Not the Enterprise on Hulu

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  1. GNDN18

    GNDN18 Synthetic meatloaf Premium Member

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    Scrolling through Hulu tonight, I noticed that this picture seemed a little off:
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    Is this Gabriel Köerner’s Enterprise?
     
  2. The Mighty Monkey of Mim

    The Mighty Monkey of Mim Commodore Commodore

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    Yes.
     
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  3. ItIsGreen

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    Yeesh. What a visually unappealing rendition of the Enterprise.
     
  4. GNDN18

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    Without getting into the merits of the rendition, it seems an odd choice given all of the licensed material at Hulu’s disposal.
     
  5. Christopher

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    I recently had a library signing for my Star Trek books and the ship they used to illustrate the flyer was some fan design I've never seen before, something called the USS Churchill. I guess sometimes people just do a Google image search and pick the first thing that suits their needs without checking the source.
     
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  6. The Mighty Monkey of Mim

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    Heh. I'm not a fan of it either. But that's actually one of its most flattering poses, IMO.

    I wonder if it's going to get used in you-know-what? I doubt it of course, but one never knows...
     
  7. ZapBrannigan

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    Star Trek might be a rich source of incorrect images chosen for promotional art, but the subject is limitless.

    - I have a CD of themes from various Titanic movies, Titanic: An Epic Musical Voyage, and one of the historical photos in the booklet is actually the RMS Aquitania, a similar-looking four-funnel steamship.

    - When Universal publicized its DVD box art for The Bionic Woman Season 1, they had photos of Jaime Sommers from the third season on the cover. At least it wasn't Diana Prince. But to their credit, they listened to fan feedback and corrected the error before releasing the box set.
     
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  9. GNDN18

    GNDN18 Synthetic meatloaf Premium Member

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    Even the licensed stuff lacked verisimilitude back in the day…
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    Oh, how that made my 8-year old head hurt.
     
  10. Christopher

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    I loved my Mego bridge playset! I still mourn the fact that it was lost in a move just before my 10th birthday (along with the HO-scale train set I'd only had for 6 months, waaaaaaaaaahhh!!!!!!).
     
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  11. King Daniel Beyond

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    Whereas I love that more than any "screen accurate" toy. It's designed for fun first.
     
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  12. GNDN18

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    It took me a long time to see the truth in that. Either way, that transporter rocked.
     
  13. FormerLurker

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    Still have mine! Unfortunately, the last time I went to pick it up, the top strap was so brittle it snapped in half at the midpoint of the handle. Must be very careful from now on.
     
  14. ZapBrannigan

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    "These handles will never stand the strain, Sir!"
     
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  15. Kor

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    So... when an official source/outlet/whatever takes some fan-made art from the web and uses it without permission or attribution, does the creator have any recourse?

    Kor
     
  16. alensatemybuick1

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    I have to wonder; I had noted that the recent Canadian “Galileo” stamp was based on an image Doug Drexler had created for one of his “Ships of the Line” calendars from a few years back. I had a chance to ask him about it in person earlier this year, even showed him the stamp, and he seemed completely surprised to see they had used his image. He also didn’t seem the slightest bit upset.

    I suppose he was flattered, but would they really have used the image without permission?Maybe they didn’t even know the original source?
     
  17. Christopher

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    If it's from a calendar, then it was work-for-hire and CBS owns it. Only CBS's permission is needed. All Doug would be entitled to was the payment specified in his contract -- which might or might not include royalties for reuse, depending on the specific terms.
     
  18. Kor

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    Maybe his contract with the publisher of the calendar included some obscure language permitting them to license the artwork for such purposes.

    Edit: Ninja'd, as they say.

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  19. Tuskin38

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    The TNG Novel, "The Stuff of Dreams" used an Ent-E render off Deviant Art for it's cover page

    https://trekmodeler.deviantart.com/art/The-Stuff-of-Dreams-ebook-cover-360302058

    According to S&S they mistook it for an official render. They compensated him for it.

    Isn't the first time that guys work was used either, he had other renders traced over in the TNG: The Hive comic. Though he didn't mind that as much because it was used as reference, not a direct copy.
     
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  20. ZapBrannigan

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    This soundtrack album unwittingly used a fan-art rendering of the Enterprise-D...

    http://lalalandrecords.com/Site/StarTrekTNGVol1.html

    ...and when the CD came out, the artist complained and they paid him for the image if I remember correctly.