Two Minor Book Of Boba Fett Characters Have A Long And Secret Star Wars History

This post contains spoilers for "The Book of Boba Fett."

"The Book of Boba Fett" returned this week with the second chapter of "The Mandalorian" spin-off series, entitled "The Tribes of Tatooine." The episode title seems to not only refer to the tribe of Tusken Raiders that Boba Fett aligned himself with in flashbacks, but also to the various crime syndicates that the former bounty hunter has to deal with. 

In this week's extended flashback, Boba Fett helps the Tusken Raiders fight back against a freight train that passes through their Dune Sea territory and consistently kills many of them in the process, with those aboard picking them off with blaster rifles from the windows of the train. In order to stop the casual murder of the Tusken Raiders, Fett seizes a pack of speeder bikes from the Nikto gang he previously saw raiding a farmstead home in the show's series premiere

And it's here that we run into a couple deep cut "Star Wars" characters with a long history in the sci-fi saga. In fact, even the location itself is somewhat legendary.

Tosche Station

The evening after this passing freight train kills several Tusken Raiders, Boba Fett sees five members of the Nikto gang cruising near the village on speeder bikes. Fett tells the leader of this Tusken Raider tribe that he will stop the train. But first, he needs a rifle and gaffi stick to take care of some business nearby.

Boba Fett walks across the desert, armed with the requested weapons, and makes his way to a small building in the middle of nowhere. To casual "Star Wars" fans, this may look like your average structure in the desert that resembles any number of locations on Tatooine. But to the hardcore fans, this place should look familiar. 

This is Tosche Station. Yes, it's the same place that Luke Skywalker whined to Uncle Owen about when he was ordered to take care of their newly acquired droids (C-3PO and R2-D2), and all he wanted to was go there and pick up some power converters. Though we never see Tosche Station in "A New Hope," the location is shown in a deleted scene from the film that not only introduces us to Luke's buddy Biggs Darklighter much earlier than the theatrical cut, but also includes two other characters. 

Camie and Fixer

In the deleted scene, which you can watch above, we're introduced to Luke Skywalker before he ever comes into contact with C-3PO and R2-D2. As an Imperial Star Destroyer lays siege to the Rebel Alliance's Tantive IV above Tatooine, the ships can be seen from the surface of the planet. Luke has spotted the conflict with his macrobinoculars, and he beckons Biggs out of Tosche Station along with two more friends to see the battle. Though they're not named in the scene, the other characters are Camie Marstrap and Laze "Fixer" Loneozner, as named in the "Star Wars" novelization that was actually published in 1976, before "Star Wars" hit theaters. 

Camie and Fixer (played by Koo Stark and Anthony Forrest in "A New Hope") don't exactly have a prominent place in "Star Wars" history, even when the "Star Wars Legends" stories were still considered canon. Plus, they're kind of self-involved jerks, as you can see in the deleted scene above. Camie not only refers to Luke by the insulting nickname "Wormie," but she's immediately dismissive of his excitement about seeing a space battle above Tatooine, guessing that he's simply had too much sun. Meanwhile, when Camie rudely grabs Luke's macrobinoculars, Fixer's only interest is trying to get fresh with Camie, even as she gazes up into the sky. Are they really Luke's friends or just a couple of townies who happen to be around one of his local hangouts?

Though these two are clearly meant to show what Luke's life would be like if he didn't go off to join the Rebellion, this path actually becomes something that Luke Skywalker seems to wish that he had walked instead of becoming a Jedi hero. In the novelization of "The Last Jedi" (via Inverse), while asleep on Ahch-To, Luke has a dream where he's married to Camie and never left Tatooine. Obviously this didn't make it into the movie, but it served as an interesting nod to the character from the past. Beyond this mention, Camie and Fixer have only ever had fleeting mentions or appearances in other "Star Wars" books and comics.

Tatooine Townies

If "The Book of Boba Fett" is any indictor, Camie and Fixer are still stuck on Tatooine. They're the couple who can be seen in Tosche Station while the Nikto gang is having some drinks and playing some kind of arcade game (which Biggs is seen playing in the aforementioned deleted scene). While just trying to enjoy a few drinks themselves, they're harassed by the disruptive gang before Boba Fett comes in to teach them a lesson.

Technically, Camie and Fixer have never been named in canon, so you might think that this is merely an assumption by "Star Wars" fans who are always looking for some kind of reference to obscure mythology. But not only are these characters wearing pretty much the exact same clothes from their deleted scene, but the names "Camie" and "Fixer" are officially listed in the credits, this time played Mandy Kowalski and Skyler Bible respectively. Do Camie and Fixer know that their old pal Luke Skywalker recently returned home and is responsible for the fall of Jabba the Hutt? How would Boba Fett feel if he found out Camie and Fixer were friends with the Jedi partially responsible for him falling into the Sarlacc?

It's doubtful that Camie and Fixer will become a bigger part of "Star Wars" canon after their official introduction, but it's a nice deep cut for fans who have been inexplicably curious about these characters after all these years. Between this and bringing back the camtono from "The Empire Strikes Back" for a prominent appearance in the first season of "The Mandalorian," it's clear these "Star Wars" shows really love digging deep into the archives for fun references like this.