Star Wars: The Force Awakens

New this month Trivia: This is the first J.J. Abrams movie not to have a music score by Michael Giacchino.

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Trivia: When Finn turns on the chess game, it carries on from when it was turned off in Star Wars: A New Hope.

Trivia: Finn's stormtrooper designation is FN-2187. In A New Hope, Leia was held in cell 2187 on the Death Star.

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Trivia: When Rey has her vision after touching Luke's lightsaber, she hears a voice at the end that says, "Rey, these are your first steps." The voice that says "Rey" was a partial sound bite taken from the late Sir Alec Guinness saying "afraid," and Ewan McGregor came in to record "these are your first steps." So you're hearing both the voice of old Ben Kenobi and young Obi Wan Kenobi speaking.

Trivia: Rey and Poe never interact with each other in the entire film.

Trivia: Finn pulls the Jedi training ball seen in A New Hope out of a box while looking for bandages to tend Chewie's wounds.

Trivia: General Hux never blinks throughout the movie.

Trivia: When Poe and Finn steal the TIE fighter, a Wilhelm scream can be heard.

Trivia: Harriet Walter, who appears as a Resistance doctor treating injuries Chewie suffers, is the niece of Christopher Lee, who played Count Dooku in Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith.

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Trivia: A model of the tumbler from The Dark Knight trilogy is spray painted on the white hull of the Millennium Falcon, and mounted to its underside. This is because there was a friendly competition between JJ Abrams and Zack Snyder to see who could one-up the other by putting Batman/Superman references in Star Wars and vice versa.


Trivia: This is the first Star Wars film in which Harrison Ford receives top billing.

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Trivia: Carrie Fisher's daughter has a small part - she is the young woman at the rebel base dressed in light brown, and her hair is styled in the famous Princess Leia buns. She has one line and is seen in the background quite a bit.

Trivia: James Bond actor Daniel Craig has an uncredited cameo playing the stormtrooper that releases Rey from the chair. He was filming Spectre on a nearby soundstage and was offered the chance to appear in the movie.

Trivia: This is the first "Star Wars" movie in which Kenny Baker is not cast as R2-D2. Instead, he is credited as "R2-D2 Consultant."

Trivia: For filming, Panavision provided two cameras to the crew. Their nicknames were Death Star, and Millennium Falcon.

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Trivia: The Millennium Falcon has a rectangular radar dish. Its circular one was knocked off during the Battle of Endor.

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Trivia: Unkar Plutt, who Rey sells her haul to, is played by Simon Pegg.

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Trivia: In Rey's force vision, before she sees R2-D2 and Luke's robot hand, she runs down a hallway - the same one from The Empire Strikes Back during the final lightsaber duel between Luke and Darth Vader. This sequence was originally going to be longer, with her seeing the duel itself from a new perspective (one of the reasons Darth Vader is one of the Force Awakens toys).


Trivia: When Rey is sneaking around Starkiller Base we see a squad of stormtroopers run by and hear the line "we think they may be splitting up". The same line from Star Wars after Han and the group exit the trash compactor.

Trivia: John Williams did not want to compose the music for the bar scene because he thought it would be too derivative of the original. So the music in the bar is composed by an uncredited Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator of the musical Hamilton.

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Revealing mistake: While Poe leads the aerial assault on the oscillator, in the closeups of Poe and other X-wing fighter pilots, note the cockpit windows at the pilots' left and right have identical marks and scratches in their individual X-wings. It's particularly noticeable when one closeup follows another.

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Han: You hurt Chewie, you're gonna deal with me!
Finn: Hurt him?! He almost killed me six times! [Chewie grabs Finn by the neck] Which is fine.

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