Oct 28, 2013
Escape from the Deathstar
The escape from the Deathstar borrows from Howard Hawks' While it is immediately obvious, as shown in the side-by-side scenes in the Empire of Dreams documentary, that the movie inspired the gun turret scenes on the Millennium Falcon.
The Thing from Another World
This 1951 science-fiction drama, about an Air Force crew that finds a flying saucer near the North Pole and then must combat the deadly creature that emerges from it, set the template for a decade of alien invasions.