Listen to JONATHAN’s radio interview discussing the AXANAR LAWSUIT!

Last Saturday, your sometimes-humble blogger, Jonathan Lane, appeared live on the SHANE PLAYS geek talk radio show to discuss the AXANAR lawsuit and surprising last-minute legal settlement.  Since then, folks who weren’t able to listen when it first  aired have asked me when and how they can listen to the entire broadcast online.

Wonder no more!

The recording was just posted to  iTunesGoogle Play Music and Stitcher.

There’s also a direct MP3 download:

The Axanar discussion begins at 15:50 point.

6 thoughts on “Listen to JONATHAN’s radio interview discussing the AXANAR LAWSUIT!”

  1. Hey, Jonathan, I just listened to your interview on Shane Plays — it was too short!! I’m one of those people who love your in-depth analysis of the lawsuit as well as the comprehensive articles on fan films that you do for your blog so listening to such an abbreviated interview just made me wanting more. Looking forward to your interview with Alec.

    1. Well, when I do longer interviews, Dennis, they never make it to the Internet!!! 😉

      (That’s a bit of an inside joke between Dennis and me, folks.)

  2. Nice podcast. Love the ASCII-vision art. I dunno what made me think of it, but what constitutes a series of two episodes? according to the Guidelines.

    Star Trek and Star Trek the Next Generation were separate series, but co-joined by the cross-over character of Admiral Leonard ‘Bones’ McCoy.

    Star Trek the Next Generation and Deep Space Nine were separate series, but co-joined by Miles O’Brien, with cross-over guest stars later.

    Voyager mostly imposed guest stars, but Mister Barclay was clearly a connector to both Deep Space Nine and Star Trek the Next Generation, although Mister Paris (almost) was Ensign Wesley Crushers roommate, Nicholas LaCarno, and his backstory seemed to reflect that.

    Where I am going here is – if Axanar introduces its own characters, are they prevented from showing up in separate stories? Not necessarily carrying over story or plot lines but merely a tenuous affiliation with other productions? And perhaps they aren’t embodied on screen but merely referenced in passing? – a hand off from one Communications officer to another, a change of perspective from one ship to another.. one sector to another.

    A different thought, is Prelude to Axanar.. I believe was one Part of Three. If the First part is granfathered.. as coming before the guideslines (A.D.).. then could the remaining Two parts still be produced.. to complete the set?

    That would be another 30 minutes of round-about backstory in a totally different format.. mocumentary style.

    I’m guessing the trend will be to tred lightly and abandon even tenuous connections to Trek going forward.. and new generations of fan film makers will simply think.. heh.. why bother.. they sued a guy.. let it die. Sad day for Trek, the studios will reap what they sow.

    1. A lot of what you’ve just discussed, John, is speculation. And in his interview with me, Alec Peters said that speculation isn’t really helpful at this point. In two weeks, the production team will be meeting to discuss and hash out plans they can all get behind (hopefully) and then move forward. And they’ll announce those plans once they know for sure.

      In the meantime, I doubt that fan filmmakers need to completely abandon connections to Star Trek going forward. The guidelines might be VERY constraining, but not impossibly so. Nearly fifty Trek fan films of one sort or another have been released SINCE the guidelines were announced last June. Admittedly, not all of them followed the guidelines, but many did. So the guidelines didn’t kill the sub-genre. And to be fair, the guidelines do offer something that no other studio has made available to their fans: a way to guarantee you will NOT be sued. That’s pretty huge. I see the guidelines as both a blessing and a curse, and I’ll be writing an upcoming blog about that in the next few weeks or so.

  3. Hey Jonathan,

    I wholeheartedly agree with more or less of everything that was said in this interview – Although, I am glad that we get to see Axanar in some form or another, I’m still not at all very happy with CBS for the way they’ve handled this situation from the beginning – So, I still feel like there’s something to fight for, on behalf Axanar and future fan films – These guidelines from CBS don’t have to go, but they do need to be revised to be more flexible at the very least…

    Also, I’m glad you’ve finally got a computer that actually works lol… P 😉

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