Empire Strikes Back Asteroid Prop
You all know the scene: to escape Darth Vader's Star Destroyer, Han Solo bravely pilots his Millennium Falcon into a field of asteroids. Despite the protestations of a nervous C-3PO, our heroes survive by inadvertently hiding in the belly of a giant space slug.

These photos show one of the asteroid props used in the sequence, which, among other things, included shots of the Falcon and several TIE Fighters weaving in and out of the interstellar obstacles. Brennan was fortunate enough to obtain it from a former ILM employee.

Description by: Ron Salvatore
Photo: Brennan Swain
From the collection of: Brennan Swain
Country:United States
Film:Empire Strikes Back
Licensee:Lucasfilm, Ltd.
Category:Movie Production Pieces / Special Effects Models


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