Some believe heroism is a result of genetics;
others, that it is a result of teaching. But for Artoo,
it's the result of a computer virus! Following their
fateful encounter with Boonda the Hutt, Threepio and
Artoo are acquired by an Ithorian on Nar Shaddaa. When
the Ithorian's herd ship is attacked by alien
kidnappers, Artoo is compelled to protect an apparently
helpless human. Artoo's selfless act is soon revealed to
exceed standard droid programming when Threepio
discovers that his small friend has been overtaken by
the Caretaker Virus!
After a failed attempt to rescue the hapless Smiley from
the clutches of Dictator-Forever Craw, Artoo and
Threepio find themselves captives in Craw's palace! And,
as if life weren't already complicated enough for
Threepio and Artoo, a revolution breaks out inside the
palace grounds! They came to save their friend, but now
they're fighting to save themselves!
In order to save their friend Smiley, Artoo-Detoo and
See-Threepio have fallen in with a crew of Targonnian
revoltists looking to overthrow Dictator-Forever Craw.
Smiley is trapped in Craw's castle, behind the palace's
impenetrable force field. To save their friend,
Artoo-Detoo and See-Threepio must infiltrate the castle
and shut down its protective field! The droids need to
save Smiley because his brain contains the secret of the
savorium herb . . . a secret which could shake the
galaxy to its foundations!
The galaxy teeters on the brink of revolution, and See-Threepio
and Artoo-Detoo are the only ones who can stop it! The
Ithorian's plan to seed a rapture-producing herb, known
as Savorium, throughout the troubled galaxy is
interrupted by the power-mad dictator Craw. Now Threepio
and Artoo face a dilemma: they can defend the Ithorian's
plan, and survive, or they can destroy the Ithorian's
ship and cargo, at the cost of their own existence!