Behind the scenes
The Rebel sentry first appeared in the first Star Wars film, Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, released on May 25, 1977. The sentry was played by Industrial Light & Magic's Lorne Peterson, who said that he conducted the dangerous job of standing in the watchtower because he was the only one in the special effects crew who had no children. The device that Peterson was holding during the scene was a pair of light meters taped together.
The Rebel sentry made a re-appearance in the first Star Wars anthology film, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, released on December 16, 2016. The part was played by the film's co-producer, John Swartz.
- Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
- Rogue One Adaptation 1
- Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope (First appearance)
- A New Hope: The Princess, the Scoundrel, and the Farm Boy
- A New Hope: The Princess, the Scoundrel, and the Farm Boy audiobook
- Star Wars: A New Hope junior novelization
- "Desert Son"—From a Certain Point of View
- Princess Leia 5
- (First identified as Rebel sentry)
- Star Wars: Build Your Own X-Wing 1 (Rocket Science: Fighter Design) (Picture only)
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