|Image: via STAR WARS ARCHIVES website.|
On the breathtaking Rebel Base hangar set built on the then recently opened STAR WARS STAGE at Elstree, circa Summer 1979, Irvin Kershner directs Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher by the Millennium Falcon, for a brief visual comedy moment/gag linked to the ship's in-repair lifters, which subsequently stall, watched by a less than impressed and smirking Princess-a further dig at lover to be Han Solo. This scene, which showed the one and only time that production Designer Norman Reynold's specially built prop could move, was an early casualty of scene rearranging in the editing room, and was later replaced by a Second Unit moment directed by George Lucas, showing the back to health Luke talking/saying goodbye to a Medical Droid.
|Echo Base on red alert with the arrival of the Imperial fleet in the system.|
|The deleted scene in question.|