Allyn Gibson wrote:
There's also someone who made a statement to the Okudas that Star Trek VI had what Roddenberry considered "apocryphal" elements (mentioned in their introduction in A History of the Future). Personally, I've always thought the person responsible for both the memo and the "apocryphal" designation was mostly likely Richard Arnold based on certain things in his infamous interview with Tim Lynch.
Richard Arnold did tell us at a Brisbane convention that GR considered "parts of ST V to be apocryphal" (and repeated it in "ST Communicator") and then I recall reading that the same had supposedly been said about ST VI. But, based on Ernie's version of the timing of events, I could never see how there was time for a GR memo to be written on that topic. However, I guess it's possible that GR's feelings about ST VI had been made very clear from his original impressions of the shooting script, and that RA already knew what GR would be saying about the movie itself before he saw it. No idea if RA was actually at that theatrette screening, but I wouldn't be surprised.