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Old May 21 2013, 02:36 AM   #7
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Re: Did Star Wars cash in on Star Trek?

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Very little original material in Star Wars.
Well, that's a given. Lucas built his whole career on homage and pastiche. The only reason he created SW was because he couldn't get the film rights to Flash Gordon. And what he created instead was a hodgepodge of references to old adventure serials, war movies, Westerns, and the like -- though what made it fresh, at least in the original film, was the more modern, irreverent, affectionately deconstructive approach he took.
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