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Old December 20 2012, 03:01 AM   #28
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Re: The Hall of Forgotten Fanac: The James Dixon Collection

DakotaSmith wrote: View Post
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One can't take his conclusions seriously, but you can find occasional factoids in his chrono that aren't documented anywhere else.
There's no question that James' knowledge of Trek lore was exhaustive. I'm a fan from 1967, and like James, I read everything I could get my hands on. I had read or at least vaguely remembered most of the sources James so obsessively cataloged.

It wasn't "Treknical" inaccuracy that was his problem. It was that he was a complete frak-head that couldn't get along with anyone.

Dakota Smith
That's pretty much him in a nutshell.

I used to participate fairly heavily on the USENet rec.arts.startrek.tech (and other rec.arts.startrek groups), and got into some DOOZY flame wars with him.

(As did nearly everyone else- I can't remember a single person actually agreeing with anything he posted).
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May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one.
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