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An Interview with Fred Bronson, Part 3: TNG

I recently interviewed Star Trek writer Fred Bronson, discussing such topics as the character of Robert April and Fred’s work on Star Trek in the 1970s. In this final segment,

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The Five Worst Times to Be a Child on the Enterprise-D

As a kid, there was nothing cooler to me than the Enterprise. All I wanted was to get beamed aboard and wander the ship. I’m sure most fans who got

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Star Trek: The Next Generation review

Roughly five years after they separated following Star Trek: The Motion Picture, reconciliation between Gene Roddenberry and Paramount occurred when the company approached Roddenberry to develop a new Star Trek

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“Timescape” – My Personal Connection with Trek

By season six, Star Trek: The Next Generation had firmly established itself as the standard for science fiction on television. Nothing else was coming close, in my opinion, to its

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“Tournament of Decision” – My Unproduced Star Trek: The Next Generation Script

After Selling to TNG, I Wrote a Second Next Generation Teleplay “Aren’t you beginning to feel time gaining on you, Picard? It’s like a predator; it’s stalking you….” – Soran, Star

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Falling in Love with TNG All Over Again

I remember watching TNG when it first aired on syndicated television back in ’86. I was mesmerized and completely hooked from the beginning. My imagination came alive aboard the Enterprise-D,

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Lonely Among Us – Finding Unity in TNG

As a young boy growing up in what I would later affectionately come to call the ‘Golden Years’ of Star Trek (or more specifically, the TNG era), I relied heavily

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That is Now Your Chair: Loss, Grief, and Guinan

Late last month, I lost my mother due to cancer. Before I continue, I do want to say that I’m alright and working though things. I realize that, as I

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Writing TNG: “Checkmate”

Some of my memories related to Star Trek: The Next Generation came as a result of my love of writing. In 1990, the film The Hunt for Red October hit

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Star Trek: The Next Generation review

Although I was born a couple of weeks after the premiere of the original series of Star Trek, I was alive to witness the premiere of Star Trek: The Next

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