A list of references to other media found in the Star Wars films and Expanded Universe material.

Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom MenaceEdit

  • In Anakin's room in Mos Espa, two trac ball racquets can be seen hanging on the walls, one over Anakin's bed, the other to the left of the entrance.
  • In one scene where Obi-Wan Force-pushes a squad of droids, one utters, "D'oh," which is the catch phrase of the cartoon character Homer Simpson.

Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the ClonesEdit

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the SithEdit

  • In the first shot of the space battle at the beginning, just before the camera pans down to Obi-Wan and Anakin's fighters, a piece of debris hits a spaceship. Closer inspection reveals that this is a kitchen sink.
  • In the DVD commentary, John Knoll explains that George Lucas specifically designed the look of Polis Massa to be an homage to the look of the Clavius Base in the 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Star Wars Episode IV: A New HopeEdit

  • In the film's shooting script, the character that eventually became known as TK-421 was originally designated "THX-1138", as an homage to George Lucas's first feature film, THX 1138.

Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes BackEdit

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  • One poster for The Empire Strikes Back was specifically modeled after a re-release poster for Gone with the Wind, as per the request of George Lucas. The poster was created by Tom Jung, the same artist who originally designed the 1967 Gone with the Wind poster.[1]

Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the JediEdit

Expanded UniverseEdit

Star Wars: Knights of the Old RepublicEdit

  • The quest called "Finding Nemo" is a reference to the Pixar movie Finding Nemo.
  • The quest "The Trouble with Gizka" is likely a reference to the Star Trek episode entitled "The Trouble with Tribbles". Also, HK-47's line "Dammit, master, I'm an assassination droid, not a dictionary!" is similar to Dr. McCoy's catch phrase from the series ("I'm a doctor, not a..."). Whether this was intentional or not, it was a fitting choice for the reference, as 47 is the Trek equivalent of 1138.
  • If the character chooses to explore Jolee Bindo's life, in one exchange, both the character and Jolee make a small parody of Limp Bizkit's song "Nookie" ("I did it all for the Wookiees." "The Wookiees?" "The Wookiees!").
  • The random name generator sometimes offers such names as "Homsar", a character from the Homestar Runner flash cartoon series who mostly appears in Easter eggs, and "Kerrek," a monster from the Peasant's Quest series.
  • The name of the character Tanis Venn may be a reference to the Egyptian city of Tanis, which is featured prominently in the Lucasfilm-produced movie Raiders of the Lost Ark.
  • HK-47 occasionally refers to humans as "meatbags," just like Bender from Futurama.

Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds: Clone CampaignsEdit

  • One of the in-game chat commands is "Banthas are filthy animals. I don't eat filthy animals," as spoken by Mace Windu. This is a reference to a similar line spoken by the character Jules Winnfield in Pulp Fiction. Both characters were portrayed by Samuel L. Jackson. Note that this quote is not part of the canon storyline of the game.

The Cestus DeceptionEdit

MedStar I: Battle SurgeonsEdit

MedStar II: Jedi HealerEdit

The Paradise SnareEdit

Okanor: "I recognize, from their description, that at least half of these items have been reported stolen. Some have been on wanted lists for years."
Solo: "Doesn't surprise me. And you, you'll sell 'em to museums, won't you?"
  • This exchange is an homage to Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, with Indiana's repeated phrase, "It belongs in a museum."
  • Also, Han uses the alias of Jenos Idanian, an anagram of Indiana Jones.
  • The character F8GN, who teaches a young Han how to pickpocket, is a reference to Fagin from Oliver Twist.

Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi AcademyEdit

  • In the Mission to Corellia level, dialogue identifies a cultist as J'aahn. The dialogue is a reference to Soldier of Fortune, another game by Raven Software. Both games contain an exchange of dialogue which involves characters with the names John and Hawk, and refers to "Station 6C". In Jedi Academy, the spelling is changed to "J'aahn" and "Hokk".

Agents of Chaos I: Hero's TrialEdit

Leia: "You've changed, Han."
Han Solo: "What are you talking about? I'm the same as ever. Timeproof, weatherproof, rust resistant."
  • This exchange is an homage to Raiders of the Lost Ark, when Marion tells Jones, "You're not the man I knew ten years ago," and Jones replies, "It's not the years, honey. It's the mileage." The line was apparently a Harrison Ford ad lib, but became one of the best remembered lines of the film.
  • Another Indiana Jones reference appears as Solo tours the Millennium Falcon, mourning the loss of Chewbacca. Solo considers donating the Falcon to the Alliance War Museum. "A museum was probably where he belonged, as well, Han told himself. Like the Falcon, he was part of the past and of little use to anyone now."
Han Solo: "You're talking treason, Reck."
Reck: "I speak it fluently, friend."
  • This exchange is a reference to The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938), in which Marian says to Robin Hood, "Why, you speak treason!" to which he replies, "Fluently."

Star Wars: Legacy: Broken (TPB)Edit

At one point, Deliah Blue yell "Loz noy jitat!" "Noy jitat" is exclamation used in the cartoon "The Pirates of Dark Water."


Tag & Bink Are Dead 1Edit

The Return of Tag & Bink: Special EditionEdit

Tag & Bink: Revenge of the Clone MenaceEdit

  • The narrator relates the story of Superman, mentioning that he becomes "Earth's greatest hero", before returning to the story at hand.

Notes and referencesEdit

See alsoEdit

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