Ready for action on the top deck of Jabba's Sail Barge, trusty Astro Droid R2-D2 shoots out the lightsaber contained in his head dome towards a waiting Luke Skyalker on the nearby execution skiff, in an audience rousing scene from RETURN OF THE JEDI. In reality of filming at Yuma, Arizona in 1982, the classic moment took a couple of takes for the practical effects to work successfully.
For more on the making of the classic action sequence, prior to the release of J.W. Rinzler's book later in the year, why not get hold of our detailed 2008 behind the scenes special on PDF:
STAR WARS AFICIONADO ISSUE 14 - THE MAKING OF "RETURN OF THE JEDI"