In the Rebel AllianceGÇÖs most desperate hour - Princess Leia hides the stolen Death Star plans in R2-D2GÇÖs memory bank. She instructs the droid to find Obi-Wan Kenobi on the desert planet of Tatooine. It is at KenobiGÇÖs home that a holographic Princess Leia pleads with Kenobi to come to the aid of the Rebel Alliance. Although she is regretful that she cannot appear in person to ask Kenobi this favor - her mission is a success.
Kenobi - along with Luke Skywalker - C-3PO and R2-D2 - meet up with Han Solo and Chewbacca and fly to Alderaan to deliver the stolen plans. Their travel plans - however - are disrupted when they discover that Alderaan has been destroyed by the most powerful space station the galaxy has ever known!