Episode 23. Samurai in Space

Alex and Jonathan reach for the stars in the final part of the samurai series as we look at Akira Kurosawa’s The Hidden Fortress (1958), and George Lucas’ Star Wars (1977). We discuss the difference between adaptation and inspiration, the amorphous definition of “original,” and factors that create lasting cultural impact.


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Skip to: The Hidden Fortress (4:55), Star Wars (20:10), Overall (36:46), Coming Attractions (53:36)

Resources referenced in this episode:

Next week we begin a new ten-week series called the World Tour. We’ll start our journey in Italy:

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Intro/Outro Music:
Ash by Mike Braudrick

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