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18 Small But Fascinating Details From 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

Updated February 11, 2021 1.8k votes 244 voters 19.4k views19 items

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If you were to make a list of impossible tasks, kicking off a Star Wars sequel trilogy would have to rank towards the top. Nevertheless the film was universally embraced by the always level-headed Star Wars fandom. That last part may not be true but what is true is the film is packed with small details that could only be perceived by the most powerful Jedis. 

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    The Significance Of The Pink R2 Unit

    Photo: Star Wars: The Force Awakens / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

    From Redditor u/SC762894:

    A pink R2 unit can be seen on the resistance base with the designation R2-KT. The founder of the 501st fan organization created the droid to watch after his daughter “Katie” who had terminal brain cancer. The droid visits children’s hospitals to this day.

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    The Falcon Chess Game Picks Up Where It Left Off

    Photo: Star Wars: The Force Awakens / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

    From Redditor u/unkmunk:

    The pieces on the Holo chess board are set in the same position they were in when Chewbacca and R2 stopped playing in A New Hope.

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    Carrie Fisher's Daughter Appears In The Film

    Photo: Star Wars: The Force Awakens / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

    From Redditor u/Jedi-master-dragon

    This lady in the headphones in both Force Awakens and The Last Jedi is Billie Lourd. She's Carrie Fisher's daughter. Yes, she does have little buns like her mom had.

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    Chewie Hands Han His Jacket Back

    Photo: Star Wars: The Force Awakens / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

    From Redditor u/DCcomicsrock:

    Han Solo throws away his jacket while entering Starkiller base. When he leaves, Chewbacca hands him his jacket back. This was improvised by Chewbacca actor Joonas Suotamo.

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