J.J. Abrams Directing Next Star Wars Film: 10 TV Clues That Shoulda Tipped You Off!
In an episode titled “The Force,” Noel and his pals wait in line for tickets to the premiere of Star Wars: Episode 1.
Olivia’s boarding school nickname was “Han” because she was a loner.
Marshall distracts some guards with a little Ewok talk.
Marshall: I think I said: “I can smell you from here,” in Ewok.
Marshall: The official language of the indigenous creatures of the planet Endor.
He may have succeeded in saving their lives, but he did make a goof: The Ewoks are indigenous to the forest moon of Endor, not the planet Endor.
It’s a case of geek love when Richard meets a fellow Star Wars fanatic at a Halloween party. Too bad he can’t get his Darth Vader helmet off to move the romance along.
While stuck in the Dharma Initiative circa 1977 — the year Star Wars opened in theaters — Hurley decides to do George Lucas a solid and write the script to The Empire Strikes Back “with a couple of improvements.”
The license plate numbers on Olivia and Broyles’ cars when they go to the condemned bridge on the Charles River in Season 2? R2D2 and C3P01!
It’s Jack Shephard holding the Millennium Falcon! (Credit to Twitter user @Allie_Hagan!)
In Season 4’s “Letters of Transit,” Walter tells the guard, “These are not the droids you’re looking for.”
Michael and Jin channel their inner Han Solo and Chewbacca while arguing in different languages on the raft, prompting Sawyer to yell, “Hey, Han, you and Chewie want to slow down a second and talk to me here?” (Jin’s nickname stuck — Sawyer used it twice more.)
Hurley keeps the Star Wars references coming, calling Jacob “worse than Yoda,” and then repeating a well know phrase from the film franchise when the group splits up: “I’ve got a bad feeling about this.”
While technically not a TV credit, we couldn’t help but including this blink-and-you’ll-miss-it appearance from R2D2 in the revamped franchise’s first film, directed by Abrams. (Props to the folks at Flavorwire for finding this one!)