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Old April 29 2013, 09:05 PM   #182
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Re: Star Trek Federation: The First 150 Years

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^Could you provide an exact quote, please? It's a 90-minute podcast and I'm just asking about one statement. As you've described it, it doesn't make sense. CBS doesn't have some office that defines what is canon. That's the purview of whoever's currently creating new Trek content, which is currently J.J. Abrams and his team. CBS's licensing department makes sure that tie-ins are consistent with canon, but the canon is defined as what's onscreen.
It starts about the 71:20 minute mark, and what he actually said was that they told him that "it was "canon" until somebody films something that says it not". Listening to what he says afterwards I'm kind of wondering if Goodman even is aware what canon actually is, since if you use his requirements (published/licensed by the producer of Star TRek (CSB) and not contradicting on-screen stuff) almost every novel is canon.
I'm not sure why CBS would do the book if it did not have some legitimacy in canon, yeah it can be written over onscreen, but why get a producer and writer for the show to write this if you didn't want to make it worth fans investment?
If we follow this logic the TMP novelization (by Gene Roddenberry), Jeri Taylor's novels and The Ferengi Rules of Acquisition (Ira Steven Behr) are canon, too.

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