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‘Come Not Between The Dragons’ Now Online From ‘Trek Continues’

See the full episode from the popular Star Trek fan-film series here

Fans who visited MegaCon in Orlando, Florida, this weekend had the first chance to see the newest episode from “Star Trek Continues” … and now the rest of the world can watch it online.”Come Not Between the Dragons” was written by James Kerwin, Vic Mignogna and Greg Dykstra based on a story from Dykstra. In the episode, which was directed by Julian Higgins, a troubled creature pierces the hull of the USS Enterprise. That pits the crew against a pursuer who threatens to tear all of them apart.This is Dykstra’s first on-screen writing cre …
 | May-28-2016 | 
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It’s Time For Fan-Films To Take A Stand

Whether you’re for or against, stop hiding and weigh in

I haven’t exactly been a dedicated follower of fan-films, but as someone who is passionate about Star Trek fandom, I would follow their progress occasionally, and give kudos when kudos were due. But since CBS Corp. and Paramount Pictures filed a massive copyright infringement suit against fan-film producers Axanar Productions and Alec Peters, I have learned far more about fan-films than I thought was even possible to absorb. And a lot of it is good — these are fans, after all, many times playing Star Trek with a YouTube audience. Even Vic Mignogna will admit his “Star Trek Con …
 | Apr-27-2016 | 
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Axanar Is Many Things, But Not Transparent

Fan-film producers owe its donors a full and complete financial audit

While Winston & Strawn attorney Erin Ranahan has media outlets — and, she hopes, a judge — jumping through hoops trying to compare Mr. Spock to Nosferatu, a much bigger question looms. A question that seems to get bigger and bigger as both sides rack up legal costs, and the thought of there being a fan-film called “Star Trek: Axanar” becomes more and more unrealistic. Where has all the money gone? Just before CBS Corp. and Paramount Pictures …
 | Apr-1-2016 | 
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Roddenberry Still Knows Little About New Trek Series

PLUS: Creator’s son talks fan-films, and lawsuits … kind of

Although it’s been a few weeks since Rod Roddenberry joined the team of the upcoming Star Trek: Series 6 as an executive producer, it seems the son of “Star Trek” creator Gene Roddenberry still knows little about the show Bryan Fuller is putting together. “I know very little about the direction,” Roddenberry told TrekZone’s Matt Miller. “I’ve had two meetings with Bryan Fuller. He brought the writers together, and h …
 | Mar-25-2016 | 
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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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What Does A Fan Film Need With $2 Million?

Robert Meyer Burnett is out of touch with how to marry filmmaking with fandom

A few nights ago when Robert Meyer Burnett messaged me out of the blue on social media, I wasn’t quite sure how to react. I mean, here is the man who so entertained me back in the late 1990s with “Free Enterprise,” a fun film that starred William Shatner as an alternate version of himself, and celebrating Star Trek fandom with the likes of Rafer Wiegel and a pre-“Will & Grace” Eric McCormack. Such a wonderful script written by Burnett and Mark A. Altman, and it was probably one of the first times I really felt like it was truly OK to be a Star Trek fan. So speaking out …
 | Feb-5-2016 | 
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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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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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1701News’ Living Story Archive Of Axanar Lawsuit

Need to start from the beginning? You can do it right here!

Reading 1701News coverage of the copyright infringement lawsuit CBS Corp. and Paramount Pictures have filed against Axanar Productions and its principal, Alec Peters, and wishing you could start from the beginning of the story? Well, this page is where you do it. Read all of our stories, from the beginning of the lawsuit right up to our latest story. This page will be continuously updated with new stories as they’re posted (look at the bottom for the latest, since we’re presenting this in chronological order). Also, we’re including some of our commentaries about the lawsuit, s …
 | May-15-2016 | 
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Private Donations Push Fan-Film To Goal

Crowdfunding falls short for ‘Continues,’ but show must go on

The campaign to raise $350,000 felt more like the unbeatable Kobayashi Maru, especially over the last few weeks. But leave it to Capt. Kirk — or at least his “Star Trek Continues” alter ego Vic Mignogna — to find a way to save the day. A crowdfunding effort to raise those hundreds of thousands of dollars ended Thursday, pulling in just under $200,000 — or 57 percent of its goal. Where fans expected this could put future episodes of the fan-film series in danger, Mignogna had surprising news: “Continues” met its goal through private donations outside of the IndieGoGo campaign. …
 | May-6-2016 | 
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