The Star Wars
fan films are never canonized. Star Trek
fan films should never be canonized. TPTB at Paramount/CBS should never get involved with fan films on any official level other then how they are now. TPTB should never host a contest. Fan Film contests, as an idea, are not that bad of one, as long as it is not taken seriously and a contest is just meant for fun with the winner mostly just getting bragging rights. Those who like fan films can see them and can have access to, theoretically, a wide range. Plus, it is a good way for fan film makers to network.