A photon torpedo to Star Trek fan films

CBS and Paramount released new guidelines on Star Trek fan films. It was aimed at Axanar, but this also cuts through Star Trek Continues. From Entertainment Weekly:

Among the 10 “guidelines for avoiding objections” are requirements that “fan productions must be less than 15 minutes for a single self-contained story, or no more than 2 segments, episodes or parts, not to exceed 30 minutes total,” and they must be fully amateur undertakings: None of the creators or actors can be compensated, and no one currently or formerly employed on an official Star Trek project can participate. The guidelines also state that fan productions “must be non-commercial,” with fundraising not to exceed $50,000.

This isn’t a huge shock, but it’s the end of something special. I look forward to these more than I do to what the studios are doing. I’ve previously posted here on the legal action.

It was fun while it lasted.


On a related note: Star Trek Continues had recently released another episode:

If you’re new to Star Trek Continues, start here.