Alderaan's destruction has been revealed, and the Falcon's pursuit of a lone TIE fighter now leads them into the sights, and tractor beam range, of the Death Star space station, despite Han's best efforts to escape. A classic scene from STAR WARS effectively given additional dramatic weight by John Williams score.
This image is a different take from the famous shot often used in merchandise of the time. Much more can be seen of the detail in the cockpit set, including Set Decorator Roger Christian's infamous hanging dice top near middle of shot.
|Graphics artist Harry Lange on the raised cockpit set at Elstree.|