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Rihannsu
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# 11
09-16-2012, 11:18 AM
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CBS did not hire Star Trek experts when they started writing TNG. They hired writers and then simply made sure the writers tried to follow basic trek rules: there are Klingons, there are Romulans, and so on. That is why you get canon inconsistencies between the various series at times.
Actually Gene was still alive when TNG started and he did had veto power, things had to get approved by him as he was the Executive Producer.

After Gene's death Rick Berman got promoted to Executive Producer (well after Hurley departure) and he pretty much headed the Star Trek Franchise, until Enterprise was cancelled.

The writers didnt really did whatever they wanted,certainly not during Gene and also not under Berman.
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# 12
09-16-2012, 11:37 AM
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Actually Gene was still alive when TNG started and he did had veto power, things had to get approved by him as he was the Executive Producer.

After Gene's death Rick Berman got promoted to Executive Producer (well after Hurley departure) and he pretty much headed the Star Trek Franchise, until Enterprise was cancelled.

The writers didnt really did whatever they wanted,certainly not during Gene and also not under Berman.
QFT - in fact GR vetoed the idea for "Best of Both Worlds" earlier in the third season when it was pitched as a finale for that season. But, unfortunately for GR, his health deteriorated and while he was in the hospital (and had handed the reigns over to R. Berman and M. Piller); they decided to revive and go ahead with the idea; and we got what we got (which IMO helped cement TNG's popularity going forward from that point).

Butif GR hd still been in control at that time, we would never have seen "Best of Both Worlds".

My point? It's never good to get too mired in what's been done before at every step, or things never change, adapt, or find frresh, new, and good ways of presenting things.
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# 13
09-16-2012, 11:53 AM
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That hasn't been confirmed yet, has it?
There is a quote from dstahl saying "Only 'time' will tell" when asked about the next lockbox from the Raptr Q&A and the Wells Class will be available at the end of September from this month's Ask Cryptic so players naturally assumed that the Wells Class and Korath Class are the next lockbox ship. No dev has specifically stated that the Wells Class and Korath Class are the next lockbox ship.
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# 14
09-16-2012, 12:00 PM
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There is a quote from dstahl saying "Only 'time' will tell" when asked about the next lockbox from the Raptr Q&A and the Wells Class will be available at the end of September from this month's Ask Cryptic so players naturally assumed that the Wells Class and Korath Class are the next lockbox ship. No dev has specifically stated that the Wells Class and Korath Class are the next lockbox ship.
Alternatively, he could have secretly meant a ship from the past, like the Ambassador and D5 Cruiser.

Or maybe he just wanted to mess with us.
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# 15
09-16-2012, 12:07 PM
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Actually Gene was still alive when TNG started and he did had veto power, things had to get approved by him as he was the Executive Producer.

After Gene's death Rick Berman got promoted to Executive Producer (well after Hurley departure) and he pretty much headed the Star Trek Franchise, until Enterprise was cancelled.

The writers didnt really did whatever they wanted,certainly not during Gene and also not under Berman.
I think you are misinterpreting what I said. I never said someone did not have the right to say no to a script. In fact I said the exact opposite in that CBS would vet scripts. What I said was that writers were told to writer. Everything they wrote was not scrutinzed by CBS in the same way it currently is by various fans.

CBS was creating canon every single episode, but they were doing it simply by writing. They were not restricted in creating new things as long as it made sense. Fans often feel the opposite. To them everything must fit into what came before and there is very little room for deviation from that.

Everthing we know about the Star Trek universe comes from dozens of writers simply making it up on the spot. Vulcans have 2 eyelids because that is what a story needed. We learned about the Klingon's capacity to heal injury because a story demanded that Worf be paralyzed. Writers just made it up and as long as it sounded OK CBS let it go into production.
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