Amazon Alexa Commands

Amazon Alexa Echo

With the November Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals flying about some readers may be tempted to pick up an Amazon Alexa. So today I thought I would post a brief article on some of the easter egg type voice commands that you may like, after all Alexa can do more than tell you what the weather is currently like.

Set up your Alexa and prepare to say some famous quotes. Looking for a quote from a particular show, use your web browser’s find function to find that show quickly.

Note: If Alexa is not your devices’ wake word then replace it with the wake word you have chosen.


Star Wars

“Alexa, I am your father”

Reference: Darth Vader to Luke Skywalker in Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back.

“Alexa, these aren’t the droids your looking for”

Reference: Obi Wan Kenobi to Storm Troopers in Star Wars IV: A New Hope.

“Alexa, may the force be with you”

Reference: Multiple Star Wars films.

“Alexa, who shot first?”

Reference: The Han Solo / Greedo scene in Star Wars IV: A New Hope.


Star Trek

“Alexa, beam me up”

“Alexa, set phasers to stun”

“Alexa, tea, earl grey. Hot.”

Reference: Captain Picard’s favourite drink from the replicator.

“Alexa, live long and prosper”

Reference: Vulcan saying.



“Alexa, open the pod doors”

Reference: Dave to HAL in 2001 A Space Odyssey.

“Alexa, my name is Inigo Montoya”

Reference: Inigo seeks revenge on the man that killed his father, from The Princess Bride.

“Alexa, party on Wayne”

Reference: Waynes World quote.

“Alexa, who you gonna call”

Reference: Ghostbusters quote.

“Alexa, show me the money”

Reference: Jerry Maguire quote.

“Alexa, surely you can’t be serious?”

Reference: Airplane! quote.

“Alexa, are we in the Matrix?”

Reference: The Matrix (1999).

“Alexa, winter is coming”

Reference: Game Of Thrones.

“Alexa, give me an Alan Partridge TV pitch”

Reference: Alan Partridge (classic BBC comedy).