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bait_switch [2019/02/16 23:45]
Carlos Pedraza [Patreon Progress]
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 <fs smaller>Axanar producer Alec Peters on the set of the Ares in the warehouse he's moving out of May 1.</fs> <fs x-small>//Image/Axanar YouTube channel//</fs> <fs smaller>Axanar producer Alec Peters on the set of the Ares in the warehouse he's moving out of May 1.</fs> <fs x-small>//Image/Axanar YouTube channel//</fs>
  
-<fs x-small>FEBRUARY 16, 2019<wrap indent> | </wrap><wrap indent> MIN READ</wrap></fs>+<fs x-small>FEBRUARY 16, 2019<wrap indent> | </wrap><wrap indent> MIN READ</wrap></fs>
  
 ====== Ares Studio Patreon a Bait-and-Switch? ====== ====== Ares Studio Patreon a Bait-and-Switch? ======
  
-**//New Video Spouts Outdated Pitch About Warehouse Peters is Actually Giving Up//**+**//New Video Spouts Outdated Pitch About the Warehouse Peters is Actually Giving Up//**
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 ===== Smaller warehouse ===== ===== Smaller warehouse =====
  
-Peters had informed his Reel Trek viewers on February 8 he was [[>yout>Fc0YAegYv_o?t=2699|giving up]] the 6,000 square foot warehouse featured in Friday's video in favor of a nearby facility about half the size, calling it "the right move … no matter how much money we make."+Peters had informed his //Reel Trek// viewers on February 8 he was [[yout>Fc0YAegYv_o?t=2699|giving up]] the 6,000 square foot warehouse featured in Friday's video in favor of a nearby facility about half the size, calling it "the right move … no matter how much money we make." 
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 +<WRAP>//**__<wrap em>Watch</wrap>__**//</WRAP> 
 +{{youtube>YJ6f__vu_0I?medium|Patreon Update}} 
 +<fs smaller>THE STUDIO featured in this Patreon update video isn't the one donors will be paying for.</fs> <fs x-small>//Video/Axanar Youtube channel//</fs> 
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 ==== Patrons in the Dark ==== ==== Patrons in the Dark ====
  
-That's not the news Peters delivered to patrons in the video a week later, however. His Reel Trek comment has not been officially posted anywhere, appearing only in **AxaMonitor**'s [[pokey_patreon|coverage]].+That's not the news Peters delivered to patrons in the video a week later, however. His //Reel Trek// comment has not been officially posted anywhere, appearing only in **AxaMonitor**'s [[pokey_patreon|coverage]].
  
 ===== Bottom Line ===== ===== Bottom Line =====
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-**PATREON STATUS** on February 15: 180 patrons (0 more than previous day) for $1,637 ($7 more than previous day). Growth is flattening. {{:axamonitor-ico.gif?nolink|}}+**PATREON STATUS** on February 15: 180 patrons (0 more than previous day) for $1,637 ($7 more than previous day). Growth is flattening.  
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 +[{{ :ares-studios.jpg?300|**THE ORIGINAL** Ares Studios in Valencia, Calif., was abandoned in 2017 after Alec Peters had used up all the money people had donated for producing the //Axanar// feature film.}}] 
 + 
 +===== Revisionist History of Ares Studios ===== 
 + 
 +While trying hard to raise enough money to support some kind of studio space in Georgia, Peters has been trying to rewrite history, claiming he never used Star Trek intellectual property to build an independent studio: 
 + 
 +"[[face>groups/axanarfansgroup/permalink/1186061251570037/?comment_id=1186342131541949&comment_tracking=%7B%22tn%22%3A%22R%22%7D&hc_location=ufi|Total bullshit]]," he says about the claim in the Axanar Fan Group on Facebook. 
 + 
 +==== A Different Tune ==== 
 + 
 +That's not what Star Trek fans heard from Peters during his [[axanar_kickstarter_details#the_infrastructure_kickstarter|2014 Kickstarter]], his January [[https://axanarproductions.com/ares-studios-launches/?fbclid=IwAR159vjquKJ4L-UgUy-R5c4CrdSFpRR9_v4ElSAN3WAnQXq-299tGWslxH8|2015 blog]] announcement, his [[annual_report#the_infrastructure_kickstarter|2015 Annual Report]] and his [[https://axanarproductions.com/mythbusters-debunking-three-misconceptions-about-axanar-productions/|2016 announcement]] the studio was being taken over by unnamed private investors. 
 + 
 +Hundreds of thousand of fans' dollars were raised by Peters under the banner of producing "the first fully-professional, [[https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/axanar#/|independent Star Trek film]]" that went directly into building the studio. 
 + 
 +==== The Bottom Line ==== 
 + 
 +Despite three-quarters of a million of fans' dollars poured into the now-abandoned studio,  not a frame of Axanar was ever filmed inside. [[industry_studios|Go deeper »]] {{:axamonitor-ico.gif?nolink|}}
  
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