CBS/Paramount sues to stop Axanar 2 - Electric Boogaloo-Fanboys gone WILD-too many hyphens

Discussion in 'Fan Productions' started by jespah, May 10, 2018.

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  1. BillJ

    BillJ History's Greatest Monster Premium Member

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    They don’t care about Axanar, as they don’t make TV series, CBS does. And while I don’t care for the All-Access stuff, “good” is in the eye of the beholder.

    A lot of people don’t consider ‘insert Trek series here’ “good”.
     
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  2. Nerys Myk

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    "Paramount" ( actually ViacomCBS) hasn't said boo about Axanar in a while. If they're "giving them enough rope" it could reach the moon by now. Do try and keep up. ;)
     
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  3. MikeH92467

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    I wonder if the apparent lack of interest in taking down Axanar comes from Viacom believing that there really isn't any threat of confusion with LFIM's project and their various franchises on the streaming service. Thinking further along those lines, Alec may be able to get away with perpetual fund-raising as long as he doesn't put out any product. At this point Viacom may feel that the only harm being done is to the wallets of the Axaheads. If I were in that position I might not be eager to spend my own money, to in essence save those donors from their own gullibility.
     
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  4. Matthew Raymond

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    You're overthinking it. He's just a big sci-fi dork. Probably would have done the same with the trailer, because I'm a sci-fi dork too.
     
  5. KennyB

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    As long as LFIM is only scraping by and not coming anywhere CLOSE to the numbers he crowdsourced before, I don't think they will do anything other than sending him a nastygram when he oversteps.
     
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  6. KennyB

    KennyB I have spoken............ Moderator

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    As a USAF vet, I have to wonder, if they are using the same uniform and ranks, why was there a need to be seperate? Maybe they could have been like the Marines/Navy relationship.

    Have you heard they are bickering about Axanar? Cause I don't think they really give AF.
     
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  7. jespah

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    Because this is 45 we're talking about, and he wants a legacy. Nemmind that you're right, and it didn't need to be separate, and the country doesn't exactly have the $$ for it right now, and we kinda have a few other things going on these days.
     
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  8. KennyB

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    How could I not see that Madam...........sigh.
     
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  9. trynda1701

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    Don't think it will be a legacy for 45. Isn't it just a rebranding?
     
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    What has Paramount done regarding Axanar? O_o
     
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  11. 137th Gebirg

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    Since the merger started, absolutely nothing as far as I’ve seen.
     
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  12. JD

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    Alec Peters' recent action might not break the rules of the settlement, but it seems to be getting pretty damn close to me.
     
  13. jespah

    jespah Rear Admiral Moderator

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    It is. Doesn't stop him from trying.

    And now - my apologies - I didn't want this thread to get political. Mea culpa, mea maxima culpa.
     
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    guys what is 45? we're not talking about handgun cartridges right?
     
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  16. 137th Gebirg

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    Donald Trump. 45th President of the U.S.
     
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  17. motorhead

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    ah yeah that guy. you know he was a playable character in "Pizza Connection"? that's kind of a restaurant management game from the 90s.
     
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  18. 137th Gebirg

    137th Gebirg Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    I did not know that - interesting!

    There is also a character not-so-subtly based on Trump in the Lukari campaign missions of Star Trek Online. He, of course, is a bombastic bad guy. Kentari Minister of Defense Pentaaro. The campaign was released in Q2 of 2017, right after the election/inauguration so, yeah, bit of projection going on there. :lol:
     
  19. fireproof78

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    I think he likes to push the line.
     
  20. GeorgeKirk

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    Agreed. How can Alec's product be confused with Viacom's when they're actually making things and he isn't? In the time since Prelude was finished, CBS has cranked out 2 seasons of Discovery (with a 3rd in post) one season of Picard, and has several new shows in various stages of preproduction. Alec's spent the last 6 years (or however long it's been) doing everything EXCEPT make a movie. From Viacom's perspective, spending additional money to go after this guy is probably like taking a flamethrower to the Hindenburg: what's the point?
     
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