Captain’s Log – March 11-13th, 2016

Friday – Sunday, March 11-13th, 2016

A weekend away, though not a weekend off (there never is).  And since nothing interesting really happened I thought we would cover all the great fan art that is being created and posted on the Axanar Fan Group on Facebook.

Duane Smith started the ball rolling with some AMAZING images.  Please feel free to make them your desktop and you can find higher res versions on the Axanar Fan Group.

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And there is this…

Singularis Astrum Umbra


I really appreciate all of you who read these Captains logs and try and stay up to date with what is happening on Axanar.  Your dedication and support is what keeps us going.  Thank you!

Alec Peters

Executive Producer


  • Michael Miyabara-McCaskey says:

    Your dedication knows no bounds. 🙂 TGIF to those folks who don’t work non-stop… not sure who those people are who have “weekends off” but someone must right?

  • Disinvited says:

    You know, in that amended complaint CBS/PARAMOUNT filed they supposedly delineated who owns what in Appendix A, but it is deficient. Nowhere there or in the body of the complaint do they say who owns the Filmation produced STAR TREK animated series or its proper copyright registration even though they charge copyright violation of its “Captain Robert April” character.

    This next one may be more trouble than it’s worth but FWIW Harlan Ellison made noise in 2007 that suggests he may have bought back the publication and exhibition right to THE CITY ON THE EDGE OF FOREVER script as may have been his right under the WGA’s work for hire negotiated Separation of Rights clause:




    Would someone go to that site [http://www.iesb.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=3696&Itemid=99], and suggest to those people there, that “City” and all its elements EXCEPT specific Star Trek characters, belong to Harlan Ellison–author of that much-lauded episode–by terms of the Separation of Rights clause of the Writers Guild’s Minimum Basic Agreement (MBA), and if Mr. Abrams–with whom I’m currently on strike–or anyone else, at Paramount or elsewhere, thinks they’re going to use MY creations–whether the City, the Guardians, Sister Edith Keeler, or any other elements CREATED BY HARLAN ELLISON…they had damned well better lose the unilateral arrogance, get in touch with me, or my agent, Marty Shapiro, and be prepared to pay for the privilege of mining the lode I own.

    Thank you, and thank Peter David, who just called to alert me, as have you, Mark, to yet another gimmegimme grab by Paramount and the Star trek francchise that makes billions, but withholds recognition or recompense to the artists who labored in that vein.

    Yr. Pal, Harlan” — HARLAN ELLISON; – Monday,
    November 12 2007 10:19:47

    Here’s what Courthouse News reported:


    “Ellison signed a contract with Paramount’s predecessor in interest, DesiLu Studios, when he wrote the 1967 screenplay. However, DesiLu never registered its copyright of the episode, and didn’t even register the episode as having been broadcasted. After Paramount took over the rights to “Star Trek,” it registered a significantly edited copy of Ellison’s episode as having been produced in 1975. But Ellison had already registered his own copyright, using the original screenplay without editing.” — KARINA BROWN; “Courthouse News Service”; Friday, August 29, 2008