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BTS Kessel/Tatooine=Arrakis?

Discussion in 'Star Wars Saga In-Depth' started by darthbarracuda, Dec 16, 2012.

  1. darthbarracuda

    darthbarracuda Jedi Knight star 3

    Nov 4, 2012
    Kessel is an outside planet. Arrakis is an outside planet.

    Kessel mines the spice glitterstim, which is only found there. Arrakis mines melange, which is only found there.

    Tatooine is completely desert, Arrakis is completely desert.

    Tusken Raiders/Jawas=Freemen

    Jabba=Leto II

    Anyone else kinda disturbed that this? It's more than just Lucas being inspired by Dune. It's like he stole the idea!
  2. Arawn_Fenn

    Arawn_Fenn Force Ghost star 7

    Jul 2, 2004
    Going by KOTOR, the Tuskens are the ones with a Fremen-like migration backstory.
  3. Adrian the Cool

    Adrian the Cool Jedi Knight star 3

    Sep 3, 2012
    Yes, Lucas has been heavily inspired by Dune when creating Star Wars (A New Hope). To be honest, you could name it "stealing an idea". Could... Frank Herbert didn't sue Lucas for this, and I don't think there is a monopoly on a science fiction planet design.
  4. Palpmobile

    Palpmobile Jedi Youngling

    Dec 21, 2012
    The Bioware people are probably into Dune too.
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  5. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

    Apr 3, 2002
  6. Poor Greedo

    Poor Greedo Jedi Knight star 2

    Nov 6, 2012
    we are talking the Dune novel, yes?
  7. kainee

    kainee Jedi Padawan star 1

    Dec 10, 2012
    You could also argue that Dune itself was influenced by the John Carter of Mars series, which is old enough that the original books are in the public domain and like Dune, they share similarities. Hence, why when news of the Disney acquisition broke, people attributed the bombing of "John Carter" as the motivation behind Disney buying Lucasfilm. But I think even if all three universes share similarities where maybe the same idea started them off, they're all unique takes on it that have grown into their own original universes.
  8. Joe

    Joe Jedi Master star 6

    Dec 25, 2012
    Seriously? You are trying to sell Wedding Dresses on a Star Wars forum?
  9. rumsmuggler

    rumsmuggler Jedi Grand Master star 7

    Aug 31, 2000
    All this has happened before, and will happen again.
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  10. Joe

    Joe Jedi Master star 6

    Dec 25, 2012
    *All Along the Watchtower starts playing*
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  11. rumsmuggler

    rumsmuggler Jedi Grand Master star 7

    Aug 31, 2000
    I got that song stuck in my head now.