The Borg in Assimilation2

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by Noddy, Aug 11, 2013.

  1. Stevil2001

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    It's worth pointing out, though, that the BBC does own the rights to the appearance of the Daleks, as that was created by Ray Cusick, who was a BBC employee. The concept of a Dalek, on the other hand, is Terry Nation's.
     
  2. Allyn Gibson

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    That's true. It's been pointed out that the BBC could use the Dalek casings for, say, Teletubbies-like creatures that sings and dances and talks in high-pitched babble, and there's nothing Nation's estate could do.

    It's the same thing with K-9. The BBC owns the design, but Martin and Baker own the character. (Or did one of the two sell their share to the other? I can never remember.) And when RTD's series was in development, I seem to recall that one of the TARDIS console room concept designs incorporated the K-9 design as a feature.
     
  3. Stevil2001

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    No, you're right about K-9. Baker was able to use the original K-9 design in the K-9 pilot because they traded with the BBC, allowing the BBC to use the character in Series 3 of Sarah Jane.
     
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  5. Allyn Gibson

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    That's not the cover. :)

    It's a wraparound piece by J.K. Woodward that sort of riffs on George Perez's 1980's unused JLA/Avengers cover -- on the right (in this case, front) there are the heroes and they're matching up against the Borg and Cybermen on the left (in this case, back).