Originally Posted by Capt Dunsel
This is sounding like an Antonin Scalia view of the "Founders' Original Intent" of our Constitiution, which incidentally is bull hockey because he annoints only himself as qualified to interpret that original intent - and corrupt that view into "citizenship for corporations", "patenting soybean seeds for agribusiness" and a host of other things that the Founders could never have had any view on.
Somehow there needs to be a caretaker of the vision as time rolls on. We cannot be constantly trying to figure out "What would Roddenberry do?"
It would also be a rather flawed view for a Trekkie to take as Roddenberry declared things non-canon on a whim apparently (which would possibly mean disregarding their favorite episodes, etc,) plus he hasn't been alive for 20 years to declare anything after that canon or not canon. As his assistant put it, he had very revisionist thinking.
I believe canon is what the property owners deem as canon (or official) technically, which is what most fans interpret it. In other words, what appears on screen is canon. Though some fans have slightly varied interpretations, even as far as including the fan films as canon.