Cantina Cast #189 Star Wars Monsters and Inspirations

Mike makes a short appearance on this episode and hands it over to Joao for a one-on-one interview with Monster Nick. They discuss the connections monster movies have to Star Wars and the Kurosawa influences on Star Wars.

Quick episode summary:

  • iTunes shout-outs
  • The Zillo Beast, Godzilla, and King Kong connection
  • Vader and Frankenstein
  • Sea monsters of Star Wars
  • Arena monsters
  • The Rancor and the Sarlacc
  • Kurosawa influences on Star Wars
  • The Hidden Fortress
  • Toshiro Mifune
  • Takashi Shimura
  • The Seven Samurai and The Clone Wars connection

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