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  1. Given that under the reign of those two true storytelling was lost in Star Trek and technobabble reigned supreme, I cannot say I am sad to see a change of those in charge.

    There is a reason that both Babylon 5 and the new Battlestar Galactica are regarded so highly: they tell stories that are driven by the characters, not by the rote “problem, solve problem with brilliant, last minute, technological solution” that Star Trek became on television. What was worse was the endless repetition of the plot “The Wrath of Khan” in the Next Generation movies which worked well the first time, and even the second time around in “The Undiscovered Country”, but became a formula of “focal villian, Picard confronts focal villian, Picard wins usually with the help of Data making a key choice”.


    Comment by Jack — Tuesday, November 15, 2005 @ 12:34 pm

  2. Braga was a pretty good writing partner for Ron Moore back in the day (see, e.g. First Contact), but Berman & Braga together were just cringeworthy at times.

    Comment by Chris Lawrence — Wednesday, November 16, 2005 @ 9:59 pm

  3. Quite true.

    Comment by Dr. Steven Taylor — Wednesday, November 16, 2005 @ 10:04 pm

  4. In case you haven’t heard, Berman has announced that he’s not likely to be involved in the next Trek series.

    Comment by Jeremy Pierce — Wednesday, January 25, 2006 @ 8:45 am

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