How Star Wars Has Influenced Other Movies and TV Shows
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But Star Wars’ influence can be seen outside of just products with the Star Wars name on the label. Some of these influences are obvious, and some are more subtle, but they’re there. You probably have some idea of how important Star Wars is to popular culture, but after looking at this massive image below, you’ll fully understand just how much it has touched everything.

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  1. Anonymous
    October 21, 2015 at 9:56 pm

    Some are typical storytelling stereotypes. and I doubt those are invented in the 70s
    Nontheless is the impact of Star Wars into the Science Fantasy genre comparable to that of the Lord of the Rings into High Fantasy or the works of Poe into the Horror genre.

  2. Anonymous
    August 15, 2015 at 8:23 pm

    In addition to characters, the entire George Lucas special effects extravaganza also dramatically influenced movies. At the time it came out, I thought Revenge of the Jedi was very cutting edge. I'll never forget showing it to middle school students (in the late 90s, say, some 15 years after it came out) and it looked so old fashioned I was almost embarrassed to have shown it to my students as a treat. :)

  3. Anonymous
    August 15, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    Of course without Star Trek there would have been no Star Wars.

  4. Anonymous
    August 15, 2015 at 5:39 am

    I would actually say Data was inspired by Spock. So was 3P0 to an extent.

    You can definitely trace some of these things back further than Star Wars.