So I'm re-watching Star Wars as I occasionally do, this time using the amazing Machete order: IV, V, II, III, VI. I'm watching the theatrical releases, cause I'm old school like that, when I realize that the scanning troopers go on but they never go off. On top of that, there isn't a chance later because everybody leaves the ship and gets back to it at the same time. So I throw in my Special Editions, thinking somebody must have dropped a scene when reconstructing the theatricals. No dice. Troopers go on, no troopers come off.
So, what happened to those troopers? Did Han and Chewie kill them and space the bodies afterward? Did they hand them over to the Rebellion off camera? To be clear, I was wondering if it ever got addressed in the Expanded Universe.