The story of the struggle to create the television series, Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987).The story of the struggle to create the television series, Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987).The story of the struggle to create the television series, Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987).
- Self - Writer & Script Consultant, Star Trek: TOS
- (as Dorothy 'D.C.' Fontana)
Herman F. Zimmerman
- Self - Original Set Designer, Star Trek: TNG
- (as Herman Zimmerman)
Shining Light Behind Closed Doors
I found Mr. Shatner's work here very interesting, well developed, and it contained the real story behind the re-booting of Star Trek with Star Trek -- TNG. I can't imagine the series with any of the final three actors who read for Captain Picard and they were very lucky someone insisted Sir Patrick Stewart get a reading too. I always thought Gene Roddenberry was the driving force behind the franchise . . . and it turns out TNG happened, continued and flourished in spite of him more than because of him. But it's a great example of holding something too tightly -- he was getting older and trying to catch lightning in a bottle the second time. Nothing takes away from the Roddenberry legacy. The story of how Rick Berman became the driving force behind TNG was interesting to learn. I guess I best liked Patrick Stewart's behind-the-scenes recollections since, in many ways, he personifies TNG. There was more than enough new details and information to keep this life-long Trekkie involved.
- Jan 8, 2016
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