Jordan Hoffman, on this week's episode of Engage: The Official Star Trek Podcast, welcomes John Van Citters of CBS. The chief topic of conversation is the new Star Trek fan film guidelines issued last week by CBS and Paramount Pictures, with Hoffman asking questions posed by fans and the two tackling individual points of the guidelines, providing tremendous insight into the process. Van Citters also discusses his lifelong love of all things Trek.

"I thought it was important to give John Van Citters an opportunity not only to clarify some of the guidelines, but to let him explain the rationale behind them," Hoffman told StarTrek.com. "There has been a lot of speculation about this process. No doubt there is a period of adjustment up ahead, but I came away from this conversation with a much clearer understanding, as well as enthusiasm for what kinds of fan films await in the future."

Engage: The Official Star Trek Podcast, from CBS Radio, CBS Local Digital Media and CBS Consumer Products, was created with both longtime and new Star Trek fans in mind. Hoffman, who pens StarTrek.com's recurring One Trek Mind column, interacts with enthusiasts, interviews guests and debates the minutiae of the 50-year-old fictional universe. Engage is available via Play.it/StarTrek, iTunes and StarTrek.com, with new episodes released weekly.

Listeners can engage with Hoffman on the official Facebook page of the podcast and on Twitter.

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