Michael Hinman’s passionate article shows a side I haven’t really delved into too much, not being a fan film producer. The not-so-nice comments by Axanar’s Alec Peters I first read about in the excellent Newsweek article I expounded about at length last week are touched on here. And apparently there are also some concerns about how Axanar Productions has been spending its crowdfunded funds.
Alas, I fear this is getting into more into inside baseball (or perhaps inside Parrises squares, I’m not sure). Many of the articles I see are either from established media outlets (e.g. Hollywood Reporter, Newsweek) or pro-Axanar, so I found it important to mention this other perspective, especially as I had assumed all the fan productions were a coalition.
At the same time, trying to keep up with all the feelings and factions within the Star Trek fan community seems like going down a rabbit hole (see title above) where I don’t have anything at stake — at least not compared to fan producers.
I hope Star Trek fan films continue to flourish — and that CBS/Paramount finds a framework to allow it. I firmly believe both they and fans will profit by it.
I’m sure there’s a Rule of Acquisition in there somewhere.