In the original 1977 movie, the Millennium Falcon docks on bay 327 of the Death star. Lest one thinks it is of no consequence, 327 is also the docking bay in “The Empire Strikes Back” at Cloud City’s platform. So, what’s the point of the number? It is significant to George Lucas. His breakout movie “American Graffiti” pictures the number on a car engine.
Additionally, 327 is the number on the hyperdrive core of Naboo’s cruiser and it is used by Boba Fett as an alias.
Fans Love to Spot Han’s Gold Dice
The dice first appear in the original trilogy. In “A New Hope” they are spotted in the Millennium Falcon cockpit, dangling in a comparable fashion to fuzzy dice on a car’s rearview mirror. Presumably forgotten, it was exciting when the pair of gold dice show up in “The Last Jedi.” They also appear in “The Force Awakens.”
The dice pass from Han Solo to Qi’ra, and then from Luke to Leia in “The Last Jedi.” Luke, in a sentimental nod to the passing of Han Solo, takes his dice from his ship.
There Is a Star Wars Hieroglyphic in “Indiana Jones"
Star Wars Easter eggs are clearly not limited to the Expanded Universe. Here’s a blatant Star Wars reference in “Raiders of the Lost Ark.” If you look at the post next to Indiana Jones, there is an engraving of R2-D2 and C-3PO.
It is counterintuitive seeing a hieroglyphic from a galaxy far, far away in the future, but it is the exact type of cross-referencing pranks directors Steven Spielberg and George Lucas loved to pull.
Two Easter Eggs Can Be Spotted in This Scene
During the battle of Eravana, Chewbacca’s arm is injured. Finn is milling through some stuff on the Millennium Falcon looking for supplies to treat him. At one point he digs up a familiar-looking sphere, the remote training ball used by Luke Skywalker in the original movie. He looks at it then hastily throws it aside.
Finn also ditches aside a holo-chess board that harks from that classic film as well. These Easter eggs are found in “The Force Awakens.”
Movie Poster Easter Egg
The Star Wars movie franchise is chock full of fun Easter egg surprises. It goes back a long way, way before we began calling them, “Easter eggs.” Even before the internet, there were plenty of dropped signs and references in George Lucas’ creations.
In this one, found in the first movie, we can spot a “Star Wars” movie poster inside the cockpit of Princess Leia’s ship.