Re: tv licencing
First, have a development company that is able to create your game lined up and ready to go once funding is in place (in other words, "be somebody who can actually make the game").
Then, call the owner of the TV show IP (on the telephone) and in your best businesslike manner, make your pitch.
You are right, you own nothing. You cannot copyright or patent or trademark your idea. But you can make it clear when you phone that you are sharing the idea for the purpose of working on it with the IP owner.
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