Moyers & Campbell on Star Wars’ Mythological Influences

As public television stations around the country rebroadcast The Power of Myth — Bill Moyers’ groundbreaking conversations with mythologist Joseph Campbell — Moyers shares this compelling clip which draws parallels between Star Wars and mythological themes of heroism, spiritual adventure, and the actions of man. Released in 1988, The Power of Myth was one of the most popular TV series in the history of public television, and continues to inspire new audiences.

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