Battlestar Galactica, the original Star Wars cash-in attempt that failed? (video)
We think kindly of Battlestar Galactica, now, but that’s mainly due to the seminal reboot.
Of course, the Battlestar Galactica franchise began with the American science fiction television series Battlestar Galactica, created by Glen A. Larson in 1978 to milk the Star Wars movie craze.
It was extremely costly, short-lived, and engulfed in lawsuits and controversy the whole time.
After that, they attempted once again with Galactica 1980. It also didn’t go well.