The StarWars portfolio by Ralph McQuarrie

Lucas wanted a row of elevators in the Death Star and McQuarrie made them indicidual tubes along one of the walls of the many deep canyons in the Death Star.

There are a variety of robots, mutations, and oddball characters here, as throughout the film, filling out the concept that the nature of a galactic civilization was that they adapted in a variety of modes to the various environments.

The large spaces may have helped air circulation, but McQuarrie also speculates on the need for psychological space on such a space station.

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