Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Star Wars References Spotted In Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D & The Flash

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By: Benjamin Hart

Star Wars references; they're everywhere! The Saga has been a pop culture phenomenon since it's inception in 1977, and since then just about every other popular franchise has given the 'Wars a nod. This past Tuesday saw not one, but two different references on two different TV series created by two rival mega Superhero powerhouses. The Flash which airs at 8pm ET on The CW, and Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D, which airs at 9pm ET on ABC, created by DC and Marvel, respectively, both featured awesome Star Wars references in their latest episodes.

First off, the Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. reference appears near the beginning the latest episode titled "A Fractured House". At around 3:50 in the episode, Bobbi Morse, a.k.a Mockingbird(played by Adrianne Palicki), appears wearing a blue Star Wars shirt:



And then we have The Flash, which hosts an even more impressive Star Wars nod. It happens around 21:35 in the episode titled "Going Rogue". In the scene, Barry Allen/The Flash(Grant Gustin) is participating in a trivia contest with Iris West(Candice Patton), Eddie Thawne(Rick Cosnett) and Arrow's Felicity Smoak(Emily Bett Rickards). Eddie gets a question wrong, which prompts this exchange between Barry and Felicity:

Barry: "Maybe they'll get it wrong too."
Felicity: "Oh yeah, I'm sure that the team named "Pride & Padawans" doesn't know the name of Han Solo's ship."

Felicity then motions to a Star Wars costumed group on the other side of the room:



According to our count. this is the first Star Wars reference in the Arrow/Flash TV universe and the second in the Marvel Cinematic universe(the first being Steve Rogers' notebook in Captain America: The Winter Soldier). Let's hope these aren't the last Star Wars nods we see in both universes! If you want to see the scenes in full, you can watch The Flash episode on CWTV.com and the S.H.I.E.L.D. episode is currently available to certain subscribers on ABC.com.

The next best thing to watching Star Wars is seeing it pop up in other awesome things. We love to point out and discuss references to Star Wars in pop culture, so if you know of any, such as the ones above, in movies, TV shows, Video games and more, please drop us a line at swunderworld@gmail.com!

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