'Enterprise' Writing Staff ChangesBy Christian
February 2, 2002 - 9:35 PM
The first changes since the start of the series have been made to the Enterprise writing staff, which has lost two and gained one writer.
TrekWeb reported that Antoinette Stella and Tim Finch are no longer part of the show's creative team. No reason was given, although the site speculated these writers may have originally been hired on a try-out basis and asked to leave now that the first season is halfway through. Finch used to be a staff writer on Seven Days, while Stella wrote for Melrose Place and Providence.
Stella was the writer of 'Terra Nova', which according to TrekToday readers indeed was the worst Enterprise episode so far, getting only a 6.9 average poll rating. Finch however co-wrote 'Cold Front,' which received a high 8.6 average rating. (All poll ratings can be seen in the Episode Guide).
According to TrekWeb, Chris Black has now joined the Enterprise writing staff. Black holds the position of supervising producer and has co-written the upcoming episode 'Rogue Planet'. Previously, he has written for shows such as Sliders, Xena: Warrior Princess, the Honey, I Shrunk The Kids TV show and Cleopatra 2525. He also co-wrote the story for 'Masterminds,' the 1997 film starring Patrick Stewart (Jean-Luc Picard).
Besides Black, the writing staff now consists of executive producers Rick Berman, Brannon Braga, Andre Bormanis, Mike Sussman and Phyllis Strong, Fred Dekker, Steven Beck and Marie and Andre Jacquemetton. For the original story on this, please click here.