I'm a little weak on pop culture."
Highlander is really Star Wars
By Sharon L / AdamMethos@aol.com
Has anyone ever noticed that
Highlander bears a strange resemblance to a certain galaxy far,
far away? Let's compare...
- Luke Skywalker, the hero,
was taught the ways of the Force by Obi-Wan Kenobi, an old Jedi Knight.
- Duncan MacLeod, the hero,
was taught about honor by Hideo Koto, an old samurai warrior.
- Luke fights with a lightsaber,
the ancient weapon of the Jedis.
- Duncan fights with a
katana, the ancient weapon of the samurais.
- Luke's father Anakin
turned to evil, left his family, and Luke was taken in by his uncle
- Duncan's father thought
he was evil, threw him out of the clan, and Duncan was taken in by his
- Han Solo is a smuggler
but he has a heart of gold.
- Amanda is a thief but
she has a heart of gold.
- Princess Leia has a sharp
tongue and acts like a know-it-all.
- Methos... ahem.
- C-3P0 is an annoying
sidekick who is always stumbling into trouble and needing the heroes
to bail him out.
- Richie... ahem.
- C-3PO runs off because
he thinks he sees a stormtrooper and ends up getting blasted to pieces.
- Richie runs off because
he thinks he sees Horton and ends up getting his head whacked off.
- Chewbacca is really hairy.
- Joe has a beard.
- Darth Vader, the villain,
has an unnatural voice and is always killing the people who work for
- Kalas... ahem.
- When we first meet Luke,
he has longer hair and flyaway bangs that were popular in the 70s.
- Methos... ahem.
- Luke has a bright orange
flightsuit, but usually wears neutral colors like beige, khaki and black.
- Methos has a bright red
pair of pants, but usually wears neutral colors like gray, brown and
- Yoda has spent many years
hiding on the planet Dagobah, until he's found by Luke.
- Methos has spent many
years hiding in the Watchers, until he's found by Duncan.
- Luke was surprised to
find that the little green alien was really Yoda, the Jedi Master he
- Duncan was surprised
to find that Adam Pierson was really Methos, the old Immortal he was
- Yoda is a very old alien
who tests and trains Luke to be the one who rids the galaxy of Darth
Vader and the Emperor.
- Methos is a very old
Immortal who tests and trains Duncan to be "the one" in the
final battle between good and evil.
- Yoda said, "Judge
me by by size, do you? And well, you should not."
- Methos said, "Just
because I don't like to fight, doesn't mean that I can't."
- Yoda has really big ears
but very wise and expressive eyes.
- Methos has a really big
nose but very wise and expressive eyes.
- Luke descends into a
dark tree and fights a metaphorical battle with his evil self.
- Duncan descends into
a dark cave and fights a metaphorical battle with his evil self.
- Han Solo's past comes
back to haunt him when he's carbon frozen then forced to face his old
boss, Jabba the Hutt.
- Methos' past comes back
to haunt him when he's stabbed in the heart then forced to face his
old boss, Kronos.
- When the Emperor died,
there was lightning and sparks and a great release of energy.
- When an Immortal dies,
there is lightning and sparks and a great release of energy.