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COMIC LEGEND: After approving the use of Star Trek: The Animated Series characters for the second volume of DC’s Star Trek, the characters were denied approval…AFTER being drawn!
I have written in the past about the difficulties that Peter David had with the licensing wing of Paramount (namely, a fellow named Richard Arnold), but I recently learned of a new twist on just how bad things were at the time.
You see, Peter David had created a number of new characters for the Star Trek comic book series. Arnold requested that they all be removed from the series when DC launched their second volume of Star Trek comics.
Which is fair enough. Whatever. However, they initially approved the usage of the characters introduced in the Star Trek Animated Series, including the feline alien M’Ress…
To the point where M’Ress appeared in the first issue of Star Trek. She was approved and then drawn into the book. And then when the penciled pages came in, she was UNapproved! No animated characters could be used!
So M’Ress had to quickly be re-drawn as Myra, named after David’s then wife…
Thanks to Star Trek message board poster Therin of Andor for the information (and the images)!
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