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Posts Tagged ‘Trials and Tribble-ations’

Gerrold: Slander, Lies And Tribbles

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

David Gerrold shared more memories of his time with Star Trek, and  his topics included pesky lawyers, untruths and an Abrams-Trek shout-out.

When Star Trek: The Next Generation began filming, Gerrold was on board, staying through the first season. He shared some of his contributions to the show. “I think one thing was the idea of creating a bigger ensemble and splitting the hero-ing between a captain who is older and more thoughtful and experienced and also a first officer who actually leads the mission teams,” he said. “I felt that was the most sensible way to set up a Star Trek show. It was a suggestion I made way back when I wrote those books. I think that was probably one of the best things I added to TNG. Gene liked that idea a lot.”