^ That is me as well. The journey in the mind is the thing. Whatever purpose liking Star Trek fills is because of the space it occupies in my imagination and the way it interacts with my memories and who I am. I find it intolerable to have this tool with which I treat myself shaped by someone's canon, regardless of what production purpose canon might serve. It is what it is to me and for me, and if that means it cuts me off from the rest of you because we increasingly find ourselves reading from different pages well, that's unfortunate. But fandom was once a lonely pursuit acted out with a TV, an occasional fanzine and an even rarer convention. The fact that now we can coverse about our shared interests in real time does not alter the purpose my fandom filled. If one conflicts with the other something's gotta give.