Friday – Sunday, May 6-8th, 2016
Why have no other Star Trek Fan Films gotten a call from CBS? Why was it ONLY Star Trek: Horizon that got a call? This is a question NO ONE is asking (especially the opinion blogs that love attacking Axanar, which as I have pointed out, are only interested in attacking Axanar, not doing any real reporting).
Tommy Kraft claims that when Bill Burke from CBS called him he said “Other productions are getting calls”. But that hasn’t happened. Did Tommy mishear Bill? Did Bill Burke lie about other productions getting calls so Tommy would feel better? Why was Star Trek: Continues Indiegogo allowed to continue if CBS was going to be calling other productions?
No other production has gotten a call. So why not? Why has ONLY Horizon gotten a call from CBS? What does Horizon have in common with Axanar? Is it that Tommy Kraft worked on Axanar? Is CBS continuing its blacklisting of people associated with Axanar? Or is it that Star Trek: Horizon was a high quality MOVIE, just like Axanar.
Is Paramount, having a new Star Trek movie coming out this summer, concerned about competition? Are they worried their film won’t be favorably compared to a couple of high quality fan films? The Star Trek Beyond trailer was roundly panned by fans and critics when it appeared in December. (Although I happened to not feel anything negative about it as I don’t think trailers tell you anything). Reshoots had to be undertaken and even a new, last minute, cast member was added. Is Paramount so worried about its movie doing well, that they are afraid of a couple of fan films?
Someone needs to ask these questions. Because with Horizon being asked to stop, CBS has just blurred the lines between what they find acceptable and what they don’t even more.