Star Wars VS Battlestar Galactica

which side do you want to win?

What happened

Star Wars sued Battlestar Galactica because they stole a lot of signiture trade marks. Like the main characters name, they substituted Skylar for Skywalker, the airing title was the star worlds instead of star wars.

What they did

They sued in 1977 for $2,000,000 and they got one eighth of what they asked for out of court and 20 thousand in the supreme court.

And the winner is....

The court ended up favoring with Battlestar Galactica, because there was not enough distinct evidence that they actualy stole any ideas. Star wars ended up paying the money back doubled.