We know we can't use characters from the shows and movies, but what about dialogue?
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Join Date: Dec 2007
04-12-2011, 03:24 AM
Originally Posted by
this is a bit of a minefield.
XI is not owned by CBS, its own by paramount. Other than referencing the destruction of romulus or spocks disappearance as they have already been mentioned in the game, no you can not use that dialogue.
this is where the waters get muddy, the other films are owned by CBS and are ok to reference any part of them but im not sure you should be using dialogue word for word. i dont know the context of your idea is but i would steer clear of it if i was you. you can talk about the events, maybe even bring up a phrase or two (maybe bring up a famous speech, or a captain log here and there if its important) but copying what happened exactly is touch and go in terms of using someone else's work.
perhaps if you explained what you are planning it would be clearer.
The exchange I wanted to use was this one.
You come upon a damaged enemy ship and offer assistance to them. Their response is...
I would rather die in agony than accept assistance from you.
Realizing that they could do more harm than good if rescued, the Captain's response is...
You got it. Arm phasers. Fire everything we've got.