Set in the 24th century and decades after the adventures of the original crew of the starship Enterprise, this new series is the long-awaited successor to the original Star Trek (1966). Under the command of Captain Jean-Luc Picard, the all new Enterprise NCC 1701-D travels out to distant planets to seek out new life and to boldly go where no one has gone before. Written by
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New Stars. New Stories. New Worlds To Explore.
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had made public his plans to add gay characters to the show (with Geordi La Forge reported to be one such character in the original series treatment), and had even commissioned scripts to introduce them at the start of the series' run. However, with his declining health and subsequent death leaving Executive Producer Rick Berman
in charge of production, these plans were scrapped, and as of 2015 no overtly gay characters have appeared in any "Star Trek" television series or film, though several were originally scripted as such. Though no public reason has ever been cited for this omission, writers David Gerrold
, Ronald D. Moore
, and actors and actress Leonard Nimoy
, Kate Mulgrew
, and Scott Bakula
have all obliquely point to Berman as personally vetoing all attempts to introduce LGBT characters into the "Trek" universe. Star Trek, long praised as a pioneer in introducing awareness of social causes into popular entertainment, has been criticized for having cold feet on this particular matter. It wasn't until many years later in Star Trek Beyond (2016) that an LGBT character would appear, when it was revealed that Hikaru Sulu was gay. This decision by the creative team was partly out of respect and an homage to real-life LGBT activist and gay actor George Takei, who originally portrayed Hiraku Sulu. Oddly enough, George Takei was disappointed by the decision in the change, stating that this development for his character is out of step with what creator Gene Roddenberry would have wanted. See more
In eight appearances as Q, John de Lancie repeatedly used -- and never correctly pronounced -- the French expression "mon capitaine" when addressing Picard. See more
Make it so.
The 1991 episode "Unification, Part 1" is dedicated to the memory of Gene Roddenberry. See more
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