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Old July 25 2012, 02:23 PM   #46
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Re: The OFFICIAL TNG Blu-Ray Season 1 Discussion Thread

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I'm sure that previously I've heard that she wanted to leave to pursue a movie career. Obviously this didn't really pan out, and then with TNG getting really popular in the third season I imagine she realized that she'd made a mistake, hence her attempts to get back on the show.
TNG was incredibly popular here in the States right from the beginning. It was already considered a major hit by the time season three rolled around.
I think there must have been some doubt in the minds of the cast in the earlier days though. Patrick Stewart's been quite vocal about his 'living out of a suitcase' for the first year at least. It's also apparent from the new doc on the BDs that there was constant concern around whether or not they'd be able to recapture TOS's success.
You do realize probably the first ten or twelve episodes had been filmed by the time the series premiered in 1987?

Plus, Paramount wouldn't have allowed them to keep going over-budget if the show had been struggling in the ratings.
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