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Top 10 Fan Cinema Today Fan Film Stories: May, 2009

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May was a busy month around here! Here’s Fan Cinema Today’s 10 most popular stories of last month, presented in chronological order.

May 3: THE HUNT FOR GOLLUM Fan Film Released Online!
The long-awaited fan film based on J.R.R. Tolkein’s Lord of the Rings trilogy is now online. The flick is based on appendices to the classic trilogy, following Aragorn/Strider as he tracks down, well, Gollum.

May 4: 6 Lord of the Rings Fan Films Besides Hunt For Gollum
Despite the worldwide popularity of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, there aren’t tons of related fan films out there. It’s not all a barren wasteland, however—here’s some LOTR fan films that the fans swear by (or at, and occasionally even in).

May 5: The First Star Trek Fan Film Ever!
After reading about the “lost” first Trek fan flick in my book, Homemade Hollywood, The Nostalgic Gangsta became determined to find Jr. Star Trek. Not only did he find it, but he interviewed filmmaker Peter “Stoney” Emshwiller, too!

May 6: Star Trek 2009 Feature Film Review
“Why bother going back to Kirk and his crew and making new movies about them if we already know exactly how their lives are going to play out over time? What I DO have a quibble about is the way in which Abrams and his team get to where they want to go.”


May 7: Top 5 Must-See Star Trek Fan Films!
There’s so many fan flicks out there—how do you find the good stuff? Try these! Some are classics, others are just cool, but either way, you’ll be entertained. With the new Star Trek big-screen movie out, it seems only appropriate to boldly go over the best fan films.

May 11: Controversial Star Wars Fan Filmmaker Wins $25,000
Filmmaker Nabil Abou-Harb recently won Link TV’s One Nation Many Voices Online Film Contest with his comedic, if moderately controversial short film, Arab in America. He began making movies six years ago when he lensed the never-completed fan film, Star Wars: Rise of the Black Sun while in high school.

May 13: Doctor Who 2009 Fan Film Trailer Debuts Online
A group of dedicated Doctor Who fans made a splash earlier this year when they announced plans for a 13-episode fan film series. The first trailer is online, and damn if it doesn’t look pretty good….

May 18: MidDay—A Fun Twilight Fan Film Parody
Love Twilight? Hate it? Either way, you’ll probably be amused by MidDay, a genial fan film that had my wife, the resident Twi-Hard, giggling away.

May 22: Memorial Day Weekend Fan Films: Pearl Harbor II
“Pearl Harbor is under attack again, but this time, the threat is from outer space. Prepare for the ultimate (and perhaps the only) short film parody of the films Pearl Harbor and Armageddon!”

May 27: 5 Must-See Hellraiser Fan Films
There are dozens of tributes to the franchise that made Pinhead a household name; here’s a rundown of five fan film-related selections that are worth checking out.

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