A vast sea of stars serves as the backdrop for the main title, a rollup slowly crawls into infinity:
The awesome yellow planet of Tatooine emerges from a total eclipse, her two moons glowing against the darkness.
A tiny silver spacecraft, a Rebel Blockade Runner firing lasers from the back of the ship, races through space.
It is pursed by a giant Imperial Stardestroyer. Hundreds of deadly laserbolts streak from the Imperial Stardestroyer.
The blaze causes the main solar fin of the Rebel craft to disintegrate.
REBEL BLOCKADE RUNNER - MAIN PASSAGEWAY: An explosion rocks the ship as two robots, Artoo-Detoo (R2-D2) and See-Threepio (C-3PO) struggle to make their way through the shaking, bouncing passageway. Both robots are old and battered.
Artoo is a short, claw-armed tripod. His face is a mass of computer lights surrounding a radar eye. Threepio, on the other hand, is a tall, slender robot of human proportions. He has a gleaming bronze-like metallic surface of an Art Deco design. Another blast shakes them as they struggle along their way.
Rebel troopers rush past the robots and take up positions in the main passageway.
THREEPIO: Did you hear that? They've shut down the main reactor. We'll be destroyed for sure. This is madness!
The little R2 unit makes a series of electronic sounds that only another robot could understand.
Rebel troopers aim their weapons toward the door.
THREEPIO: We're doomed! . . . There'll be no escape for the Princess this time.
Artoo continues making beeping sounds. Tension mounts as loud metallic latches clank and the scream of heavy equipment are heard moving around the outside hull of the ship.
THREEPIO: What's that?
SPACECRAFT IN SPACE: The Imperial craft has easily overtaken the Rebel Blockade Runner. The smaller Rebel ship is being drawn into the underside dock of the giant Imperial starship.