Fan Productions

Everything You Need to Know About the Current State of the Axanar Lawsuit

It has been one heck of a rollercoaster ride for those of us watching the ups and downs of the lawsuit filed by Paramount and CBS against Star Trek fan film Axanar. The huge amount of new information and new (or amended) court filings peppered with celebrity commentary has left a lot of the fans wondering – what’s the deal with the Axanar lawsuit anyways, and how should I feel about it?’s Carlos Pedraza catches us up on the latest facts in the Axanar saga, including where the suit currently stands legally, a move by Peters to sell Ares Studios, plus the latest reactions from Star Trek Beyond director Justin Lin and TNG’s Wil Wheaton.

Fan film Star Trek – Horizon takes the Enterprise-era out for an adventure

After a successful Kickstarter in 2014 (they more than doubled their $10,000 target by taking in $22,600), writer/director Tommy Kraft and his team have finally delivered a fan film that’s pretty darned good. Their backer community had been a bit worried with the delays (the original release date had been set for December of 2014), but it would seem the wait was well worth it.

[UPDATED] Star Trek Axanar Fan Film Sued by Paramount and CBS Over Copyright Infringement

A potentially multi-million dollar lawsuit, including a request for injunction, has been filed against the fan film Star Trek Axanar, its creator Alec Peters, and up to 20 others working on the production by Star Trek rights holders CBS and Paramount. [UPDATE]: Alec Peters has made an official statement in response to the lawsuit.

Star Trek Fan Film Wrap-Up: Farragut Finale Episode w/Stan Lee + Successful Renegades Kickstarter + Star Trek Continues New Engine Room and Global Accolade Awards

It seems like the golden era for Star Trek fan films, with more great content coming out now than ever before. This week, Starship Farragut began the Kickstarter campaign for their finale episode, “Homecoming”, Star Trek Renegades successfully completed their Kickstarter, earning $378,181 for episodes 2 & 3, and Star Trek Continues won four Global Accolade Awards – three for “Divided We Stand” and one for “The White Iris”.

Take A Stunning 3D Tour of the TOS Enterprise Sets With Star Trek Continues and Matterport Technology

Ever wanted to walk through the Enterprise NCC-1701 in all its glory, just as it was when William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy walked its halls in the 1960s? Well now, thanks to Matterport, an immersive 3D scanning technology, and Star Trek Continues, whose sets are near-perfect replicas (in design and layout) of the 1960s TOS DesiLu sets, you can!

Star Trek Live! Mudd’s Women Drag Show Entertains and Enlightens San Francisco Audiences This Month

Dressing in drag is old hat in the theater world. Back in the olden days when women were not allowed to be professional actors it was a utilitarian device. In modern times it’s often used for comedic effect. For me, however, drag is best when it doesn’t just entertain, but makes us reexamine the traditional roles of men and women. A new Star Trek drag show, now playing this month at the Oasis Bar in San Francisco, does just that.

Trekonderoga celebrates Star Trek this Labor Day weekend

Star Trek fans looking for an experience uniquely geared for them need look no further than what’s beaming in to Ticonderoga, New York, from September 4th – 6th. The new convention, Trekonderoga, will be celebrating all things Trek. In attendance will be an array of guests who were part of Star Trek both in front and behind the cameras. In addition to the more traditional celebrity aspect of a convention, they will also be hosting tours of actual sets, conducting make-up workshops, and special episode screenings with creators adding commentary along the way.

Rumor Control: CBS Not Pulling Fan Films From YouTube

Two days ago and just after its release, the latest episode of Star Trek Continues, “The White Iris” was pulled from YouTube with a message saying that it had been taken down due to a copyright claim by CBS. Rumors as to why this happened have spread like wildfire along with speculation about who was next and whether a big crack-down on fan productions was about to happen. We’re here to clear things up. CBS did not pull Star Trek Continues. Read on for details.

Star Trek: Phase II – “Mind Sifter”

A few weeks ago the Balboa theater in San Francisco hosted a screening of New Voyages’s episode Mind Sifter. With a number of their cast and crew in attendance for both a pre-screening meet and greet and a Q&A session with director Mark Edward Lewis, SFX Supervisor Pony Horton, and actors Jeff Bond (Dr. Leonard McCoy) and Becky Wood (Dr. Hamlin). As the audience filtered into the theater in the half hour or so leading up to the screening it became evident that people weren’t just locals to the Bay Area. Many people had come in from from 100 miles and more to see the episode on a big screen.

And the winners are: The Star Trek Independent Fan Film Awards

This weekend saw TrekTrax (newly redubbed Treklanta) host the very first Star Trek Independent Fan Film Awards and the results are in. It continues to be a great growth year with more amazing productions coming into the field and the existing group maturing and continuing to set the bar for the rest. Before we get to the winners, let’s take a moment to send a shout out to the full listing of the 2015 nominees: Star Trek Continues Project: Potemkin Star Trek: Rendezvous Star Trek Secret Voyage Starship Exeter Star Trek: Reliant Star Trek Natures Hunger Starship Valiant Star Trek: Prelude to Axanar Starship Farragut Star Trek New Voyages: Phase II

Star Trek Continues Reaches Goal to Build Engineering Set + 3 Days Left in Kirkstarter 2.0

Fan series Star Trek Continues has been fundraising over the past month in their second ever Kickstarter campaign in the hopes of raising enough to make new episodes and, if stretch goals are met, build new sets. This week the series announced they have reached their first stretch goal, with pledges totaling over $150,000, which will allow them to build Scotty’s engine room.

Star Trek Continues Launches Kirkstarter 2.0 To Fund New Episodes

After three critically acclaimed episodes (and one more just in the can), the award-winning webseries, Star Trek Continues, today launched their second Kickstarter, dubbed “Kirkstarter 2.0”, to help fund two (or maybe more) new episodes and possibly build some new sets if stretch goals are reached. After only 12 hours, they’ve already raised over $40K, well on their way to their $100K goal.