These ‘Star Wars’ Ripoffs Prove That Imitation Isn’t Always The Sincerest Form Of Flattery

08.01.15 4 years ago 6 Comments

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…George Lucas created Star Wars and everyone wanted to cash in on the outer space fever that the movie inspired. The sci-fi craze of the late ’70s brought us many good things (Battlestar Galactica and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy for starters), but it also resulted in some strange attempts to recapture lightning in a bottle that were misguided at best, and a shameless copy of the adventures of Luke Skywalker and company at worst. But what were these creative misfires like, and do any of them possess any charm of their own? Let’s make the jump to hyperspace and look at ten unforgettable Star Wars rip-offs. Set phasers to fun! Wait, scratch that. Here we go…

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