destroyed any semblance to Mr. Anderson's original.
So it's not
like the Poul Anderson story?
Lucas ripped from just about every science fiction pulp story ever made to create his vision... But he never mentioned any specifics..
Lucas has admitted to being 'inspired' by the Japanese film Hidden Fortress
, and it's well known he invented his own space opera premise when he couldn't get the rights to Flash Gordon
Other influences are basically worn on his sleeve. C-3PO is essentially a male version of the robot in Metropolis
, I won't deign to speculate where Lucas got the idea of a desert planet, etc.