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Old February 24 2012, 12:56 AM   #691
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However, going back and looking at the first link, something to that effect is stated. My mistake in that regard. However, even in that first link he doesn't say he hasn't gotten permission to do it since deciding to go through with the project on his own, just when he did originally pitch it (under the context of them producing it) he never heard back from them.

So yeah, you are still assuming. Unless you care to link to a post where he says "I don't have permission to do this."
Emphasis mine.

Imagine this: "Hey MOM, can I borrow your car?

*no response*

"Sounds like permission to me!"

What do you think will happen when the car is brought home?
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Old February 24 2012, 01:03 AM   #692
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Yeah, but in the case of the car, it's not offering free promotion for mom's TV show.

(God, I made that into a horrible analogy).

Assuming he's not profiting from the web series, I can't see NBC/Universal or Sony doing anything to stop him.
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Old February 24 2012, 01:22 AM   #693
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Yeah, but in the case of the car, it's not offering free promotion for mom's TV show.

(God, I made that into a horrible analogy).

Assuming he's not profiting from the web series, I can't see NBC/Universal or Sony doing anything to stop him.
It depends. If they think he is HURTING their brand, yeah, that would give them reason. (Of course, how do you hurt a brand of a very low rated show... but, there you go.) And who knows, maybe Dan Harmon has ideas on what HE wants to do with Inspector Spacetime.

In the end, I agree, I don't think they will do anything to stop him, I won't be surprised if they do. The actor doesn't own the character. Or the trademark. Any of it.

And this is a little different than fan films of Star Trek. Shatner wasn't out there making fan films while Star Trek was still on. And by the time Stark Trek alumni started appearing in fan films, there were already a LOT of fan films setting a precedent of Paramount's tacit agreement on them.

I wish the actor luck. He should tread carefully.
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Old February 27 2012, 11:04 PM   #694
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sorry for the double post, but...

IO9.com has the first bit of the webseries under discussion.

I'm surprised it's a cartoon... thought it would be live action.

Sadly... it's not as funny as I would've liked. Maybe the Inspector is only good in small snippets as an allusion to Doctor Who/Doctor Who fandom.
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Old February 28 2012, 02:56 AM   #695
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Definitely not as funny, but I was impressed with the little bits of Doctor Who they integrated. Going to a future Earth (and the explanation), the Circuit-Chaps, Piper Tate, etc. I guess they're going for loving homage, instead of humorous parody.
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Old February 28 2012, 02:59 AM   #696
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Emphasis mine.

Imagine this: "Hey MOM, can I borrow your car?

*no response*

"Sounds like permission to me!"

What do you think will happen when the car is brought home?
Do you know what context is?

In context of the comment, he never heard back from them after approaching them about producing/helping with the idea that first time. He didn't say anything about his contact with them after deciding to produce it himself. And considering he's in the business and likely has an agent who'd know better, chances are he knows he'll at least need permission to do it.
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Old February 28 2012, 03:34 AM   #697
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^ Your still on about this?

"Community" "The Dark Knight Rises" spoof!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...v=VTt4EYDjk6k#!
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Old February 28 2012, 06:30 AM   #698
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^ Your still on about this?
And doing a very convincing job too...


"Community" "The Dark Knight Rises" spoof!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...v=VTt4EYDjk6k#!
That. Is. Funny. Holy crap.
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Old February 28 2012, 06:36 AM   #699
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Its pretty damn awesome, and gets me excited for the rest of season three. Damn its been a long time.
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Old February 29 2012, 10:10 PM   #700
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Ding Dong... cease and desist order.

Community's time-traveling Doctor Who parody has met his greatest foe, and it's not Boyish the Extraordinary. Sony and NBC have served the upcoming web series with a cease and desist. But they're finding the Inspector isn't that easy to kill.

Travis Richey is reporting on the series' Kickstarter page that he was served with a notice to stop production on Inspector Spacetime:
Not surprising... as, quite clearly, he didn't have permission.

He hopes to continue... He writes:

Though I firmly believe the law would be on my side in producing this parody...
Though... as as IO9 points out, and when I read it, got my head scratching, how do you parody a parody?

And, let's be honest... he wasn't making FUN of Inspector SpaceTime... which is what a parody is... but he was MAKING Inspector SpaceTime... which is infringement.
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Old March 1 2012, 01:45 AM   #701
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Huh. Okay. That's probably the end of that, then.
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Old March 1 2012, 02:22 AM   #702
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^ Your still on about this?
Oh, sorry, I didn't realize replying to a comment directed at me less than 24 hours after it was posted was a faux pas. My bad. Oh well, I'm about to do it again. Feel free to whine about this one, too.

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And doing a very convincing job too...
Hey, it's not my fault people like you read what they want to read rather than what's actually being written.

In the original links, the man said that he didn't hear back in regards to having NBC/Sony/Community produce it when he first played the role. He didn't say a thing, one way or another, about getting permission to produce something himself.

If you want to continue assuming that, feel free. But, again, considering he's in the business and almost assuredly has an agent who'd know better even if he didn't, it's a pretty foolish assumption to be making.

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Old March 1 2012, 02:33 AM   #703
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LET IT GO, INDIANA.
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Old March 1 2012, 01:30 PM   #704
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Here's a helpful link for people who annoy you.
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Old March 1 2012, 06:05 PM   #705
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If you want to continue assuming that, feel free. But, again, considering he's in the business and almost assuredly has an agent who'd know better even if he didn't, it's a pretty foolish assumption to be making.
I think the cease and desist order more than proves my point. So, really, not so foolish...
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