As we know, Star Wars Easter eggs can be spotted pretty much anywhere. In making “Star Trek: First Contact,” the visual effects team thought it would be funny to stick the Millennium Falcon into the opening battle scene.
Industrial Light and Magic, the same special effects company that the Star Wars franchise employs, also worked on the 1996 Star Trek film so the crew just happened to have a Millennium Falcon on hand.
Finn’s Bacta Suit Harks Back to Luke
We see a Bacta suit for the first time when Luke Skywalker is submerged in the Bacta tank at the opening of “The Empire Strikes Back.” The Jedi pilot is healing from a punishing battle wound on Hoth.
The quick healing Bacta tank contraption is also used to revive Finn in “The Last Jedi.” In that movie, he wakes from a coma suited up like Luke.
“Rogue One” Gives a Nod to Disney’s Animated Series
The Ghost starship served as the base of a band of Lothal rebels in Disney’s “Star Wars Rebels” series. It is named for its ability to travel through Imperial detectors. Plus, the starship hosted the Phantom, a sub craft that detached for battle.
In “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” the Ghost starship can be spotted in the Battle of Scarif. It also is shown landing on the Yavin IV base.
Yes. George Lucas originally conceived the name of the hero of “Star Wars” to be Luke Starkiller. Obviously, he thought better of it and went with Luke Skywalker.
We find out the origin of it in “The Force Awakens.” It was J.J. Abrams who explained that the gigantic superweapon of the First Order, a weapon of mass destruction as big as a planet, was named Starkiller, in homage to Skywalker’s working name.
This Star Wars Cipher Landed on Indiana Jones’ Turf
In “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” there is a scene that references both C-3P0 and Obi-Wan Kenobi. It happens when Indiana Jones discovers his plane waiting for him on the river.
The serial number of the plane is not arbitrary, naturally, because it is OB-CPO, referring to both Star Wars characters. OB-CPO also appears in the video game “Star Wars Galactic Spy.”