For Christmas, I bought my dad Forbidden Planet on DVD. It had been years since I saw it and dad and I also watched TPM and AOTC. What I was blown away by was how close the design was for both the Star Wars movies and Forbidden Planet. Even the introductions, same space background and scrolling yellow lettering. The interior of the planet was much like that of Naboo. Very odd, where did George get his ideas? Hmmm Then several days ago, I went to the Internet Movie Data Base and discovered something more bizarre. The Day the Earth Stood Still, two of the characters in that film have the same names as characters in RTOJ. Klaatu and Nikto are some of Jabbas goons on the skiff and sail barge. What other moveis will George use as references?