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Old October 20 2013, 03:19 AM   #60
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Re: Peter David comic book story

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I can understand wanting to protect franchise the franchise, but it seems to me that the issues came about when his ideas of what the franchise are/were conflicted with other peoples ideas.
The problem wasn't so much Arnold's ideas as his methods. Basically he and Roddenberry approached matters the way they were used to doing things in television -- where the process is more collaborative and whatever one person writes can be rewritten by the person in charge or assigned to a different writer -- but that's just not done in novels, and was thus seen as a shocking imposition. And just in general, Arnold was reportedly too heavyhanded in imposing his rather narrow restrictions -- and sometimes rather arbitrary in the way he imposed them, according to Peter David's stories such as the one discussed at the start of this thread.
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