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Star Trek TNG

team vs solo

k6711218HandWithQuillPenI was reading writer Morgan Gendel’s thoughts on the 25th anniversary of The Inner Light episode of Star Trek: TNG. I was struck by the ferocity of the writers’ room he describes. It leaves me feeling depressed about the conflicts and injustices behind the scenes, and yet I enjoy the Star Trek shows. Should I feel guilty that I do, since they were produced out of pain? Surely the distress of all the artists behind the cameras, bleeds through … Read the rest

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aging, acting and Star Trek conventions

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Michael Dorn, Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes, William Shatner, Marina Sirtis, Gates McFadden
Star Trek: The Next Generation Reunion, Salt Lake Comic Con FanX 2014

Even though I know that actors are not the roles they play, I often indulge in using Google to find out what happened to them. I feel like the story is continuing with them. Or maybe, I’m continuing my involvement with the story through wondering about connections between the cast member and the character. … Read the rest

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