^No doubt, but much harm has been done by people who were absolutely convinced they were doing good.
Exactly. But hindsight is always 20:20, and normally professional debates about the content of licensed tie-ins were usually quite confidential.
So many of Richard's suggestions made me frustrated. The dumping of the original characters of DC Comics' TOS Series I, and Arex and M'Ress, was a major misstep. The "Probe" debacle was simply bizarre.
But I also recall that he saved us from many upside down starships, uniform miscolourings, missing main characters, etc. And Australian fans were grateful for his annual pilgrimage to our conventions, over several decades, to bring us (pre-Internet) slideshows, charity auction rarities and gossip of upcoming episodes and movies, for which we had no other comparable source.