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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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CBS Reportedly Shuts Down Second Fan-Film

Fundraising for ‘Star Trek: Horizon’ sequel was to have started next week

Have Star Trek fan-films finally met their fate? With CBS Corp. and Paramount Pictures continuing its copyright infringement lawsuit against the fan-film “Star Trek: Axanar,” at least one of the studios has reportedly forced a second fan-film project to pull the plug. “Star Trek: Federation Rising,” the recently announced sequel to the fan-film “Star Trek: Horizon” released last February by Tommy Kraft, has been shut down before it could even get off the ground. “E …
 | Apr-21-2016 | 
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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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Axanar Trial Coming In May … 2017

Both sides of copyright infringement suit file joint report

Making plans for May is fun, especially with spring really coming into bloom in most parts of the world. But do you know what you’ll be doing May next year? Well, if the current court schedule holds up — and there isn’t a settlement — both sides of a copyright infringement lawsuit will be gearing up for two weeks of court. CBS Corp. and Paramount Pictures have filed a joint statement with the attorney representing Axanar Productions and Alec Peters outlining what a federal court can expect over the next 12 months. That includes the end of fact discovery in October, the end …
 | May-3-2016 | 
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Third Fan-Film Closes, This Time Voluntarily

Actor Joe Geragi closes shop on ‘Star Trek: Constellation’

It’s not one of the most prominent fan-films within the very limited Star Trek community, but it appears the tsunami of the Axanar copyright infringement lawsuit have taken out another production in its wake. Joe Geragi, a character actor and producer, has decided to shut down his project, “Star Trek: Constellation.” The fan project was designed to be a prequel to the original “Star Trek” episode “Doomsday Machine,” featuring Capt. Decker and what is a brand-new crew for his ship, the USS Constellation, at the Mirdani Space Station. “His life’s mission takes a drastic turn …
 | Apr-29-2016 | 
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Diary Of How CBS Halted Another Trek Fan Production

Tommy Kraft details what happened on ‘Federation Rising,’ and it might be a bit surprising

Anyone who talked to Tommy Kraft in February heard the same thing: He’s finishing and releasing his fan-film, “Star Trek: Horizon,” and then he’s done with Trek fan-films. Who could blame him? Kraft’s valentine to “Star Trek: Enterprise” was an arduous undertaken he did for less than $50,000, and some three years of his own blood, sweat and tears to get the film out. But since releasing “Horizon” on YouTube at the end of February, the fan-film has topped 1 million views. And those who watched it wanted t …
 | Apr-27-2016 | 
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Fan-Film Makes Last-Ditch Effort To Salvage Fundraising

‘Star Trek Continues’ publicly distances itself from embattled ‘Axanar’

With less than two weeks remaining, “Star Trek Continues” producer Vic Mignogna is doing everything he can to try and raise $350,000 for more episodes of his popular fan-film series — even climb to the peak of Vasquez Rocks. The 930-acre park, located about 45 miles north of Los Angeles, is a popular television and movie location setting, including episodes of the original “Star Trek,” and the Vulcan scenes from “Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.” Mignogna used the geological park as a setting fo …
 | Apr-24-2016 | 
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