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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Production difficulties wreaked havoc on the show from its inception. Gene Roddenberry
's health began to decline due to continued heavy alcohol and drug use against doctors' orders following a series of strokes, hypertension and diabetes, though he did his best to hide his condition from Paramount and the cast & crew. In a most unusual practice, he set up his lawyer Leonard Maizlish with office space in the production office to act as an aid. Maizlish clashed repeatedly with the rest of the creative team, in particular after he was caught breaking into offices and computers, and was performing rewrites on scripts despite no previous writing experience. Roddenberry routinely deferred to Maizlish regarding creative decisions on hiring cast and crew, but when the lawyer was revealed to have rewritten scripts--a violation of WGA practices--he was banned from the lot, though not before original series writers David Gerrold
and D.C. Fontana
quit the show. Maizlish had also hired producer Maurice Hurley
as head writer and producer over Gerrold and Fontana, both of whom were instrumental in creating the new series. Hurley clashed with the rest of the writers and the cast: 30 writers quit the series in the first season or were fired at Maizlish & Roddenberry's behest, and Gates McFadden
left after the first season due to creative differences. Between the first two seasons, Hurley suggested Paramount fire the entire cast and effectively reset the show, though he was overruled. He left following the second season and was replaced by Rick Berman
, who rehired McFadden and retooled the show to be more character driven. By that time, Roddenberry himself had all but retired from the show, unable to work due to his health. He died during production of the fourth season. See more
Very often star streaks are seen backward. Ignoring tunneling (something that would have been hard to do in the late 80's) when moving faster than light speed stars would look streaked as depicted, but they would be blue as you approach the star and red after you pass. Sometimes this is depicted correctly but others it is seen the other way around. See more
The pilot episode "Encounter at Farpoint" has the end credits in a "scroll up" format. All subsequent episodes display the end credits in a "slideshow" format. See more
Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: Flubber