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Old December 6 2012, 07:08 AM   #73
t_smitts
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Re: Aliens with one name vs. aliens with two names

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Given that the TMP was the first of the numbered novels, I think it's safe to say a great deal about it has been contradicted since then.
Thing is, it was actually written by Roddenberry...
And Roddenberry was never afraid to contradict his own earlier works. Few creators are. Fans get defensive about seeing a story's details changed because they usually only experience the final, completed work and become fond of it in that form. But for a creator, that work is the result of a lengthy process of trial and error, with lots of elements being changed, discarded, and replaced along the way. So creators generally aren't averse to making further changes and improvements later on if they get the chance.
Indeed. If a creator's work remained 100% unchanged, Chris Pine would've been playing Robert April in the last movie.
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