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Hollywood Takes on Fan Fiction: New at Reason

For decades, Star Trek fan fiction was tolerated and even largely welcomed by the franchise's creators. Zach Weissmueller writes in the November issue of Reason: That all changed with Prelude to Axanar, a professionally shot, produced, and acted short fan film that received almost 2.5 million views on YouTube. That success allowed writer/producer Alec Peters to raise more than $1 million through crowdfunding sites Kickstarter and Indiegogo to move forward with a feature film.
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