|The new Rebel Command Centre on Hoth is a hive of activity.|
With a recent incident to his life via a bounty hunter on the world of Ord Mantell, Han Solo knows he has to leave the Rebels and pay off his debt to Jabba the Hutt sooner rather than later. Informing General Rieekan (played by British/Canadian actor Bruce Boa, whose voice was later dubbed in post production) of his imminent departures, the news comes as a shock and disappointment to a soon angry Princess Leia Organa.
|Continuity polaroid by Pamela Mann.|
|Han strides off after Leia gives him a goodbye cold shoulder, in an angle not seen in the film.|
The Rebel Command centre scenes were mostly filmed over early Spring 1979, of which George Lucas was an on set visitor/advisor during the start of principal photography for The Empire Strikes Back.
|Rehearsing Han and Leia's early verbal conflict.|
|Right from the start, Harrison Ford enjoyed working with new director Irvin Kershner.|
|Going through the scene with Kershner and Kurtz.|
|Chris Parsons as the other droid of Echo Base, K-3P0, watched behind by a female technician (Brigitte Kahn).|
|Lucas's old friend Walter Murch visits the early filming.|