I wonder why Gene would want to sack Doohan?
Forgive me; I am not
savvy on television industry, by any stretch. Was it (and is it) standard practice to go through agents, regarding picking up or not picking up options, and therefore against the industry standard for Gene to send such a memo directly to Doohan about not picking his up? If so, what was Gene thinking? Just kinda speculating here, but it almost sounds like Gene was trying to bait Doohan into giving up a gig that he hadn't really lost. That seems really bizarre and unprofessional.