Originally Posted by Dr.
As the various screenplays for Lives and Flyby have surfaced (years after they were written), certainly many fans expressed criticisms about the stories and/or character interpretations. But I’m not sure there was all that much hue-and-cry about their respective design approaches. Since the films were never made, all we have are some vague descriptions and a few concept drawings. So to the extent that fans are liking MOS’s “neo Medieval” motifs (the little that we’ve seen), I think it’s a stretch to charge hypocrisy.
Agreed and considering the amount of time that has passed between the reveal of defunct designs and MOS, people are completely in their right to change their minds and tastes.