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Star Trek Game Lawsuit

Activision Files Breach of Contract Lawsuit Against Viacom (thanks Frans) reports a lawsuit that "Cites Viacom's Lack of Support for 'Star Trek' Movie and Television Franchise and Failure to Cooperate With Activision." Here's a portion describing the legalities involved:

In its complaint, which was filed in the Superior Court of the State of California on June 30, 2003, Activision accused Viacom of breaching its fundamental promise to continue exploiting the Star Trek franchise consistent with its practice at the time the agreement was signed in 1998. "Activision cannot successfully develop and sell Star Trek video games without the product exploitation and support promised by Viacom. A continuing pipeline of movie and television production, and related marketing, is absolutely crucial to the success of video games based on a property such as Star Trek," charged Activision in its court filings.

However, through its actions and inactions, Viacom has let the once proud Star Trek franchise stagnate and decay. Viacom has released only one "Star Trek" movie since entering into agreement with Activision and has recently informed Activision it has no current plans for further "Star Trek" films. Viacom also has allowed two "Star Trek" television series to go off the air and the remaining series suffers from weak ratings. Viacom also frustrated Activision's efforts to coordinate the development and marketing of its games with Viacom's development and marketing of its new movies and television series.

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37. Trek sucks. Jul 1, 2003, 19:38 Phayyde
 
In 1991, it was sometimes difficult to detect plot formulas in STTNG. It was "Great Trek". They'd blow up a fed ship for ya and it was just so edgy and new. We learned the jargon and poured over the Ocuda schematics. We weren't "fans" but we just loved this great show.

Then STTNG turned into a soap opera, DS9 gave us the 'Farengi Chronicles', Voyager was the damned Neelix show. And when Enterprise opened with that Bryan Adams song, it set the tone perfectly for the 'massage parlor in space' that was to come.

Aside from a few brief moments of brilliance, Trek sucks. It always has.

 
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  1. Jul 1, 10:33 Probably ... Silent Sorrow
  2. Jul 1, 10:49  Re: Probably ... sc4r4b
  3. Jul 1, 10:51  Re: Probably ... jomisab
  4. Jul 1, 10:55  Re: Probably ... Halsy
  5. Jul 1, 11:21 Bleh Pie4Foo
  7. Jul 1, 11:37  Re: Bleh Jaz
  6. Jul 1, 11:26 Best Quote _SE_
  8. Jul 1, 11:52 After Nemesis Vincent Murphy
  9. Jul 1, 11:59 Rule of seven? Schnapple
  10. Jul 1, 12:03 No subject Brick
  11. Jul 1, 12:06 not a trekkie - but am a sci-fi fan space captain
  13. Jul 1, 12:15  Re: not a trekkie - but am a sci-fi fan Armengar
  18. Jul 1, 14:37   Re: not a trekkie - but am a sci-fi fan Bronco
  19. Jul 1, 14:45    Re: not a trekkie - but am a sci-fi fan Creston
  20. Jul 1, 14:56     Re: not a trekkie - but am a sci-fi fan Bronco
  21. Jul 1, 15:03      Re: not a trekkie - but am a sci-fi fan Creston
  24. Jul 1, 15:36       Re: not a trekkie - but am a sci-fi fan Bronco
  25. Jul 1, 15:52       Re: not a trekkie - but am a sci-fi fan zumpiez
  28. Jul 1, 16:44        Re: not a trekkie - but am a sci-fi fan Cartman
  30. Jul 1, 17:39       Re: not a trekkie - but am a sci-fi fan NFNNMIDATA
  31. Jul 1, 17:59        Re: not a trekkie - but am a sci-fi fan Creston
  34. Jul 1, 18:14        Re: not a trekkie - but am a sci-fi fan Oberiko
  32. Jul 1, 18:04      Re: not a trekkie - but am a sci-fi fan Ray Marden
  39. Jul 1, 20:49       Re: not a trekkie - but am a sci-fi fan Bronco
  23. Jul 1, 15:31     Re: not a trekkie - but am a sci-fi fan wasrad
  42. Jul 2, 02:44     Re: not a trekkie - but am a sci-fi fan CultureShock
  14. Jul 1, 13:38  Re: not a trekkie - but am a sci-fi fan Ray Marden
  16. Jul 1, 14:09   Re: not a trekkie - but am a sci-fi fan Dr3ad
  12. Jul 1, 12:14 Slow start banddirector
  15. Jul 1, 14:05 So let me get this straight Creston
  17. Jul 1, 14:29 No subject Acleacius
  22. Jul 1, 15:08 No subject wasrad
  26. Jul 1, 16:15  Re: No subject kyleb
  27. Jul 1, 16:43   Re: No subject Scud
  29. Jul 1, 17:38 Hmmm.... The Half Elf
  33. Jul 1, 18:12 Let's get this straight Tanto Edge
  35. Jul 1, 19:11  Re: Let's get this straight Meezy
  36. Jul 1, 19:13 meh Hump
>> 37. Jul 1, 19:38 Trek sucks. Phayyde
  38. Jul 1, 20:10  Re: Trek sucks. KaRRiLLioN
  41. Jul 2, 01:59   Re: Trek sucks. Creston
  40. Jul 2, 00:35 Why Enterprise Sucks c r i s p y
  43. Jul 2, 09:41 Activision may have a point Silent Bob
  44. Jul 2, 11:17 The issue... Eon
  45. Jul 2, 12:03  asdf Santiago
  49. Jul 3, 02:54   Re: asdf CultureShock
  46. Jul 2, 15:44 Voyager was a great show SirAnthony
  47. Jul 2, 16:02 My views on star treck movies. SirAnthony
  48. Jul 2, 17:33  Re: My views on star treck movies. Jedi Master
  50. Jul 4, 09:16 This lawsuit is stupid G_mann
  52. Jul 5, 06:17  Re: This lawsuit is stupid Mark
  53. Jul 5, 13:55  Re: This lawsuit is stupid Xenos Overdrive
  51. Jul 5, 06:02 Enterprise... theyarecomingforyou
  54. Jul 7, 11:59 viva america rock climber
  55. Jul 7, 12:52 Nemesis is a really good Star Trek Movie Gimpyresale
  56. Jul 7, 12:57 rock climber Gimpyresale


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