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Ensign Ricky June 6 2013 07:58 PM

Paramount Owns Galaxy Quest?
 
So wait, Paramount Pictures owns Galaxy Quest now? How did that happen? I'm asking this because I just rented the DVD and it has the Paramount Logo on the label. I have also noticed that licensed merchandise also carries the Paramount copyright. I was under the impression that GQ was a Dreamworks picture. Would someone care to explain this to me?

JarodRussell June 6 2013 08:03 PM

Re: Paramount Owns Galaxy Quest?
 
I think Dreamworks was sold to Paramount Pictures in 2008 or something.

Sindatur June 6 2013 08:11 PM

Re: Paramount Owns Galaxy Quest?
 
Studio - WB (Per Amazon)
Distributor - Dreamworks (Per Galaxy Quest Wikipedia)

From Dreamworks Wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DreamWorks

Quote:

On March 17, 2006, Paramount agreed to sell a controlling interest in the DreamWorks live-action library (pre-09/16/2005; DW Funding, LLC) to Soros Strategic Partners and Dune Entertainment II.[14] The film library is valued at $900 million. Paramount retained the worldwide distribution rights to these films, as well as various ancillary rights, including music publishing, sequels and merchandising. This includes films that had been made by Paramount and DreamWorks (the music publishing rights were later licensed to Sony-ATV Music Publishing when that company acquired Paramount's Famous Music subdivision). The sale was completed on May 8, 2006.[15]

Out Of My Vulcan Mind June 6 2013 08:19 PM

Re: Paramount Owns Galaxy Quest?
 
That Amazon listing of Warner Bros as the studio behind the Blu-ray release seems to be in error. Other sites list Paramount as the Blu-ray distributor.

sojourner June 6 2013 09:37 PM

Re: Paramount Owns Galaxy Quest?
 
So, it's canon now?

Terror Door June 7 2013 10:18 AM

Re: Paramount Owns Galaxy Quest?
 
Quote:

Out Of My Vulcan Mind wrote: (Post 8211832)
That Amazon listing of Warner Bros as the studio behind the Blu-ray release seems to be in error. Other sites list Paramount as the Blu-ray distributor.

Warner Bros. has a three-year deal with Paramount to distribute their titles.

MacLeod June 7 2013 11:34 AM

Re: Paramount Owns Galaxy Quest?
 
^That might depend on the market, somes a film with have a different distributer in different countries. So WB might distribute a film in N. America whilst Paramount distributes is everywhere else.

mos6507 June 7 2013 11:45 AM

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Quote:

sojourner wrote: (Post 8212102)
So, it's canon now?

Feels more canon than JJ Trek.

EnsignRicky June 7 2013 03:36 PM

Re: Paramount Owns Galaxy Quest?
 
I thought JJ Trek WAS Galaxy Quest.

davejames June 7 2013 05:07 PM

Re: Paramount Owns Galaxy Quest?
 
Hard to believe this movie is 14 years old now. I just rewatched it, and unlike a lot of scifi movies from back then, it looks like it could have been made yesterday.

Thank god they went with using models instead of CGI.

MacLeod June 7 2013 08:06 PM

Re: Paramount Owns Galaxy Quest?
 
Model work and CGI both have their place. It's knowing when to use one or the other or a combination of both. To me the model work for the space battle in ROTJ, looks far superior to the CGI work for the battle at the start of ROTS.

Locutus of Bored June 7 2013 09:49 PM

Re: Paramount Owns Galaxy Quest?
 
Quote:

mos6507 wrote: (Post 8215177)
Quote:

sojourner wrote: (Post 8212102)
So, it's canon now?

Feels more canon than JJ Trek.

http://i.imgur.com/ZGid4YT.gif

MacLeod June 7 2013 09:59 PM

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Quote:

davejames wrote: (Post 8215936)
Hard to believe this movie is 14 years old now. I just rewatched it, and unlike a lot of scifi movies from back then, it looks like it could have been made yesterday.

Thank god they went with using models instead of CGI.


By Grabthar's hammer, are you trying to make us all feel old(er) by mentioning how long it's been? ;)

publiusr June 8 2013 09:27 PM

Re: Paramount Owns Galaxy Quest?
 
And ILM did it too.

Any time someone asks me what my favorite Trek movie is, I always say Galaxy Quest. Now Cinefex said that there were designs that looked too much like Enterprise but didn't show them--argh! Maybe now they can be shared!

The best scene is when the detached bridge-lifeboat hits the stage and products go flying.

Now THAT'S a Convention!

HIjol February 28 2014 12:53 PM

Re: Paramount Owns Galaxy Quest?
 
Quote:

mos6507 wrote: (Post 8215177)
Quote:

sojourner wrote: (Post 8212102)
So, it's canon now?

Feels more canon than JJ Trek.

Quote:

EnsignRicky wrote: (Post 8215693)
I thought JJ Trek WAS Galaxy Quest.

Quote:

sojourner wrote: (Post 8212102)
So, it's canon now?


Laughing my beryllium sphere off!!! :guffaw:

http://images.search.yahoo.com/image...cgrf8e&fr=ipad


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