All the major space opera franchises owe things to each other and to other sources of influence as well. Star Wars and Star Trek included.
But they all also go through ebbs and flows. Trek has a good decade on Wars but it's been up and down plenty of times. Wars is in a bit of a rut just now and I don't know if this Disney film will be a good thing or a bad thing but the overall consensus is that it can't be worse than the prequels.
Not hating the prequels quite as much as some I don't entirely believe that automatically. But we'll see.
'If the Apocalypse starts, beep me!' - Buffy Summers
'The sky's the limit.....' Jean-Luc Picard, 'All Good Things'
courtesy of Saquist