Some Trek tidbits from the weekend…first, the second trailer for Star Trek: Beyond was released during a fan event marking the 50th Anniversary of the original series, which also paid tribute to the late Leonard Nimoy. You can see the trailer below.
Also announced at the time was that attendees of San Diego Comic-Con this summer will have the chance to attend the world premiere of the new movie – at a first-of-its-kind outdoor IMAX event that will even include a full orchestra! The event will take place on July 20th, with the movie being widely release two days later.
Lastly a followup to a story we have been following: Back in December, CBS/Paramount sued Axanar Productions about the crowdfunded film Axanar. While we believe that CBS/Paramount actually may have been on the right side of things, how they went about it drew a lot of ire from the fans in general and cooled way down the many other fan productions that they had previously tolerated.
At the fan event, producer JJ Abrams said that Paramount will be dropping the lawsuit, saying “This wasn’t an appropriate way to deal with the fans.” Apparently Justin Lin, who is directing Star Trek: Beyond and is himself a fan, played a big role in getting the studio to call off the lawyers. Things are still in process, so fans appear to be treating the news with cautious optimism so far.