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Judge Says No To Axanar Case Delay

CBS/Paramount will have to file dismissal motion response immediately

An agreement by both sides to give more time in the copyright infringement case against a proposed Star Trek fan-film was denied Friday. R. Gary Klausner denied a request by CBS Corp. and Paramount Pictures to extend a deadline responding to a motion from Axanar Productions Inc. and Alec Peters to dismiss the case. The studios requested the time because attorney David Grossman was involved in another unrelated trial he said would complicate the timeline in filing th ...
 | Feb-29-2016 | 
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Axanar Attorney Says Studios Have Targeted 'Biggest Fans'

Erin Ranahan admits fan-film script in re-write because of lawsuit

Has CBS Corp. and Paramount gone too far by suing a group planning to create an "independent" Star Trek film? Erin Ranahan thinks so. But then again, she's the Winston & Strawn attorney who is representing the defendants of that copyright infringement suit, Axanar Productions Inc. and Alec Peters. "It is unfortunate that to purportedly 'protect' the Star Trek franchise, CBS and Paramount have targeted some of its biggest fans with this lawsuit," Ranahan told Fox News ...
 | Feb-25-2016 | 
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Tony Todd Is Awesome, But Still Misunderstood

Latest rumors appear to be completely off base

I've received a few messages over the last couple days asking why we are covering everything there is to cover about Star Trek, but we're completely ignoring Tony Todd. In fact, one person asked why I hated Tony Todd. Really? I guess it's not unfair to ask me that. I mean, there are a couple people in Trekdom I really could live without. But Tony Todd is not one of them. I loved him as Worf's brother Kurn in "Star Trek: The Next Generation." I loved him as a much cooler adult Jake Sisko in "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine." I picked up "Candyman" on DVD to watch him there, even ...
 | Feb-25-2016 | 
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CBS/Paramount Ask For Short Delay In 'Axanar' Lawsuit

If judge agrees, hearing on defense motion to dismiss postponed to April 11

Two days after the attorney representing Axanar Productions Inc. and Alec Peters made her attempt to get the copyright infringement lawsuit against her client dismissed, the studios who levied the complaint in the first place have asked for a little more time. CBS Corp. and Paramount Pictures Inc. told Judge R. Gary Klausner that both sides have agreed to a two-week delay, providing extra time for the studios to respond to the technical allegations Axanar pro bono attorney Erin Ranahan ...
 | Feb-24-2016 | 
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A Quote Is A Quote Is A Quote Is A Quote

After high-profile interview, 'Axanar' head expresses quoter's remorse

When John Kirk approached me on the idea of doing an interview with Alec Peters, the man who was leading the "Axanar" Star Trek film production and the defendant in a copyright infringement suit, I was not keen on it. Not that every journalistic bone in my body didn't want to scoop competitors on an interview no one else had ... but because I knew that no matter how we handled it, Peters would go back to his isolated little social media world and spin anything he said as if Donald Trump was his mentor. But here's the thing: Quotes don't lie. And I put in safeguards to ensur ...
 | Feb-2-2016 | 
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Paramount, CBS Launch Lawsuit Against 'Axanar'

Star Trek fan film seen as a violation of intellectual property

Paramount Pictures and CBS have filed a lawsuit against the fan film “Axanar,” stating that the Star Trek production is a violation of their intellectual property. Financed by more than $1 million in crowdfunding on Kickstarter and Indiegogo, the independent feature film is spearhead by Alec Peters, who serves as a producer, writer and actor on the project. “Axanar,” which was preceded by the 2014 short film “Prelude to Axanar,” is designed to reflect a professional, studio-quality production. With the project steering into professional waters, however, Paramount and CBS ar ...
 | Dec-30-2015 | 
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J.G. Hertzler Captivated By 'Axanar'

EXCLUSIVE: Actor talks how project's quality, shared vision takes it to new level

“Everything that an actor could ask for …” That’s J.G. Hertzler’s opinion on his role in the upcoming fan-funded feature, “Star Trek: Axanar.” It’s a pretty cool statement to make, and it shows both the motivation behind this enterprise as well as its level of sophistication. “Axanar” has progressed fan projects to a level that veteran actors like Hertzler want to be a part of because of tailor-made roles, a chance to be part of a committed cast and staff, and the level of quality and shared vision this production offers. A fan only has to look at the incredible speci ...
 | Aug-18-2015 | 
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'Star Trek: Axanar' Kickstarter Exceeds Goal

Independent feature film wraps fundraising drive Aug. 24

"Prelude to Axanar," a 20-minute independent Star Trek film, has successfully launched a second Kickstarter campaign to fund a feature film spin-off, "Star Trek: Axanar." Having raised more than $300,000, the independent production is wrapping the first of several fundraising drives on Aug. 24. Upcoming drives are seeking a final goal of $650,000. Set 21 years before Capt. James T. Kirk's original five-year mission, the story spotlights Garth of Izar and the events leading up to the famous Battle of Axanar, which was teased during the "Star Trek" Season 3 episode "Whom God ...
 | Aug-18-2014 | 
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