Saturday, 21 October 2017
'STAR WARS' AT 40: THE 'TOKEN SURVIVOR'
One of the Rebel Alliance's youngest hothead pilots, it's no surprise that Wedge Antilles and the recently arrived on Yavin IV Luke Skywalker would become friends so quickly, especially in this dangerous time speeding through the Death Star trench, though a malfunction ultimately proves lucky for Antilles, saving him from certain death at the trigger-happy hands of Darth Vader and his wingmen.
Now known as the second Wedge after prior filming with Colin Higgins, Denis Lawson's voice would ultimately be dubbed in this film by David Ankrum, during later post production completed in the States. Several extra lines of dialogue in and out of the trench between his character and Luke were lost in the final cut, and it was originally in the script that Wedge departed the trench run after Biggs death and not before, informing Luke that his friend has been killed.