“Before each moment, there was another moment. There was even a moment before the moment came into being.”
– Pieter Huijben
Prequel is about the paradoxical aspect of the chicken and egg story. It is about the explanation of our origin that has often been misused to gain power. A power that meant that scientists, artists and philosophers always had to walk on eggshells to proclaim their ideas.
The term prequel was hardly used in the language until the announcement of the second Starwars trilogy. In the Starwars series, the search for origin is the common thread of the story. The first Star Wars trilogy that started in 1977 was followed by a prequel trilogy that started in 1999.