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Old July 25 2012, 02:14 PM   #51
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Re: The OFFICIAL TNG Blu-Ray Season 1 Discussion Thread

BillJ wrote: View Post
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.
An additional 7 were in the can by the time the series premiered on September 28th.

Her latest comments on the situation from an interview with the official website back in March;

I was miserable. I couldn’t wait to get off that show. I was dying. This was not an overnight decision. I was grateful to have made that many episodes, but I didn’t want to spend the next six years going “Aye, aye, captain,” and standing there, in the same uniform, in the same position on the bridge. It just scared the hell out of me that this was what I was going to be doing for the next X-amount of years. I think you have to take your chances. I was really young. I didn’t have to make house payments or put kids through private school or support people. I was free to make those kinds of decisions. I’d been in acting school really dreaming of playing all kinds of different things. Whether it’ll happen or not, you don’t know, but you’ve got to give yourself a chance. God forbid you go through your life thinking, “What if?”
Sounds to me like a combination of frustration at the lack of perceived scope in her role, and a nervousness of tying herself down to a long-running gig.
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