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Scott Hileman
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Posted: 09 January 2009 at 6:33pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

I surprised that no one posted:

"They're dead, Jim."

Awesome work, JB. Eagerly looking forward to this!  Have you ever considered a humorous book, like The Misadventures of Harry Mudd?

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Rick Senger
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Posted: 09 January 2009 at 7:54pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Definitely intriguing... Number One appears to be on Earth (or an M-class type planet, anyway.)  I'll be picking this one up.
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Have you ever considered a humorous book, like The Misadventures of Harry
Mudd?



I'm told Mudd is off limits. Apparently the actor's estate will not even allow
generic likenesses. Who knows?
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Chris Hutton
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Posted: 09 January 2009 at 9:44pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

How can they own the rights to the character? That is weird.
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John Byrne
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Posted: 10 January 2009 at 1:56pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

It may simply be a case of "Not worth the hassle."

Like -- in ASSIGNMENT EARTH I was not allowed to use a likeness of Terry
Garr. Fortunately, Ms Garr did not extend this moratorium to portraying
Roberta Lincoln as a "generic blonde girl", so this was not really a problem.

Harry Mudd just isn't BIG enough in the TREK universe, I guess, to make it
worth fighting over. (Of course, I did the Mudd entry for DC's ST WHO'S
WHO and there was no problem then!)

Maybe I'll do something with Cyrano Jones. . .
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Bill Brown
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Posted: 10 January 2009 at 2:11pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

How can they own the rights to the character? That is weird.

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It's all very strange when it comes to "rights".  I read somewhere that David Prowse gets royalties from images/likenesses of Darth Vadar....?!?!?!   Vadar is a freakin' mask, helmet and cape -- why should the faceless guy inside get royalties for that?

If anyone is entitle to royalties, it should be the costume designer.


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Jeff Stockwell
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Posted: 10 January 2009 at 4:09pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

Does Prowse get royalties from ANY image of Vader, or reproductions of photos of him in the costume? If it's the latter, it's appropriate. If it's the former, not so much. (However, if he and his agent were able to get Lucas to make such an agreement, he's a better negotiator than I.)
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John Mietus
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I'd love to see a misadventures of Cyrano Jones style book -- a rogue free
trader getting into and out of mischief in the Star Trek universe would be
a lot of fun. And whereas I've always been of the impression that Mudd
was more of a deliberate scoundrel, I felt that Jones just kind of happened
upon it -- in his heart, he thought of himself as a "good guy", whereas
Mudd knew he was a rogue and didn't care. Both have their appeal, but in
the end, I think Jones has the potential of being more likeable because
he's not being deliberately mischievous.

Plus, plenty of people have told Mudd stories in the past. How many Jones
stories have you seen or read?

And David Gerrold has a friendly online presence and could be contacted,
should that be desirable.
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Albert Hoffman
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Posted: 10 January 2009 at 5:14pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply

This series looks great. I am getting back into Star Trek and Crew and Missions End look like the ticket.
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I could do a "modern style" Cyrano Jones series. Six issues, 22 pages each.
All set on space station K7, with endless stats of the same panel of Jones
picking up Tribbles.
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Michael Lee
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Posted: 11 January 2009 at 4:54am | IP Logged | 11 post reply

I'd buy it.






Well...maybe not.
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John Mietus
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Posted: 11 January 2009 at 10:59am | IP Logged | 12 post reply

Thanks, JB -- I really needed that green tea through my nose.
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