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'For The Love Of Spock' Trailer Debuts

Documentary from Adam Nimoy expects to debut this weekend

Just months after the passing of his father, Star Trek legend Leonard Nimoy, Adam Nimoy asked Vulcan fans if they wouldn't mind chipping in a little to a crowdfunding campaign that would let him work on a documentary he promised his father he would make.Fans did indeed help Nimoy, to the tune of more than $660,000, and now the fruit of that fundraising and production work by Nimoy has opened the door for the premiere of "For the Love of Spock."The documentary, narrated by the actor who currently plays Spock, Zachary Quinto, features inter ...
 | Apr-13-2016 | 
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Not Everyone Happy About New Trek On CBS All Access

EXCLUSIVE: One affiliate fears the network is jumping over them unfairly

CBS Corp. is excited about its new Star Trek series, which debuts in January. But at least one CBS affiliate isn't. "Star Trek is the hottest property CBS has. If they're bringing it back to TV, we should get a chance to share it," the source told 1701News. Because of their position with the affiliate, and contractual obligations between the affiliate and CBS, they asked that neither their name nor location is used. "CBS is jumping over the affiliates, and keeping all the glory on this one to themselves. It's like Disney or Lucasfilm or (whomever) jumping over the theaters an ...
 | Apr-6-2016 | 
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Original Trek Crew Sabotaged By 'Beyond'

Auralnauts mix the latest movie with classic 'Star Trek'

We already know what fans, and even Simon Pegg, thinks about the teaser trailer Paramount Pictures released last year of "Star Trek: Beyond." But what does the original "Star Trek" crew think about it?You know, the likes of William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley and James Doohan?The comedy music group Auralnauts took a gander, mixing the trailer with a classic episode of "Star Trek." And man, is it funny!Auralnauts, accordi ...
 | 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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Mignogna: 'Continues' Fan Series Leads By Example

Latest crowdfunding campaign will produce three episodes, and a lot of joy

As CBS Corp. and Paramount Pictures move forward on a copyright infringement lawsuit against one fan-film production, other amateur Star Trek producers are keeping one eye toward the courtroom, and another on their latest project. And that's no different for "Star Trek Continues" executive producer and star Vic Mignogna. When we say "amateur," of course, we don't mean anything about the people involved or the ...
 | Mar-11-2016 | 
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Whoopi Goldberg Making First Ever Trek Con Appearance

Oscar-winning actress heads to Las Vegas for Creation Entertainment event

What does it take to get Whoopi Goldberg to a Star Trek convention? How about a chance to celebrate the 50th anniversary in Las Vegas? That was enough for the comedian and actress, who has signed up for her first-ever convention at Creation Entertainment's Las Vegas Convention beginning Aug. 3. "Whoopi is beloved by Star Trek fans for her recurring role as Guinan in 'Star Trek: The Next Generation" and two Star Trek feature films," according to a bio published by Creation. "Appearing at her very first Star Trek convention, audiences worldwide have made Ms. Goldberg one of t ...
 | Mar-8-2016 | 
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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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'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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'Axanar' Must Stop Trying To Control The Conversation

There's passion, but then there's crossing a line

Last weekend, 1701News was provided what was claimed to be an early draft of the screenplay for "Star Trek: Axanar." "Axanar," in case you missed it, was an "independent" fan-film production that has raised more than $1.1 million in crowdfunding to create what was supposed to be a feature-length look into the backstory of the original "Star Trek" episode "Whom Gods Destroy." I wasn't quite sure what I wanted to do with the script. I skimmed through it, and to me, it really looked like something you should expect from a passionate fan. There's nothing wrong with having that ...
 | Mar-3-2016 | 
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'Axanar' Fan-Film Wants Copyright Infringement Suit Dismissed

Standard procedure for defendants in many civil cases, typically unsuccessful

The attorney representing Alec Peters and his "independent" Star Trek film company, Axanar Productions, is asking a judge to dismiss the copyright infringement case CBS Corp. and Paramount Pictures have filed against it. Erin Ranahan of Winston & Strawn, along wth attorneys Andrew Jick and Kelly Oki, filed the motion in response to the complaint Monday in the U.S. District Court's Central District of California. Ranahan and her team are looking to either dismiss the complaint outright, or at the very least remove some of the allegations in CBS/Paramount's original suit. That's ...
 | Feb-23-2016 | 
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