Cut Scenes - Episode IV
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INTERIOR: REBEL BLOCKADE RUNNER - MAIN PASSAGEWAY
This is really an extended scene with the loss of a few frames rather than being an entire cut scene.
As the stormtroopers blast their way onto the Blockade Runner Tantive IV the first trooper through the door is shot and killed.
The battle continues and the stormtroopers take the ship.
Right before Darth Vader enters the Tantive IV, a stormtrooper is crouched over the first fallen trooper and holding his lifeless body in an upright sitting position.
You can feel the remorse and the loss in the scene as he gently lays his fallen comrade to the floor.
This is where the scene we know picks up.
The trooper is almost completely to the floor when Darth Vader begins to enter.
The stormtrooper sees the Dark Lord and drops the dead troopers head to the floor. No longer showing any emotion.
The stormtrooper stands at attention as Darth Vader inspects the bodies of both the Rebel and Imperial troops before moving on.