STAR WARS: Gray Paint

In a galaxy far far away at the inception of the First Galactic Empire.

FADE IN:

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.

FADE OUT