…And that’s why ‘Star Trek’ has survived - and why it will continue to survive. Gene Roddenberry did a wonderful job of creation, and we have done a wonderful job of being loyal, creative and critical fans. We managed to keep ‘Star Trek’ alive through the years of struggling to bring it back, and through whatever disappointments the movie[s] or any other books may have caused.
It’s important to remember that every piece of ‘Star Trek’ is just that - a part of a whole - and some parts are bound to be better than others. But none of the lesser stories or TV episodes can diminish the sterling quality of the better ones.
The sum of ‘Star Trek’s parts is and always will be impressive. It had touched too many people’s lives in too many important ways to be any less. ‘Star Trek’ has earned it’s niche of honor in entertainment and science-fiction history. Be proud that you’re a fan.
|—||Howard Weinstein, in his Author’s Notes in ‘The Covenant of the Crown’|