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How many think Krell and other manufacturers seen their future name on a DVD?


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#1 of 16 John*C

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Posted May 23 2004 - 10:45 AM

I now know where these new manufacturers or distributors are getting their names from, it's clearly heard or seen on the very clear DVD they watched. VCR didn't do it but IMHO DVD did! How many DVD(s)and names can you come up with since 1997 7 years ago, 3 years back into the 20th Century, or 4 years before the start of the new Millennium of 2001? Posted Image

BTW Morpheus of "The Matrix" had visions also looking at a steady streaming of ancient information in green on a black body back ground, man what a 'rush' for the first time newbie getting lost in the matrix. Come to think of it Morbius in DVD "Forbidden Planet" had the word Krell now we have Krell Industries. hmmm

#2 of 16 Peter Apruzzese

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Posted May 23 2004 - 11:05 AM

Forbidden Planet was a movie long before it was a "DVD", Krell Industries has been around a long time, since 1980, so the naming of their company had nothing to do with watching it on a DVD. They used to deny it was from the movie, but they finally gave in a few years later. Posted Image
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Posted May 23 2004 - 01:19 PM

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Krell Industries has been around a long time, since 1980, so the naming of their company had nothing to do with watching it on a DVD. They used to deny it was from the movie, but they finally gave in a few years later
Were they ever sued because of using the name? Posted Image
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#4 of 16 Peter Apruzzese

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Posted May 23 2004 - 01:38 PM

I don't think so. I do seem to remember they used to claim that their name was some sort of derivation on an Indian word meaning "great power" or something like that. Finally, some interviewer asked them flat out, "So you took the name from Forbidden Planet, right?" and the interviewee just laughed and admitted it. Posted Image
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#5 of 16 Rex Bachmann

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Posted May 23 2004 - 06:42 PM

Peter Apruzzese wrote (post #4):

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. . . . they used to claim that their name was some sort of derivation on an Indian word meaning "great power" or something like that.



Sanskrit ("Indian"?) kratu-?

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#6 of 16 John*C

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Posted May 24 2004 - 01:32 AM

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#7 of 16 Peter Apruzzese

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Posted May 24 2004 - 01:36 AM

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Sanskrit ("Indian"?) kratu-?
I have no idea if that's the word they were suggesting, Rex. I suspect they were simply making something up regarding the origin of the name and assuming people would never check on it. Posted Image
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#8 of 16 Jeff_HR

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Posted May 24 2004 - 06:10 AM

I would have sued them for using the name. Posted Image
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#9 of 16 John*C

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Posted May 24 2004 - 07:58 AM

Isn't sanscrit a type of writing used by the country India or was it from "Stargate", and Kratu sounds a typo for Michael Rennies character Klatu from "The Day the Earth Stood Still"?

#10 of 16 Jeff_HR

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Posted May 24 2004 - 09:01 AM

I think that Kratu being a typo for Michael Rennie's character Klaatu from "The Day the Earth Stood Still" is a bit of a stretch. Posted Image Posted Image
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#11 of 16 Mark Oates

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Posted May 24 2004 - 11:39 AM

You can't copyright a name. You can only register it as a trademark and then sue under "passing off" terms. It's only since Star Wars that character names have actively been registered as trademarks, giving rise to the annoying Luke Slywanker™ phenomenon.

Oh, and the Matrix trilogy is packed full of classical references as well as all that anime stuff. You've got to be pretty well read to get most of it, which is why most of the critics didn't follow the philosophical side of the dialogue.
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Posted May 24 2004 - 01:21 PM

In recent Krell product literature, Dan D'Agostino, founder and owner, states clearly that they take their name from "Forbidden Planet"

All about how the Krell were a superior race with amazing technology.

#13 of 16 John*C

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Posted May 24 2004 - 06:21 PM

Jeff_r I apologize for making a wild guess on Kratu being a typo for Klaatu. I tried to inject a little humor but your right and I am wrong.Posted Image


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Posted May 25 2004 - 01:50 AM

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#15 of 16 Jeff_HR

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Posted May 25 2004 - 02:13 AM

There is no need to apologize John. Posted Image
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#16 of 16 John*C

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Posted May 25 2004 - 09:23 AM

Jeff_HR I felt I had hurt you and we seem to be on the same threads, and I didn't want to ruffle your feathers.

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