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DVD Profiler Desktop and Mobile RegistrantStar ContributorGreyHulk
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I'm just auditing the 2017 Power Rangers film and the closing credits state -

BASED UPON 'POWER RANGERS' CREATED BY HAIM SABAN

The Rules clearly stated that 'Based on ____ By' should be Original Material By, but it also contains the phrase 'Created By' which the Rules state is not OMB.

So which should this be?
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Based on is based on, so OMB. But not knowing the specifics, it could also be OCB.
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Quoting iPatsa:
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Based on is based on, so OMB. But not knowing the specifics, it could also be OCB.


Created by is only for TV Series.
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I can't find the thread, but this has come up before with the Star Treks created after Gene Roddenberry died.  They all have the exact same credit: Based on Star Trek Created by Gene Roddenberry.

The answer then, and I believe the answer now, is that it is not OMB because there is no original material...it is not adapted from another work.

Haim Saban created the Power Rangers TV show.  This movie is based on that TV show, not adapted from it.  So, if he gets a credit, which I am not sure he does, it would be OCB because he created the characters.
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Quoting TheMadMartian:
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there is no original material...

Yes, there is. The original material in this case is 'Power Rangers', as created by Haim Saban. Note that this is not just based on the characters, but on the entire premise that Haim Saban created.

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it is not adapted from another work.

Yes, it is. Again, it's adapted from 'Power Rangers' - not just the characters, but the entire premise - as created by Haim Saban.

The correct answer - for DVD Profiler purposes, that is - remains "Original Material By".
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My understanding is that the "Created By" credit for a writer in an original TV series is:

- a writer who writes a format for the series (the setting, the theme or point of view, the general story line, the central running characters, the interplay among the characters, the style or attitude)

or
- a writer who receives "Story By" or "Written By" credit on the pilot episode of the series.

As T!M rightly pointed out, the "Created By" credit is more than just a "Original Characters By" credit, it is a credit for original writing material for a TV series.

So, when I see a "Based on a 'TV Series Name' Created By 'Joe Bloggs'", I interpret that to mean it was based on the original material written for the TV series by Joe Bloggs.
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I'm inclined to agree with Martian. To me, "adapted from" implies that it is based on the story (or part thereof). Obviously the premise is more than just the characters, but not enough for an OMB, in my opinion. So possibly OCB.

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Created by is only for TV Series.

That may have been the intent, but I can see nothing in the rules that says so. That said, I don't think it would be applicable here.
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