STAR WARS: Gray Paint
In a galaxy far far away at the inception of the First Galactic Empire.
EXT. DEATH STAR
The Death Star bustles with construction activity. Emperor Palpatine arrives in a red and white shuttle.
INT. DEATH STAR — CONFERENCE ROOM
In a conference room Darth Vader and various Admirals silently await Emperor Palpatine.
EMPORER PALPATINE enters from a first of two doors and takes a seat at the conference table.
PALPATINE: We have crushed the Republic and killed the Jedi and now must ensure our victory does not go unnoticed.
VADER: Yes, my master.
PALPATINE: All space stations, star destroyers, shuttles and other ships of the Empire shall henceforth be a dark gray of Lord Vader’s choosing.
ADMIRAL 1: The white and red paint of the Republic shall be stripped immediately.
VADER: (Gesturing slightly excessively) We shall paint them this gray.
ADMIRAL 2: My Lord the ships will be gray once we remove the paint. Is painting them necessary?
VADER: You would be wise to carry out my orders Admiral.