Here’s an interview with Mark Hamill discussing his role in Star Wars, on the set of the Death Star in 1976. Enjoy:
How were the Death Star graphics animated? CG expert Larry Cuba gives us the answer in this video presentation, The Star Wars Computer Animation, uploaded by Star Wars 1977-1996. Mr. Cuba manifested his wizardry at the Circle Graphics Habitat–now the Electronic Visualization Laboratory (EVL)–at the University of Illinois at Chicago.