Therin of Andor wrote:
there were no Trekkie fundamentalists around back then yet.
Wanna bet? I met plenty throught 1980, my first year as a member of Star Trek fandom.
Going through back issues of our club newsletter, there were also plenty who were annoyed by the mere thought of Filmation's TAS, and who dreaded the thought of a Spockless "Phase II" wrecking their memories.
That doesn't really surprise me, but I never ran into any of them myself.
Sometimes, though, it's amusing to ponder what it might have been like if the Internet had been around back then.