Is CBS’ Fan Film Crackdown Hurting Star Trek Continues?


Is CBS’ recent crackdown on crowdfunded Star Trek fan films hurting the Indiegogo campaign of Star Trek Continues?

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CBS’ crackdown on crowdfunded Star Trek fan films started with Axanar, but has now grown to include at least two other productions.  It really does look like the era of Star Trek fan films might be sadly coming to an end.  Even fan films and series that haven’t been contacted by CBS may be feeling the effects of the Axanar lawsuit.

Earlier this week 1701 News reported that Star Trek Constellation was voluntarily calling it quits and now the very popular Star Trek Continues series has posted this on their Facebook page…

"Important incoming transmission from Vic Mignogna!“Fans keep asking if we are getting shut down. We want you to know that that we have not been asked to stop making the episodes you’ve come to enjoy so much. Don’t be afraid to contribute. Our campaign is near an end, but there is still time to make a difference. We have always been the best stewards of our fans’ generous donations and that will never change.”‪#‎Donate‬ ‪#‎STC‬ ‪#‎Fearless‬ ‪#‎Support‬"

A quick look at the Facebook page of Star Trek Continues shows that fans of the series are worried about CBS and Paramount stopping production.  Star Trek Continues is currently in the midst of a fundraising campaign and according to their Indiegogo page they are well short of their goal. Even though Star Trek Continues hasn’t been contacted by CBS it’s clear CBS’ actions towards other fan productions are having an effect on the mindset of fans.

Go check out Star Trek Continues Indiegogo campaign for yourself, they only have five days left!

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What do you think, is CBS having an effect on Star Trek Continues fundraising efforts? Let us know on Facebook or in the comments below.