Fan Films win! No, wait… maybe not.
In the wake of the ongoing jackassery that is the lawsuit against Alec Peters and his crowd-funded fan-film Star Trek: Axanar (see my previous coverage of that HERE, HERE, and HERE if you need to catch up), CBS and Paramount have recently released their “guidelines” for Star Trek fan films, in order to ensure that die-hard Trek fans were clear on what they could and couldn’t do without CBS and Paramount suing them into oblivion.
Many articles have already been published about the sheer lunacy of these guidelines, but here’s mine (“Guidelines” are in italics, my comments are in bold).
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The fan production 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, with no additional…
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