For every thing Star Wars
cribbed from Star Trek
, it cribbed numerous other things from other genres.
managed to break out of the sci-fi niche and appeal to general audiences with record-breaking long lines. The original film was basically #1 for a whole year
. Star Trek
never came close to that sort of broad appeal, until JJTrek.
Everything set in space with space ships that is a huge success makes more science fiction, space opera, space fantasy (whatever name people want to call stuff) more likely. IMO Star Trek owes a lot to the phenomenal success of Star Wars. They both paved ways for each other and for other great endeavors in the genres.