You can kinda get a sense of where large chunks of Star Wars came from. The 1970s!
An Evil Empire with revolutionary yet bureaucratic ideals that does not officially believe in psi powers but is also using them.
Project managers who don't accept 'no' for an answer
Put both of these together and you get Raspu-Stalin in a robot space suit
Obi-Wan: Vader was seduced by the false class consciousness of the petit-bourgeousie. He betrayed his dialectical materialist ideals and joined the social democratic capitalist-roaders and their primitive superstitions. When that happened, the good man who was your father died. But also he could crush people's windpipes with his brain, which improved productivity on Third Five Year Plan immensely. So it was hard to fire him.
He was a good windpipe-crusher.
I don't actually have a band but if I did it wouldn't play American Idol hits because I'm not a monster. I mean, I'm not a bad person. Entity. Thing.
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