Echo Chamber - A General Genre Gabfest (SciFi4Me Radio)
About This Show
Once you enter the ECHO CHAMBER, all bets are off! We talk about anything and everything related to genre -- science fiction, fantasy, supernatural, comic books, film, television, books, and the stuff that falls between the cracks. Join us for a round-table discussion about ... well... whatever we want.
And there's coffee.
Most Recent Episode
ECHO CHAMBER: Axanar, Cheerleaders, and Copyright Part III: SciFi4Me & 1701News Team Up
Continuing our discussions of the Paramount/CBS vs. Axanar Productions, Star Athletica vs. Varsity Brands, and the take-down of <i>X-Men: Danger Room Protocols</i>.<p></p><p>Michael Hinman, editor-in-chief of 1701News, joins our panel in an examination of the <i>Star Trek: Axanar</i> production, how it's become the focus of the copyright protection efforts on the part of Paramount Pictures and CBS Television. Is Alec Peters in the right? Is <i>Axanar</i> just a fan film? Is it a threat to <i>Star Trek Beyond</i>? Or is it more the fact that Peters & Company are building a commercial enterprise using the reputation of <i>Star Trek</i>?</p><p>Plus: if copyright law covers the design of a cheerleader uniform, what impact could that have on the cosplay community? Especially considering that some cosplayers are actually profiting (at least a little bit...) from their work/play in cosplay, will movie costumes fall under copyright protection? Will cosplayers take a hit?</p>