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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>+<fs smaller>**AXACON ADVENTURES** In a November 112018, interview on Alpha Waves Radio, AxaMonitor editor Carlos Pedraza recounts his experiences trying ​to cover Axacon, Axanar’s fan convention, from which he was barred before invited to sit in on a trivia contest. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[axacon alpha waves|Read more »]] (Filed ​2/9/19)</fs>
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-<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 appealsHas the Axanar ​lawsuit affected donors'​ willingness ​to fund such efforts?  ​{{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} ​ [[shrouded destiny|Read more »]] (Filed ​7/8/18 )</wrap>+<fs smaller>**BETA TESTING** has begunfinally giving ​the troubled Ares Digital 3.0 a launch timeline. Axanar ​producer Alec Peters predicts launch by end of February. That timeline puts wheels in motion ​to begin to raise the $200,000 needed for the Axanar short films fans have been waiting years for. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[ares digital launch|Read more »]] (Filed ​2/11/19)</fs>
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-[[federal_coffeehouse|{{:axanar_coffee_tour.jpg?nolink|}}]] \\ +<fs smaller>**POKEY PATREON** In the face of his lagging Patreon, Axanar ​producer ​Alec Peters ​concedes giving up his current warehouse "is the right move," and is preparing for a move to a much smaller facility nearby ​to house Axanar and Ares Studios. ​{{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[pokey patreon|Read more »]] (Filed ​2/9/19)</fs>
-<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 ​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-pagefan-published ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ bookIn the wake of the Axanar lawsuitfans wonder if CBS will clamp down on this publishing project. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} ​ [[Shenzhou Kickstarter|Read more »]] (Filed ​7/7/18)</wrap>+<fs smaller>**DOUBLE DUTY** Axanar'​s future depends entirely on the troubled software platformAres DigitalIts version 3.0b is in public beta testingand producer Alec Peters says the software ​will have to manage delivering donor perks and raising money for //Axanar//. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[ares digital beta|Read more »]] (Filed ​2/8/19)</fs>
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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>+<fs smaller>**SOUND AND FURY** Bile, bluster and vulgarity on display on //Axanar: Confidential//​ results in a short-lived boost to Alec Peters’ flagging Patreon ​campaign, ​as new donors and pledges crawl to halt. Meanwhile, Peter is on track for losing his large "Ares Studios"​ warehouse in favor of fan-funded smaller warehouse nearby. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[sound fury|Read more »]] (Filed ​2/8/19)</fs>
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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 2018scrambling to get its unfinished bridge set ready in time. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} ​ [[sphinxcon|Read more »]] (Filed ​6/19/18)</wrap>+<fs smaller>**DENOUNCING DETRACTORS PAYS OFF** Axanar ​producer Alec Peters and blogger Jonathan Lane discover bashing "​irrelevant"​ critics sparks an uptick in their moribund effort ​to keep the warehouse they call Ares Studios. PlusAxanar'​s pricetag goes up even as the films' delivery moves further away. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[axanar confidential 3|Read more »]] (Filed ​2/5/19)</fs>
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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>+<fs smaller>**ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST** Axanar Public Relations Director Mike Bawden resigned weeks ago amid litigation threatened by producer Alec Peters against ​the film's former ​director, Robert Meyer Burnett. As is his habit, ​Peters ​chose to not disclose this latest departure of key personnel ​to donors. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[bawden resigns|Read more »]] (Filed ​2/2/19)</fs>
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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>+<fs smaller>**PATIENCE FOR PATCHES** In his latest Axanar Production Update, producer Alec Peters reveals there'​s still several hurdles to jump over before ​//​Axanar// ​can go into production; he won't be raising any money to make the short films until he first delivers Indiegogo contributors ​the patches they ordered four years ago. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} ​[[production update 3|Read more »]] (Filed ​1/31/19)</fs>
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-<wrap lo>​**CBS ​RELENTS**, allowing ​fan production ​//Temporal Anomaly// to be released in three parts later this year. The movie'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>+<fs smaller>​**CBS ​RELAXES GUIDELINES** After months of reworking following a brush with CBS over violating its fan film guidelinesBritish ​fan film //Temporal Anomaly// ​finally debuts, attracting notice for its 51-minute running time thanks ​to dispensation by Star Trek’owner. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[temporal anomaly|Read more »]] (Filed ​2/3/19)</fs>
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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 brokenOur story fact-checks that and other claimsalong with production news for Axanar Lite. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[axanar atlanta expo|Read more »]] (Filed ​3/5/18)</wrap>+<fs smaller>**GOOD NEWS/BAD NEWS** Jonathan Lane tries to buck up sullen Axanar supporters asked to donate to Alec Peters' Patreon ​to keep Ares Studios afloatMeanwhilethe campaign has slowed dramatically since it launched. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[patreon progress|Read more »]] (Filed ​1/28/19)</fs>
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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 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>**A GRIM CODA** to the story of Axanar's former California studio, abandoned 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 studio. That 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>**DOESN'​T ADD UP** Contradictions continue ​to crop up in Axanar ​producer ​Alec Peters' explanation for how Other World Computing came to end its sponsorship ​of the Georgia warehouse he's dubbed Ares Studios. The inconsistencies come amid a slowdown ​in pledges ​to the Patreon that Peters ​is counting on to keep his warehouse afloat. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[axanar confidential|Read more »]] (Filed ​1/27/19)</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>**PLANNING FOR THE WORST?** Just when did OWC pull out of supporting ​Alec Peters' ​Georgia studio? What'​s ​threatening ​the Ares Studios Patreon effort to raise $4,000 a month for the rent? And guess whose warehouse is already listed ​as available for lease? ​{{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[reel trek|Read more »]] (Filed ​1/21/19)</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>+**PATREON PLEA** Having lost his corporate sponsorship from Other World Computing, Axanar producer Alec Peters is making a $4,000 a month funding plea on Patreon to keep his Georgia warehouse afloat as he works to establish ​the facility as a working studio. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[ares patreon|Read more »]] (Filed 1/19/19)</fs>
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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 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>+<fs smaller>**CONTRADICTION** After a Star Trek writer ​was named as a potential link between the Tardigrades videogame on the Steam platform in 2015 and //​Discovery//​**AxaMonitor** has found records showing ​the writer wasn't a member of Steam at the time. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[tardigrades_third_complaint|Read more »]] (Filed 1/16/19)</fs>
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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 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>+<fs smaller>**FIRST HURDLE** Before ​the case can move forward, the federal judge in the copyright infringement case by Tardigrades developer Anas Abdin challenged his lawyers to come up with evidence that the creators ​of //Star Trek: Discovery// had ever seen his plans for the unpublished game. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[tardigrades_steam|Read more »]] (Filed ​1/8/19)</fs>
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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 ​em>​UPDATE</​wrap> **THIRD TIME'S THE CHARM?** Tardigrade lawyers signal they’re preparing to file a third amended legal complaint in the copyright lawsuit against ​//Star Trek: Discovery// after CBS attorneys sought to meet with the judge to lay out their grounds for dismissing the case. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[tardigrades_pre_motion|Read more »]] (Filed ​12/5/18)</fs>
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-<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>**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>+<fs smaller>**BATTLE ​OF THE BLOGGERS** Trekzone’s Matt Miller and Fan Film Factor’s Jonathan Lane square off in the first of three hour-long podcasts. We sum up and analyze their first debate on the impact ​and history of Axanar.  ​{{:axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[axanar_debate_1|Read more »]] (Filed 12/12/18) </fs>
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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 Peterswho 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>+<fs smaller>**SECOND DEBATE** focuses on AxaMonitor as the cause for Star Trek fans' riftPlusa defense of the Axanar lawsuit  ​{{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[axanar_debate_2|Read more »]] (Filed ​12/18/18)</fs>
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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 report the online seller appeared to have doctored a promotional image. The 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+<fs smaller>**FUNDAMENTAL FLAWS** in the Tardigrades copyright case against //Star Trek: Discovery// warrant dismissalargues ​CBS/Netflix attorney. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[breakdown_dismissal_letter|Read more »]]  (Filed ​12/5/18)</fs>
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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>+<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 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>​**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>+<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 outdespite offers to pay for an independent audit. Also, 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>**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>+<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 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>**NONPROFIT NO MORE** Axanar abandons its effort to become ​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>​+<wrap lo>**FANS SHUT DOWN** Why did CBS issue cease-and-desist letter to Stage 9a 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>**SECRET DOCUMENTS** Former chief technologist launches his controversial website, promising documents from Axanar'​s ​internal hard drivesrevealing information about the ill-fated project'​s ​financesunreported revenueinternal communication,​ visual effects and more. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[tinfoil fedora|Read more »]] (Filed 8/21/17)</​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 ​hostSphinxCon. MeanwhilePeters 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>**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>**ROCKY START** CBS has been sued by an indie videogame developer who alleges //Star Trek: Discovery// "​willfully and maliciously"​ stole key features of his videogameincluding a space-hopping tardigrade. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[tardigrade lawsuit|Read more »]]  (Filed 8/22/18)</​wrap>​
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-<wrap lo>**CAST A PALL** '​Prelude'​ actors cast doubt on Alec Peters' legal threats over blooper reelAnd 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>​+<wrap lo>**RED CARPET PREMIERE?** AxaMonitor fact-checks ​Alec Peters’ August 2018 production updateFans hoping to see the two short films comprising what’s left of Axanar ​may not have much longer to waitif 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>​**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>​ 
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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>​ 
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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 ​lawsuitThen the Internet reacted. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[script release|Read more »]] (Filed 6/28/17)</​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>**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>**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 appealsHas 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><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>**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>**PULLING UP STAKES** Axanar CEO Alec Peters announces he's moving operations to a new "​studio"​ near Atlanta, his former base of operations. Also, what does the move portend ​for its nonprofit goals and effort to secure ​federal tax exemption? {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[atlanta move|Read more »]] (Filed 4/​18/​17)</​wrap></​WRAP>​ +<wrap lo>**ASKING FOR TROUBLE?** Kickstarter campaign launches ​for a nearly 200-page, fan-published ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ bookIn the wake of the Axanar ​lawsuitfans 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>**VACATING THE PREMISES** Peters strikes a deal with his landlord, who's forgiving the rest of the lease so long as Axanar ​moves out of Industry Studios by the end of April. That 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>**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>**SOUND AND FURY** Axanar's crowdfunding initiative ​to save Industry Studios lacks a crowd. At the halfway mark in his Indiegogo campaignCEO 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>**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>**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 studio, we're publishing a 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>​ 
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-<wrap lo>​**EXPLORING AXANAR** AxaMonitor presents its analysis of Axanar'​s recent donor memo, financial 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>​ 
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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 financesAlso: 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>**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>**CORPORATE SECRETS** AxaMonitor has obtained documents revealing ​Axanar’s corporate 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>​+<wrap lo>**THIRTY DAYS OUT** //Axanar// was famously purported only a month out from production before the CBS/​Paramount copyright lawsuit hitThe 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>**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>**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>**WILL THE TAKEDOWN HOLD UP?** In the wake of its own copyright infringement troublesAxanar 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>​**THE ​STATE OF AXANAR** At a recent conOWC 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>**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>**LAWSUIT FOREWARNING** Though Axanar has pushed a narrative in which CBS and Paramount'​s copyright infringement lawsuit came as a complete surprisein 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>**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>**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>**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>​ +
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-<wrap lo>​**PUBLIC DONATIONS APPEAL REMOVED** Axanar removes its website'​s 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>​ +
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-<wrap lo>​**PUBLIC APPEAL FOR PRIVATE DONATIONS** Is Axanar'​s website publicly building a 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>​ +
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-<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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-<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+
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-<wrap lo>​**PETERS'​ INEXPERIENCE** as a film producer caused constant behind-the-scenes trouble in the development of //Axanar//, co-writer Bill Hunt said in a deposition submitted as evidence in the upcoming copyright infringement trial. {{:​axamonitor-ico.gif?​nolink|}} [[hunt peters|Read more »]] (Filed 1/​20/​17)</​wrap>​ +
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