Some of you know GABRIEL KOERNER from his work on fan films like Star Trek Continues and BSG: Second Coming. Some know him as “That kid from the Trekkies documentary.” And of course, he currently does CGI for the Fox TV series The Orville along with an impressive list of other Hollywood projects on his IMDb page.
Of course, he’s also a well-known AXANAR detractor, posting frequent comments to social media and even to this blog disparaging ALEC PETERS and the Axanar production. In fact, just this past Monday, Gabe referenced Alec (without naming him directly) in this comment to Fan Film Factor. The blog title read “Is TREK crowd-funding in TROUBLE?” Gabe answered: “Yes. Thanks to the actions of ONE careless, unethical, reckless irresponsible individual’s actions.”
Ironic that Gabe would use the words “unethical,” “reckless,” and “irresponsible” as, just a few hours later, a video would be posted that included recordings of nearly a dozen harassing voicemail messages left by Gabe on the answering machine of BARNEY CORNETT of West Virginia. In the video, Barney says that these are just a small sample of nearly 100 harassing calls that he and his family have received over the course of the past five months.
Here is that video…
There’s no need to ask whether I’ve confirmed the veracity of this video. Gabe has since admitted to making these calls in this public post to the Axamonitor group on Facebook:
An now, my own apology for the length of the rest of this blog, but I want to share a series of increasingly disturbing e-mail exchanges I’ve had with Gabe since Monday night. (Since none of this was off the record, I feel I can share the exchange here.) I’ll explain my reasons for deciding to do this after we get through all of the e-mails, keeping my comments minimal until the end.