* TAS is canon (why do people have problems with this?)
I don't think that many people do anymore. Roddenberry once declared TAS non-canon due to licensing issues (and it was presumably enforced by Richard Arnold who approved licensed tie-ins at Paramount up until Roddenberry's death). But since then, the canonicity of TAS has become academic as nods towards it appeared in DS9, ENT, and even Star Trek XI. Writers of both licensed books and comics are free to use elements from TAS as well (and they have).