Lost Along the Way from Utena to Star Driver

bateszi has already ruminated on the connection between¬†Star Driver and Utena¬†and while I’m a bit late to the party, I wanted to add my own reflections. Right now I’m watching Utena for the first time while finishing Star Driver on Crunchyroll. Fortuitously, I just finished Episode 4 of Utena a few hours after watching Episode 21 of Star Driver. The scenes below are from these episodes.
First in Utena: