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Old 02-01-2008, 03:22 AM
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Originally Posted by ST Yellowshirt View Post
Star Trek (movies) are owned by Paramount while Star Trek (TV Shows) are owned by CBS. Even though they were both owned by Viacom, they are now 2 separate companies. The new Viacom which owns Paramount, MTV Networks & BET and CBS Corp which owns CBS, Showtime, CW, etc.

So right now there are no plans to merge the StarTrek.com site and the Star Trek Movie website into one as they are no longer related.
But what confuses me is how Star Trek as an entity can be tm and (c) by CBS Studios, yet also tm and (c) by Paramount Pictures when there is so much overlap between the two, especially in the TOS and TNG characters...is there some kind of sharing thing going on, or is, for example, for copyright purposes the character of Captain Kirk as seen in the tv episodes considered a separate character from Captain Kirk as seen in the movies and so on?

Even on the TWOK Enterprise that's out, it carries both a (c) for CBS and a (c) for Paramount...
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