The Search for Artoo
About this scene:
This small scene originally was to happen while Luke and Threepio are rushing off in the landspeeder to search for Artoo-Detoo.
Here we have Threepio driving the landspeeder while he and Luke discuss Artoo and how much trouble Luke will be getting into.
You can see remnants of this scene in the final version of the film: a distant shot shows Luke talking to Threepio and gesturing, but the dialogue does not seem to match what is shown. The part that is cut has close-ups of their extended conversation, and a shot of the landspeeder's display showing where Artoo is. The scene appears in the Lost Cut with a rather unconvincing effect of Tatooine landscape going by outside the speeder, done with rear projection of moving footage. This is probably part of the reason this portion was cut out, since the effect didn't come off so well.
EXT. DESERT WASTELAND - LUKE'S SPEEDER - DAY
The rock and sand of the desert floor are a blur as Threepio pilots the sleek landspeeder gracefully across the vast wasteland.