Re: Did Star Wars cash in on Star Trek?
Let's not kid ourselves, at the time TOS was on it had many vocal and devoted fans. However it was still cancelled because of falling ratings. It wasn't something huge in pop culture when it was on, that only came later after the countless reruns and movies.
It's my understanding that they monitored ratings differently back then. Had it been done as it's done today, it would have been shown that Star Trek had the demographics needed, and would have stayed on the air.
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