6 Real World Influences Behind Star Wars Wildlife


What sets Star Wars apart from most science fiction films — which are more inclined to choose style over substance — are the thoroughly-researched parallels it draws to our reality, from mythology and religion to science and world history. Anyone, for instance, can relate the autocratic conformity of World War II’s Axis powers to the Galactic Empire, or Luke Skywalker’s path to Jedi Knighthood epitomizing the ancient tale of the hero’s journey.

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