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"Axanar" is the story of Garth of Izar & the Battle of Axanar, a pivotal event in the history of the Federation.
8,548 backers pledged $638,471 to help bring this project to life.

Donor Update - December 12, 2017

Posted by Axanar Productions (Creator)

Dear Friends, Fans and Donors:

It's been two months since our last donor newsletter, so we wanted to update you on what is happening on Axanar and OWC Studios, the new home of the Axanar sets.


In August, Alec moved across country to complete the move started when we moved the studio to Atlanta in May. All settled in now, Alec has been working with some great new crew members to get the studio and the bridge set ready at OWC Studios in Lawrenceville, GA.


OWC Studios is now officially open! As always, we need to thank Other World Computing for their continued support of our efforts! If you are int he market for Apple hard drives, OWC is THE world leader in Mac hard drive technology and their website the one-stop place for all your Apple computing needs!

We interview OWC Founder Larry O'Connor on Axanar Podcast # 50, so we hope you will all listen in and hear what drives Larry and what makes OWC great!

The studio is YOUR studio. While we couldn't make Ares Studios in Los Angeles a success due to CBS' lawsuit, OWC Studios in Georgia is the happy successor and the result of every single donor's donation. So THANK YOU!


Thanks to Dean Newbury and his trusty crew including construction gurus Scott Lyle and Dana Wagner, the bridge set is now fully set up and painted! Not only is this the first time, you can see photos the the bridge HERE.

We now have only three things left to do for the bridge: 1) Install carpeting, 2) Install the translights and plexi for the control surfaces and 3) Install the video monitors, which we already have.

We hope to get this bridge fully operational in the near future, so we can shoot on it!


We are very excited to have Paul Jenkins, the legendary comic book writer and one of the driving creative talents behind the Gods of War video game (among many, many other things).

Paul was the writer tapped to finally tell Wolverine's origin story in the "Origin" series 15 years ago and is one of the most respected people in the industry and we are very excited to have him on board to help finish the Axanar and Four Years War scripts.

Alec and Paul expect to be done with their revisions by the end of December. Read about Paul and his involvement with Axanar here.


Now that we are closer to having a revised and locked script, and we are well into pre-production, we are planning our next (and hopefully last!) fundraiser. As you know, the lawsuit with CBS and Paramount drained our coffers of both funds raised from fans and over $100,000 of money Alec personally put into this project to keep it going.

In 2014, we raised $101,000 for The Four Years War, Part III, Prelude to Axanar, which was 20 minutes long. Since we are now making two more episodes, with a total length of 30 minutes, we are hoping to raise $150,000. After we finish these two episodes, we will have everything we need to then fulfill all the donor perks from all 3 campaigns.

Stay tuned for future Donor Updates to give you more details on our fundraising plans.


We are very proud to release Axanar Podcast # 50. And as befitting an anniversary podcast, this one is a full hour and twenty minutes long! We interview Larry O'Connor of Other World Computing (the sponsor of OWC Studios); Dean Newbury, Axanar's Construction Coordinator and creator of the Amazing Axanar bridge set; and Kevin Kane, an Axanar donor and the creator of Axanar Coffee!

All together, this makes for an amazing podcast! You can listen here.


The best way to stay up-to-date with what is happening at Axanar is via our website where we post regular updates. You can also subscribe to our Twitter at @axanarfilm and make sure you follow us on Facebook.

Thanks once again to you for your amazing support and enthusiasm as we continue on this fantastic journey.

Live Long and Prosper,

Axanar Productions


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    1. Sean Sands on

      So. Is this still even happening? Or did I waste my investment? I don't expect to get any of the money back at all, but having folks be open and clear about what happened here would be appropriate.

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      Mick Adam Noya on

      I want my money back. It's only 25 but still... You are not making what I pledged for, therefor I request a refund. Please do so ASAP

    3. sfirestine on

      It's been how long since the last update?

      Can Alec just admit that it's a failed project, we will NEVER get what we backed, IF the money still exists.

      I want my money back from this and the other crowdfunding I backed for AXANAR

    4. Palindrome Bob-XSF-I'm in AGL589-BG5.22

      @xanathon: "This first Kickstarter will be for the sound stage and set construction."

    5. Jeff Allison on

      This is what happens when you violate someone's IP AND try to make a profit off of it. Axanar was an impending disaster and no one should be surprised about how it died. CBS and Paramount are not to blame.

    6. Rodney Johnson on

      Have any of you followed the lawsuit. CBS is terrible. Fan art, fan fiction, fan films help create more fans. CBS was getting jealous that someone could make a high quality fan film. I"m looking forward to the films.

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      James Edwards

      @Rob CBS/Paramount could care less about a fan film and have no fear of how it compares to there products.

      What CBS/Paramount do care about is the LAW, as in copyright law, something Alec has no respect for and a complete willingness to ignore violate in his efforts to commit fraud and steal from backers.

      You will note, if you stop drinking Alec's toxic KoolAide for a minute, that CBS/Paramount didn't start a lawsuit until AFTER Alec started selling illegal Stare Trek merchandise for PROFIT and used KS funds to finance a FOR PROFIT studio instead of non-profit fan film.

      Weed through the never ending pile of lies and bullshit Alec keeps spewing to cover up his guilt and fraud and you'll see CBS/Paramount were fine with the fan film and have always been fine with fan films, but sued because Alec the Fraud Con Man was using Star Trek to make profit, which is and always has been and always will be blatantly illegal.

    8. Rob Fabian on

      Ignore the trolls. I'm looking forward to what you produce even within the "guidelines" CBS rammed down everyone's throats for fear of STD looking bad in comparison.

    9. xanathon on

      Here is what was promised in the campaign, word by word, copy&paste:

      "This Kickstarter is for the full-length feature Axanar. [...], the 90-minute Axanar feature"

      If you can not deliver that you are violating Kickstarters terms.

    10. Randall Cyrenne on

      The fact is, you cannot deliver practically ANYTHING that was promised. This entire process has been a fiasco. Money was brutally misspent, time was wasted, and the only thing to come out of it so far are some crummy patches and other trinkets that I frankly couldn't care less about. There are no signed scripts, no set visits, no Blu-rays, and certainly no feature film. What you are "working on" can no longer deliver what was promised. Thank goodness that my pledge was not in the thousands of dollars like some people.

      I am awaiting the class action lawsuit.

    11. Tom Ryan on

      Kickstarter is not a charity...we did not "donate".
      you have violated Kickstarters Terms of Service and I demand a refund.

    12. xanathon on

      As per Kickstarter TOS you are obliged to deliver what was promised to the backers as a reward when the campaign was started (and funded). If you cannot do that you are violating the TOS, regardless of the cause.

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      Ben W Bell on

      No we did not make donations, Kickstarter is not for charity fulfillments and is not about donations. We made a pledge for specific items and in exchange for that pledge you promised to deliver something or to refund that money if you were unable to deliver what was pledged for (read the terms and conditions you agreed to when you setup this Kickstarter.) I did not donate money, no one here donated money we pledged money in exchange for what you agreed to deliver. The fact that you are unable to deliver the items as agreed is not the fault of the backers, but you made an agreement to deliver the pledged for items or provide a refund.

    14. Jeff Allison on

      Wait, this is honestly still a thing? Even after getting caught stealing and making a profit from it? And since the original product is NOT going to be delivered as described, a refund is in order.

      You've already got your asses kicked in one lawsuit, you'd probably not want another one...

    15. Axanar Productions 3-time creator on

      To those of you who are asking for a refund, there are no refunds. You made a donation, you did not buy anything. If the delivered feature is shorter than originally intended, we are sorry, but the lawsuit by CBS and Paramount changed what we could deliver.


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      James Edwards


      Yes because its so much better to back a liar, thief, fraud, con man criminal that ruined star trek fan films for everyone then the actual legitimate Star Trek license holder who looked the other way for all of the fan films until a certain liar, thief, fraud, con man criminal decided to try and make a profit by committing fraud against the actual fans of Star Trek.

      Yup. You hold the moral high ground there.

      If Alec is such an honorable man, fighting for the rights of Star Trek fans every why the fuck hasn't he given refunds to the backers who have requested it as is there rights and his obligation by the kickstarters terms of use he agreed to when he created this project?

      Could it possibly be because he's a liar, thief, fraud, con man criminal?

      You betcha!!!

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      Dylan Doxey on

      It's important to me that this project is not squelched by CBS and their trolls. So let's be sure to avoid violating the terms requiring two 15 minute episodes. This could be at risk if any of the footage that ends up on the cutting room floor were to be "leaked" and be perceived as 90 minutes of total content.

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      James Edwards

      We were not donors, we were victims.

      As per the terms you agreed to when you created this project please provide a refund as you can not complete the rewards as described.

    19. James Gwinnell on

      You're changing what was pledged for which was a feature not shorts. As such, you cannot meet the obligation and per Kickstarter TOS, I want a refund for my tier.

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      Ben W Bell on

      Thank you for straight up admitting you can’t deliver my pledge. I’ll have my refund now per Kickstarters terms of service that you agreed to when you opened this Kickstarter.

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      Mark Haury on

      I for one am not holding my breath. If you had just made the one movie as originally promised instead of getting greedy with the studio and series, there never would have been a lawsuit and this whole thing would have been done 18 months ago. But you obviously still haven't learned.

      You're not getting another cent from me.

    22. xanathon on

      That is not what I pledged for.

    23. Axanar Productions 3-time creator on

      No, per our settlement agreement with CBS and Paramount, we will be producing two 15 minute episodes like Prelude to Axanar. Sorry that is not what you were promised, but that pesky 13 month lawsuit got in the way. So we will do what we are allowed to do.

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      Ben W Bell on

      You'll be able to deliver us a 90 minute long, feature length movie starring Richard Hatch and Tony Todd? That's excellent news. Not sure how it's going to work, but excellent!