Recon Commandos of
the Grand Army of the Republic
TOP SECRET, for review of Supreme Command alone.
target: Locate and
question the next three subjects: Naboo Ace Fighter Pilot Ric Olié, Vice
Chair of the Galactic Senate Mas
Amedda and Jedi
Master Plo Koon
three subjects mentioned have been located by a detachment under the command of Commander
Bacara. They have gathered in a place called Ghent-Belgium on the planet E-Arth.
As soon as the encryption keys of the transmission checks out, a detachment of Blue
ARC Troopers is sent to intercept.
detachment of ARC Troopers arrives at planet E-Arth. A Carrier Transport takes them
to the city of Ghent_Belgium; they are deployed near a building that is called the
ICC, which is rumored to harbor the three fugitives. The leading trooper call-sign
is A-17. He calls in as soon as he is landed. The next voice recording is registered:
is Trooper A-17 to base; we have entered the ICC premises. There seems to be a large
public gathering going on; we will proceed with extreme caution.
have come across a large number of humans in the meantime … they look mostly
Corellians to me; we are obviously in the middle of some kind of Smugglers market;
a lot of contraband is being sold. There are multiple hundreds of them here; the
Smugglers area takes up at least 2000 square meters. This is way too much for our
squad to secure! We post some sentries who will relay their visual recordings as
soon as possible so that you can asses the situation and provide assistance.
the meantime, we will proceed to the second floor …
second floor has been checked and is secure. Except for more Corellians, we have
encountered a number of other species on this floor too … Gamorreans and Wookiees
to name just a few. Except for those, there are also a large number of astromechs
rolling around. I even spotted a protocol droid there too.
a second! I have a confirmed visual of Jabba the Hutt here! He must be running this
operation for sure! I can identify at least some of his entourage too!
request further orders. Do we need to intervene or not? I repeat … do we need
to intervene and make an arrest or not? Come in, Command, do we ne … what? … Really? … Okay,
we will keep a low profile.
Trooper B-17 has reported in that he has encountered a fair number of what look like
fellow Republic Forces, but they seem rather confused.
they have been stationed on this planet for too long already? … The dials
in my helmet tell me the air is very polluted here; it can’t be good to walk
around for too long in here. I will see if I can some intel out of one of them anyway …
This one looks quite friendly.
Pfew … that
was quite the conversation! I even had to buy a number of lottery tickets to get
away from him! It seems they have some action going on here for charity. I didn’t
quite get all the details … but more importantly, I have also gathered some
information about our three targets. They seem to have been disguised to look like
the local people and if the intel is correct, we should now also know their exact
location. I’m transmitting the data as we speak.
There they are … their appearances match the information we just received!
They are being escorted into a large room for a … Q&A?
Okay … I’ll
tap into the conversation and just plainly relay what I intercept to you. Here it
see if actors are vain … or in other words, do they collect the action-figures
made after the characters they played?
admitted he had picked up the food promos that featured his face and one issue of
the Hasbro Ric Olié figure (which indeed sports a rather good resemblance
with Ralph) but added quite dryly that he actually was disappointed that he actually
had to buy them. After all, these items do show his face rather recognizably and
he would have appreciated if he could have been sent a free set out of courtesy.
obviously is sitting quite high with many an actor of which an action figure was
made that they didn’t see one cent of income for those.
the impression of a cowboy who shoots from the hip and answered that his mother collected
the action figures that were made after his likeliness. While I still won’t
really believe that (David is a politician in real life), he did add that he felt
kind of honored to be made in plastic. Apparently it’s considered quite the
thing between actors to be immortalized in plastic. “You have made it if you
have seen plastic”.
rather relaxed about the entire merchandising and collecting hype, even if he uttered
the opinion that it fed on the fans a bit too much. He claims picking up figures
of the characters he played, but assured us that they get handed out again just as
quickly when some nephew would visit and laid eyes on the “cool figure”.
a lengthy answer to the question if the actors watched the movies they had played
in (which apparently none of them did, except Ralph who thought it was a good way
to learn how to improve his acting – and right you are, Ralph -) I could still
ask Ralph what it meant that he’s famed for “reciting his dialogue with
a relaxed, slow voice and very precise enunciation of words”. You probably
noticed that very same sentence in the introduction of this article; I actually read
that same information on various locations on the internet, so it was kind of bugging
me what it actually meant.
that he didn’t know. His best guess was that the comment was about the effort
he usually puts into getting foreign accents right. It only goes to show how much
of the stuff on internet you can actually believe…
Command? I got the entire conversation down. I’m sure you also noticed that
everybody just kept calling Ric Olié “Ralph”, Mas Amedda “David” and
Master Koon “Alan” … they must be some kind of code names, I guess.
I can’t make any sense out of it anyway; this entire thing is surreal and to
be honest with you, it’s getting on my nerves! I think we should simply withdraw
and just leave this be, Command. There’s nothing we can do. We’ll await
detachment of ARC Troopers gives rendezvous with some local females on the Korenmarkt,
which introduce them to a local dish called “Gentse Waterzooi”.
they ate it, they broke all contact and haven’t reported in anymore every since.
status: Aborted … to
be picked up within one E-Arth cyclus, around the same time of the year again.