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30 Things You Definitely Missed In "The Force Awakens"

"Your eyes can deceive you. Don't trust them."

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1. Finn's Stormtrooper ID number is FN-2187, which is the same number as the cell block where Leia is imprisoned in A New Hope.


21-87 is also the title of an abstract short film that had a huge influence on the young George Lucas.


10. Rey continues the rich tradition of disparaging the Millennium Falcon when she calls it "garbage."


In the original trilogy, Luke calls the Millennium Falcon a "piece of junk" and Leia refers to it as a "bucket of bolts."


12. When Rey touches Luke's lightsaber and starts to have visions, some of the voices she hears will be familiar to a careful listener.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Ph: Film Frame ©Lucasfilm 2015

Ewan McGregor reprised his role as Obi-Wan to say, "Rey ... these are your first steps." But the beginning of the phrase, the word "Rey," is actually the voice of Alec Guinness, taken from a line when the late actor said the word "afraid." So, Rey actually hears both the young and the old Obi-Wan encouraging her in this scene

14. Ben Solo aka Kylo Ren, is probably named after Obi Wan Kenobi, who is referred to as Old Ben Kenobi in A New Hope.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) with Stormtroopers Ph: David James ©Lucasfilm 2015

In the non-canon expanded universe, Luke has a son he named Ben, and Han and Leia have a son named Jaycen who becomes an evil dark Jedi named Darth Caedus.


16. There is strong evidence to suggest that Snoke is actually Darth Plagueis.

Darth Plagueis is the Sith Lord referred to by Palpatine in Revenge of the Sith, who "learned to conquer death" and then was "killed" by his pupil, Palpatine himself. Among the evidence compiled by fans, Snoke is missing his lower jaw, which is similar to an injury Darth Plagueis received while training Palpatine, and there are striking similarities between Snoke's theme music and the music that plays when Palpatine tells the story of Darth Pagueis in Episode III.

17. The Millennium Falcon chess game that Finn accidentally triggers picks up right where the chess game between R2 and Chewie left off in A New Hope.


The piece that gets body slammed in the original game gets its revenge by hitting its assailant with a mace this time around.


24. A pink R2 unit called R2-KT makes an appearance in The Force Awakens.

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The droid was originally built by members of the R2 Builders' Club for Katie Johnson, the daughter of Albin Johnson, who founded The 501st Legion. The droid was created to keep Katie company after she was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor in 2004. Katie died in 2005.

25. Han delivers the iconic line "I've got a bad feeling about this" in The Force Awakens. The line has appeared in every Star Wars film.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens L to R: Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew) and Han Solo (Harrison Ford) Ph: Film Frame ©Lucasfilm 2015

27. According to the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Visual Dictionary, the helmet Rey wears belonged to an X-wing pilot named Captain Dosmit Ræh, who flew for the Tierfon Yellow Aces.

30. At one point, Rey warns BB-8 to "stay off Kelvin Ridge." Kelvin was the name of director J.J. Abrams' grandfather, and he makes it a point to sneak a Kelvin reference into most of his work.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Rey (Daisy Ridley) Ph: David James © 2015 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Right Reserved.

In Star Trek, James T. Kirk is born aboard the U.S.S. Kelvin; on Lost, there's a character named Kelvin Inman who works for the Dharma Initiative; in Mission Impossible III, Ethan Hunt receives a postcard for an "H. Kelvin"; and in Super 8, there is a convenience store called "Kelvin."