Have you seen the recent science fiction movies? Like Star Wars?
Oh, I saw Star Wars, yes. I saw the rip-offs of Gordy Dickson, Larry
Niven, Jerry Pournelle, myself, everybody (laughter). This is Hollywood,
you know. They practise rip-off down there. They lack imagination
themselves so they dip into the imagination of others and they like to
do it where they don't have to pay for it.
George Lucas claims that he's using some of the best-known images from
science fiction as his tribute to them.
It was a comic book for the screen. And there's a comparison to be
made here, between what happened in science fiction in the early days
of the pulps, creating the cliches of today's science fiction; preparing
an audience so that you don't have to explain a lot of things.
Thanks to those wonderful souls who created: THE (ALMOST) UNDELETED
Source: http://tau.solahpmo.com/assets/Australi ... erview.pdf
After McDune, TAU (and Jacarutu) is turning into Frank Herbert's Dar-es-Balat for me