In space, no one wants this guy, either.
Via The Wall Street Journal today: Entertainment lawyers routinely phrase contracts to include rights "throughout the universe," as protection against unpredicted advances in technology or invasion and colonization by extraterrestrial forces. For some reason, this strikes the WSJ as silly.
But don't let it be said that the paper didn't riff on the silliness to its utmost potential:
Lucasfilm Ltd., Star Wars creator George Lucas's entertainment company ... said the language is standard in Hollywood. "But, to be honest with you, we have had very few cases of people trying to exploit rights on other planets," says Lynne Hale, a Lucasfilm spokeswoman.
Yeah, that's what you say now, sister. But watch the skies. Watch the skies!
— Brian McDonough