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Old 05-21-2019, 02:24 PM
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In the original Star Wars film, Luke Skywalker is recruited by the Rebel Alliance to participate in the attack on the Death Star; Luke is assigned to Red Squadron (a squadron of X-wing starfighters), and given the callsign Red Five.

In George Lucas's original script (and in the film's novelization), Luke was a member of Blue Squadron. However, during production, it was discovered that the planned blue markings on the miniatures for the Blue Squadron ships would not work with the "blue screen" technique being used to film the SFX shots; Blue Squadron was thus renamed Red Squadron.