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# 1 WTB Guardian of Forever
05-22-2011, 05:09 PM
Single Foundry Author seeks Guardian of Forever to join him in a quest on a planet in the Gateway system.

Single Foundry Author likes Phasers, talking in metaphoric statements and time travel. Dislikes not enough art assets and important set pieces missing from foundry.

Call: 555-FOUNDRY
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# 2
05-23-2011, 08:01 AM
I have a suspicion, bear in mind I don't have anything to back this up but its an expectation, that the GoF will probably be off limits for Foundry use. The Guardian has been a legal sore spot for CBS for years and I have a feeling that to avoid anymore headaches it just won't be made available to us. I of course would love to be proven wrong, but I think you will find your ad unanswered But if you do get the asset, can I have Space Lincoln? I don't have a story for him yet...but hes canon!
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# 3
09-04-2013, 06:23 PM
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I have a suspicion, bear in mind I don't have anything to back this up but its an expectation, that the GoF will probably be off limits for Foundry use. The Guardian has been a legal sore spot for CBS for years and I have a feeling that to avoid anymore headaches it just won't be made available to us. I of course would love to be proven wrong, but I think you will find your ad unanswered But if you do get the asset, can I have Space Lincoln? I don't have a story for him yet...but hes canon!
I put a "Space Lincoln' cameo at the end of my mission. Of course Abraham Lincoln is off limits due to the eula but lincolninspace aka me, is not.
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# 4
09-04-2013, 10:30 PM
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I put a "Space Lincoln' cameo at the end of my mission. Of course Abraham Lincoln is off limits due to the eula but lincolninspace aka me, is not.
But wouldn't Lincoln be covered either way if you made it look like the actor who played Lincoln in the episode or actual Lincoln. And how similar is a likeness anyway, the beared and top hat? Are dead people even covered? I presumed that is why they did Scott and McCoy. So you're safe with normal Lincoln no? We're not barred from real historical figures. But even if we are, that means we at least have Newton and Einstein from data's holodeck - just so long as we make it look like real Newton and Einstein and not the actors who played it in the holodeck... but given how hard it is to make any face in the game and the actors were supposed to look like.... erm.... I'm verrrrry confused by the EULA now. What happens if we make a character who accidentally looks like someone? If that isn't covered, can we can a character Einstein but make him look like Newton and that is okay? I'm going back to bed now...

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# 5
09-05-2013, 12:16 PM
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But wouldn't Lincoln be covered either way if you made it look like the actor who played Lincoln in the episode or actual Lincoln. And how similar is a likeness anyway, the beared and top hat? Are dead people even covered? I presumed that is why they did Scott and McCoy. So you're safe with normal Lincoln no? We're not barred from real historical figures. But even if we are, that means we at least have Newton and Einstein from data's holodeck - just so long as we make it look like real Newton and Einstein and not the actors who played it in the holodeck... but given how hard it is to make any face in the game and the actors were supposed to look like.... erm.... I'm verrrrry confused by the EULA now. What happens if we make a character who accidentally looks like someone? If that isn't covered, can we can a character Einstein but make him look like Newton and that is okay? I'm going back to bed now...
From my understanding even dead people are not permitted in the foundry.
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# 6
09-05-2013, 12:35 PM
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From my understanding even dead people are not permitted in the foundry.
They just gave us Shakespeare.
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# 7
05-23-2011, 08:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Bazag
Single Foundry Author seeks Guardian of Forever to join him in a quest on a planet in the Gateway system.

Single Foundry Author likes Phasers, talking in metaphoric statements and time travel. Dislikes not enough art assets and important set pieces missing from foundry.

Call: 555-FOUNDRY
It's probably never going to be available for us. It barely made it into the real game mission. Apparently, the Guardian "character" is an intellectual property owned by someone else, not by CBS, so they have to pay or get permission every time they use it.

I'm sure if you contact the owner of the Guardian and pay them tons of cash they will license it out for your foundry mission :p
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# 8
05-23-2011, 09:05 AM
Harlan Ellison to be precise. IF you look into the 'lore' the fight between him and Star Trek is a legendary affair. They were/are in litigation pretty much since the 60's regarding aspects of the whole thing. As I said its a legal minefield and likely to remain more offlimits then Talos IV. In fact it might just be safer to deal with the Talosians
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# 9
08-16-2012, 01:41 PM
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As I said its a legal minefield and likely to remain more offlimits then Talos IV. In fact it might just be safer to deal with the Talosians
Props for the reference! (I'm going through TOS again to prepare for my upcoming Foundry mission and I just saw those episodes. lol)

I'm disappointed about that as well; it would've really been a great explanation for how the time travel missions would start.
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# 10
08-16-2012, 02:06 PM
I made this:

I call it the Guardian of Balance. Star Trek is listed in the TOS as a property we can use. Nothing in the TOS prevents this:

http://starbaseugc.com/wp-content/up.../guardian4.jpg

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