Posted by James Durdan:
We are seeing an interesting tactic here.
By making this announcement, TU manages now to deflect attention from them, and back to Paramount, and in one fell swoop reinforce Paramount as the bad guy.
Masterful! Nothing has really changed, because Paramount will never let this happen, releasing partial control of the franchise to a third party, but masterful. Kudos to TU for deflecting attention off of them for a few days!
No they're a business. And yes, they've said no. And they've said no again. And they've said no the media. And they've said no on StarTrek.com.
We're BECAUSE they've said no. And we'll stay here until they say yes.
Nobody is calling Paramount bad guys. We're just making it clear whose court the ball is in and how truthful we have been.
Oh, and who said anything about releasing control of the franchise to anyone? Last time I talked, we were talking about one TV show, not five, nor ten movies, nor an armada of merchandise.