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Comment Re:Cue (Score 5, Informative) 41

Gene Roddenberry saw this coming, and made sure the name was usable without a trademark issue. "...due to a clause in Gene Roddenberry's contracts with Desilu/Paramount dating back to the time of The Original Series. The clause specified that if any company could find a way to make one of the fictional devices actually work, then they would have the right to use the name."

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