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Old December 11 2008, 12:09 AM   #6
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Re: Spiner Defends Berman

Sci, I agree with what you are saying. Although, I wouldn't go as far and say Voyager had no soul. But appart from that I too believe Berman did a good job and there is much we can thank him for. As long as he left the creative work to the writers and he sticked to producing all was fine.

Things started to go awry when he began to take over the actual story development (or lack there of), instead of finding replacements for the people who had left or retired. He probably had a very good idea of what Star Trek was not to be rather than knowing what it could be. This put him in a good position to shoot down lame ideas and approve good ones, but he lacked the capacity to generate new ideas of quality all by himself.
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