Doug Otte wrote:
I seem to recall reading in a TNG magazine (maybe even the failed "Star Trek: The Magazine") that she was let go because they didn't have the bduget and Gene and/or the studio wanted to focus on Worf. And Gene regretted it.
Being a background character at the time, I imagine his salary went up as soon as he became a regular cast member.
Roddenberry was upset that she was leaving, so had her character killed to avoid any possibility of her coming back.
Yeah, that last part worked out real well
I can't name another TV character, with some thought, that died, but still kept coming back.
Haven't you seen Lost
? Not to mention Heroes
In the former, people are dead, but that never stops them from reappearing...
in the latter, some people keep dying but don't stay dead!
And one can make a case for Battlestar Galactica
, although that was 'came back' rather than 'kept coming back'...