One of the last battles of the Clone Wars was waged on Utapau. There, the 212th Attack Battalion fought with towering, rocket-launching Octuptarra Magna Tri-Droids in an effort to capture or kill General Grievous. It was also at Utapau, after the battle was won, that the same clone troopers attempted to kill Obi-Wan Kenobi, after receiving Order 66 from Chancellor Palpatine.
Luke and Han find themselves out of sorts, as various pieces of debris threaten to crush them. All their hopes rest on the actions of Luke’s droids.
Luke Skywalker: “Will you shut up and listen to me! Shut down all the garbage smashers on the detention level, will ya?”
Luke: “Do you copy? Shut down all the garbage smashers on the detention level! Shut down all the garbage mashers on the detention level!”
Before TIE Fighters became the iconic weapon of the Galactic Empire, Episode III Revenge of the Sith tells us the frontline starfighter was the Alpha-3 Nimbus-class V-Wing. It was hard to tell there was such a connection, in the angles this model formed it looked more like a Jedi Starfighter or an A-Wing, except when viewed head-on. Here the menacing design does foreshadow the machinery of the Empire in its outline.