I’d like to follow up yesterday’s post about Trek fan film guidelines by pointing out a little something that seems to be getting lost in the shuffle. About those guidelines…
Since when have they been necessary? Many productions have asked for some, thinking they might step over a line, and that is understandable. But was there any other problem with the way things were, other than not knowing, for certain, where ‘the line’ was?
Those standing with Axanar are buying into this narrative that Trek fan film guidelines will make things better than they were, and therefore are necessary.
No. Nope. They are not necessary, and they could not possibly make things better because
EVERYTHING WAS PERFECT BEFORE PETERS WROTE HIMSELF A CHECK
And, they were perfect without officially sanctioned written guidelines.