The Book Of Boba Fett Ep 4: Every Easter Egg and References

The Book Of Boba Fett Ep 4: Every Easter Egg and References

The Book of Boba Fett closes the chapter on its flashbacks and sets the stage for the final showdown with the Pyke Syndicate. And wouldn’t you know, Din Jarren is going to return for the final showdown. We breakdown all of the Easter Eggs and Star Wars connections to the Mandalorian, Star Wars Rebels, Clone Wars, Rogue One, and the original trilogy.

Well, we finally know why Boba wants to be a crime lord. Because he thinks he’d be good at it. I have a lot of thoughts on the episode that I’m going to cover toward the end of the video, but first, let’s break this baby down. On the sands of Tatooine they ride across the remains of a bantha, here. Similar to the bones of a krayt dragon form a new hope. At least, in the old EU, this was a krayt dragon. Now that they look like sandworms, I’m not sure what this is supposed to be. Boba is sneaking around Jabba’s palace, to get his ship, renamed the Firespray.

Jabba’s palace is guarded by a lot of Weequay, Nikto, and Gamorrean guards–the same species we saw guarding Jabba in Return of the Jedi. And guys. Check this out. Tatooine has 3 moons. I never knew that. And their orbit is really close together. This episode brings us up to the events of the Mandalorian, meaning that Boba was with the Tuskens for about 4 or 5 years. I’d say that’s long enough to go native and give up bounty hunting. He takes Fennec to a mod shop which is being run by the bassist Stephen “Thundercat” Bruner. And, according to Billy Scurry o twitter, this is even one of his baselines playing as Boba approaches the shop [clip]. Tweeting jao on twitter points out that he even has a battle droid hand. Very cool.

Outside of the mod shop we see graffiti of a skeleton, like the one from a new hope. I thought it was cute that the teens with cyber implants are called “mods’ ‘ because they dress like the Mods from the 60s. And they ride bikes covered in mirrors, another mod trademark. I do think it’s interesting, from a real-world cultural perspective, that it’s cool for teens to get cyber implants. IN the 70s and 80s, when the original star wars trilogy was made, vader was seen as evil, partly because he allowed himself to become part machine.

This was also symbolic of how Vader, from an older generation, allowed himself to become part of the machine of the empire, of the system. Which, whether you realized it or not, kids related to this–because every kid sees an adult as out of touch and part of the machine of society. But now, we love our machines. We constantly look at our machines, sometimes while we’re looking at other machines. We wear accessories that monitor our heart rate, we speak to Siri and Alex like we’re robots, as we program AI to think more like humans. So now, it’s cool for kids on Tatooine to be part machine.