The Coolest Bits of Trivia from Obi-Wan Kenobi

Star Wars fans love Star Wars trivia. They lap it up – even more so when the Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney+ show digs in deep with massive amounts of callbacks, references, and trivia!

Here are 20 great pieces of trivia from the Obi-Wan Kenobi show starring Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christiansen.

  • The communicators Kenobi and Tala use when skulking around the Inquisitor Fortress are the exact model used by Luke Skywalker and C-3PO in A New Hope.
  • The tired old Clone trooper veteran begging on the street that Kenobi gives some credits to was indeed Temeura Morrison – Morrison of course played the Clones in Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. He looks to be wearing a legit 501 uniform, implying that he may have actually fought alongside General Kenobi in the Clone Wars.
  • The breathing lung that Kenobi uses to sneak into the Fortress appears to be the same kind that he and Qui-Gon Jinn used in The Phantom Menace on the planet Naboo.
  • The homing beacon Reva puts into Leia's droid mirrors the same trick Vader did by tracking the Millennium Falcon in A New Hope.
  • When Kenobi and Vader first meet and fight, Vader fights with only one hand on his lightsaber, showing the strength he has over Kenobi and that he is toying with him. When he burns him, it's a literal raking-over-the-coals moment – one that clearly echoes and calls back to what happened on Mustapha (you know, when Kenobi had the high ground).
  • The green coat young Princess Leia wears is a call back to the green vest she wears on Endor in Return of the Jedi.
  • Did you spot the Dathomirian (Darth Maul species) that Kenobi beats up in the drug lab scene?
  • The girl trying to convince Kenobi to buy the spice drug was Ewan McGregor's own real-life daughter, Esther Rose McGregor. This scene is perhaps also a call back to Attack of the Clones when Obi-Wan is offered death sticks in the club. Fun Fact: The actor who plays Wedge. Dennis Lawson is McGregor's real-life Uncle.
  • This creature from the second episode is perhaps a reference to the so-called Stilt creature that was ultimately cut from the original A New Hope movie:

    stilt monster kenobi
    Images Courtesy of Lucasfilm
  • The spaceship model Luke has in his room in A New Hope turned out to have been a gift from Ben.
  • Leia's kidnapper who does all the talking is Flea, the celebrated bassist from the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Watch out, they're red hot!
  • That indeed was indeed a C-3PO cameo you thought you saw during the political event on planet Alderaan.
  • Vader's face mask has red lenses – this was nodded to in Revenge of the Sith – the part where the helmet is placed on Anakin's face.
  • Zack Braff does the voice acting for the Empire sympathizer who drives the truck that takes Leia and Obi-Wan to the Storm Trooper checkpoint.
  • Kenobi reveals to Leia that he feels he used to have a brother, but cannot remember because he left his family to become a Jedi.
  • Vader's act of pulling down the ship in the fifth episode mirrors what Starkiller did in The Force Unleashed.
  • When Reva asked Kenobi where he was during the assault on the Jedi temple, he was of course taking down General Grevious.
  • Tala's robot friend is called NED-B and is played by Dustin Ceithamer. You may recall him as the Smiling Man in The New Mutants.
  • The troopers in black are known as Purge Troopers and are tools of the Inquisitors.
  • Kenobi cracking open Vader's skull likely now explains Vader's scar from his reveal in Return of the Jedi:
    vader's scar explained
    Image Courtesy of Lucasfilm

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