Luke and Han depart Tatooine following their last 3-D adventure.
They head back to the Rebel base on Yavin 4, only to find it encircled by Imperial forces. Han craftily lands the Falcon near one of the Rebel bases on the planet, but it's abandoned. The duo lift off again, hoping that a coded message from Leia will lead them to the fleet's location. It does, but Leia and the other leaders are now desperate to find a new base. Han suggests Hoth, an ice planet far removed from normal space traffic.
Leia approves a plan to scout the planet for possible habitability. Heading out into the snow, the duo take the Rebels' first, tentative steps on Hoth.
Unbeknownst to both, smuggler Salmakk has made Hoth his home. From his base, he plans to capture Han and turn him in for Jabba's still-unclaimed bounty.
How Luke and Han get out of their first tricky situation on Hoth paves the way for the foundation of Echo Base . . .