Although David Carson directed gems such as Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s Yesterday’s Enterprise, he also worked on Star Trek: Generations, where he found the proposed mode of death for James T. Kirk to be unacceptable.
Carson began his Trek career with The Next Generation‘s The Enemy. “I was in England and I didn’t know Star Trek,” he explained. “When I was told that I had an interview for the thing, I said, ‘Oh yes, what’s Star Trek?’ My agents went, ‘You don’t know what Star Trek is? You’d better go down to the video store and get the thing out and have a look at it.”