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Old September 12 2008, 01:21 AM   #5
Admiral Buzzkill
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Re: Mel Harris Passes

Harris is the one person most responsible for "The Next Generation" in that he put all of the contracts and deals (including merchandising and foreign rights) together which gave Paramount the confidence to proceed. Investing an initial 36 million dollars in the first season of TNG was a huge investment in a syndicated series at the time. If Harris hadn't delivered as he did, TNG would have been one more of those stories about a Trek project that ultimately didn't happen.
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