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Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
« Reply #360 on: 22 May, 2022, 10:18:58 AM »
Mm. See also Dan Dare Corp, which is sitting on a bunch of stuff that will never see the light of day again. There’s also nothing to stop Oink creators licensing a strip to a publisher, but then they’d have to find a publisher that’s interested and the deal would have to be viable. I suspect a lot of people suddenly find their IP isn’t really worth that much in the cold light of day.

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Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
« Reply #361 on: 22 May, 2022, 10:54:41 AM »
How do the Dan Dare Corporation expect to make any money? Tossers!

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Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
« Reply #362 on: 22 May, 2022, 11:09:02 AM »
Well, from Dan Dare.

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Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
« Reply #363 on: 22 May, 2022, 11:53:28 AM »
Yeah because they're always releasing new Dan Dare stuff all the time.

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Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
« Reply #364 on: 23 May, 2022, 05:46:04 AM »
My guess is that the Dan Dare Corp (and some of the other IP owners who seem to just be sitting on material) refuse to accept a lot of (what seem to be reasonable) offers because if they did accept they'd be setting a price below what they've valued their IP at.

They'd rather bring in zero income and claim it's worth X million pounds than make at least some money but have to admit that they previously over-estimated the value. I'm assuming there's a tax advantage or similar involved somewhere along the line.

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Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
« Reply #365 on: 23 May, 2022, 09:37:28 AM »
My guess is that the Dan Dare Corp (and some of the other IP owners who seem to just be sitting on material) refuse to accept a lot of (what seem to be reasonable) offers because if they did accept they'd be setting a price below what they've valued their IP at.

They'd rather bring in zero income and claim it's worth X million pounds than make at least some money but have to admit that they previously over-estimated the value. I'm assuming there's a tax advantage or similar involved somewhere along the line.

if you look at the Companies House info on the rather grandly-titled Dan Dare Corporation, you see its only two personnel  have the same surname (husband and wife team, I'm guessing) and that the company address is a private residence in a very leafy part of Surrey.

There's little to no money actually moving through the company, and. yeah, the impression I get is someone just sitting on their IP in the fading hope it might be worth something again as a film or TV property.
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Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
« Reply #366 on: 23 May, 2022, 09:52:26 AM »
the company address is a private residence in a very leafy part of Surrey.

Fuck me, you need a few quid to live in that neighbourhood!
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Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
« Reply #367 on: 23 May, 2022, 10:02:10 AM »
the company address is a private residence in a very leafy part of Surrey.

Fuck me, you need a few quid to live in that neighbourhood!

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Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
« Reply #368 on: 23 May, 2022, 10:06:44 AM »
So Frank Hampson wanted to kill of Dan Dare he could have just handed it to DDC and the task would have been done
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Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
« Reply #369 on: 23 May, 2022, 03:11:44 PM »
There was a TV show in the early 2000s (CGI, so probably holds up as well as anything CGI around then holds up) and a film announcement a few years back that just kind of disappeared. Though it’s theoretically a big IP I’m honestly not sure it’s the world really cares that much about stiff upper lip British officers defending the space commonwealth anymore, and if you move too far from that it stops being Dare.

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Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
« Reply #370 on: 23 May, 2022, 04:42:53 PM »
There was a TV show in the early 2000s (CGI, so probably holds up as well as anything CGI around then holds up) and a film announcement a few years back that just kind of disappeared. Though it’s theoretically a big IP I’m honestly not sure it’s the world really cares that much about stiff upper lip British officers defending the space commonwealth anymore, and if you move too far from that it stops being Dare.
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Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
« Reply #371 on: 24 May, 2022, 10:32:48 AM »
I doubt there are many people under 40 who have a clue who Dan Dare is. Its telling that my first exposure to him was through a ZX Spectrum game, not a comic.

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Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
« Reply #372 on: 24 May, 2022, 10:43:30 AM »
I had the C64 version of the original Dan Dare. It’s a very different game from the other 8-bit versions, with a nicely comic book feel. I never did manage to finish the thing, mind.

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Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
« Reply #373 on: 24 May, 2022, 10:44:59 AM »
In reality if people do not know about your brand it will eventually disappear in obscurity. I do not see any new material related to DD so I can not see the brand surviving.
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Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
« Reply #374 on: 24 May, 2022, 10:47:16 AM »
we've had the garth ennis and pete milligan revivals, both of which were problematic in different ways.