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Old April 18 2013, 07:05 PM   #138
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Re: Brannon Braga: Not a Diane Carey Fan?

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I would argue that Levine did more damage, since none of Arnold's doings had any direct effect on the series in production at the time.
That's a fair point.

To some extent, I think Arnold's damage is longer-lasting, because his views have prevented Star Trek from being a multimedia franchise in the same way that Star Wars or Doctor Who are because in the Arnoldian view every tie-in is automatically irrelevant. Compared to other IP franchises, Star Trek has never mastered a multi-platform synergy. I would say Star Trek hasn't even tried. And I think that can be shown to be a legacy of Richard Arnold and his views.
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