Not just a run of the mill fan film, it set a really high bar:
They raised $21,000 on kickstarter to do this. Then they tried Kickstarter and indiegogo. Near a million dollars was collected and they began making a feature movie or a couple of hour long episodes.
Then CBS/Paramount sent the lawyers after them.
It's tied up in court right now.
Anyway, before the lawyers ruined everything, I picked up some items from the fundraising:
I mounted them on a felt sheet inside a simple picture frame. Kinda neat, I like it.
I also managed to get a couple of movie minis, these had been made by Andrew Bergstrom of Studio Bergstrom:
Andrew Bergstrom did these as for the Axanar people, they aren't available on his website.
You might be able to get them, or what is left at:
I hope cooler heads prevail and CBS/Paramount hire these Axanar people and fire JJ Abrahms, he's an empty tank of gas.
As an aside to the lawsuit, the silly lawyers have declared that any Trek talk is now a violation of copyright.
Yep, NO St*r Fleet, Mr. Sp*ck, Captain K*rk, Kl*ngons, R*mulans, etc.
Now I can't tell you my joke about the St*rship Ent*rprise circling Uranis in search of Kl*ngons.
Well it seems we've been had, or at least I was, as were a lot of people.
Turns out the director of the first 20 minute film, Christian Gossett, and his crew were basically run off by the guy in charge, who collected money from crowdfunding donations to serve as his personal resume to get hired by Paramount.
So the great fan film was made by pros who soon left when they figured out the scam.
Even Tony Todd (Candyman, Star Trek TNG and DS9) walked.
so those litt'e spaceships I bought and the patches are momentos of a confidence game played by a huckster in California.
If you're interested, here's a link to a June 23, 2016 interview with Prelude to Axanar director Christian Gossett:
****Follow Up December 2/2016****
Peters' Personal Spending Spurs Axanar Accountinghttp://axamonitor.com/doku.php?id=summary_fact_check
"Inappropriate spending alleged by plaintiffs CBS and Paramount Pictures in their copyright lawsuit against Alec Peters led the producer to issue a statement November 18, 2016, denying he misspent money donated by Star Trek fans to produce his feature film, Axanar.
****Update Dec. 13, 2016****