Captain Atkin wrote:
Can we make fan-films in the JJ universe? I don't know. But I do know that a BBS member was planning an animated fan-series set in the JJ universe, and he posted artwork of the characters and ship designs. He was contacted by someone at the studio and asked to set his fan-cartoon in the prime universe, so as not to ruffle any feathers with the movie guys. Now it is going to be set in the TNG time period.
Too, and a point which I think is very much worth remembering in this precise context, is that no stipulation from CBS/Paramount has ever been simultaneously or equally applicable from one fan film to another. New Voyages/Phase II
may have their marching orders, but that doesn't necessarily mean that CBS/Paramount would issue the same directives for, say Starship Exeter
, Project: Potemkin
, or Yorktown
Historically, it seems (to the best of my recollection anyway) that any contact with the studio has come with varied instructions and guidelines. Phase II
, really) was just the only one I remember going in to any explicit detail about.
Now, the majority understanding that I had been aware of until just recently was that CBS/Paramount had vetoed any fan films set in the JJ Abrams' film continuity. That information came to me from andriech's post
a while ago where she spelled out all theg guidelines New Voyages/Phase II
was (allegedly) given from Mallory at the studio. James Cawley has since debunked this particular point bringing us to where we are now.