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Old February 12 2009, 06:30 PM   #5
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Re: Arnold On Barrett-Roddenberry

USS Intrepid wrote: View Post
darkwing_duck1 wrote: View Post
Why should any of us care what Richard "the mouthbreater" Arnold has to say about Trek...the little parasite leeched onto Roddenberry and RUINED the tie ins for YEARS.
So are you actually attacking the guy due to personal experience, or just basing your comments on the words of others?
Both. I was an avid reader/collector of the tie in materials (tech manuals, comics, novels, rpgs, etc) back in those days. What Arnold didn't shut down entirely had so many restrictions put on them that the quality went to crap overnight. I was so off-put by the pablum that was produced under Arnold's Reign of Terror, that I am only NOW starting to tenatively put a toe back in the tie in pool (what's left of it, anyways).

And from what I've read and heard, I was far from alone in that reaction.
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