I like to think the 'show' Galaxy Quest was the inspiration for Lucas and the sci-fi revolution.
Doesn't work. According to the film's backstory, Galaxy Quest
ran from 1979-1982. It probably took several years to accumulate enduring popularity in syndication, like Trek did.
However, according to the GQ Wiki
, the show was made using sets and props left over from an earlier space movie as a money-saving move. So one has to wonder what that earlier movie was. I wonder if that's a nod toward the (inaccurate) perception that Battlestar Galactica
-- which debuted in 1978 -- was just a copy of Star Wars
. Maybe that earlier movie was what took the place of SW in the GQ universe. But then, what inspired that movie?