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Old May 22 2013, 12:29 AM   #20
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Re: Did Star Wars cash in on Star Trek?

Christopher wrote: View Post
plynch wrote: View Post
"Capitalized on the popularity of Star Trek" might be a better phrase.
I thought that was basically what "cashed in on" meant. Perhaps I'm missing something about how the phrase is used.
I always thought there was a connotation of gratuitously following on the coattails of something, as, for example, all the grade B space films that came out in the wake of Star Wars. TMP wouldn't really qualify either, in that regard, but—arguably—original BSG might.
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