Trek Geeks #65: The Axanar Rules

The Axanar RulesTHANKS, AXANAR.

In this week’s episode, we’ll take an in-depth look at the new Fan Film Guidelines released by CBS last week!

These guidelines seem to change fan films as we know them–and they’re all the result of one production’s actions. For months, Axanar Productions has complained that there were no guidelines. Their constant complaining has prompted CBS to give them exactly what they wanted–and now all fan films will have to pay the price. Be careful what you wish for, right?

There are still a lot of unknowns in this process, but we’ll examine the new rules as fans and what we believe they translate to.

Plus, there is a LOT of huge news in this episode: Blu-Ray returns, a new Star Trek Beyond trailer, RIHANNA…it’s all in Episode 65: The Axanar Rules!


Spock's Brain - Available at FiveYearMission.netThere just aren’t enough words to convey our gratitude to FIVE YEAR MISSION for allowing us to use their music in every episode of our podcast! They are a fantastic group of guys and we’re excited to see them on stage at Creation Entertainment’s 50th Anniversary Celebration at the Official Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas this August! Five straight days of Five Year Mission–we feel spoiled!

Prepare yourself, though–head on over to and get ALL of their music. We promise, you’ll love it.

Here’s a rundown of which 5YM tracks we used in this episode!


The Cage – [Track 1] – Year One
The Trouble With Tribbles 6 – [Track 6] – The Trouble With Tribbles

Bumper Music
Colder in Russia – [Track 6] – Spock’s Brain
Errand of Mercy – [Track 11] – Year 2


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