maybe we don't blow it up.
Maybe we need 'em.
We have to at least try.
We have to get to them.
Where are you taking Corbryn?
- Oh, he'll stay someplace
near, but far enough.
In case you try anything,
he goes boom...
along with your fancy ship.
- That man is under
my protection.
- Well, you've done a fine
job so far, haven't you?
You gonna call your dad?
- What's it gonna take
for you to let him go?
-Let him go?
He's my ticket out of
this mess just like you are!
You, I don't really care about.
-You will!
- Denz... so we both know you're
not gonna press that then.
-Oh, I'm plenty tempted,
but right now he's
my insurance policy for you.
And you're my insurance
policy for them.
If it came down to it,
I'm sure your dad would
appreciate my judgment here.
- Listen, I know
I lied to you before.
But you have to believe me now
when I tell you that
if you give my dad
what he wants,
your next stop
is Coalition Brig.
- That's if he lets you
off Haven at all!
-I have the rebel leader,
thus fulfilling
my contract twice!
I have Lord Malastor's daughter
and her gallant protector!
Hey, you forget already?
- I will not be held
hostage by cowards!
- This Novak does
not fear death!
- You may hide behind
that button of yours.
You may even press it,
but if you survive the blast,
you will have me to contend
with until the end of your days.
-I'm shaking.
-Denz, please!
I know we don't have anything
to negotiate with.
But I'm telling you,
my father's not
just gonna let you go free.
The only way out of
this is to fight.
-This is ill-advised.
Why play the pirate's game
and wait
while our enemies draw near
when I can easily dismantle
this scrap heap of a ship?
- Yeah.
Let's call that Plan B, okay?
Like it or not, she has
the upper hand right now.
We can't lose Corbryn
and we can't lose Honor.
So I guess we just have to
wait until she comes around.
Until then...
See if you can get to Corbryn
and take care of that bomb.
Then you can bust us
out of here.
-Hello? Is someone there?
Oh, Helper!
Is it just you?
Explosion device.
I think I can...
- Don't touch it!
- But maybe if I just...
-No, no, no, Helper!
Let me tell you something
about pirates.
You can't trust 'em and they're
wiring's slap-dash at best!
Just don't touch it.
-Okay, com's open.
- This is Captain Ajax
of the frigate Bounty
hailing Lord Malastor.
- I didn't expect to hear
from you again, Captain.
You'd better have something
to report to me.
- I've captured
the rebel leader.
- Ah, it's about time you
made good on our contract.
-And I have your daughter.
-Not bad for a pirate.
I don't say this often,
but I'm impressed.
Bring them both to me and
you could be on your way.
What about the Paladin?
- What about him?
He's here, too.
-Good. Kill him.
Oh, I don't suspect
that he would
align his considerable might
with the interest
of the Coalition again.
Better to remove him
from the board.
Let him join his brothers!
-What's in it for me?
-Excuse me?
- Our contract was for Corbryn
and the location of Haven.
I delivered both.
Everything after that,
including rescuing
your daughter, is bonus.
And this? Not my business.
I'm not your hired killer.
-Oh, no, no, no, no.
You're a pirate that is lucky
she's proven herself
useful thus far.
For your own good,
I suggest you continue to do so!
Wait for me there!
- All right, let's talk...
- Now I warned you...
- Yeah, yeah, I'm warned.
You coming?
- I think I've known your dad
for long enough now
to get why you're
willing to go rebel.
What I don't get is
how you think you can win.
- Because we have to
or people will die.
- Yeah, but what's
your stake in it?
Coalition's been taking
exactly everything it wants
since cycles before
either of us were born.
I'm here because
I didn't have an option.
Why are you willing to go
to war with your own family
over a planet
you've never been to?
- Because I didn't have
a choice either.
I've known about
Haven my entire life.
Now that I'm here,
I can't just stand by
and watch my father destroy it.
Neither should you.
-And I'm supposed to do what?
- Ajax, you have a crew,
you have a ship.
You can make a difference if
you decide to work with us.
-Truth is, I don't care.
I was just trying to get
you away from the Paladin.
We're leaving.
-No! We can't leave!
Thousands will die if
we don't do something!
- I am doing something!
Hurry up!
What's going on?
Helper, is that you?
I can hear you.
-You're in my seat!
- They're going to find
you, you know.
-Quiet, princess.
-Plan B! Plan B!
-Thank you, Helper.
-This way!
-Two of you with me!
The rest of you,
kill the Paladin.
-Where are they taking them?
-She's running away.
You go. I'll find her.
-Do not fire that weapon!
-Do you yield?
-2,756 Novaks
perished by these hands
for this Novak to
stand before you today!
This Novak does not yield!
-Very well, then.
Ready when you are.
-Pardon my reach.
What do I do with this?
-Don't touch it!
- I'm sure I can find Haven
without you.
-Good luck!
-We have to go back!
-Back? To what?
A blast like that's gonna bring
the Coalition in no time.
We have to be gone before then.
- He could still be alive!
- Then he can find us!
It's too risky and
not when your dad needs us
both to win the war.
-Denz could still be alive.
- It's too risky!
I'm sorry.
- I cleared the Bounty.
This is what's left.
The pirate wasn't lying.
They were definitely here.
-I see.
Where are they now?
- We're still
searching the wreckage,
but the hold was filled
with crates full of this.
They're planning on
making a run with it.
-What is it?
-It's a battery.
The power source
is something non-cataloged.
Can't get a reading on it,
but whatever it is,
the radiation matches the blast
scoring we found on the Bounty.
-A weapon! Well, then...
Each one of you is guilty
of high crimes
against the Coalition
of the Planets,
rendering your lives forfeit
unless one of you should
choose to do the right thing
and aid us in the war effort.
- If not for your Coalition,
this Novak would not exist!
His guilt is your own.
He will die silently
before he forfeits his knowledge
to such feeble men as you!
I demand trial by combat!
Name this one your champion
so I may bring an end
to his days.
- A Novak, a clone
bred for battle,
discontinued line.
He's no threat.
- How many Novaks
have you killed?
-None... yet.
-Then release me and try!
-I don't see your captain,
so I'll assume
she's dead or fled.
And that you are in charge now.
- Novaks don't command.
They only follow.
If she's alive, then
he's still under her command.
-What are the orders, then?
Where is your captain
and the rebel leader?
Where is my daughter?
They were seen with
a man named Denz.
Perhaps you've seen him,
a Paladin, like one Novak,
but as strong as 100 Novaks!
He would make more
than a worthy opponent.
-No such Novak exists!
- Was he the one that
destroyed your ship?
Did he have my daughter
with him?
-That is one you are owed!
- You're in no position
to make demands, clone!
What you owe me has fled
this ship,
which puts the fate
in your remaining crew
in your hands, Captain!
I suggest you consider
how best to be an asset
to the Coalition in
the upcoming battle.
Have them taken to the Brig
and search the wreckage.
Commandeer every last
remaining ship.
I want to make
certain, absolutely certain,
that Astera has not
swayed Ajax's loyalties.
No more tricks.
Just find them.
-Move it!
Clean him up.
- What do we do
about the Captain?
-Leave her.
She's not Captain
of anything now.
How does all this
still have power?
-I have to show you something.
We think the planet
formed around it.
But it's impossible to get
an accurate date.
What we do know is
that this is the source
of everything that
makes Haven a haven.
The Mana, the distortion effect,
the cloaking field, everything.
We can't let
the Coalition find it.
It's limitless
resource and power.
No one would ever be able
to stand up to them again.
If they don't take it,
they'll destroy it,
Haven along with it.
- Okay, we're stuck here,
so let's talk strategy.
Helper, how many
ships do we have,
working ones, functioning ones?
-Oh, there's got to be...
That's more than
I thought, actually.
- It's not enough.
- No.
- I mean, all we have to do
is take out the warship.
-Oh, is that it?
- We don't have enough ships
for a direct assault.
But maybe they can
buy us some time.
-Time for what?
-We don't have Denz,
but we have a ship and
we have the Mana bomb.
You guys saw what it did
to the Bounty.
Maybe if we get
onboard the warship...
I don't know...
maybe we can...
The people who came to Haven,
they're not fighters.
They're not leaders.
Look what they did.
They turned a warship
into a warehouse.
If we send them into
a battle they can't win...
- We can win.
We just need a plan.
Maybe Haven does need a leader.
- Corbryn,
you're Haven's leader.
I mean, you've gotten
them this far.
Just keep doing
what you're doing. Don't even...
What's that?
Oh, just one of
the many uses of Mana.
These are traveler's tokens.
They hold the records
of the ones who came,
how they got here,
where they came from.
-Do they work?
Where did you get that?
-From my mom.
She died trying to get here.
Must have been one of the
distress beacons
that Denz missed.
Just another reason
to hate the Coalition.
-Are you sure...
you want to?
-I have to.
- There's no time!
They're coming!
What is this?
- I need you to help her!
Stay with her!
- The program's been wiped
from my memory.
- Keep her safe, okay?
Promise me!
Make sure she knows.
Make sure she knows I love her.
You... You can record.
Astera, it may take a long time
for you to understand this.
That's my mom.
I want a better life for you
and I tried for that,
but I failed.
I need you.
If your father were to ever
find Haven, he will destroy!
I hate to burden you with this.
You're still so young.
But one day,
you will have to remember
that no life is worth a planet,
not mine, not his,
not even yours.
Promise me.
I love you.
-What's happening?
-Astera, look away.
-Who would...
- Citizens of Haven!
The deadline has expired!
-We're out of time.
- Send forth your representative
and prepare for surrender
or face the full power
of the Coalition!
- What's that?
- That's my ship!
My ship!
-I told you, fiend!
I made a promise to protect
this planet and its people,
and another,
to avenge my brothers...
and I intend to keep both.
-Paladin, you can barely stand.
-And yet I stand with them.
-Open fire!
-Corbryn, it's now or never.
-Attention all ships!
Anyone on this band, anyone
who can hear me, attack!
Get your asses in the air
and fight to save your planet!
-Is it bad?
Oh, yeah, it's bad, isn't it?
Check the box.
-What box?
-The green metal one.
They'll come for it.
- We gotta get out of here.
- I'm ready.
- Corbryn, snap out of it!
We have to get out of here!
- No, they'll come
for the Mana core!
- Corbryn, the battle's
out there now!
We have to leave!
Okay, let's go!
- Go!
I'll hold them off!
What's happening down there?
-They attacked!
Peace was offered and declined!
I had no choice but to respond!
- Zelus, I told you
to hold until I gave...
- They have the Paladin
with them!
If I hold, I die!
Continue the attack!
-Bring us in now.
Your father wants to see you.
- I see the champion
still stands.
Show them what happens when
you defy the Coalition.
Make him surrender.
Fire the tractor beam.
What? Are you gonna kill me
like you killed her, too?
-Let her go!
-You killed her.
She tried to run,
like you tried to kill me.
But you can't.
- I didn't kill your
traitor of a mother,
though I gladly would
have for what she did!
-Then who?
-I suggest you ask your father.
-Dad, stop!
- Astera, I'm so glad to
see that you're safe.
It pleases me how
integral you were
to the Coalition's
victory here today.
- Dad, let him go.
-He chose the wrong side.
You, on the other hand,
have managed to elude capture
and deliver not only
the rebel leader,
but the location of
their hidden base,
and the very source
of their power.
Quite a resource
kept hidden so long.
It would have brought
great advancements
to the Coalition effort
if you had not kept it for
your own selfish needs.
- Guess I thought
the Coalition had enough power.
-You thought wrong.
I understand you're
in possession of a frequency
we use to calibrate
our instruments
to extract the source.
-It's not gonna happen.
-Oh? I see.
-The Paladin is neutralized,
your fleet decimated,
base is in ruins!
And the battle already lost.
You can choose to be the leader
Haven needs right now!
You can stop the war!
You can save what's left
of the refugees, or...
You can watch as
I obliterate this planet.
Give me the rebel frequency
and surrender!
End this.
Full-scale assault, planet wide.
We'll just have to extract
the core from the rubble.
-No! Wait!
-Wait! Stop!
-Cease fire.
-It's the people or the planet.
-It worked.
-Begin extraction.
-No! No, wait!
I surrendered!
There's people down there!
You said refugees...
- They stopped being refugees
when the deadline expired.
You had your chance.
- You liar!
- Do it.
- The Paladin
makes an appearance.
- Put the rebel leader
with the rest
of the criminals in the Brig.
-And the Paladin?
- He won't make any
further difference here.
He did the worst of
his damage a long time ago.
-Kill him?
-No! Dad, please!
-Put him back in his ship.
Make sure that
he's in hyper sleep.
Oh, and make sure he has a view.
Perhaps in a thousand cycles,
he will have atoned
for his betrayal.
-Let's go.
You, too.
Don't try anything stupid.
I have to say,
Paladin, I had hoped
things would end differently.
See you in a thousand cycles.
- No! No!
- Hypersleep sequence initiated.
- Squire! Cancel!
Open the door!
- Dad...
- We will speak later.
Until then, I expect you
to remain in your quarters.
- Are you really
sending me to my room?
- There are
far worse alternatives.
I hope you know how much
I strive to keep you
from being suspected of more
than childish rebelliousness!
I hope you know
that everything I've done
has been to protect you!
-From who, Dad?
Your Coalition?
What does that tell you?
- Like it or not, we are the
force of order in the galaxy.
I'd hoped you'd learn that
sooner than your mother did.
Please don't repeat
her mistakes.
- Hey, guys,
wanna blow this joint?
- Do you have access to Honor?
- -They're jamming my signal.
I can't get inside.
-Can you reach it from here?
- I can try.
- Do it.
Let Denz keep them busy.
I'll get Corbryn.
-Open the door!
Captain Ajax, can you hear me?
Captain Ajax, are you there?
- Yeah, I hear you.
Hold on.
-That was using your head.
No hard feelings?
-No more tricks?
-No more tricks.
-This should work... I think.
- Get off your asses!
It's time to fight!
-2,756 Novaks...
- Yeah, yeah, yeah, a lot
of Novaks... it's all right.
I got it.
Here, let's get out of here.
- He's coming.
I'll show you the way!
-Astera, what about you?
-I'll disable the tractor beam.
- What if...
- Shut up!
I know this ship
better than anyone.
I can get around faster.
- Yeah, but what about...
- Don't worry about me!
You're their leader now,
so get out there and lead
and let's win this thing.
- I need to get
into that warship.
- No way they're gonna
let us dock now.
- They wouldn't have to
if it wasn't
for the damage to
this blasted armor.
My battery's almost depleted.
- You kidding me?
We got all the power you need.
-Let's hope this works.
-Like mother, like daughter!
-Hello, Paladin!
-That's enough!
- Out of all the Paladins
I've killed,
your death is going to be
the one I enjoy the most.
-This one's for Haven!
-Are you all right?
There's just one more
thing I have to do.
I'll meet you at your ship.
Dad! Come out here!
- Astera?
Is this what you wanted?
Destroying an entire planet,
killing thousands
of innocent people?
- They stole the ship
that brought them here.
They stole the resources
to fuel it.
From the moment of its founding,
this planet has been nothing
but a malignant tumor
feeding off the lifeblood
of the Coalition.
And now that tumor
has been removed.
I don't think it was the tumor.
I think you just can't stand
to see people free.
-Astera, come on...
-No, don't.
You don't get
to do that anymore.
I have a ship ready and waiting.
I just need to, um...
I just need to know
one thing about Mom.
You said she died
trying to get to Haven.
-That's right.
-But she got there.
She just never
made it back, right?
- Astera, don't ask...
- Was it you?
- I loved your mother very much.
-Did you kill her?
-She betrayed me!
You! She betrayed us all!
-Did you?
-She had an option.
She chose her path!
I didn't want to do it,
but she forced my hand!
Your mother made her own choice.
-Yeah, and I've made mine.
Then you'll die with
the rest of them.
Sir, the rebel fleet is out.
Release the fighters.
Calling all ships!
That's your planet's
heart down there!
Let's pull it together
and end this thing.
Everyone on me!
We're with you!
Watch your backs.
Here they come!
-Get them!
-You got one behind you!
- He's locked on to me.
I'm going to try to lose him.
A little help would be nice.
- Hang in there.
Twell's on him.
If you have it, take the shot.
Whoa! Nice shot!
Okay, I'm going for the beam.
Cover me.
We're on you.
Whoa! Yeah!
That tractor beam's down,
but the warship's still kicking!
We gotta get that Mana core
back down to the surface.
Any ideas?
I might have one.
- Great. We could use
a pirate trick right now.
I got just the thing,
but I got to get a signal out.
You'll have to give
me the frequency.
- That I can do.
Sending it now.
-Oh, I got it.
- I hope this works.
- So do I.
Come on, baby.
One last jump.
Prepare for impact.
In three... two... one.
Yeah! Ramming speed, baby!
Oh, sorry.
Wait. The Mana core
isn't moving.
- It's already escaped the
planet's gravitational pull.
going to have to use that ship
and push it back down.
- The ship's only got
one pod left.
Take it, get to safety.
When I'm done here, hopefully,
there will still be planet
left for me to land on.
-That's all I needed to hear.
You coming?
- What are you doing?
Are you not coming?
- Someone needs to stay
if this doesn't work.
-It'll work.
- Then I'll see you
on the surface.
- I'm not gonna
leave you here alone.
He won't be.
I'll stay.
Not like I have a choice
in the matter anymore.
Honor holds the last copy
of my programming.
-Helper, I'm so sorry.
I completely forgot
that you'll...
- You'll die.
- Yes.
- Lucky for you,
is not a core dictate
of my programming.
- Thank you, Helper,
for everything.
- It's been
a considerable pleasure.
I am, after all, here to help.
- Commander Corbryn, pull back
and get your people to safety!
All right,
I thought you'd never ask.
Give her everything you got!
-It's not enough!
-It's not working.
Helper, I'm sorry.
Squire, ready the self-destruct
and activate on reentry.
The blast should be
powerful enough
to send the Mana core
back to the ground.
But I will need
to pilot us within range.
-Denz, allow me.
You've already sacrificed
yourself once for Haven.
You don't need to do it again.
I can handle the ship.
-Helper, this... this war,
it's all my fault.
And the fate of this planet
is my burden to bear.
sequence initiated.
-Not anymore it's not.
-Thank you, Helper.
Self-destruct in five,
four, three, two...
-They did it!
Denz! You made it!
-I had some help.
-Are we all gonna die?
-Not today.
I guess you won't be going
into hyper sleep again.
-I hope not.
-That's good.
Haven could use some wisdom from
the ages, healthy perspectives.
-I guess you're right.
- The Coalition's
not gonna leave Haven alone,
not after this.
-She's right.
They'll want to know
what happened.
They'll come looking.
- And when they do,
we'll be ready.