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-//Prelude to Axanar// (full title: The Four Years War Part III: Prelude to Axanar) is a 2014 fan-made short film, 22 minutes long, directed by [[gossett-subpoena|Christian Gossett]] and written by Christian Gossett and [[Alec Peters]]. Funded through [[crowdfunding_platforms|Kickstarter]],​ production sought $10,000 in funding, but raised $101,000. It had its public debut July 26, 2014 at San Diego Comic-Con.+//Prelude to Axanar// (full title: ​//The Four Years War Part III: Prelude to Axanar//) is a 2014 fan-made short film, 22 minutes long, directed by [[gossett-subpoena|Christian Gossett]] and written by Christian Gossett and [[Alec Peters]]. Funded through [[crowdfunding_platforms|Kickstarter]],​ production sought $10,000 in funding, but raised $101,000. It had its public debut July 26, 2014 at San Diego Comic-Con.
  
 Set in the Star Trek universe, the film stars Kate Vernon, Tony Todd, Richard Hatch, Gary Graham and J. G. Hertzler, in a documentary-style film recounting the events surrounding the Battle of Axanar, the climactic clash between the [[mema>​United_Federation_of_Planets|United Federation of Planets]] and the [[mema>​Klingon Empire]]. Set in the Star Trek universe, the film stars Kate Vernon, Tony Todd, Richard Hatch, Gary Graham and J. G. Hertzler, in a documentary-style film recounting the events surrounding the Battle of Axanar, the climactic clash between the [[mema>​United_Federation_of_Planets|United Federation of Planets]] and the [[mema>​Klingon Empire]].
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 [{{ :​prelude-cast-gossett.jpg?​400|**STELLAR CAST** The cast of //Prelude to Axanar//, (from left) Kate Vernon, J.G. Hertzler, Gary Graham, with director Christian Gossett, producer Alec Peters and actor Richard Hatch.}}] [{{ :​prelude-cast-gossett.jpg?​400|**STELLAR CAST** The cast of //Prelude to Axanar//, (from left) Kate Vernon, J.G. Hertzler, Gary Graham, with director Christian Gossett, producer Alec Peters and actor Richard Hatch.}}]
  
 +==== Purpose ====
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 +//Prelude// was conceived as a "proof of concept"​ for the //Axanar// feature. The short film's [[#​reception|renown]] helped Peters raise nearly $1.2 million on [[axanar_kickstarter_details|Kickstarter]] and [[axanar_indiegogo_details|Indiegogo]] and an estimated $500,000 in direct donations and [[merchandise]] sales.
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 +==== Fate of the Feature ====
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 +The feature project was derailed by a slowdown in crowdfunding donations and a [[copyright infringement]] [[lawsuit]] brought against Peters and [[Axanar Productions]] by Star Trek's owners, [[CBS]] and [[Paramount Pictures]], in 2015. The case was settled out of court in January 2017.
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 +=== Axanar Lite ===
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 +The [[axanar_settles|settlement]] allowed Peters only to produce two 15-minute films, mostly beholden to the fan film [[cbs_guidelines|guidelines]] CBS announced in June 2016. Those films, nicknamed Axanar Lite, were to be produced in the same faux documentary style as //​Prelude//​.
 ==== Cast ==== ==== Cast ====