How The Japanese Inspired Star Wars Jedi
Unless you studied film history in depth (or are a heavy Star Wars fan), then you'll probably find this as surprising as we did. Apparently, Japanese samurai films were a direct inspiration for the Star Wars idea. It might be hard to connect the futuristic lasers to the ritualistic swords, but once you look for it, you'll spot the similarities.
Check out the piece below and have your mind expanded (into a galaxy far far away):