The Morning Watch: The Symbolism Of 'Star Wars' Limb Loss, 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Easter Eggs Update & More

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, a video essay explores the symbolism and significance of the excessive loss of limbs throughout the Star Wars saga. Plus, a new Guardians of the Galaxy Easter eggs round up adds some new discoveries you might have missed, and a featurette recollects one of the stunts Johnny Knoxville did while shooting Action Park that had an unexpected side effect.

First up, a video essay from Screen Prism takes a closer look at the repetitive limb loss that happens in pretty much every Star Wars movie and explores the inspiration for such gruesome battle consequences. The films of director Akira Kurosawa were major influences on George Lucas while making Star Wars, and that includes a tribute to the many limbs lost in his films, but there's much more to it than that. Watch the video essay for the full story.

Next up, there's a new round-up of Guardians of the Galaxy Easter eggs as the search continues to find the one that James Gunn says fans still haven't fully uncovered This video features one Easter egg that many thought might be the lost Easter egg, but Gunn has confirmed that's not the case. Even so, there are still a lot of things here you might have missed, even on repeat viewings.

Finally, Johnny Knoxville briefly talks about the alpine slide stunt that he did himself while shooting the comedy Action Point. He's done plenty of stunts before, but what makes this one worth talking about is that the injury resulted in his eye popping out of its socket when he sneezed. That's absolutely horrifying.