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Re: The premiere episode of The Orville ...

Post by JM1776 » Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:32 pm

Walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, swims and flies like a duck ...
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Re: The premiere episode of The Orville ...

Post by amehatrekkie » Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:18 pm

JM1776 wrote:Walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, swims and flies like a duck ...

and also better than the latest version of the duck :-)
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Re: The premiere episode of The Orville ...

Post by Michael » Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:49 pm

JM1776 wrote:I trust my instincts, because they're almost always spot on. They tell me this isn't over yet.
I tend to agree. This reminds me of the suit involving Star Wars and Battlestar Galactica.

George Lucas and Twentieth Century Fox sued Universal over the similarities between SW and BSG (Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp. v. MCA Inc.) and while the case was granted a summary judgment to dismiss by the district court, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals didn't agree and said there were enough similarities to go forward with the case. ... i=scholarr

(In the end, the two parties settled out of court.)

The similarities between Star Trek and The Orville are more blatant than were those between Star Wars and Battlestar Galactica. Not saying they would win, but if Paramount/CBS decided to file, they could probably drag out the case for years, encouraging Fox to drop their show.
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