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- Tegan Jovanka contemptuously referred to her former companion Nyssa's servo robot Loki as R2-D2. (AUDIO: Cobwebs)
- The Sixth Doctor and Frobisher attended the American premiere of the first film at Mann's Chinese Theatre in May 1977. In the 1990s, the series' creator, George Lucas, reedited the first three films and added special effects, a move that was controversial with some fans, though the Doctor claimed to prefer the Special Editions. He also thought actor Peter Cushing (who played Grand Moff Tarkin in the first film, A New Hope) looked familiar, and seemed to remember meeting his granddaughter. (PROSE: Mission: Impractical)
- When the Doctor told Flip Jackson 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)
- Returned to her old haunts in Perivale, Ace learned from Ange that their mutual friend Flo married a "brain-dead plumber" whom they had nicknamed "Darth Vader" after one of the villains from the Star Wars films. (TV: Survival)
- Sam Jones had Star Wars toys as a child. (PROSE: Alien Bodies)
- Izzy Sinclair had a Darth Vader poster on her bedroom wall in the TARDIS. (COMIC: Beautiful Freak)
- The Tenth Doctor told Martha Jones that Jar Jar Binks' clan were "...good people...very hospitable." (PROSE: Forever Autumn)
- Both Mr Grantham and Clyde Langer made reference to the series, the latter comparing himself to Luke Smith's mentor, like Obi-Wan Kenobi. (TV: Warriors of Kudlak)
- 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)
- At the end of a holographic communication left to Jack Harkness, another Time Agent, John Hart mockingly re-created the "Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi, you're my only hope" line from the first film. (TV: Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang)
- The Tenth Doctor once said that ventilation ducts never seemed to work out as a means of escape, just like in Star Wars. (TV: Dreamland)
- The Eleventh Doctor once compared himself to "the green one out of Star Wars" and proceeded to play with an imaginary lightsaber. (TV: Meanwhile in the TARDIS)
- Amy Pond cried out "Help me, Obi Wan!" upon seeing a hologram of herself. (PROSE: The King's Dragon)
- 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)
- Fitz Kreiner mentioned that he had seen all nine Star Wars films at a cinema in the 2040s. (PROSE: The Last Resort)
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- The space suit costumes worn by Jamie and Zoe in TV: The Wheel in Space was later re-used in the original trilogy (most noticeably by Bossk the Bounty Hunter.
- The Doctor's recognition of Peter Cushing in PROSE: Mission: Impractical was an in-joke referencing the fact that Cushing had played the film version of Dr. Who in the 1960s.
- 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 a (non-canon) 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.
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