Since this website’s inception, Executive Producer Alec Peters has been the driving force for producing content and sharing information on Axanar Production’s projects (PRELUDE TO AXANAR and AXANAR) as well as on the on-going development of the soundstage we refer to as Ares Studio. While production of the AXANAR feature film remains suspended, Alec has continued to add more to his “to-do” list and has finally admitted (with a little coaxing from his friends) that he should give up a job or two as a result.
For the foreseeable future, I’ll be handling editorial duties on the Axanar Productions website – although Alec will continue to update his online diary, The Captain’s Log and Diana will keep adding news to our Fulfillment Blog when the need arises. As one of the PR Directors for Axanar Productions (I share that volunteer position with Morey Altman who lives in Israel), I have access to a lot of information and receive tons of questions from fans and reporters.
So many questions. We need a place for all the answers.
And that’s what we have here at axanarproductions.com – an online repository of information, images, video and audio that helps you learn more about the story of AXANAR and our efforts to deliver a high-quality fan film to you. What I write will be informed by the questions you ask, so please feel free to do so.
There are also a number of AXANAR backers and fans who have volunteered to research and write interesting articles about everything from Star Trek trivia to the history of fan films (and more). We’ll be posting and discussing those stories here as well.
But like all good referees/traffic cops/bloggers, I do insist we follow some simple rules:
- Keep it relevant. It’s okay to ask questions about AXANAR, PRELUDE TO AXANAR, what Axanar Productions has done and what we might do in the future.
- Have some fun. Geeky, Trek-related questions are always welcomed – but in all honesty, Alec and Rob are the two best ones to answer those questions, so please don’t be offended if I give you a link to their Facebook page (or something like that) so you can engage them yourself. I’m afraid I’m more of a marketing and PR-geek than a Trek-geek.
- Don’t get personal. Personal attacks, vulgarity, profanity, etc. are off limits and comments that include them will be edited.
- Facts matter. I’m big on accuracy. I’m also a huge skeptic. If you post a comment that makes broad generalizations or twists facts to support your argument, I’m likely to correct you – nicely at first, but if you persist, I’ll turn up the snark-o-meter and let you have it.
- Please don’t ramble. Long diatribes are tiring … at least, that’s what everyone who reads my stuff says. Please keep your posts to no more than 300 words. If you get too long, I may give your comment a haircut.
- This is your only warning. If you go too far (ref. #3 and #4), I reserve the right to delete your post (and I’ll email you to explain why).
- Be nice. In short, decency and decorum are expected. I use a simple “rule of thumb” when I write blog posts, comments on discussions, emails, etc. I ask myself if I’d be embarrassed to learn my mother had read what I’m about to post/send. If the answer is “yes” then it’s better to re-write than take that risk. I’m not saying we have your mom’s email address, but …
- I may not be through with the rules … yet. It all depends on the nature, volume and tone of the comments made to this site. If things get out of hand, I’ll add more rules. If we all get along – great.