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Last night we watched Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984) for the first time in a while and I discovered a few things I hadn't caught the first time around.

The name Nausicaä, borrowed from Homer's Odyssey, means "burner of ships" according to Wikipedia.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nausicaa

I'd only seen the subtitled version, in the English dubs Lord Yupa is voiced by Patrick Stewart. After the first line: "wait, is that Patrick Stewart??"

It's based on a manga written & illustrated by Miyazaki in 1982 and it pre-dates the founding of Studio Ghibli in 1985.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nausica%

The most striking thing is how relevant the story is today. Usually scifi feels very much "of its time," in response to themes that are easy to place in a particular moment in history. Pretty depressing how little progress we've made on militarism and environmental destruction since 1982.

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