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'Star Trek: Waypoint' Arrives In September

IDW celebrates 50th anniversary with new comic book series

IDW Publishing is exploring reaches of Star Trek that have never been reached in the franchise's 50 years with the "Star Trek: Waypoint" comic book series. Offered as a six-issue, bi-monthly anthology series containing a collection of short stories spanning all things Trek, IDW has been mum on what exactly the series will explore. That is except for two teasers: Uhura will lead a story from the original "Star Trek" era, while Geordi La Forge and Data will be be featured in a story from the "Star Trek: The Next Generation" era. And it all starts in September, the month that ...
 | Jun-23-2016 | 
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Trek Online Confirms AbramsVerse Crossover

New content will recognize new movies, creating an 'alternate' timeline

If you grew up looking for plastic Easter eggs on the holiday, you always hoped you found ones filled with candy, and not empty ones. Finding Easter eggs in games like Star Trek Online can be equally problematic — there's a non-player character in the massively multiplayer online roleplaying game wearing a uniform from the current movie universe. Does it mean something? Looks like we now have the answer — and this is an Easter egg filled with candy. Arc Games ...
 | Jun-21-2016 | 
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World Remembers Anton Yelchin

Condolences pour in from friends, colleagues, fans

He might not have had the name recognition as a Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto or even Zoe Saldana. But Anton Yelchin was someone who appeared to love performing — whether it was on screen or on the musical stage — and his impact was felt universally. Readers here best know Yelchin, who died early Sunday in an accident at home, as Pavel Chekov. But many more knew him for his work in independent films like "Odd Thomas" and "Charlie Bartlett," as well as films from popular franchises that may not have been so popular themselves, like "Terminator: Salvation." Outpouring of condol ...
 | Jun-20-2016 | 
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Spock Doc Gets Premiere Date, Distributor

Adam Nimoy's film about his father will debut in time for 50th anniversary

"For the Love of Spock" is coming to a theater — and video-on-demand service — near you. On Sept. 9. That's the day after the Star Trek franchise, which the late Leonard Nimoy was a part of from the very beginning, celebrates its 50th anniversary. And it will be the day fans everywhere will have their first real chance to see how Adam Nimoy honored his father, who died last year. Following a successful showing at the Tribeca Film Festival last month in Manhattan, Gravitas Ventures has bought the worldwide distribution rights to the film, according to ...
 | Jun-3-2016 | 
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Fan-Films: We Weren't Involved In 'Axanar' Guidelines

Very little support for Alec Peters' attempts at fan unity

CBS Corp. and Paramount Pictures are reportedly working on Star Trek fan-film guidelines that could change the world such hobby productions currently exist. And Alec Peters — who, along with his fan-film company Axanar Productions, are being sued by the two studios for copyright infringement — was not invited. So Peters thought he would put together a fan-film coalition of his own to draft guidelines. Except it now seems no one really showed up. Just days after Peters ...
 | May-31-2016 | 
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Will CBS Continue Axanar Lawsuit On Its Own?

Paramount might be willing to settle, but Star Trek has two owners

CBS Corp. and Paramount Pictures first went their separate ways at the end of 2005 — and they might be doing it again. Although "Star Trek: Beyond" producer J.J. Abrams insists the copyright infringement lawsuit the studios filed against an "independent" fan-film was "going away," it seems Abrams was really only able to speak on behalf of one of the plaintiffs. The other, CBS, is far from ready to settle. And a countersuit filed by Axanar Productions and its princip ...
 | May-26-2016 | 
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Quinto Ensures Nimoy's Spirit Thrives In 'Beyond'

Still not clear, however, if film will acknowledge actor's passing

Zachary Quinto knew the moment he signed up to play Spock in the rebooted Star Trek film franchise, he'd have big shoes to fill. But it didn't become fully apparent to him until he met the man who made Spock, well, Spock for nearly 50 years: Leonard Nimoy. More than a year after his passing, Quinto says he still misses the actor who quickly became a friend. And even started adopting some of Nimoy's on-set practices — like never conducting interviews while in the Spock character. "I would say my connection to the character is deeper now because of our relationship," Quinto t ...
 | May-25-2016 | 
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Axanar Countersues Paramount, CBS In Copyright Case

PLUS: Fan-film once again questions who actually owns copyrights to Star Trek

If Paramount and CBS are indeed in the process of settling its copyright infringement lawsuit against an "independent" fan-film, it will now have to settle two. That's because the attorney representing Axanar Productions and its principal, Alec Peters, have filed a countersuit against Paramount Pictures and CBS Corp., claiming that not only has the fan-film not violated any of the Star Trek copyrights, but that the studios should be barred from suing Axanar over it again in the future. "Plaintiffs have not and will not suffer any market harm as a result of the creation and ...
 | May-24-2016 | 
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Fan-Film Producers Finally Speak Out On Axanar Lawsuit

Tommy Kraft, James Cawley, Christian Gossett among those sharing tough love

Shocking observers, fans — and according to at least four different sources, the studios themselves — "Star Trek: Beyond" producer J.J. Abrams publicly inserted himself into a copyright infringement lawsuit Friday night declaring his support for the fan-film being sued. However, in an effort to defend fan-films, Abrams might have actually riled up many of those very fan-film communities not attached to "Star Trek: Axanar." "There was a fan movie, 'Axanar,' that was getting made ...
 | May-22-2016 | 
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Be Careful What You Wish For ...

Settlement talks always are good, but what does it mean?

When I stepped out of my semi-retirement from news reporting at the beginning of the year, believe it or not, it had nothing to do with the fan-film "Star Trek: Axanar." If anyone looked at how many fan-film stories on this site, or even our sister site Airlock Alpha, you likely would never see my name. That's because outside of making some friends through the fan-film community, I myself was never much of a consumer of fan-films, or even really fan-fiction. Not that I didn't support them, but I also don't read comic boo ...
 | May-21-2016 | 
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