"And while you’re there, will you save some of that nice, green moon money for me?"
— Royce McCutcheon
"[The Cantina scene is] my favorite, not only in this piece, but of many, many pieces I’ve ever seen. Where you are is on the edge, you’re about to embark into the outlying spaces. A real adventure. This is the jumping-off place, and there is where you meet people who’ve been out there, and they run the machines that go out there, and you haven’t been there. It reminds me a little bit, in Robert Louis Stevenson’s ‘Treasure Island,’ that atmosphere before you start off the adventure, you’re in the seaport, and there are the old salts, seamen, who’ve been on the sea, and that’s their world. And these are the space people also."
Joseph Campbell in Joseph Campbell and The Power of Myth with Bill Moyers, PBS, 1988