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Old May 12 2009, 04:24 AM   #26
Temis the Vorta
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Re: the problem with canon

I'll just reiterate the attitude I've had for many many years now.

If writers violate canon, they better have a good reason.

To make a better story = perfectly good reason.

Because they're lazy and can't be bothered to check whether they are violating canon = not a good reason.

and there's insanity (writing an episode to justify why the Enterprise-D fired phasers out of its photon torpedo tube in a previous episode, or the Klingon forehead deal)... and sometimes I've felt the writers went overly far in that regard.
The Klingon Forehead Explanation episode was surprisingly good. I didn't need an explanation but who cares where an idea for a good episode comes from, anyway?
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