In the first episode of the anticipated Disney+ series The Book of Boba Fett, Star Wars fans got to witness something they have waited decades to see: they got to see Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison) escape the Sarlacc and Great Pit of Carkoon, and how he did it. And man, did viewers get so much more.

Below are 10 notes of the episode that kicked off a show about one of the most beloved characters in the entire Star Wars saga.

(Warning! Spoilers follow for Star Wars: The Book of Boba Fett Chapter 1: Stranger in a Strange Land.)


1) Fett still needs to recover in a bacta tank

Boba Fett recovering in a bacta tank in Star Wars: The Book of Boba Fett Chapter 1: Stranger in a Strange Land. (photo credit: Lucasfilm)

Even though it’s been more than five years since Fett fell into the Pit of Carkoon and was eaten by the Sarlacc, it looks like he’s still recovering from that.

2) Fett’s memory of Kamino

As That Hashtag Show reported, Daniel Logan, the actor of Fett in Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones, said there would be flashbacks. And there sure were, starting with Fett’s memory of Kamino.

It was great to see because it invoked an interesting planet introduced in Attack of the Clones.

3) Fett’s memory of his father’s death

It was also amazing to see this part of Attack of the Clones again, where Fett holds the head of his father, Jango Fett, and mourns.

4) Fett’s memory of getting out of the Sarlacc and Pit of Carkoon

Boba Fett escapes the Sarlacc and Pit of Carkoon in Star Wars: The Book of Boba Fett Chapter 1: Stranger in a Strange Land. (photo credit: Lucasfilm)

Disney actually showed Fett in the Sarlacc and him getting out of it and the pit! How his escape would look has been something that many Star Wars fans, this writer included, have wondered about. (For me, how it looked in terms of Fett emerging from the sands of the Dune Sea was almost entirely how I envisioned it!)

5) The exploded sail barge from Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi

Viewers got to see the wreckage of the barge that blew up when Luke Skywalker and friends escaped from Jabba the Hutt’s domain in Return of the Jedi.

6) Jabba the Hutt’s former palace (now Fett’s) is close to Mos Espa

It’s cool that something from Return of the Jedi (the palace) is close to something introduced in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace. Since Jabba was in Mos Espa for the pod race in The Phantom Menace, it makes sense that his former palace is close to the city. I don’t doubt that at least Dave Filoni, executive director of Boba Fett, considered this connection.

7) Max Rebo is in the Fett premiere!

Max Rebo appears in Star Wars: The Book of Boba Fett Chapter 1: Stranger in a Strange Land. (photo credit: Lucasfilm)

A character who Star Wars fans love made another appearance! Rebo was first seen playing his instrument for Jabba in Return of the Jedi.

8) Anchorhead is mentioned in the Fett premiere!

The Tatooine city of Anchorhead was mentioned; Luke Skywalker first references it in Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope.

9) The sands of Tatooine carry surprises

First, we got the krayt dragon in The Mandalorian Chapter 9: The Marshal. That beast came from underneath the planet’s sands. In Stranger in a Strange Land, another monster appeared from under the sands of the same planet and it was revealed that items with water in them are also in the sand. (That seems to make survival in at least one part of Tatooine more possible!) Viewers could be forgiven for thinking Tatooine, and especially the planet’s sands were more barren given what they saw of it in previous Star Wars productions.

10) Ludwig Göransson was responsible only for “themes” of the music

Göransson made a theme song for Fett for The Mandalorian, but Joseph Shirley composed the score. According to the end credits of the episode, while Göransson composed “music themes,” Shirley created the score.

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