star trek: axanar

The Star Trek Axanar Lawsuit Is Not Over

Last month, Star Trek Beyond executive producer J.J. Abrams addressed the ongoing litigation between Paramount Pictures, CBS and Axanar Productions — the company behind the fan films Star Trek: Axanar and Prelude to Axanar — suggesting the legal proceedings would come to an end. "We started talking about and realized it was not an appropriate […]

J.J. Abrams Announces An End To The Star Trek: Axanar Lawsuit

During the Star Trek fan event at Paramount Pictures last night, executive producer J.J. Abrams addressed a question about the ongoing litigation Paramount and CBS are pursuing against the makers of the fan films Prelude to Axanar and Star Trek: Axanar. The case has led to interesting moments, like a brief claiming the Klingon language cannot […]

Paramount And CBS Clarify Copyrighted Elements In Axanar Lawsuit

Late last year, Paramount Pictures and CBS filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Axanar Productions, producers of the proposed Star Trek: Axanar fan film and its completed prequel short, Prelude to Axanar. Featuring several veterans of various official Star Trek projects and impressive special effects, the company earned over $1 million in its Kickstarter campaign. […]

Alec Peters' Statement On The Star Trek Axanar Lawsuit

Citing disappointment that he first learned of the suit via industry publications, Star Trek: Axanar co-writer and producer Alec Peters said in a statement obtained by Bleeding Cool that he hopes to discuss "solutions with all parties that can be mutually beneficial." Early today, The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that Paramount and CBS are suing Peters and […]

Paramount And CBS File A Lawsuit Against Star Trek Axanar

In the late 1960s and early 70s, Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry tolerated fan fiction and the Kirk/Spock "slash-zines." They circulated in such low numbers that they posed no threat to any of the trademarks or diluted the brand in any significant way. As William Shatner wrote in Star Trek Memories and Star Trek Movie […]