King Daniel wrote:
Roddenberry's Worst Ideas
Possibly continuing to use slightly-modified-to-avoid-paying-royalties versions of Franz Joseph's Star Fleet Technical Manual
designs after the two had fallen out in the late 70's. Particularly the flag of the Federation. Now I know the story, every time I see it I think "rip off!"
Why not? Didn't Roddenberry do the exact same thing by writing lyrics to the 60's Star Trek theme? To avoid paying royalties to the composer.
Always ironic... preaching hope and a better future without the evils of money and capitalism... all while ruthlessly squeezing every penny out of the system in the present.