The reveal of Darth Vader as Luke's father remains one of the greatest twists in cinema history, and one that sits at the heart of why the Star Wars saga is popular even to this day. But this wasn't always the way the story was meant to play out. In fact, it wasn't until the second draft of Star Wars II that the idea manifested itself. So where did it come from?
Luke's speeder is another distinct design in a world filled with them. As it turns out, Flash Gordon flew, and 'died' in one very similar to it half a decade before Luke. Perhaps they both shop at Wioslea?
Despite being substantially older than Star Wars, the Hero's Journey, also known as the mono myth, will forever be a part of Star Wars lore. But did Lucas actually employ it to 'design' Star Wars, or did he stumble upon it, and only later use it as a structuring tool?