One of the best things about the Star Wars shows that you can watch on Disney+ is that the showrunners are very dedicated when it comes to following the Star Wars continuity by introducing cameos and referencing events from the past. That said, one reference that people believe connects the events of The Book of Boba Fett with Jedi: Fallen Order is the BD droid that made its debut in episode 5 of the show. So, is the BD from The Book of Boba Fett the same droid in Jedi: Fallen Order?
The BD droid in The Book of Boba Fett is not the same BD-1 that you can see in the Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order game. That is because the color scheme is entirely different. BD droids are mass-produced exploration droids, and Peli Motto must have gotten her hands on one some time after the Mandalorian.
While it might be interesting to have some connection between The Book of Boba Fett and Jedi: Fallen Order, what we know is that BD droids, like all droids, are mass-produced. While this is only one of the few times we have seen a BD droid, there is a good chance that this isn’t the same BD-1 in Fallen Order. Then again, we are not dismissing the possibility of a connection between the two stories.
What Is A BD Droid?
The entire Star Wars universe is full of different droids that are quite intelligent in the sense that they can think beyond their programming. However, in most cases, Star Wars droids are meant for specific purposes, especially when you are talking about droids that are meant to be companions for pilots, such as the astromech droids.
However, there are also some droids that are meant for purposes that are more practical in nature, such as the protocol droids. Then there are droids that serve a more specific practical purpose. That is where the BD droid comes in.
Even though the BD droid isn’t the most common droid in the Star Wars universe, it does serve a good purpose. This is a droid that was programmed to be a companion for explorers, as they are capable of assisting people in remote and dangerous locations.
BD droids are also meant to be small droids so that it will be easier for explorers to carry them around whenever they are traversing dangerous trails and locations. They can also serve as maps or guides for explorers because they are capable of showing any kind of information regarding the locale. This is what makes them perfect companions for explorers and archeologists in the Star Wars universe.
However, due to the fact that the manufacturer of these BD droids had already collapsed a long time ago, these droids are very rare. In fact, in the entire Star Wars continuity, we have only seen a BD droid twice.
Is BD In The Book Of Boba Fett The Same Droid As In Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Or A New One?
As mentioned, we have only seen BD droids twice in the entire Star Wars continuity. That is because, again, these droids are very rare. It is very difficult to find a BD droid in the galaxy, despite the fact that they were made to be mass-produced.
The first BD droid ever featured in the canon is BD-1, which made its debut in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. BD-1 served as the companion for Jedi Master Eno Cordova, who worked primarily as an explorer and archaeologist. Cordova entrusted much of the data he knows about certain planets and about the location of the Jedi Holocron to BD-1, which now serves as Cal Kestis’ droid companion during his adventures.
Meanwhile, the second BD droid was seen on episode 5 of The Book of Boba Fett. This droid can be seen in Peli Motto’s garage as the newest addition to her droid team. However, this BD droid was primarily used as a glorified flashlight during the time when Peli Motto and Din Djarin were fixing the Naboo Starfighter ship that the Mandalorian procured as a replacement for his Razor Crest.
Due to the fact that BD droids are incredibly rare, there are some people who believe that the BD droids in both Jedi: Fallen Order and The Book of Boba Fett are one and the same. But is that really true?
As of this writing, we are inclined to believe that these droids are entirely different from one another. And the reason why we believe that BD-1 and the BD droid we see in The Book of Boba Fett are different from one another is the color scheme. BD-1 had red accent colors, while the BD droid in The Book of Boba Fett is all-white.
Of course, as mentioned, BD droids were once mass-produced but are now incredibly rare because they are no longer being manufactured. As rare as they are, it isn’t far off that Peli Motto was able to get her hands on one of these droids, considering that she does have her means of obtaining rare parts. It could be possible that she commissioned some Jawas to help her find one of these droids or that the Jawas themselves stole a BD droid and then sold one to her.
Does That Mean The Book Of Boba Fett & The Mandalorian Are Connected To Jedi: Fallen Order?
Even though we are inclined to believe that the BD droid in The Book of Boba Fett is not BD-1, we are not dismissing the possibility that they are one and the same. After all, nothing has been confirmed. It might have been possible that BD-1 changed its color scheme and became all-white.
What you should also know is that the events of Jedi: Fallen Order happen five years after Revenge of the Sith and before the Rebel Alliance was even fully conceived. On the other hand, The Book of Boba Fett happens just five years after the fall of the Empire in Return of the Jedi. Considering that the Empire fell just 23 years after it was established, this means that The Book of Boba Fett happens 28 years after the events of Revenge of the Sith.
This also means that there is a 23-year difference between Jedi: Fallen Order and The Book of Boba Fett. Anything could have happened between then and now, and that means that it could be possible that the BD droid in The Book of Boba Fett is the same as the one in Jedi: Fallen Order. But we are leaning toward the possibility that they are entirely different. Still, we are not dismissing the chance that they could be the same.
So, if the BD droid is the same one that we saw in Jedi: Fallen Order, the showrunners must be trying to find a connection between the two stories. It might be possible that we will end up seeing Cal Kestis in the future.
But it is too early to talk about his story and the possibility of him appearing in The Book of Boba Fett or any other Disney+ Star Wars series because there is still an upcoming sequel game to Jedi: Fallen Order. So, until we learn more about Cal Kestis’ fate in the entire Star Wars continuity, we cannot make any assumptions regarding the possibility of him making a cameo in The Book of Boba Fett or even in The Mandalorian.