George Lucas did more for the advancement of motion pictures than anyone since Lumiere brothers.
Is he a perfect filmmaker? No. He's made plenty of astronomical blunders.
Would Star Trek
be lucky to have someone of his caliber involved with a project? Absolutely.
Set Harth wrote:
Vader levitating a coffee cup, as seen in the ANH comic/novel? Gary Mitchell did it first.
Palpatine shooting energy bolts from his bare hands? Gary Mitchell did it first.
Obi-Wan feeling the death of Alderaan? Spock did it first ( in The Immunity Syndrome ).
Old tropes didn't originate with Star Trek