17 Genius Star Wars Details That Prove Why It Will Always Be Better Than Star Trek

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Did you guys know even Mark Hamill didn’t know the “I am your father” twist in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back? Here are a few more that makes Star Wars so much better than Star Trek.


George Lucas Got Creative With Stormtrooper Wardrobe In A New Hope

The original Star Wars’s budget was low enough that they had to get creative when solving problems, like using white gaffers tape to hold together broken stormtrooper armor. from MovieDetails

The budget for the original trilogy was very little compared to its competitor star Trek movies. So George Lucas and his costume designers sat down and decided where to do the trade-offs. If you look closely in A New Hope, most of Stormtrooper armor is held together by white gaffers tape.


In Solo, Alden Ehrenreich Sports a Scar That Closely Resembles Harrison Ford’s Scar from The Original Trilogy

In Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018), Harrison Ford’s famous chin scar was added to Alden Ehrenreich in order to make him resemble Ford more from MovieDetails

That is Ford’s real life scar he got after a car accident. The detail is incredible.

Jabba The Hutt Is Credited As “Himself”

In Star Wars Phantom Menace, Jabba the Hutt was an elaborate costume with no actor so they got creative with the credits from MovieDetails


Jabba was basically a costume that had no actor in it. So the crew of Star Wars got a bit creative, crediting Jabba as “Himself”.

The Iconic Sound Of Lightsabers Is Actually An Error

In the First Star Wars movie our Immediately Recognizable Lightsaber Sound was a Mistake…While carrying a tape recorder with a Broken Mic Cable the Shielding had Come Off and the sound was Recorded as he Walked by a Television…the Sound is the Electrical Feedback from the Television’s Tube. from MovieDetails

The sound was recorded accidentally. When a tape recorder’s mic cable malfunctioned and shielding had come off, the sound was recorded as the recorder passed by a television. The Lightsaber sound is actually feedback from the TV’s cathode tube.


R2-D2 Wants To Be Involved

R2-D2 trips a battle droid in the background in Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005) from MovieDetails

Like any other pet, R2-D2 loves Obi-Wan and wants to help him however he can. How adorable!

The Cameo Literally Everyone Missed

Composer John Williams makes a cameo as a bartender on Kijimi, in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019): from MovieDetails


In The Rise Of Skywalker, it is the legendary music composer John Williams who is the bartender Kimji.

The Speeder Illusion

In Star Wars: A New Hope (1977), all the wide shots of Luke flying across Tatooine in his speeder were achieved by placing a mirror underneath a version of the prop with a motor and wheels. from MovieDetails

Bet you didn’t see that coming.


The Millennium Falcon Detail

In Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017), Chewbacca’s seat in the Millennium Falcon’s cockpit is visibly dirtier than Han’s from MovieDetails

Understandable since Chewie has a lot more fur. Although Han looks leads a way more unhygienic lifestyle in our opinion.

The Droid & Clones Resemble Their Creators

In Star Wars: Attack of the Clones (2002) the battle droids and clones resemble their makers. from MovieDetails


Not many were able to point out this minor detail. The Prequel trilogy, for all its flaws, is rife with such hidden gems only eagle eyed fans can notice.

The Story Of The Pink Droid

In “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” (2015) 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. from MovieDetails

All hail R2-KT, the hero we all deserve and need right now. We hope you are smiling Katie. The 501st legion states itself as – “an all-volunteer organization formed for the express purpose of bringing together costume enthusiasts under a collective identity within which to operate.”


Solo Has A secret Indiana Jones Reference

In the background of Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) the golden idol from Indiana Jones: Raiders of The Lost Ark (1981) can be seen. from MovieDetails

Hell yeah!! Can we plan a crossover now please!!!!

They Were Never Real, Just Pictures On A Glass Panel

Some of the sets of the first Star Wars trilogy (1977 – 1983) were hand painted with oil paintings on plexiglass panels from MovieDetails


This move saved thousands of dollars in production budget since they didn’t need to hire extras. Brilliant as heck.

The Docking Bay 94 Hidden Easter Egg

In Star Wars A New Hope (1977) docking bay 94 has a big stylized “94” outside the door that I’ve just managed to notice after 34 years of being a human. from MovieDetails

Bet you went back to watch that movie again, didn’t ya now.


The Droids Were The True Comic Relief Of Star wars

In Star Wars Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith (2005), you can see one B1 BattleDroid in the background telling his friend to look at Grievous activate his lightsabers. from MovieDetails

It’s a crying shame such scenes were nowhere to be found in the sequel trilogy. They were too busy investigating if The Force was a man or a woman.

Who Dropped The Parka

In Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), Han drops his parka on the floor when he arrives at Starkiller base. When he leaves, Chewbacca hands it back to him, and he reacts with confusion. This part was improvised by Chewbacca’s actor Joonas Suotamo, who went off script, confusing Harrison Ford. from MovieDetails


The reaction says it all. Ford is taken aback.

Rogue One Corrected A Major Error From The Original Trilogy

Star Wars (1977) originally had Red and Blue Squadron attacking the Death Star, but blue conflicted with the blue screens, so it was changed to gold. In Rogue One (2016), Red, Gold and Blue squadron attack Scarif, where Blue Squadron is destroyed, leaving them unavailable for the events in Star Wars from MovieDetails



The Way They Play With Lighting Is Brilliant

In Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith (2005), when Anakin and Obi-Wan speak for the last time as friends, Anakin is standing in the dark and Obi-Wan in the light, representing their status within the Force. from MovieDetails

Using lighting to add more depth to the plot and characters is not a new thing. But Star Wars did it the best.

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With a Bachelor's in Engineering and a Master's in Marketing and Operations, Bibhu found a love for writing, working for many different websites. He joined FandomWire in July 2020 and worked his way to his current position of Content Strategist. Bibhu has been involved in operating and managing FandomWire's team of writers, diversifying into varied, exotic fields of pop culture.