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The Sixth Doctor and Frobisher attended the American premiere of the first film at Mann's Chinese Theatre in May 1977. Frobisher appreciated the original film and was aware of its place in culture, but the Doctor claimed to prefer the Special Editions. He also thought the actor who played Tarkin looked familiar, and seemed to remember meeting his granddaughter. (PROSE: Mission: Impractical)
Flip Jackson compared the Valeyard to Darth Vader. The Sixth Doctor expressed surprise at her reference, not having thought she liked Star Wars, to which she replied she loved Jar Jar Binks. (AUDIO: Stage Fright)
When the Sixth Doctor told Flip that Transmission was an artificial planetoid, she compared it to the Death Star. The Doctor expressed the hope that it was "not quite so ominous". (AUDIO: The Fourth Wall)
Alex's mum didn't like the hood on his coat, and compared him to "one of those little things in Star Wars", which Alex identified as Jawas. He said she never learned their names, no matter how many times you told her. (PROSE: Do You Smell Carrots?)
Clyde called Luke his "young padawan", when stating he had much to learn about humour. (TV: Prisoner of the Judoon) Clyde said that he did a school history project on the Battle of Waterloo because his teacher had not allowed him to do one on Battle of Hoth. (TV: The Last Sontaran)
The Eleventh Doctor once compared himself to "the little green one out of Star Wars" and proceeded to play with an imaginary lightsaber, but incorrectly named him Gandalf. (TV: Meanwhile in the TARDIS)
A homeless man, who was an eyewitness to the arrival of one of the metalkind arrived on Earth, established his perception of robots from Star Wars, which he explained when he told Sarah Jane Smith and Rani Chandra the creature could not be a robot. (TV: Sky)
Hex described the control centre of Ranulph Fiennes Bunker as a cross between Buckingham Palace and the Death Star. (AUDIO: The Word Lord) Bernice Summerfield compared The Empire State to the Death Star. (AUDIO: The Empire State)
Behind the scenes Edit
- The space suit costumes worn by Jamie and Zoe in The Wheel in Space was later re-used in the original trilogy (most noticeably by Bossk the Bounty Hunter). Similar costumes (which were re-purposed High-Altitude Windak Pressure Suits that had been used by the RAF during the 1960s) had previously appeared in The Tenth Planet.
- The Doctor's recognition of Peter Cushing in Mission: Impractical was an in-joke referencing the fact that Cushing had played the film version of Dr. Who in the 1960s.
- Star Wars villain Darth Vader was played by Minotaur actor Dave Prowse, while the voice of the Star Wars villain Darth Maul was provided by Fisher King voice actor Peter Serafinowicz.
- Steven Moffat has been nicknamed "the Moff" and "the Grand Moff" by fans as well as by Russell T Davies after he took over as executive producer for Doctor Who in 2010. "Moff"/"Grand Moff" is a high military rank in the Star Wars universe.
- Russell T Davies received an offer from George Lucas to write a story for his television spinoff series Star Wars: The Clone Wars but Davies turned it down for lack of time as well as a lack of desire to write for a sci-fi franchise he didn't build. The occasion was discussed by Davies in Chapter 4 of Doctor Who: The Writer's Tale, the chapter subtitle of which begins "In which George Lucas is snubbed..."
- A Dalek made a cameo appearance in the Star Wars comic strip Fett Club. Skaro, Delta Magna and Cygnus are also mentioned in the fan-produced unofficial Star Wars reference guide Book of Imperial Shuttle Plans: Cygnus Spaceworks.
- Darth Vader appeared in a Top Gear sketch where he was pitted against other opponents including a Dalek, a Cyberman and Colin Baker as the Sixth Doctor to see who the fastest "Master of the Universe" was around the Top Gear track. Vader was seen helping the Cyberman put its helmet on, and he was later exterminated when the Dalek became angry that it couldn't fit in the car.
- David Tennant voiced the droid character Huyang in the Star Wars: The Clone Wars episodes "A Test of Strength" and "A Necessary Bond" — and became the only vocal performer to win Emmy for their work on that show.
- On a poster in the Trap Street in Face the Raven, the Star Wars alphabet of Aurebesh is used to spell out "Delorean", which is itself a reference to Back to the Future, another popular Sci-Fi film series.
Star Wars happened Edit
In Forever Autumn, the Tenth Doctor states that Jar Jar Binks and his clan are good people, that George Lucas received telepathic messages and mistook them for his own ideas, and that he would be "way off the mark" by Episode 9, implying that some (if not all) of Star Wars is real. Although Lucas will not be making it, there will be an Episode 9, and in Supremacy of the Cybermen the Ninth Doctor claims the TARDIS made the Kessel Run. Coincidentally, in the Star Wars: The Clone Wars episode "Ghosts of Mortis", the Father mentions the Laws of Time.
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