Ask Nick Sagan QuestionsBy Caillan
September 1, 2003 - 11:08 AM
TrekToday is offering readers the chance to ask questions of Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Voyager scribe Nick Sagan.
The son of astronomer Carl Sagan and a summa cum laude graduate of UCLA film school, Sagan gained his first Trek credits when he sold two teleplays to The Next Generation in its seventh season. The first, "Attached", placed Picard and Crusher in a situation where they were forced to confront their feelings, while the second, "Bloodlines", revolved around a man who claimed to be Picard's son.
During Voyager's fifth season, Sagan joined the writing staff as story editor. He penned the Species 8472-centric episode "In the Flesh" and co-wrote episodes such as "Gravity", in which an alien falls in love with Tuvok, the story of the "Demon" crew in "Course: Oblivion", the B'Elanna-centric "Juggernaut" and "Relativity", which featured the return of Captain Braxton from "Future's End".
After his stint on Star Trek, the writer joined Space.com as producer of entertainment and games in 2000. Sagan recently published his first novel, Idlewild, a science-fiction story set in an elite "Immersive Virtual Reality" Academy (story). The book recently made the American Booksellers Association Book Sense 76 list for September/October, 2003. "Sagan's brilliant!" wrote reviewer Erin Coston.
Nick Sagan has graciously agreed to answer questions from TrekToday readers about his work as a writer. To submit your questions, please use the following form:
A selection of the most interesting questions will be asked during the interview, and the answers will be posted at TrekToday soon. Further information on Nick Sagan's work can be found at his official web site.