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Old May 24 2013, 09:03 PM   #43
Greg Cox
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Location: Oxford, PA
Re: Did Star Wars cash in on Star Trek?

For what it's worth, way back in 1977, I didn't perceive STAR WARS (the original movie) as a Star Trek ripoff. I remembered being thrilled that somebody was finally doing an old-fashioned Edgar Rice Burroughs type space fantasy right. I saw STAR WARS as being very much in the tradition of John Carter of Mars, Flash Gordon, etc., with a hefty dose of King Arthur thrown in.

The idea that it was inspired by Trek never crossed my mind . . ..
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