D*mn...sorry I typed anything.
No, wait...I won't apologize for posting.
are the one who keeps posting, "It doesn't belong! It doesn't belong!" So, simply as a mental exercise
, just a bloody conjecture
, how might have the writing staff of 1973 created an equivalent narrative, avoiding the legal hassles resulting from the Kzinti, ancient Slavers, stasis boxes, etc.
I was NOT stating they SHOULD have done it, merely HOW it could have been done within the context of 1973.