When Foster was at Farpoint a few years ago, he talked a little bit about that experience. In general, Fox's licensing department was difficult to work with in the 90s. Ann Crispin once talked about working on an Alien project where they apparently read from the beginning of the manuscript until they hit something they didn't like, and then they would stop there, say that one thing needed to be fixed, and repeat. It was tedious and time-consuming. And they were positively draconian on The X-Files. Not all IP owners are easy to work with.