While everyone is waiting with bated breath for the next look at Star Wars: The Force Awakens, a rare behind-the-scenes video from the original 1977 Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope has surfaced online, and it shows a deleted scene coming to life on set. Though silent, this footage clearly features Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker working alongside director George Lucas, and we even get to see the infamous Biggs Darklighter.
The first half of the clip has George Lucas, then in his thirties, going over this much-talked about deleted scene with cinematographer Gilbert Taylor. The cut scene finds Luke Skywalker and Biggs Darklighter (played by Garrick Hagon) walking around the Tatooine settlement known as Anchorhead. Actress Koo Stark (The Rocky Horror Picture Show) is also seen in this footage.
Luke Skywalker often mentions his friend Biggs throughout Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, and we get to see Garrick Hagon as an X-Wing pilot in the big climax of the film as he and Luke Skywalker join the attack on the Death Star. The actor's original role was much bigger, as he appeared in scenes that set Biggs up as a sort-of surrogate big brother to the future Jedi. Star Wars fans will remember that a photo of this scene actually appeared in the Star Wars storybook released in 1977. And the scene in question can be found on the Internet. But it did not make the 1997 Special Edition rerelease. Biggs did, however, get one additional scene in the Special Edition, which shows Luke talking with his old friend just before the two of them are about to start the attack on the Death Star.
The second half of this behind-the-scenes clip shows crew members working with the WED-15 repair droid, which is a fancier version of the WED-15-77 that Uncle Owen and Luke used on their moisture farm. Check out the footage below, but hurry. There is a chance that this footage will be pulled by Lucasfilm: