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Judge Throws Out Axanar's Defense In Star Trek Copyright Case

A jury will now have a very simple task in front of it

If and when a jury finally sits down to decide a copyright infringement suit case against a so-called "independent" Star Trek fan-film - they'll have a very simple job. Are Star Trek: Axanar and other related shorts substantially similar to Star Trek itself? If the answer is yes, then CBS Studios and Paramount Pictures will score a complete victory after a federal judge rejected nearly all the defense offered by Axanar Productions and its principal Alec Peters. R. Gary Klausner issued his order Tuesday, but was finally made public Wednesday, popping in Star Trek Easter eggs ...
 | Jan-4-2017 | 
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Fuller: Trek TV Gossip Rated 'Pants On Fire'

Set before TNG? Nope. Anthology? Nope

Bryan Fuller won't share too many details of the new Star Trek series, reportedly saving them for San Diego Comic-Con next month. But what he can say is all that gossip originating from a blog with unverified and uncorroborated information? Totally not true. Fuller, the former "Star Trek: Voyager" writer who will serve as showrunner for the CBS All Access series, says reports that circulated over the spring that set his show after "Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country" and before "Star Trek: The Next Generation" is false. Also false? The fact that the new series would be an ...
 | Jun-25-2016 | 
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'Axanar' Script Leak Reveals Early Concept Of Trek Story

Sued production claims reporting is part of a 'personal vendetta'

Robert Meyer Burnett called it the "best Star Trek script ever," at least according to one of its credited writers, Alec Peters. No, we're not talking about the upcoming "Star Trek: Beyond" or the pilot episode of Star Trek: Series VI. Instead, Burnett was talking about the script for "Star Trek: Axanar," what the crew itself calls an "independent" fan-film in the Star Trek universe. And one that is currently part of a high-profile copyright infringement suit filed by Star Trek intellectual property owners CBS Corp. and Paramount Pictures. But what is "Axanar"? If you ask ...
 | Mar-3-2016 | 
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CBS All Access 'Future' Of Television

Les Moonves touts new Star Trek series at Cannes Lions

It took a while to convince him to pull the trigger, but once he did, Les Moonves said he was sold. The CBS chairman touted his company's CBS All Access streaming service, saying it and other "over-the-top" services are the future. And the new Star Trek series launching in January will pave the way for Moonves' app. "You will want to pay $5.99 to get Star Trek, and that will get the ball rolling," Moonves told a crowd at the Cannes Lions festival in France, according to the New York Post. "We want to offer you something you can't get anywhere else. What better way to ...
 | Jul-1-2016 | 
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About Those New Star Trek TV Rumors ...

Michael Hinman addresses why 1701News has chosen not to cover them, at this point

There has been a rumor report going around beginning Wednesday that talks about identifying the timeline for the next Star Trek series, currently planned for a January release on CBS All Access. According to this report, the show would take place after "Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered County" and before "Star Trek: The Next Generation" in the "prime" canon timeline, that's controlled primarily by CBS Corp. (the same company doing the series). The report further states that additional information was received that the next series would be an anthology series. At the prese ...
 | Apr-14-2016 | 
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Axanar Once Again Seeks To Dismiss Copyright Suit

Lawyer: Gen. Chang is no James Bond, or even a Batman

For anyone who remembers the "Star Trek: The Next Generation" episode "Cause and Effect," it looks like a district court in California is caught in its own temporal loop. Erin Ranahan, the pro bono attorney representing the "independent" Star Trek fan-film company Axanar Productions and its producer Alec Peters, has filed a second motion to dismiss the copyright infringement suit filed by CBS Corp. and Paramount Pictures last year. Much like her first motion to dismis ...
 | Mar-29-2016 | 
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You Won't Need Chekov To Pilot This Enterprise

Spin Master is set to release a new drone featuring the Enterprise-A

Have you ever watched "Star Trek: Into Darkness" and wondered if the Enterprise could indeed float through the air, and not be too top heavy for gravity? Of course they can do it. All you have to do is turn the saucer section into four propellers. And that's exactly what Canadian-based drone manufacturer Spin Master has done, creating what is most likely the first-ever drone in the shape of the USS Enterprise. Set for release later this year in time for the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, and retailing for about $125, the Enterprise drone has complete working lights, and eve ...
 | Feb-16-2016 | 
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NASA Credit Union Offering Star Trek Credit Cards

Will be released in September, and only available to members

Member of the NASA Federal Credit Union can not only explore space for real, but in fiction as well. The organization, which boasts more than 100,000 members across the country, says it's launching a series of Star Trek-themed credit cards. The cards, licensed by CBS Consumer Products, will feature four different designs. They include Starfleet Academy alumni, Starfleet Command, the United Federation of Planets and what the credit union is calling the "captain's card." The credit cards will be released next month, according to a release, and provide what the credit union ...
 | Aug-6-2015 | 
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Shatner Feud All About Publicity, Takei Says

The two original Trek actors haven't liked each other much over the years, and this probably won't help

George Takei is making the rounds with the New York press, promoting his new Broadway musical "Allegiance." The play, which was featured in Takei's recent documentary, sheds light on life in the Japanese-American internment camps Takei was forced to live in during World War II. Of course, some reporters — like those at The New York Times Magazine, can't help but ask Takei about his long-standing feud with original "Star Trek" series co-star William Shatner. And Takei can't help himself from answering. So with Shatner in his 80s, and Takei not far behind, why not ...
 | Jun-19-2015 | 
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Surviving Trek Castmates Share Nimoy Tributes

Walter Koenig, George Takei, Nichelle Nichols among those remembering colleague

There already have been tremendous losses in the Star Trek family before this weekend. DeForest Kelley was the first when he died in June 1999. James Doohan followed in July 2005. And, of course, Leonard Nimoy passed away Friday at the age of 83. But the surviving members of the original "Star Trek" cast took the time this weekend to share some words of remembrance of Nimoy, led by Walter Koenig — who played Chekov in the original series — writing a guest piece for Time. "The eulogies for Leonard will be affirmative, loving and respectful," Koenig said. "That's what ...
 | Mar-1-2015 | 
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