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-<wrap lo>**LAWSUIT FOREWARNING** Though Axanar has pushed a narrative in which CBS and Paramount'​s ​copyright ​infringement ​lawsuit ​came as a complete surprise, in fact producer Alec Peters had met with CBS officials, and CBS issued ​public statement, four months before ​the suit warning him of possible legal action. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[the wrap|Read more »]] (Filed ​3/​31/​18)</​wrap>+<fs smaller>**DESTROYING DISCOVERY**: The latest on the Tardigrades ​copyright lawsuit ​against ​CBS and Netflix. The game developer suing over //Star Trek: Discovery// wants all the profits and every copy destroyed, and a federal judge approves a 30-day extension for the networks to respond to the suit. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[tardigrade october|Read more »]] (Filed ​10/​31/​18)</​fs>
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-<wrap lo>**A GRIM CODA** to the story of Axanar'​s former California studioabandoned after OWC Studios head [[Alec Peters]] ran out of donors'​ money: His former landlord died unexpectedly in January, after he had tried for months ​to find a buyer or tenant ​for the empty studioThat threw into confusion assurances ​Peters ​had given donors ​about future use of the facility. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[luh studios|Read more »]] (Filed 2/6/18)</wrap>+<fs smaller>**OPEN RECORDS CLOSED TO CRITICS** Responding ​to continued calls for accountability, OWC Studios head Alec Peters ​says only Axanar supporters get to examine the ill-fated fan film’s financial records as part of Axacon — but only for two hours. Meanwhile, critics will continue to be shut out, despite offers ​to pay for an independent auditAlso, read the advice ​Peters ​has gotten ​about how to silence critics. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[axacon_records|Read more »]] (Updated 10/30/18) </fs>
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-<wrap lo>**AWARDS FACTORIES** OWC Studios head Alec Peters ​lambasted other filmmakers ​for touting their movies'​ awards but **AxaMonitor**'​s analysis of the 47 awards Peters has boasted about for years shows as many as 42 percent ​of the "​festivals"​ that conferred honors on //Prelude to Axanar// appeared to be in the business of selling awards {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[prelude_awards|Read more »]] (Filed ​2/5/18)</wrap>+<fs smaller>**ANOTHER LAWSUIT** OWC Studios head and Axanar producer ​Alec Peters ​is being sued for defamation by a Las Vegas prop dealer after he threatened legal action over the disputed sale of the Enterprise-E model. The suit seeks at least $15,​000 ​in damages after Peters allegedly threatened ​the company for a commission he says he's owed. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[hero prop suit|Read more »]] (Filed ​10/11/18)</fs>
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-<wrap lo>**io9 GOT IT WRONG** The pop culture website'​s 10-year retrospective got most things about the Axanar/Star Trek copyright lawsuit wrong. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[i09_wrong|Read more »]] (Filed ​1/18/​18)</​wrap>​+<wrap lo>**FANS SHUT DOWN** Why did CBS issue a cease-and-desist letter to Stage 9, a fan-produced re-creation of the Enterprise D from //Star Trek: The Next Generation//?​ A guest analysis by Treksphere offers possible answers, as well as an explanation from the project'​s leader, Rob Bryan. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[stage 9|Read more »]] (Filed ​9/29/​18)</​wrap>​
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-<wrap lo>**BIGGEST STORIES** What are AxaMonitor'​s ​top Axanar stories from 2017? A year after the copyright infringement lawsuit was settledAxanar was still making newsWe count down the past year'​s ​Top 10 stories. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[2017_top_10 ​|Read more »]] (Filed 1/1/​18)</​wrap>​+<wrap lo>**TICKETS SLASHED** Faced with Axanar fans' ticket price complaints, sluggish sales and thousands of dollars in losses, OWC Studios head Alec Peters announced a 40-percent cut in Axacon'​s ​cost of entry in November, ​the brunt of which hurts proceeds intended for the event'​s hostSphinxConMeanwhile, Peters can't commit to whether ​the bridge set he'​s ​spending thousands more to complete in time for the con will even appear in Axanar Lite. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[axacon schedule|Read more »]] (Updated 9/26/​18)</​wrap>​
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-<wrap lo>**ROSY PICTURE** OWC Studios head Alec Peters sent donors an update describing healthy progress toward making the Axanar short films allowed under the CBS-Paramount lawsuit settlement, gliding over the production’s personnel ​and financial obstacles. A fact-check ​of Peters’ claims shows otherwise. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[december donor update|Read more »]] (Filed ​12/13/17)</​wrap>​+<wrap lo>**ROCKY START** CBS has been sued by an indie videogame developer who alleges //Star Trek: Discovery// "​willfully ​and maliciously"​ stole key features ​of his videogame, including a space-hopping tardigrade. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[tardigrade lawsuit|Read more »]]  (Filed ​8/22/18)</​wrap>​
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-<wrap lo>**PATTERN OF DECEIT?** Bill Hunt (right), co-writer ​of the never-to-be-produced //Axanar// feature went public with his resignation in November right after its director did, but he actually left the project in July — news Alec Peters kept from donors. It's something Peters did before ​with actor Tony Todd's departure. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[hunt resigns|Read more »]] (Filed ​11/3/17)</​wrap>​+<wrap lo>**RED CARPET PREMIERE?** AxaMonitor fact-checks Alec Peters’ August 2018 production update. Fans hoping to see the two short films comprising what’s left of Axanar may not have much longer ​to wait, if Peters'​ Comic-Con 2019 target is to be believed: But his proposed shooting schedule comes with a number of caveats. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[august 2018 update|Read more »]] (Filed ​8/21/18)</wrap
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-<wrap lo>​**REVERSAL OF FORTUNE** A federal judge refused to dismiss the copyright and trademark infringement case by the Doctor Seuss estate against Star Trek writer and Axanar advocate David Gerrold and his partners for their so-called Seuss-Trek mashup. ​ <wrap lo>​[[https://​www.hollywoodreporter.com/​thr-esq/​lawsuit-mashup-star-trek-dr-seuss-gets-past-alpha-quadrant-1065929|Read at the Hollywood Reporter »]]</​wrap>​ (Filed 12/​8/​17)</​wrap>​ 
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-<wrap lo>**NEW FAN EDIT** of //​Prelude ​to Axanar// ​has been released by a pseudonymous editorThe first version was taken down by OWC Studios head Alec Peters, who is completely eliminated from the new edit, which also features new visual  ​and sound effects. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[prelude redux 2|Read more »]] (Filed ​11/3/17)</​wrap>​+<wrap lo><​wrap lo em>​UPDATED</​wrap> **A STEEP HILL** Progress in the $25,000 GoFundMe campaign ​to raise money for legal expenses in the Dr. Seuss-Star Trek copyright and trademark suit has slowed significantly in its two monthsSeuss Enterprises ​is suing ComicMix ​and Trek writer/​Axanar supporter David Gerrold. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[seuss gofundme|Read more »]] (Filed ​6/22/18)</​wrap>​
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-<wrap lo><wrap em>TWO DOWN</​wrap>​ Director Robert Meyer Burnett has resigned from the Axanar ​filmbringing ​to an end another chapter ​in the beleaguered project, leaving it apparently rudderless. ​{{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[burnett_resigns|Read more »]] (Filed ​11/2/17)</​wrap>​+<wrap lo>**DÉJÀ VU** all over again? An ambitious new Star Wars fan film makes an Axanar-like Kickstarter pitchleading some fans to see disturbing parallels, including how the two projects eschewed the Fan Film label in their crowdfunding appeals. Has the Axanar lawsuit affected donors'​ willingness to fund such efforts?  ​{{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} ​ [[shrouded destiny|Read more »]] (Filed ​7/8/18 )</​wrap>​
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-<wrap lo>**MERCHANDISE PULLED** Axanar merchandise,​ including ​the Prelude to Axanar soundtrack ​and a variety ​of patchessuddenly went ‘Out ​of Stock’ after a report ​the online seller appeared to have doctored a promotional imageThe Author, Author! website scrubbed nearly every reference ​to Axanar from its product catalog. ​{{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[soundtrack pulled|Read more »]] (Filed ​11/02/17)</​wrap> ​+<wrap lo>**FAMILIAR AXA-NAMES** are among the corporate officers ​and business partners ​of The Federal Coffee House outside Atlantaincluding the creator ​of the ill-fated Axanar CoffeeHow might OWC Studios head Alec Peters be connected ​to this new company? ​{{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} ​ [[federal coffeehouse|Read more »]] (Filed ​7/8/18 )</​wrap>​
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-<wrap lo>**HUNDREDS ABANDON** Facebook ​fan groups controlled by OWC Studios head Alec Peters after he posts unsupported and possibly defamatory allegations ​of stalking and sexual harassment by an Axanar critic. The accusations came a day after **AxaMonitor**'​s story about Axanar ​merchandise sales. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[defamation_backfire|Read more »]] (Filed ​10/31/17)</​wrap>​+<wrap lo>**ASKING FOR TROUBLE?** Kickstarter campaign launches for a nearly 200-page, ​fan-published ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ book. In the wake of the Axanar ​lawsuit, fans wonder if CBS will clamp down on this publishing project. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} ​ [[Shenzhou Kickstarter|Read more »]] (Filed ​7/7/18)</​wrap>​
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-<wrap lo>​**AXANAR MERCH FOR SALE** With the potential for hundreds of thousands of dollars in revenue, an Alabama-based bookseller is selling merchandise she claims Alec Peters gave her for free — merchandise manufactured using money donors meant for production of the //Axanar// feature. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[author_author|Read more »]] (Filed 10/​27/​17)</​wrap>​ 
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-<wrap lo>**AXANAR-BACKED FUNDRAISER RAISES QUESTIONS** A last-ditch campaign backed by Axanar ​to save a Canadian Star Trek museum successfully concludes amid questions about the CBS-licensed museum’s connections ​to Axanarsaddled with its own troubling crowdfunding and financial management past. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[trekcetera museum|Read more »]] (Filed ​10/4/17)</​wrap>​+<wrap lo>**LACK OF SUPPORT** Just as in Axanar’s ​failed 2017 Indiegogo campaign ​to save its beleaguered studioa poll of its staunchest fans reveals little desire for a monthly subscription to pay for Axanar Lite’s production. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} ​ [[facebook group|Read more »]] (Filed ​6/21/18)</​wrap>​
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-<wrap lo>**ACTOR'​S IMAGE USED TO MOVE MERCH** Star Trek actor Tony Toddwho left //Axanar// citing problems with its financial accountability and repeated production delays, complained about a Dragon*Con fan table selling merchandise using his image that could only have come from Alec Peters. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[todd dragoncon|Read more »]] (Filed ​9/2/17)</​wrap>​+<wrap lo>**AXACON LIVES** Axanar plans to piggyback its fan convention atop the non-Trek related SphinxCon in Atlanta in November 2018scrambling to get its unfinished bridge set ready in time. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} ​ [[sphinxcon|Read more »]] (Filed ​6/19/18)</​wrap>​
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-<wrap lo>**NONPROFIT NO MORE** Axanar abandons its effort to become a charitable organization, and its spokesman admits it could "take years" before supporters ever see the promised two, 15-minute ​Axanar ​episodes permitted by the lawsuit settlement. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[nonprofit_abandoned|Read more »]] (Filed ​9/1/17)</​wrap>​+<wrap lo>**SKIN IN THE GAME** A reader wonders about the motivation behind **AxaMonitor**. Editor Carlos Pedraza answers the criticismproviding an overview of Axanar'​s lack of accountability ​and its treatment of now-former supporters who questioned OWC Studios head Alec Peters'​ narrative justifying why $1.7 million later //Axanar// has yet to be made. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[harsh criticism|Read more »]] (Filed ​5/2/18)</​wrap>​
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-<wrap lo>**SECRET DOCUMENTS** Former chief technologist launches his controversial website, promising documents from Axanar'​s internal hard drives, revealing information about the ill-fated project'​s finances, unreported revenue, internal communication,​ visual effects ​and more{{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} ​[[tinfoil fedora|Read more »]] (Filed ​8/21/17)</​wrap>​+<wrap lo>**THIRTY DAYS OUT** //Axanar// was famously purported only a month out from production before the CBS/​Paramount copyright lawsuit hit. The dubiousness of the claim was first recorded in OWC Studios head Alec Peters' ​infamous interview with the TrekZone Spotlight two years ago. Watch this two-year retrospective by **AxaMonitor** ​and TrekZone. [[yout>​8mieVx5VgUI|Watch now »]] (Filed ​4/27/18)</​wrap>​
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-<wrap lo>**FAN FILM ACADEMY** CBS grants New Voyages'​ James Cawley a license to operate a training school for people to make Star Trek fan films on his Original Series setsan unprecedented move that broadens legitimate usage by fans of Star Trek'​s ​copyrighted property. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[fanfilm_academy|Read more »]] (Filed ​8/5/17)</​wrap>​+<wrap lo>**CBS RELENTS**, allowing fan production //Temporal Anomaly// to be released in three parts later this year. The movie'​s ​original trailer had at least four instances where producer Samuel Cockings failed to follow CBS' fan film guidelines. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[temporal anomaly|Read more »]] (Filed ​3/31/18)</​wrap>​
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-<wrap lo>**CAST A PALL** '​Prelude'​ actors cast doubt on Alec Peters' legal threats over blooper reel. And Peters may have lost actor Gary Graham, who reportedly said he now wants to "stay well clear" of Axanar ​after it threatened ​the credibility of his career. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[prelude actors bloopers|Read more »]] (Filed ​7/20/17)</​wrap>​+<wrap lo>**THE STATE OF AXANAR** At a recent con, OWC Studios head Alec Peters ​stated //​Prelude ​to Axanar// proved ​the Hollywood model is broken. Our story fact-checks that and other claims, along with production news for Axanar Lite. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[axanar atlanta expo|Read more »]] (Filed ​3/5/18)</​wrap>​
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-<wrap lo>**BLOOPERS LEGAL THREATS** Axanar producer Alec Peters ​threatens ​to have //Prelude// actors take legal action ​over a former staffer'​s planned release of a blooper reel aimed at Peters'​ amateur acting. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[blooper threat|Read more »]] (Filed ​7/20/17)</​wrap>​+<wrap lo>**LAWSUIT FOREWARNING** Though ​Axanar ​has pushed a narrative in which CBS and Paramount'​s copyright infringement lawsuit came as a complete surprise, in fact producer Alec Peters ​had met with CBS officials just prior to CBS' public statement, issued four months before the suit, warning him of possible ​legal action. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[the wrap|Read more »]] (Filed ​3/31/18)</​wrap>​
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-<wrap lo>**DAILY CRITIQUE** In this exclusive ​**AxaMonitor** ​interview, meet pseudonymous blogger Kate Stark, who'​s ​behind ​the insightful scene-by-scene critiques ​of the leaked ​//​Axanar// ​script at "​Axanar:​ The Sporkings." ​{{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[axanar sporking|Read more »]] (Filed ​7/8/17)</​wrap>​+<wrap lo>**AWARDS FACTORIES** OWC Studios head Alec Peters lambasted other filmmakers for touting their movies'​ awards but **AxaMonitor**'​s ​analysis of the 47 awards Peters has boasted about for years shows as many as 42 percent ​of the "​festivals"​ that conferred honors on //Prelude to Axanar// ​appeared to be in the business of selling awards {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[prelude_awards|Read more »]] (Filed ​2/5/18)</​wrap>​
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-<wrap lo>**AXANAR SCRIPT LEAKED** After producer Alec Peters attacked him on Facebook, Axanar'​s ​former chief technologist retaliated by posting a copy of the script that led to the copyright lawsuit. Then the Internet reacted. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[script release|Read more »]] (Filed ​6/28/17)</​wrap>​+<wrap lo>**io9 GOT IT WRONG** The pop culture website'​s ​10-year retrospective got most things about the Axanar/Star Trek copyright lawsuit ​wrong. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[i09_wrong|Read more »]] (Filed ​1/18/18)</​wrap>​
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-<wrap lo>**WIN SOME, LOSE SOME** Axanar ​creative consultant David Gerrold scores some points in the trademark and copyright infringement ​case brought by the DrSeuss estate. [[https://​www.inc.com/​erik-sherman/​dr-seuss-company-sues-authors-over-seuss-star-trek.html|Read more at Inc. »]] (Filed ​7/4/17)</​wrap>​+<wrap lo>**BIGGEST STORIES** What are AxaMonitor'​s top Axanar ​stories from 2017? A year after the copyright infringement ​lawsuit was settled, Axanar was still making news. We count down the past year's Top 10 stories{{:axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[2017_top_10 ​|Read more »]] (Filed ​1/1/18)</​wrap>​
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-<wrap lo><wrap em>​CORRECTION</​wrap>​ AxaMonitor corrects its report on the location of Axanar's new headquartersas CEO Alec Peters prepared to leave the unused California studio into which he had poured three-quarters ​of a million dollars of fans' money. **ALSO**: An [[correction_editorial|editorial]] about being fooled by Peters' falsehoods. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[new studio|Read more »]] (Filed ​4/26/​17)</​wrap>​+<wrap lo>**ROSY PICTURE** OWC Studios head Alec Peters sent donors an update describing healthy progress toward making ​the Axanar ​short films allowed under the CBS-Paramount lawsuit settlementgliding over the production’s personnel and financial obstacles. A fact-check of Peters’ claims shows otherwise. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[december donor update|Read more »]] (Filed ​12/13/​17)</​wrap>​
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-<wrap lo>**PULLING UP STAKES** Axanar ​CEO Alec Peters ​announces he'​s ​moving operations to a new "​studio"​ near Atlanta, his former base of operationsAlso, what does the move portend for its nonprofit goals and effort to secure a federal tax exemption? ​{{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[atlanta move|Read more »]] (Filed ​4/18/​17)</​wrap></​WRAP>​+<wrap lo>**PATTERN OF DECEIT?** Bill Hunt (right), co-writer of the never-to-be-produced //Axanar// feature went public with his resignation in November right after its director did, but he actually left the project in July — news Alec Peters ​kept from donors. It'​s ​something Peters did before with actor Tony Todd's departure. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[hunt resigns|Read more »]] (Filed ​11/3/​17)</​wrap>​ 
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-<wrap lo>**UNDISCLOSED POLL** results are used by Axanar ​CEO Alec Peters to justify diverting Indiegogo funds to new purposeslike moving Star Trek sets and setting up shop somewhere else after losing ​the costly studio fans' money had built but had never been used. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[moving survey|Read more »]] (Filed ​4/17/​17)</​wrap>​+<wrap lo><wrap em>TWO DOWN</​wrap>​ Director Robert Meyer Burnett has resigned from the Axanar ​filmbringing to an end another chapter in the beleaguered project, leaving it apparently rudderless. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[burnett_resigns|Read more »]] (Filed ​11/2/​17)</​wrap>​
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-<wrap lo>**INDIEGONEGONE?​** Axanar's frustrating search for space to store its sets runs into burnt bridges with fan producersAnd having lost his studio, ​Peters ​polls donorshoping to divert ​the Indiegogo funds he raised to keep the studio to fund his relocation. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[starbase sets|Read more »]] (Filed ​4/12/​17)</​wrap>​+<wrap lo>**NEW FAN EDIT** of //Prelude to Axanar// has been released by a pseudonymous editorThe first version was taken down by OWC Studios head Alec Peters, ​who is completely eliminated from the new edit, which also features new visual ​ and sound effects. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[prelude redux 2|Read more »]] (Filed ​11/3/​17)</​wrap>​
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-<wrap lo>**VACATING THE PREMISES** Peters strikes a deal with his landlordwho's forgiving ​the rest of the lease so long as Axanar ​moves out of Industry Studios by the end of AprilThat hasn't stopped Peters from continuing ​to collect money from his foundering Indiegogo campaign despite the loss of the studio that was its centerpiece. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[studio move|Read more »]] (Filed ​4/9/​17)</​wrap>​+<wrap lo>**MERCHANDISE PULLED** Axanar merchandiseincluding ​the Prelude to Axanar ​soundtrack and a variety ​of patches, suddenly went ‘Out ​of Stock’ after a report the online seller appeared to have doctored a promotional imageThe Author, Author! website scrubbed nearly every reference ​to Axanar ​from its product catalog. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[soundtrack pulled|Read more »]] (Filed ​11/02/​17)</​wrap> ​
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-<wrap lo>**SOUND AND FURY** Axanar'​s crowdfunding initiative to save Industry ​Studios ​lacks a crowd. At the halfway mark in his Indiegogo campaign, CEO Alec Peters' ​lackluster promotional efforts have kept former supporters away {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[indiegogo halt|Read more »]] (Filed ​4/4/​17)</​wrap>​+<wrap lo>**HUNDREDS ABANDON** Facebook fan groups controlled by OWC Studios ​head Alec Peters ​after he posts unsupported and possibly defamatory allegations of stalking and sexual harassment by an Axanar critic. The accusations came a day after **AxaMonitor**'s story about Axanar merchandise sales. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[defamation_backfire|Read more »]] (Filed ​10/31/​17)</​wrap>​
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-<wrap lo>**A WEE COMIC** For the duration of Axanar'​s attempt on Indiegogo to get Star Trek fans to continue to pay for the operations of its beleaguered studiowe're publishing ​daily webcomic trying to offer an incisive look at the effort, which needs $200,000 to begin to put the soundstage on a sound financial track[[https://​axamonitorcomic.wordpress.com|Read more »]] (Filed ​3/26/​17)</​wrap>​+[[todd_dragoncon|{{:todd-dragoncon.jpg?​nolink|}}]] \\ 
 +<wrap lo>**ACTOR'​S IMAGE USED TO MOVE MERCH** Star Trek actor Tony Todd, who left //Axanar// citing problems with its financial accountability and repeated production delayscomplained about Dragon*Con fan table selling merchandise using his image that could only have come from Alec Peters{{:axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[todd dragoncon|Read more »]] (Filed ​9/2/​17)</​wrap
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-<wrap lo>**EXPLORING AXANAR** AxaMonitor presents its analysis of Axanar's recent donor memofinancial report ​and new Indiegogo campaign in the form of a kids' book"Think of the Children."​ A Starfleet cadet and his commanding officer go on an adventure to learn about Axanar. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[think children|Read more »]] (Updated 3/22/​17)</​wrap>​+[[nonprofit_abandoned|{{:tony-christian-prelude-bts.jpg?​nolink|}}]] \\ 
 +<wrap lo>**NONPROFIT NO MORE** Axanar ​abandons its effort to become a charitable organization, and its spokesman admits it could "take years" before supporters ever see the promised two15-minute Axanar episodes permitted by the lawsuit settlement. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[nonprofit_abandoned|Read more »]] (Filed 9/1/​17)</​wrap
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-<wrap lo>**NO MORE KICKSTARTER** ​ After Axanar'​s delayed Kickstarter pitch video leaked, producer Alec Peters announced a last-minute switch to Indiegogo for a 30-day campaign to pay for its' studio rent. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[kickstarter pitch|Read more »]] (Updated 3/​17/​17)</​wrap>​ 
  
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-<wrap lo>**UNSOUND STAGE** A close look at the long-delayed and thin so-called independent report on Axanar's finances. Also: What's behind the delayed crowdfunding launch ​on behalf ​of Axanar'​s ​soundstage — which turns out to not even be soundproofed. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[studio-financials|Read more »]] (Filed ​3/9/​17)</​wrap>​+<wrap lo>**FAN FILM ACADEMY** CBS grants New Voyages' ​James Cawley a license to operate a training school for people to make Star Trek fan films on his Original Series sets, an unprecedented move that broadens legitimate usage by fans of Star Trek'​s ​copyrighted property. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[fanfilm_academy|Read more »]] (Filed ​8/5/​17)</​wrap>​
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-<wrap lo>**CORPORATE SECRETS** AxaMonitor has obtained documents revealing Axanar’s corporate structureexposing its surrogates’ false statements and facts previously obfuscated by its spokesman. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[statement-information|Read more »]] (Filed ​3/6/​17)</​wrap>​+<wrap lo>**CAST A PALL** '​Prelude'​ actors cast doubt on Alec Peters'​ legal threats over blooper reel. And Peters may have lost actor Gary Grahamwho reportedly said he now wants to "stay well clear" of Axanar after it threatened the credibility of his career. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[prelude actors bloopers|Read more »]] (Filed ​7/20/​17)</​wrap>​
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-<wrap lo>**ACCOUNTING FOR AXANAR** On the eve of the release of Axanar'​s ​long-delayed so-called financial review, insider accounts shine a spotlight on a growing number ​of questions about producer Alec Peters'​ management and financial practices. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[financial concerns|Read more »]] (Filed ​3/6/​17)</​wrap>​+<wrap lo>**DAILY CRITIQUE** In this exclusive **AxaMonitor** interview, meet pseudonymous blogger Kate Stark, who'​s ​behind the insightful scene-by-scene critiques ​of the leaked //Axanar// script at "​Axanar:​ The Sporkings." ​{{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[axanar sporking|Read more »]] (Filed ​7/8/​17)</​wrap>​
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-<wrap lo>**WILL THE TAKEDOWN HOLD UP?** In the wake of its own copyright infringement troubles, Axanar ​ironically claims copyright protection against ​the fan edit of //​Prelude ​to Axanar//An AxaMonitor analysis of the YouTube takedown of //Prelude: Redux//. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[takedown analysis|Read more »]] (Filed ​2/18/​17)</​wrap>​+<wrap lo>**AXANAR SCRIPT LEAKED** After producer Alec Peters attacked him on Facebook, Axanar's former chief technologist retaliated by posting a copy of the script that led to the copyright lawsuitThen the Internet reacted. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[script release|Read more »]] (Filed ​6/28/​17)</​wrap>​
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-<wrap lo>**PETERS ASSERTS COPYRIGHT AGAINST FAN EDIT** In an ironic turn, Alec Peters ​issued a takedown against a pseudonymous fan-edit of //Prelude to Axanar// that cut his appearance as Garth of Izar. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[prelude fan edit|Read more »]] (Filed ​2/15/​17)</​wrap>​+<wrap lo><wrap em>​CORRECTION</​wrap>​ AxaMonitor corrects its report on the location of Axanar'​s new headquartersas CEO Alec Peters ​prepared to leave the unused California studio into which he had poured three-quarters ​of a million dollars ​of fans' money. **ALSO**: An [[correction_editorial|editorial]] about being fooled by Peters'​ falsehoods. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[new studio|Read more »]] (Filed ​4/26/​17)</​wrap>​
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-<wrap lo>**MEET THE EDITOR** who recut //Prelude to Axanar//, shaving off four minutes and eliminating controversial producer ​Alec Peters. ​Learn what's behind ​the fan edit. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[fan edit interview|Read more »]] (Filed ​2/15/​17)</​wrap>​ +<wrap lo>**PULLING UP STAKES** Axanar ​CEO Alec Peters ​announces he's moving operations to a new "​studio"​ near Atlanta, his former base of operationsAlso, what does the move portend for its nonprofit goals and effort to secure a federal tax exemption? ​{{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[atlanta move|Read more »]] (Filed ​4/18/​17)</​wrap></​WRAP>​
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-<wrap lo>**FROM THERE TO HERE** TrekZone’s Matthew Miller ​and AxaMonitor editor Carlos Pedraza team up in a three-part podcast to examine the past, present and future of fan films in the wake of the settlement ​of Axanar'​s ​copyright infringement lawsuit. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[trekzone history|Read more »]] (Filed ​2/11/​17)</​wrap>​+<wrap lo>**UNSOUND STAGE** A close look at the long-delayed ​and thin so-called independent report on Axanar'​s finances. Also: What's behind ​the delayed crowdfunding launch on behalf ​of Axanar'​s ​soundstage — which turns out to not even be soundproofed. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[studio-financials|Read more »]] (Filed ​3/9/​17)</​wrap>​
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-<wrap lo>**PUBLIC DONATIONS APPEAL REMOVED** Axanar ​removes its website'​donation link and language portraying it as a nonprofit—just a cosmetic change? ​{{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[plea removed|Read more »]] (Filed ​2/​6/​17)</​wrap>​+<wrap lo>**CORPORATE SECRETS** AxaMonitor has obtained documents revealing ​Axanarcorporate structure, exposing its surrogates’ false statements ​and facts previously obfuscated by its spokesman. ​{{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[statement-information|Read more »]] (Filed ​3/​6/​17)</​wrap>​
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-<wrap lo>**PUBLIC APPEAL ​FOR PRIVATE DONATIONS** Is Axanar'​s ​website publicly building ​private email list as an end run around fundraising prohibited by the terms of its lawsuit settlement? Also, Alec Peters ​named a new financial ​reviewer who may have a conflict of interest. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[bailey committee|Read more »]] (Filed ​1/28/​17)</​wrap>​+<wrap lo>**ACCOUNTING ​FOR AXANAR** On the eve of the release of Axanar'​s ​long-delayed so-called financial review, insider accounts shine spotlight on a growing number ​of questions about producer ​Alec Peters' management and financial ​practices. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[financial concerns|Read more »]] (Filed ​3/6/​17)</​wrap>​
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-<wrap lo>**SETTLEMENT AFTERMATH** Many loose threads remain in the aftermath ​of the settlement ​of Axanar's copyright lawsuit, including whether producer Alec Peters admitted he ran afoul of copyright law and if its director would stay on. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[settlement aftermath|Read more »]] (Filed ​1/26/​17)</​wrap>​+<wrap lo>**WILL THE TAKEDOWN HOLD UP?** In the wake of its own copyright infringement troubles, Axanar ironically claims copyright protection against ​the fan edit of //Prelude to Axanar//. An AxaMonitor analysis ​of the YouTube takedown of //Prelude: Redux//. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[takedown analysis|Read more »]] (Filed ​2/18/​17)</​wrap>​
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-<wrap lo>**AXANAR SETTLES** After an eleventh-hour flurry ​of negotiations with its January 31 trial looming, producer Alec Peters ​came to an accord with CBS and Paramount that ends the year-long copyright battle. Something like //Axanar// will be allowed but under CBS' restrictive fan film guidelines. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[axanar settles|Read more »]] (Filed 1/20/​17)</​wrap>​+<wrap lo>**SETTLEMENT AFTERMATH** Many loose threads remain in the aftermath ​of the settlement of Axanar'​s copyright lawsuitincluding whether ​producer Alec Peters ​admitted he ran afoul of copyright law and if its director would stay on. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[settlement aftermath|Read more »]] (Filed 1/26/​17)</​wrap>​
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