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Sep 10, 2017

What is the connection of Jango and Boba Fett to THX 1138?

You may have read how we loved our viewing of George Lucas's first official film, THX 1138. Lucas' sci-fi movie gained a cult like status as it explored themes of loss of humanity and denial of self, bureaucratic systems that control a population and manipulation of free will.

And what does that have to with Jango Fett and his cloned son Boba?

In the Star Wars time line, Attack of the Clones is the first occasion we get to see young Boba - we meet with him and his father Jango as Obi-Wan Kenobi follows a lead to Kaimino.

 As Obi-Wan is introduced to his newly discovered army, we are shown the scale of it and how it is being made:


Check out the comparison in the above photo that Mike Klimo, who knows a thing or two about Star Wars, has put together. 

You see it right? 

The production system used in THX-1138 appears to have been used as inspiration for what Kenobi is exposed to in the Clones movie. 

Sure it's at a grander scale but the concept is the same. In TXH, the embryo is simply referred to as a designated name, the same manner as the clone Storm Troopers are. 

It's a straight lift.

Mike Klimo has another inspiration:
 

In THX, the situation is a factory setting, in Clones, it's mass 'factory' style learning. Check out the uniforms and head pieces. There's no intended individuality. 

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