Dave Filoni, one of the creators of The Book of Boba Fett, loves referencing the greater Star Wars galaxy. This week brought a wonderful reference to video game Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, as well as an expansion on what was established in Rebels. But there was one other exceptionally obscure allusion to A New Hope in this week’s The Book of Boba Fett.
In this episode, guest star Din Djarin revisited Peli Motto’s workshop on Tatooine, where the pair restored an ancient Naboo starfighter as his new vehicle. In a testament to the talents of the two actors, they made simply asking for all types of strange space engine parts very entertaining.
Din then exclaimed he’d like a “cryogenic density combustion booster,” which prompted Motto to reveal she purchases her parts from Jawas (she’s been linked to one!). ”
The Jawas deliver on their promise, with the addition allowing Din’s new ship to reach speeds hitherto unattainable. However, Star Wars fans with a sharp eye may recognize the long cylindrical booster.
That’s because we’ve seen it before, all the way back in 1977’s A New Hope. Han attempted to brace the walls of the trash compactor with a piece of rubbish, which is precisely the same size as this week’s booster. Given that it’s a highly-coveted piece of equipment, we may infer the destroyed version was either completely destroyed or that the Empire didn’t realize they had such a valuable relic in their hands.
But none of that is the point, because the story isn’t concerned with any of it; nevertheless, it’s the sort of attention to detail that shows Darrell Filoni and the rest of the creative team care about everything that goes into making it happen.
I’m hopeful for even more easter eggs in the remaining two episodes of The Book of Boba Fett, which debuts on Disney Plus Wednesdays.
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