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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 8
04-12-2011, 09:02 AM
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Originally Posted by BorrowedTune
You know, I see this said quite often around here but it's not exactly true. According to the Foundry terms of use, "you may use the names of characters (past or present) from the Star Trek Properties." What you can not do is use the actor's likeness. If you take a look at Cryptic missions, you'll notice Worf is now white or that Scotty and McCoy don't really look like the actors who portrayed them. We are allowed to do the same thing. Whether you want to is another question and, no doubt, it will not go over well with your mission's reviewers to see Spock as a red haired Vulcan with giant scars and an epic beard.
this is a confusing issue but this is not quite right either. we are not allowed to do the same thing. stormshade recently said he made a mistake earlier and they are not allowing characters to appear. even if you make them look completely different, its still a no no, and must be avoided.

they have used characters in the past and im unsure exactly how they have gone about obtaining those images but there are several factors to take into consideration.

The actors who played both scotty and bones are both dead which probably has an affect on the likeness rights and probably makes them easier to obtain. also yes these characters dont look massively like their real lifer actors but that is probably a lot to do with the tech cryptic use to makes faces. its not exactly perfect in the first place so they can only do an approximate job. worf for example is meant to be 30 years older than in nemesis, so the hair and skin discolouration is probably more to do with his age than a deliberate attempt to make work look nothing like michael dorn.