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Old June 6 2013, 07:58 PM   #1
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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?
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Old June 6 2013, 08:03 PM   #2
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Re: Paramount Owns Galaxy Quest?

I think Dreamworks was sold to Paramount Pictures in 2008 or something.
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Old June 6 2013, 08:11 PM   #3
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Re: Paramount Owns Galaxy Quest?

Studio - WB (Per Amazon)
Distributor - Dreamworks (Per Galaxy Quest Wikipedia)

From Dreamworks Wikipedia:

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

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]
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Old June 6 2013, 08:19 PM   #4
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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.
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Old June 6 2013, 09:37 PM   #5
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So, it's canon now?
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Old June 7 2013, 10:18 AM   #6
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Out Of My Vulcan Mind wrote: View Post
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.
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Old June 7 2013, 11:34 AM   #7
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^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.
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Old June 7 2013, 11:45 AM   #8
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So, it's canon now?
Feels more canon than JJ Trek.
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Old June 7 2013, 03:36 PM   #9
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I thought JJ Trek WAS Galaxy Quest.
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Old June 7 2013, 05:07 PM   #10
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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.
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Old June 7 2013, 08:06 PM   #11
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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.
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Old June 7 2013, 09:49 PM   #12
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mos6507 wrote: View Post
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So, it's canon now?
Feels more canon than JJ Trek.
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Old June 7 2013, 09:59 PM   #13
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davejames wrote: View Post
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?
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Old June 8 2013, 09:27 PM   #14
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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!
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Old February 28 2014, 12:53 PM   #15
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mos6507 wrote: View Post
sojourner wrote: View Post
So, it's canon now?
Feels more canon than JJ Trek.
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I thought JJ Trek WAS Galaxy Quest.
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