As anyone who follows the Axanar situation knows, there is a lot of hate from a very small minority of fans who seem to have nothing better to do than spread lies and hate about Axanar. But also, a few Axanar fans have taken to expressing their displeasure with the new Star Trek movies in a way that is not positive or necessary. I implore all Axanar fans not be guilty of the kind of mindless hate that we sometimes see directed against Axanar. I have heard some of you sent messages to Aaron Harvey when he posted a positive review of Star Trek Beyond on trekmovie.com, expressing your displeasure. That was unnecessary.
Here are some thoughts:
1) There is room in the world for ALL types of Star Trek. If the new Star Trek is not your cup of tea, fine, move along and enjoy something else. (Watch Prelude again…it will make you smile).
2) Geek hate is just as ugly as any type of hate. You wasting time hating on something does not enhance your life. It diminishes it.
3) Aaron Harvey is one of our amazing art directors and doesn’t deserve getting emails if you don’t like his review. Wasting your time in that way is not only disappointing, but not a productive use of your time.
You notice how haters are never accomplished individuals? How they spend all day hating on Axanar or going on some other geek rant and not actually accomplishing anything? Yeah, you hating on the new Star Trek will not make your life better. Find something you love and put your energies there.
Love you all. And I want you all to be positive, productive fans who engage your passions to creating something great. Maybe it is a fan club or a blog, or a video, or organizing meet-ups with friends. But be a positive force in fandom, not a hater.
Thus endeth today’s sermon. Faith manages.