Well, the Empire doesn’t consider a small one-man fighter to be any threat, or they’d have a tighter defense. An analysis of the plans provided by Princess Leia has demonstrated a weakness in the battle station.
– General Dodonna, A New Hope
Today we remember Alex McCrindle at his birthday (born 1911, died 1990)
Alex McCrindle was born in Scotland and played General Dodonna in A New Hope.
General Dodonna was a veteran officer and the military leader of the Rebel Base on Yavin 4.
In The Star Wars: First Draft, George Lucas renamed a Sith knight character “Dodona” from Valorum, as he considered, in that draft alone, renaming the Starkiller family the “Valor” family, and the names conflicted. “Dodona” was one of the few names from that draft that reappeared in the Adventures of the Starkiller, Episode I: The Star Wars (the second draft), when it was definitively assigned to a Rebel general on Yavin 4.