If Margaret Atwood is to be believed, the war on terror is reminiscent of “Star Wars”.
The well-respected Canadian author was asked by Variety about a 2000 operatic adaptation of The Handmaid’s Tale featuring scenes eerily similar to the Twin Towers exploding.
“They didn’t get the idea from my opera, don’t worry,” Atwood said. “They got the idea from ‘Star Wars’.”
When asked to clarify what she meant, Atwood said, “Remember the first one? Two guys fly a plane in the middle of something and blow that up? The only difference is, in ‘Star Wars’, they get away.”
Now, Atwood may have been talking about the attack on the Death Star in “A New Hope”, in which Rebel pilots target a small thermal exhaust port on the space station.
The author’s description better seems to fit a scene from “Return of the Jedi”, however, where Lando Calrissian and Nien Nunb fly the Millennium Falcon into the middle of the second Death Star.