Reaction To The Star Trek Axanar Lawsuit On Social Media

WrathofKhanNebula1In the wake of the news that Paramount Pictures and CBS are suing Axanar Productions, the makes of the Star Trek fan film, Star Trek: Axanar, the reaction was immediate on social media.

First, actor Tony Todd, who appeared in the Prelude to Axanar short film and is credited as playing Starfleet Admiral Marcus Ramirez, announced via Twitter that he was no longer involved in the project due to concerns over crowdfunding. Responding to a fan question, the actor posted, “I left 3 months ago No longer supportive of no accountability.” The actor, who appeared as Worf’s brother Kurn, a grown-up version Jake Sisko and a number of other characters on various Star Trek series, subsequent thanked the program and its fans for being “exceptionally beautiful to me.”

Meanwhile, Free Enterprise director Robert Meyer Burnett, who is also directing and editing Star Trek: Axanar, has been quite vocal over the day:

And while Axanar co-writer and producer Alec Peters has yet to make a statement, the Axanar Facebook page updated its banner with the hashtag #istandwithaxanar and the following short message:

Well, it appears CBS knows that Axanar is exactly what fans want, because they are trying to shut us down! While Team Axanar will have a response shortly, know this DOES NOT deter us from what we are doing! Delivering to fans exactly what you want.

A change.org petition has also been set up asking for Paramount and CBS to drop the suit. And while fans await for the next development, they will also approach the situation with their customary passion.

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