Published Sep 14 2020

Star Wars is a franchise that wears its influences on its sleeve, and one of its biggest influences is Frank Herbert's Dune. On today's Nerdist Now, we rounded up 9 things that the galaxy far, far away shares with the Duniverse.

Special thanks to Nerdist contributing editor Lindsey Romain for helping with today's episode. Read her complete list of everything Star Wars borrowed from Dune:

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A full breakdown of the Dune trailer:

The Rise of Skywalker's abandoned Obi-Wan Kenobi plot:

Dune 2020 vs. Dune 1984: