Final word on professional status of Star Trek New Voyages episode

There has been a good deal of controversy about the Star Trek New Voyages episode "World Enough and Time" making the final SFWA Nebula Award ballot, with quite a few people screaming that the production wasn't truly "professional." I include that word in quotes because viewing the episode is ample proof that the production is more "professional" than most of what passes for television these days. Now via the Science Fiction Awards site comes this public statement from Marc Scott Zicree, co-author of the episode's script along with overall director and executive producer. In my view the statement should end all debate about the professional status of the episode and Paramount's "knowledge and approval." Personally, I see the debate over all this as further proof of how out of touch a segment of the SFWA membership is with regards to the new media opportunities and avenues which exist today.