Projects set in space seem to be a Howard family trademark, as both father and daughter have made their marks on the vast territory beyond. Apollo 13 is an iconic piece depicting the perils of real-world space travel, and The Mandalorian has taken note of that in displaying Din Djarin’s struggles as he attempts to fulfill his quest
Bryce Dallas Howard has confirmed via Twitter that the opening sequence of The Mandalorian “Chapter 11 – The Heiress” was an homage to Apollo 13. A comparison of the reference, which sees the Razor Crest free-falling similarly to the space craft in Ron Howard’s classic film, can be seen below:
Like father, like daughter! @BryceDHoward, don’t think I didn’t catch that awesome homage paid to your dad! Considering that Apollo 13 is my favorite-favorite movie, I caught it right away! 🤩 @themandalorian I know I can’t be the only one who geeked over this! #TheMandolorian pic.twitter.com/GQwokapkM9
— 😷 Lucia Briones 😷 (@Lucybri83) November 13, 2020
The Razor Crest has taken an absolute beating in Season 2. Whether the ship is crashing into ice, being blasted out of the sky by X-Wings, or falling prey to an enormous spider, Mando can’t seem to catch a break… and the only way to fix the literal breaks was with fish nets.