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Friday, March 3, 2017

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers about remaining episodes of STAR TREK CONTINUES





How are you getting around the guidelines for fan films?

As CBS/Paramount has made clear, the guidelines are not laws; they are general parameters applied on a case-by-case basis. Since the implementation of the guidelines, we have stopped all crowdfunding activities and have focused strictly on completing the four episodes which had already been funded as of that time by fans' donations to our 501(c)(3) non-profit. STAR TREK CONTINUES has always followed any and all instructions given to us by CBS regarding our production, and will continue to do so.

Does STAR TREK CONTINUES have any type of special and/or official arrangement with CBS/Paramount?

No.


How long are the episodes?

They will be exactly the same format as our previous episodes

Why are you ending the series?

Recent developments necessitate our finishing up sooner than we intended, but it was always our goal to bring The Original Series to a conclusion.  With our final four episodes, we will have done that.  It's been an amazing five years creating this series, and we will miss making it.  But all good things...



Weren't you going to make 13 episodes? Did CBS make you stop?

CBS is not responsible for the decision to end the series. We are doing 11 episodes instead of 13 because another fan group took advantage of the good graces of the copyright holders forcing them to protect their property and the interests of their license holders. In deference and gratitude to CBS, we are wrapping up earlier than planned. We always have stood, and continue to stand, with CBS. 

Can we get DVDs/Blu-ray discs of the final episodes?

As we do not own STAR TREK, we cannot sell DVDs or Blu-ray discs. In the past, we've made a limited number of discs available as crowdfunding perks. However, since we are no longer crowdfunding, providing episodes to the public on DVD and/or Blu-ray discs is not currently feasible for us.

What will happen to the studio/sets? Will set visits/tours be available?

We don't have a definitive answer on this right now, but we're considering all our options.

35 comments:

Johhny Apollo said...

Too bad any profits from Blu-ray disc sales couldn't just go to a charity. Seems illogical...

Matt Wright said...

I just wish that CBS would be smart and pick up Star Trek Continues just as it is, put it on the air and on CBS All Access, with the current cast and continue Classic Trek in a way that overjoys the TOS fans.

Unknown said...

Will all the episodes that have been previously made still be up and able to be seen online? After you stop production??

Chris Stoy said...

I'm sorry to see the show come to an end. Just started watching TOS with my 8 year old daughter and looking forward to "continuing" on with your show. I look forward to your future projects!

Mario said...

I am so going to miss this show. I would love to see you continue to do something, maybe post 5 year mission stuff? Since you have remained in the big C's good graces, perhaps you could move forward with their blessings. I JUST DONT WANT THIS TO END!!! This so 'REAL' Star Trek, and it takes me back to my childhood when Id sit and excitedly watch the reruns of the original. Please find a way to NOT STOP all together. And, thank you for keeping the dream of going to the unknown stars alive. You guys are AWESOME.

Lowlandsfestival said...

Keep the sets!! When TPTB will change, you'll see another change in policy, letting fans do their thing once again,without any restrictions.

I am convinced stat STC will return in a few years.

ultrawoman2004 said...

I watch STAR TREK CONTINUES and feel like I'm seeing TOS for the first time when I was ten years old!!!

Unknown said...

Even though"TOS" had a "5-Year Mission"... Doesn't Mean tht another "Mission" cldn't be Ordered... Many Questions Still remain Unanswered from TOS... like: "What Happened after "Assignment Earth"... or "Miri".. or... Shall I Go ON???!!!"...

Pommesliebhaber said...


If you are not a pen and you are not able to describe the beauty of life, then simply be an eraser that erases the sadness of life with a smile on the face. (not from me)
Thank you for all you have done.Vic and STC are a bunch of pen(s). :-)

rob peters said...

I will be boycotting everything in the future that has StarTrek affixed to it as STC was the best and only show resembling what the original stood for.
I wish all of the folks that were on the cast and production of STC all the best and thanks for the great memories.

Pat Roeling said...

This has been a beautiful and wonderful ride, and a gift to all Trek Fans. Eleven episodes is more than we could ever have hoped for, and I for one thank each and every member of the STC Team for giving us such a rare and spectacular labor of love.

Unknown said...

I am so sad to see another wonderful Star Trek show come to an end. But I have totally enjoyed whatever STC gave us and for that I Thank You from the bottom of my Star Trek heart. Hope that somehow, in the future, we get to see them again and more of this program. Star Trek will live forever.......as least in my heart.

lily sawyer said...

Will we still be able to watch the episodes on this website? Or do you have to take it down?

Steven Fenton said...

I'd like to see 26 episodes in all but it is a great run. Hoping STC can continue somehow.

The Common Man said...

Agreed with the person who said they hope CBS would pick this very professional production up. So well done. Thank you to all who have contributed -- financially, lights, sets, grips, music, writing and acting. It's been a great ride!

Unknown said...

I cannot get enough. I would love to see this production as a television series. I grew up with TOS, have seen all the movies. This is above quality. All the actors, the storylines, the graphics...standing ovation to you all. Well done.

a293d526-1a7f-11e7-8638-7344f2af68d3 said...

This has been a wonderful series, a fitting tribute to the storytelling quality of TOS. I agree, CBS should reward you by picking up the series--it's already got an established following that will only grow! Thanks for all the hard work and dedication ��

Scott Hayes said...

I like the way they redid the outside scenes, given them more detail.

MidnightVisions said...

Your first sentenence clears this up, the rules are only applied on a case by case basis, as such they only apply to axanar productions.

Pat Roeling said...
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Pat Roeling said...

Wouldn't it be wonderful if CBS could reach an agreement with a Netflix or Amazon to fund and broadcast this show, even if it simply for three or four episodes a year. I would certainly enjoy this, and feel that my subscription dollars would be well spent for the enjoyment I get from these STC. Certainly, everybody would win, as it's a proven "niche" product (sorry, it's the Marketing in me talking).

Scotty said...

There are some sites that offer DVD ISO files of other Star Trek fan productions. Why can't you do that on your site as well so that everyone can create their own DVD's at home? Artwork for DVD covers would be nice too as others used to provide but are hard to find now.

jennyd said...

I used to be a broadcast professional myself, and frankly this show is every bit as good as the original, with exactly the same high production values. I also perceive that the people that make it are principled and professional. That being the case, it seems crazy to me, that CBS can't find a way to agree distribution rights on the finished series and ths include it in future releases of the original series. After all when all is said and done, it is doing exactly what it said on the tin. It completes the series in the way that it would have been completed, but for an unfortunate error, made back in the 1960's, for which no one can be blamed.

Zeanie Yoon said...

Star Trek has survived thanks to fans, not because CBS kept it alive. And STC is a huge part of keeping the spirit of Star Trek alive.

If CBS is smart, they would pick up STC while having existing episodes untouched and not profiting from them as you have originally intended. I would love to see them make an exception to your series, which of course is not going to happen, but still.

While I do not agree with what CBS has done and is attempting to do, I stand by you and will continue to support you. I was blown away by the quality of STC in every angle. I would love to see the original concepts and ideals of Star Trek continue through fan productions; STC certainly does exactly that, and perhaps more.

Please keep up the good work. Star Trek opened my eyes to the world beyond what I could see with my eyes when I was little. STC changed my views on fan production and what could happen when the right people put their passions into work.

Thanks for the wonderful work you are doing.

Cynthia Lambert said...

Just wondering why the decision was made to create all new sets when there is a full set in Ticonderoga New York to the exact specifications of the originals? Wouldn't it have saved a lot of productions costs not to have to reinvent the wheel?

James Pacetti said...

It's a f***king loss to the arts and the Franchise to break up such a fine team who took up the torch to carry on the spirit of TOS.

Jon B said...

I just found this show recently and this is the only fan production that has captured the true feeling of the original series. The stories, acting, lighting, everything is a well crafted tribute to the original series. I am very sad that the show has finished. I have to echo what has been said about CBS picking up this show/production. So many fans love ST CONTINUES and it's fans grow more everyday. I think they should seriously consider signing the whole cast and production team. Even if they only wanted to make it an official Internet series. The cast and production team are already there. The sets ate already there. No doubt further stories were in the pipeline. It's a no brained! CBS if your listening...these guys and gals are liquid gold. Bring back ST CONTINUES. .....It's the logical thing to do! ;)

Jon B said...

Appologies for a few typos...typing on my phone.

Peter de Jong - Raziëls nl said...

I just discoverd STC and now I amreading it will stop.
I really hope somehow there is a way to continue.

J. Alec West said...

Any idea when episodes 9, 10 and 11 will be released?

Unknown said...

Although a professionally produced disk would be preferable, I simply download the episodes into my computer and make the disks myself.

428ramair said...

I've just discovered STC and what a delight it's been viewing some well crafted and written episodes. It truly reminds me of the 1966 version of TOS. It's truly unfortunate that the show will stop production soon, but that's show business. CBS would be smart to license the use of fan based reboots and publish them on their network as special events around the holiday seasons. That way, everybody wins. I understand their intellectual property rights and one should respect their wishes, but there is opportunity for both fans and corporate since the popularity of this franchise seems to be timeless. Regardless, it was a fun and interesting show to watch and the attention to detail for a fan based boot is impressive would be an understatement.

Best wishes everyone~!
Mike Ornellas - graphics communications controller

Casey Fairley said...

Again, I ask if STC would go on if CBS picked up the property's entire crew but let you remain fan made & funded but with oversight. When I contacted CBS I suggested they officially accept this show as an alternate timeline(maybe Alpha)? New fans like the Kelvin timeline but I hate it. I grew up on TOS & even a reboot of TOS has NO appeal to me. I felt ST: TOS should have finished & although I know STC will have a finale, it's my understanding that Kirk went on another 5 year mission after TOS. So if STC was picked up later, start a 2nd 5 yr TOS show done right with Kirk & crew back again. I blogged this request too. The originals can never return. STC is the finest example of going on ever made in history

Michael Kurland said...

"Let's make sure history never forgets the name: Enterprise!"

Richard Snowden said...

I would LOVE to tour the sets. I hope you don't dismantle them at the end. Perhaps CBS will read and listen to the fans of STC and pick it up. I'd love to see that. CBS is not doing a very good job on the new show... the costumes look terrible, the ships designs are horrid and don't conform to the timeline.
I've written a Star Trek story in the future. It's aboard the first timeship, created to fix temporal disturbances. ( I wrote it before the Kelvin/Abrams movie. It give LOTS of opportunity to explore TOS. For example, why did the Guardian of Forever start belching time-quakes to begin with...? I know...
Thanks for all you and your crew have done! It's been wonderful ! ! !

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