Bethesda Trademarks Fallout for TV and Movies

Two trademarks filings spotted by Dwell On It show Bethesda Softworks has recently filed trademarks for Fallout covering use in television and movies, via Joystiq.

The trademarks, filed February 5 by the Fallout 3 developer and property owner, cover the Fallout name in relation to "Entertainment services in the nature of an on-going television program" and "motion picture films about a post-nuclear apocalyptic world."

Bethesda appears to be tying up the Fallout property's loose ends for grand future plans, including planning to pull the plug on Interplay's Fallout MMO.

Whether anything will come of these trademarks remains to be seen but the prospect of a Fallout movie is enticing--even if, given the track record of video game movies, it would end up set in 2009 New York City, where hero Pip Vaulta must disarm a dirty bomb.

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    April 17, 2009 6:09 PM

    I need something to fill the void that BSG has left me with :(

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      April 17, 2009 7:50 PM

      god, why did you have to remind me....3 weeks now and no BSG, very sad indeed.

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      April 18, 2009 10:20 PM

      Void indeed. That last episode felt so poorly cobbled together, and the ending dragged on like the sci-fi TV version of what Jackson did to the end of LOTR. I really wanted to watch the show, right up till the end. Then the feeling of "That's it? That's what it built up to?" was kinda... sad. Made the void even bigger. :-(

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        April 20, 2009 11:10 AM

        What did you want/expect? A frik'n parade down the newly rebuild Caprica streets?

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      April 19, 2009 1:04 AM

      Hmmm maybe they should do it. Slap a couple Vaultec emblems in the halls of Galactica and wahlah you got vault 69. j/k Seriously they do such great work I just think it would be in safe hands with them.

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