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Coming Soon: 'Lost: Hurley's Star Wars Script'

What would Paramount just dropping the Axanar lawsuit really mean?

I have a big announcement I want to share, and I've been so excited about it, I don't know how I've kept the lid on it for this long. But I have planned a huge crowdfunding campaign, beginning tomorrow, for "Lost: Hurley's Star Wars Script." If you remember back in Season 5 of "Lost," one of my favorite characters of the show, Hurley (played by Jorge Garcia) was thrown back into the 1970s with some of his other island castaways. And while there, he was actually trying to write a better Star Wars script than what Lucas would eventually do — working to make some corrections t ...
 | May-21-2016 | 
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Abrams: Axanar Lawsuit 'Going Away'

UPDATE: CBS confirms settlement talks, fan-film 'guidelines'

J.J. Abrams might not be pulling the director reins of the Star Trek movie franchise, but it seems his influence might be strong enough to convince at least Paramount Pictures to pull out of a copyright infringement lawsuit against an "independent" fan-film. "There was a fan movie, 'Axanar,' that was getting made," Abrams told fans during a "Star Trek: Beyond" event in Los Angeles Friday night. He was joined on stage by "Beyond" director Justin Lin, who Abrams said was "outraged by this" lawsuit "as a lifetime fan." "And we started talking about it that this was not an appr ...
 | May-20-2016 | 
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'Beyond' Trailer Coming In May, Says Studio Source

Rumor jives with recent 1701News column predicting the same thing

Just last weekend, 1701News publicly asked Paramount Pictures where the full trailer is for "Star Trek: Beyond," and then even speculated that it would most likely premiere the first week in May. And if a new rumor report from Collider is accurate, we may have been spot on. Collider writer Steve Weintraub said a Paramount source informed him that not only would the trailer drop in May, but that the studio is planning a special event in Los Angeles surrounding its release. It's one of t ...
 | Apr-13-2016 | 
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Lin: 'Beyond' Will Acknowledge Nimoy's Death

PLUS: Director says he took on a 'rescue mission' of 50th anniversary film

Leonard Nimoy pulled himself out of a semi-retirement to portray Spock for the first time in nearly two decades when he appeared in 2009's "Star Trek," and again four years later in "Star Trek: Into Darkness." So it's only fitting that Nimoy's passing last year finds its way into "Star Trek: Beyond," and director Justin Lin says he couldn't move forward without it. "It's something you'll see in the film," Lin told Film Journal International, according to TrekCore. "It obviously affected everybody because he's been a big part of our lives. There's an attempt to acknow ...
 | Apr-11-2016 | 
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Dude, Where's Our 'Star Trek: Beyond' Trailer?

Michael Hinman is predicting a May 6 full trailer premiere

If you're reading this the same day I published it, then it's April 8, 2016, and we're exactly 105 days away from the release of "Star Trek: Beyond." Star Trek fans, of course, know all about the July 22 date. But at least when it comes to the rest of the world, they may have already forgotten. That's because with "Beyond" set to premiere a little more than three months from now, all anyone has been given about the movie is a Beastie Boys-featured teaser trailer attached to "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," and really that's it. So I'm sure I'm not alone when I ask Paramo ...
 | Apr-8-2016 | 
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Axanar Director: We're Trying To Reach A Settlement

Robert Meyer Burnett wants studios to let them finish film, then take it for free

There seems to be little motivation from CBS Corp. and Paramount Pictures to settle its copyright infringement lawsuit against an "independent" Star Trek fan-film production, but the director in charge of that production thinks he has a win-win settlement. "Let us make the movie," Robert Meyer Burnett, the director of "Star Trek: Axanar," said "We will give it to you when we're done, and you can have it for free. And if you like it, you can put it on your streaming service." Burnett was a guest last week on the podcast "Blind Panels," a somewhat weekly show produced by Comi ...
 | Apr-2-2016 | 
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Star Trek Films With Biggest Box Office Bang

EXCLUSIVE: We compare all 12 movies, all in one place

Do Star Trek fans support the films just because they are Star Trek? Are more recent outings like "Star Trek: Into Darkness" and the upcoming "Star Trek: Beyond" getting a pass simply because they contain our favorite characters? That has been the question Trekkies have been asking for at least the past seven years since director J.J. Abrams released "Star Trek." We see the hundreds of millions of dollars that film and "Into Darkness" have generated, but is it above the past films, like "Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home"? Is it even on par? Finding the right comparison can be ...
 | Mar-29-2016 | 
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The Troll That Alec Peters Built

Guest columnist Sandy Greenberg talks about how Axanar case affects him

I think I was destined to love science-fiction. I was born while the Apollo 9 mission was in Earth orbit testing the lunar module. I like to think my first moments of life were listening to the live broadcast of it. When I came home from the hospital, my mum would nurse me while watching the last few episodes of the original “Star Trek.” It's mainly because of her I love sci-fi. Growing up, the only books in the house were by Asimov, Bova, Herbert and many more. One of my beliefs regarding science-fiction is that more is better, and I like nearly everything. From cl ...
 | Mar-16-2016 | 
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Boldly Going Nowhere Near ...

The 'Axanar' script and good Star Trek films

When I was asked to read the script he’d gotten for the controversial fan-film "Star Trek: Axanar" and write up my thoughts regarding the script, I was more than happy to oblige. I'd already expressed my doubts over the “professional” nature of the project’s production plan. Taking a look at the script and seeing how if it worked based on what I’ve learned about writing, directing, and producing, was definitely of interest. Besides, I just really wanted to know if the script ...
 | Mar-3-2016 | 
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Abrams, Lindelof Express 'Into Darkness' Regrets

Handling of Khan as film's villain draws scrutiny

With "Star Trek: Into Darkness" receiving a disappointing reception among some fans, director J.J. Abrams and screenwriter Damon Lindelof are admitting that their film's use of Khan as the surprise villain had some missteps. "Into Darkness" enjoyed box office success when it was released in 2013 and raked in more than $467 million worldwide, making it the highest-grossing entry in the franchise. The film follows the crew of the USS Enterprise as they confront an act of terrorism against Starfleet and face a notorious and deadly villain from Earth's past, Khan Noonien Singh (Be ...
 | Dec-2-2015 | 
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