Narrator: The Eclipse is headed for the planet Galphus Prime, near the galactic core, and then for Earth, further out one of the arms. Earth is of course the seating place for the Galactic Council, the governing body of galactic society.
Narrator: Of course, it's only the governing body in the same way that the EU was the governing body of Europe 1,500 years ago. They pass legislation and mediate disputes between planetary systems and for the galaxy at large, but when it comes to local government, they just try not to get involved.
Narrator: Of course, to expect such a small body of politicians to accomplish anything on a small scale in a galaxy with a population of nearly 800 trillion tends toward the...
Kid: Hey, excuse me!
Kid: Some of us are trying to figure out how to sleep.
Narrator: Right. Sorry.