Back to 6 visual or scripted details of “Kaamelott” which echo the saga of George Lucas.
A lightsaber, a desert planet or even a familiar replica … Whether they are voluntary or not, we can find in the Kaamelott series (and in Kaamelott – Premier Volet) several points in common with the famous saga of George Lucas, for which Alexandre Astier has never hidden his admiration. Back on these inspirations and these nods to the world of Star Wars that sometimes invite themselves around the Round Table …
The Phantom Menace
Episode 63 of Book III of Kaamelott, in which Perceval and Karadoc roam a mysterious dungeon and are astonished to find no enemy there, is titled exactly the same as episode I of the Star Wars saga, directed by George lucas in 1999.
Except that instead of designating the terrible plot which weighs mournfully over the galaxy, the famous “phantom menace” refers here to a new whim of the two knights.
Perceval on Tatooïne
In episode 43 of book III entitled Stargate II (in reference to another famous science fiction saga), the knight Perceval played by Franck Pitiot crosses without asking a question a strange space portal, which takes him into a world strange.
During his summary description of the place, he evokes a sort of small earthen cabin, a desert and two suns in the sky. Hearing these words, all fans of Star wars will of course have recognized the planet Tatooïne.
A lightsaber in Kaamelott
Shortly after, still in the same episode, Perceval crosses the portal again and brings with him a strange object. What he refers to as a strange “trinket” actually turns out to be a lightsaber, as one can tell when Guinevere accidentally turns it on. Enough to confirm that Perceval had indeed gone for a walk in the distant galaxy of George lucas.
The final replica of Book IV, which the dark Meleagant pronounces for Lancelot, will undoubtedly remind Star Wars fans of the one that Emperor Palpatine declaimed in Revenge of the Sith, episode III of Star Wars. Right after murdering Mace Windu and flipping Anakin to the Dark Side of the Force, he was indeed addressing a grim, “Get up.”
End at the beginning
Exactly as had done George lucas with its prelogy – exploring the past of the Star Wars galaxy and the origins of Darth Vader – Alexandre astier chose to dedicate book VI of the series Kaamelott to Arthur’s youth. He thus wished to tell the first adventures of his protagonist, then the latter was still a legionary in Rome, and the way in which he had become King of Brittany.
Like in Mos Eisley
At the start of the feature film Kaamelott – First Stream, when Alzagar disembarks at the port of Leukè Komè to meet Quarto there, the environment he walks is inspired by the Star Wars saga, and in particular by the spaceport visited by Luke and Obi-Wan in theepisode IV. Indeed, as well asAlexandre astier Says it in the audio commentary of the film: “I imagine this smuggling port a bit like Mos Eisley in Star Wars. There are only bastards everywhere, smuggling, trafficking.”