Martin Anderson over at Den of Geek takes a look back at the tactical displays in the original Star Wars through a conversation with Dan O'Bannon (creator of Alien and who also worked on ANH). Click here for the pictorial feature and see below for the intro:
"Researching a small piece about early CGI last week, I was surprised at the varying opinions of just how much computer animation there is in Star Wars: A New Hope. As Alien creator Dan O'Bannon had been kind enough to let us interview him in 2007, and as I knew he had been involved in the creation of many of the tactical and computer displays in A New Hope, I asked if he would be willing to clear the matter up. Very graciously he had a quick and informal chat with us, and talked about the animation work that he undertook for Star Wars (as it was then uniquely known). I wasn't happy to include these details just as a footnote in a CGI-related piece, so I thought we'd take a look at the visuals in their own right..."
Rebelscum Breast Cancer Awareness Charity Patch Posted By Philip on November 25, 2014: Thanks to everybody that ordered patches. I sent a check for $1,600.00 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation on Monday. While it's not as much as I hoped for, it's still very much appreciated. They will remain for sale in the store for anybody that still wishes to purchase them. Details after the jump.