That’s the thing about Star Wars – it’s very all-encompassing, it’s old: it takes everything from the past and it packages it forward into the future. What is Star Wars at its core? It’s classic Hollywood, classic themes, the work of Joseph Campbell, mythology – packaging it together with future forward-looking technology and science fiction/fantasy. It’s all this stuff. It’s a wonderful package.
David W. Collins, Star Wars Oxygen, vol. 17 (13 May 2015) [http://www.rebelforceradio.com/shows/2015/9/15/star-wars-oxygen-vol-17]