Activision Sues Viacom for Screwing Up Star Trek

Apparently it’s not just us

Scifigod writes, Activision is now suing Viacom for breach of contract for “Lack of Support for ‘Star Trek’ Movie and Television Franchise and Failure to Cooperate With Activision”. Activision currently has several licensing deals for Video game production based on Star Trek and it’s companions.

Pulled from Yahoo Finance News, http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/030701/latu062a_1.html

I’ll just stand over here and smirk, contentedly.

9 replies on “Activision Sues Viacom for Screwing Up Star Trek”

  1. Radish03 says:

    Lemme get this straight…

    As a result of the breaches by Viacom, Activision has terminated the agreement and filed a complaint seeking to recover the damages it has suffered and will suffer as a result of Viacom’s failure to abide by its agreement…

    Is this “agreement” that Activision terminated the game liscensing agreement? Then that would mean that there will be no future Star Trek games from them, right? Pretty smooth that they do this right after Elite Force 2 hits shelves…

    • Damien says:

      Also explains…

      Pretty smooth that they do this right after Elite Force 2 hits shelves…

      That also would explain why they fired several employees the day after it went gold.

  2. y42 says:

    lol
    Sucks so much they are getting sued over it! Lovely.

    Sigh…I used to love ST.

  3. Alexius says:

    Wow…
    After Reading the Last Paragraph, I’m Thinking The Lawyers Need To Get Their Hands Out OF Everything.

    But Also, ti SOunds Less Like a good Lawsuit. Basically, They’re Not Pissed Because Viacom’s Releasing Crap, But Because They’re Not Releasing Enough, Crap Or Otherwise.

    That, And Using Using the Phrase ‘Exploiting’ Makes Me Cringe.

    • y42 says:

      Re: Wow…

      But Also, ti SOunds Less Like a good
      Lawsuit. Basically, They’re Not Pissed Because Viacom’s Releasing Crap,
      But Because They’re Not Releasing Enough, Crap Or Otherwise.

      The article also says “the remaining series suffers from weak
      ratings”…wich is a result of its crapiness.

      Basically, ST fandom is dying and they think Viacom is directly
      resposible. I tend to agree (keeping a certain Berman in controll is an
      actionable offense it seems…ain’t that nice to hear).

      Now the question is, will Viacom cut its losses and pull the plug, or will
      they come to their senses, fire (and possibly beat and whip) B&B, and
      find people willing to bring back the old trek goodness. They could be
      swimming in geek monnies, but they had to go for the lowest common
      denominator. Glad to see its bitig them in the ass.

  4. Daemonik says:

    What?!!!
    You mean they cancelled Enterprise: Elite Decon Gel Rubdowns??? Damnit! Damnit! Damnit!

    I was soooo looking forward to that game. Hoshi and T’Pol were going to be seriously contaminated and have to spend hours in decon rubbing gel on each oth…….

    If anyone needs me, I’ll be in my bunk.

  5. y42 says:

    Viacom responds!
    Viacom issued a public statement in
    response to a suit by game publisher Activision


    Viacom added that “Star Trek continues to enjoy widespread popularity
    and success throughout the world.”

    Yeah…right.

  6. TechnoGirl says:

    Rule #1
    NEVER read, watch or eat anything that get’s referred to as a "franchise".

    Think… "MacBook"…"MacMovie"…

    I’m tickled over the lawsuit though …. I know a place where they can find TONS of "expert witnesses" to testify gainst B&B’s utter incompetence.

  7. y42 says:

    Penny Arcade
    Those wacky geeks at Penny Arcade have
    a strip about the Viacom/Activision lawsuit.

    Some pretty funny/insightfull comments on the main page’s post and
    subsequent incoherant ramblings too.

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