Even if you are not a Star Wars fanatic, it’s fairly certain you’ve still heard of “rebel scum.” It comes from the battle of Endor when Leia and Han Solo are confronted by Imperial Officer Renz. He spits out, “You rebel scum,” to Solo who just took out an Imperial dude despite being told, “freeze!”
It was just a split-second line from “Return of the Jedi,” but it stuck. A youthful daredevil named Han Solo was tagged with the epithet, and the fandom loved it.
The Origin of Blue Milk
In “Return of the Jedi” the source of Luke Skywalker's mysterious blue milk, although sometimes green, is revealed. Since, obviously, cows do not live on any planets of the Star Wars galaxy, the milk comes from a mammalian species that happen to populate Tatooine and other planets.
The creatures are known as Bantha. It becomes clear that the milk comes from these beasts as Skywalker is serving himself a cup of it by tapping a Bantha’s udder in “The Last Jedi.”
The Beastie Boys Song “Slow and Low” Drops in on “The Last Jedi”
Slowen Lo is an Abednedo species that is obviously named after the B-Boys’ 1986 song. It is the fourth Abednedo to be named in homage to the NYC hip-hop band. “Slow and Low” is from their first album, “Ill Communication.”
Slowen Lo is voiced by Joseph Gordon-Levitt and is credited as “J.G.L.” in “The Last Jedi.”
“Several Easter Eggs Spawned From the Iconic “Rebel Scum” Line
Though it was a blip in a battle, the insult landed in sequels quite a few times. It took on a life of its own and even became a badge of honor of sorts. Poe Dameron, a daring pilot like Solo was called “rebel scum” by General Hux. That was in “The Last Jedi.” It was actually used twice in that movie.
The second time we heard it was from Finn. Confronting Captain Phasma, Phasma sneered at Finn, “You were always scum.” Finn fearlessly responded, “Rebel scum!”
A Defeated Imperial Droid Lay Crumpled in the Corner
In “The Empire Strikes Back,” a droid is pictured in the scrap room on Bespin, near the incinerator. That pile of rubble is the droid formerly known as IG-88. It had been one of the deadliest droids in the galaxy, second only to Boba Fett, who blew up IG-88 with a cannon that triggered its own stock of grenades.
IG-88 had been hired by Darth Vader, himself, to track down the Millennium Falcon. The bounty hunter droid was an unstoppable killer bot, until, that is, Boba Fett plotted its demise.