The sound I am referring to occurs a little more than halfway through the film. When the millennium falcon is in hyperspace, Han and Rey are struggling to figure out what is about to cause the falcon to blow up. Then Rey pulls out a piece of circuitry, tells Han that she "bypassed the compressor". In response, Han says "Huh", then exits the cockpit.

This is where the noise occcurs, just after Han exits the cockpit, as he passes BB-8 on his way to Chewie. It sounds like a deep robotic voice saying "move on" (it almost sounds like general Grievous in Ep. 3), but I very well could be mistaken. Does anyone know what this noise is?

P.S. I apologize if my explanation of the scene is unclear. I will look for a clip of the scene and add it to the question in an edit.

  • [comment redacted as not enough caffeine and answered below]
    – Marakai
    May 4, 2016 at 23:02

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According to the leaked script1, it's actually Han being disparaging to BB-8:

Han: What'd you do?

Rey: I by-passed the compressor.

He looks at her. A little, appreciative laugh. Han exits, walking past BB-8.

Han: Move, Ball.

The Force Awakens (2015)

Re-watching the scene, it seems as though the robotic quality of the line is just Han's voice echoing a bit as he passes through the (relatively narrow) corridor out of the cockpit.

This is also confirmed in the comic book adaptation; although it doesn't include the scene between Han and Rey, it does include the subsequent scene between Han, Chewie, and Finn:

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1 Warning: PDF link

  • Thanks for the answer. It may be my PDF viewer, but the link to the script only shows punctuation and numbers. It's kind of numerous seeing all of the 2187s and the -8s.
    – Aweygan
    May 4, 2016 at 23:09
  • @Aweygan Probably your PDF viewer; that's quite strange May 4, 2016 at 23:13

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