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 +<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 months. Seuss 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>​**DÉJÀ VU** all over again? An ambitious new Star Wars fan film makes an Axanar-like Kickstarter pitch, leading 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>​**FAMILIAR AXA-NAMES** are among the corporate officers and business partners of The Federal Coffee House outside Atlanta, including the creator of the ill-fated Axanar Coffee. How 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>​**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>​**LACK OF SUPPORT** Just as in Axanar’s failed 2017 Indiegogo campaign to save its beleaguered studio, a 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>​**AXACON LIVES** Axanar plans to piggyback its fan convention atop the non-Trek related SphinxCon in Atlanta in November 2018, scrambling 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>​**SKIN IN THE GAME** A reader wonders about the motivation behind **AxaMonitor**. Editor Carlos Pedraza answers the criticism, providing 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>​**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>**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>**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>​**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 a 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>​+<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 suitwarning him of possible legal action. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[the wrap|Read more »]] (Filed 3/​31/​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>​**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>**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>​+<wrap lo><​wrap ​em>TWO DOWN</wrap> Director Robert Meyer Burnett has resigned from the Axanar film, bringing 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>**NEW FAN EDIT** of //​Prelude ​to Axanar// has been released by a pseudonymous editor. The 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>**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><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>**NEW FAN EDIT** of //Prelude to Axanar// has been released by a pseudonymous editor. The first version was taken down by OWC Studios head Alec Peters, who is completely eliminated ​from the new editwhich 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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