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 === '​Axanar'​s'​ Cost Rises === === '​Axanar'​s'​ Cost Rises ===
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 +<wrap lo>//See also: [[ambition_vs._achievement|Ambition vs. Achievement]]//</​wrap>​
  
 With each successive (and successful) crowdfunding campaign, the cost to produce //Axanar// continued to increase, in large measure because of the decision to build its own commercial studio. Studio expenses alone consumed 38 percent of the proceeds from the second Kickstarter campaign.((AxaMonitor Annual Report analysis, [[annual report#'​Axanar'​ Spending by Category|"​Axanar Spending by Category"​]].)) With each successive (and successful) crowdfunding campaign, the cost to produce //Axanar// continued to increase, in large measure because of the decision to build its own commercial studio. Studio expenses alone consumed 38 percent of the proceeds from the second Kickstarter campaign.((AxaMonitor Annual Report analysis, [[annual report#'​Axanar'​ Spending by Category|"​Axanar Spending by Category"​]].))
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 [{{ :​trekzone-alec.jpg?​nolink&​250|**NO COMMENT** In his interview with TrekZONE, Alec Peters refused to say whether he was part of the investor group acquiring the assets of the former Area Studios [[https://​youtu.be/​ZcPjJKzRdK4|YouTube]].}}] [{{ :​trekzone-alec.jpg?​nolink&​250|**NO COMMENT** In his interview with TrekZONE, Alec Peters refused to say whether he was part of the investor group acquiring the assets of the former Area Studios [[https://​youtu.be/​ZcPjJKzRdK4|YouTube]].}}]
  
-In March 2017, Peters announced the Ares Studios assets were to be transferred to a secret [[investor_group|group of investors]] for up to $400,000 that would go into the production of //Axanar//. At the time, and in a [[https://​youtu.be/​ZcPjJKzRdK4|video interview]] with TrekZONE, [[investor_group#​petersno_comment_on_investor_group_membership|Peters refused]] to say whether he was part of that investment group.+In March 2016, Peters announced the Ares Studios assets were to be transferred to a secret [[investor_group|group of investors]] for up to $400,000 that would go into the production of //Axanar//. At the time, and in a [[https://​youtu.be/​ZcPjJKzRdK4|video interview]] with TrekZONE, [[investor_group#​petersno_comment_on_investor_group_membership|Peters refused]] to say whether he was part of that investment group.
  
-Even so, by May 2017 Peters felt he was sufficiently empowered to offer a [[axanar_finances|2 percent stake]] in the studio to departed chief technologist [[Terry McIntosh]] in exchange for the Ares Digital fulfillment software.+Even so, by May 2016 Peters felt he was sufficiently empowered to offer a [[axanar_finances|2 percent stake]] in the studio to departed chief technologist [[Terry McIntosh]] in exchange for the Ares Digital fulfillment software.
  
 The crowdfunding campaigns had required Axanar to set up a full-fledged [[merchandise|merchandising and fulfillment operation]] featuring a full line of Star Trek-based apparel, five blends of coffee, posters, artwork, patches, models and books in a Donors'​ Store, which Peters realized presented a potential revenue stream he launched with co-producer [[terry_mcintosh|McIntosh]] called [[merchandise#​Ares Digital]].(({{:​axanar-annual-report-v2.pdf|Axanar Annual Report 2015, Revised}}, p. 20, 12/15/15.)) The crowdfunding campaigns had required Axanar to set up a full-fledged [[merchandise|merchandising and fulfillment operation]] featuring a full line of Star Trek-based apparel, five blends of coffee, posters, artwork, patches, models and books in a Donors'​ Store, which Peters realized presented a potential revenue stream he launched with co-producer [[terry_mcintosh|McIntosh]] called [[merchandise#​Ares Digital]].(({{:​axanar-annual-report-v2.pdf|Axanar Annual Report 2015, Revised}}, p. 20, 12/15/15.))