Having a science background in addition to writing experience helped Andre Bormanis land a job on Star Trek: The Next Generation.
Bormanis was no stranger to Star Trek, having watched the original series when it was in syndication. “I grew up watching the original series, in reruns,” he said. “I probably watched every episode a dozen times when I was a kid. Even today, when I come across an episode on TV, I’ll watch for a few minutes – or more. So I was very familiar with the original series and naturally started watching TNG when it premiered.”