The walkers, if anything, were inspired by the original novel of “War of the Worlds” where the Martians walked on giant spiders that walked on legs. I was trying to come up with a way of making this battle different and unusual without putting tanks and normal military stuff in there… They’re tall because I wanted the speeders to fly under them to make a more dynamic kind of battle out of it. And again I was struggling with the fact that in the first film I had this big space battle at the end of the movie but in this movie there wasn’t anything like that.
George Lucas on the Imperial walkers in “Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back”
Honestly really wish I had someone to go on walks with me at night, some cigarettes and chit chat, help me with my fuckin anxiety and fall asleep with…. but the worlds too fuckef ip to get anything.