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On leaving the Star Trek franchise: "It's not an easy task. On the other hand, I have nothing to be ashamed about. We created 624 hours of television and four feature films and I think we did a hell of a job. I'm amazed that we managed to get 18 years of the kind of work that everyone involved managed to contribute to, and it's certainly more than anyone could have asked for." (Star Trek Magazine...
Took over as head of the Star Trek franchise after its creator, Gene Roddenberry
, died in the early 90s. He remained head of the franchise until 2006, when he chose not to renew his contract.