Shutterstock created a chart documenting 'Star Wars' impact on film and television
In preparation for Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, Shutterstock and Pop Chart Lab teamed up to create an infographic that explores Star Wars’ influence on the entertainment industry. The collaborators looked at elements in the Star Wars Universe to see where characters like Princess Leia, Chewbacca and C-3PO would find their spiritual descendants.
For example, without Princess Leia subverting the "damsel in distress" trope, there would be no Buffy.
We hope Bender won't tell Lucas' protocol droid to "bite his shiny metal ass since he kinda wouldn't exist without C-3PO.
For more examples, check out Shutterstock's blog here.