Laser pistol was a generic term for several types of handheld blasters.
Behind the scenesEdit
The script for the original film uses the term "laser pistol" to refer to various weapons used by Princess Leia, Ponda Baba, Han Solo, and Luke Skywalker. The term is used only in narration of the action, never in dialogue, so it does not appear at all in the finished film, which instead uses "blaster" as the colloquial, in-universe term.
Along with alternate spellings lazerpistol and lazer pistol, the term was used in earlier drafts of Episode IV.
- The Star Wars: Rough Draft (Cut content)
- The Star Wars: First Draft (Cut content)
- Adventures of the Starkiller, Episode I: The Star Wars (Cut content)