10 References You Missed In Star Wars: The Force Awakens



Captain Phasma and the Trash Compactor

When Han, Chewie, and Finn capture Captain Phasma, they have a moment when they don’t know what to do with her. Eventually Han says they should put her in the trash compactor. This is a nod to one of the most iconic scenes in Star Wars Episode IV.

The Starkiller Base

While the Starkiller base has a nice ring to it, the name was not made out of whole cloth. It turns out that Luke Skywalker’s original name was going to be Luke Starkiller. George Lucas decided the name was a bit too aggressive.