This is very disheartening, I supported Star Trek: Renegades a while back because I believed in the project. Unlike other fan films, Renegades was meant to be a Pilot for CBS to make an online Star Trek series (and that’s basically what their doing). CBS/Paramount’s new rules about fan films has choked Renegades into abandoning all of it’s Star Trek elements. What’s most disappointing is that it’s two-parter “Requiem” would mark the final performance of Walter Koenig as Pavel Chekov, a big deal in my opinion because this year also marks the final performance of Anton Yelchin in the same role.
I know some of you are thinking, “what’s the big deal? It’s a copyrighted work and CBS/Paramount has every right to do this”
Well, you’re not wrong, it is their brand. I guess us Star Trek fans are just spoiled because the series creator Gene Roddenberry not only loved fan films but encouraged fans to make them. This whole thing seems like a spit in the face of the fans (who are the only reason Star Trek has had such a long life in the first place) the the father of Star Trek himself.
Personally, I wish they’d make “Requiem” as is with the Star Trek elements intact and then make changes in further episodes if they wish to continue. In some ways I want my money back, I paid over $100 in donations for a Star Trek fan film instead I’m getting something else :/ I’m not gonna ask for my money back… that’d be pretty disckish but man am I disappointed.
I wish “Renegades” the best of luck, but after these two episodes are released I’m afraid I’ll have to withdraw my support. I say that with a heavy heart because I loved this project
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