Conjecture. Notice how quick you were to dismiss a real experience as proof of nothing, meanwhile some perform message board gymnastics trying to pretend history did not play out a certain way. The experience the member recalled is fact (unless you have evidence to render it a lie), just as i've experienced the same thing with people who do not count themselves as ST fans. Oh, for.... Another silly comparison--almost as out there as the Elmer Fudd post. For the moment, i'll play... If I take a pic of Karloff as the Monster, then set it next to stills of Michael Sarrazin & De Niro as the same character, and say, "which one's Frankenstein's Monster?" Let's see how honest you are about which one will get the nod. Hint: it will not be the 1973 or 1994 versions. The same applies to Shatner and Nimoy. They have cut a deep path into the road of pop culture--elevating and in some ways, transcending it, so at best, all you would get in a side by side is John Q. Public looking at nuTrek like a fan film, or cosplay. It has been defined, but if some wish to protect something that (more than likely) will not have TOS impact, then such things do not exist.