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Archived Post 01-23-2011 02:20 PM

Cross overs, comedy and parody.
 
Let's say I want to make a mission that has a character that resembles Ash from the Evil Dead films. Maybe I might want your crew to meet two guys that are very similar to Tenacious D. Or let's say I want to make a mission that's just really light hearted. What are peoples thoughts about missions like these. I should also say that I'm not planning on making missions like these at all, I'm just looking to see how they might be received.

Archived Post 01-23-2011 03:30 PM

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Originally Posted by ddommus (Post 3302278)
Let's say I want to make a mission that has a character that resembles Ash from the Evil Dead films. Maybe I might want your crew to meet two guys that are very similar to Tenacious D. Or let's say I want to make a mission that's just really light hearted. What are peoples thoughts about missions like these. I should also say that I'm not planning on making missions like these at all, I'm just looking to see how they might be received.

You'd probably get hate mail from STO canon purists :p

Unless they were subtly disguised and worked into the mission, e.g. as aliens that only people who knew what they were looking for got the reference and everyone else doesn't notice. I think most people want the missions they are playing to fit into the STO universe and not have rogue elements creeping in.

E.g. People wouldn't want to see someone put a huge space station in their mission and call it Babylon 5.

If you could work it in as a holodeck thing, then people wouldn't mind so much, I guess.

Archived Post 01-23-2011 05:23 PM

Careful where you tread with this idea... you will quickly violate the rules regarding the use of established characters from other works... which is a strict no-no... If there is a doubt about using something then don't. I'm considering a Beavis & ButtHead mission, but the same would apply.

As long as you make clear in your description of the mission that it is a parody you MAY get away with some ideas... and not alert the canon-Nazi's...

Personally I like some humor in my missions and Trek episodes have plenty of examples... follow your heart and create what makes you happy... at least while still in Beta Testing...

Also the character costume options are very limited ATM... I would wait for the next update and see what we get to work with...

Archived Post 01-23-2011 05:41 PM

I do agree with the rules of Foundry being pretty strict on using those types of characters, especially if you bluntly call them by their names.

On the other side, Star trek has used popular media in theor shows all the time. data being Holmes, and DS9 with their Bond holodeck episodes. i guess one thing is that they were always holodeck simulations.

Archived Post 01-23-2011 06:35 PM

You could have Splay, the Gorn and Quiet Phil, the Human Merc....hilarity ensues....?
TOS was often lighthearted, especially between Kirk, Spock and McCoy. TNG, Worf was the butt of the Joke, Data a close second. DS9 you had Ferengi and O'Brien, and ST:suV you had Tom Paris. ST:E had Trip Tucker. Humor is very much part of the ethos.....
I have no problem breaking canon, if you do it right. I enjoyed most of ST:E and the new movie....

AS regards for STO, the Klingon Empire will become part of the Federation in the 26th century, until then Bermanate the timeline all you want.

Archived Post 01-24-2011 02:36 AM

Use of material IPs not listed in the EULA is an actionable offense.

Don't do it unless you want to be reported and have your access to the Foundry stripped.

Note: I tested this feature during closed beta using the crew from Futurama: Bender, Leela, The Professor, Zoidborg. I can assure you that the reporting feature works.

Archived Post 01-24-2011 03:50 AM

I am personally looking forward missions featuring Carlos Spicyweiner


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