20 Subtle Details You Likely Missed When Watching 'Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back'

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Vote up the details you first missed when watching 'Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.'

Universally lauded as one of the greatest sequel films ever created, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back builds upon its predecessor, A New Hope, by expanding the known galaxy beyond just a rehash of the previous film's story. With the additional mysticism of the Force, a greater scope on the scale of the Empire, and the introduction of one little green character, Irvin Kershner, Lawrence Kasdan, and George Lucas cram an asteroid field's worth of detail into 2 hours and 7 minutes of screen time.

Did you manage to catch any of these details on your first viewing? Vote up the details you missed when you first watched The Empire Strikes Back!

  • 1
    225 VOTES

    You can see the pilot of a Tie Fighter being launched into space and bursting into flames after crashing his ship.

    From Redditor u/Immortal__Soldier

    225 votes
  • 2
    255 VOTES

    Among all the scratches and dents and other damage on Boba Fett's armor, there is a very noticeable chip on his 'cup.' Which means someone has canonically shot Boba Fett in the crotch at some point.

    From Redditor u/twestermeister

    255 votes
  • 3
    244 VOTES

    When Luke uses the Force to call his lightsaber, he lights it in the air before it lands in his hand.

    From Redditor u/thecircularblue

    244 votes
  • 4
    285 VOTES

    Bossk’s costume was actually a recycled costume from 'Doctor Who.'

    From Redditor u/-Mr_Tub-

    285 votes
  • 5
    218 VOTES

    Luke only fell about 6-7 feet when he was sucked out of the window on Bespin in 'Empire Strikes Back.' Can't believe it took me this long to notice the broken window on the left.

    From Redditor u/last_minutiae

    218 votes
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    186 VOTES

    When Luke's in Cloud City, Boba Fett hears him pull his blaster out while trying to hide.

    From Redditor u/comrade_batman

    186 votes