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Old August 21 2012, 05:43 PM   #54
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Re: How would you improve Insurrection?

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That's pretty much the solution to the problems of all the TNG films.

What input did those two have in the writing of GEN or FC?
I don't know about Generations. However, Patrick Stewart's input heavily influenced the story direction for First Contact. The early drafts were very different. In the early drafts, Picard was on the surface throughout the film and actually ended up having to assume Cochrane's place and make the warp flight to set history right. Riker was on board the ship and led the fight against the Borg.

You may disagree, but I like it better that way. Even though Picard has a history with the Borg, he is the thinker. He is the historian. He, to me, is a more logical fit to help restore history. Meanwhile, throughout the series, Riker is the action guy. Leading the fight against the Borg seems a natural fit for him, particularly since he led the fight against the Borg in "Best of Both Worlds".

The biggest problem of the TNG movies is that they became the Picard & Data show, and Stewart and Spiner had a lot to do with that.

Hmmm, didn't know that, but I don't think that change is widely regarded as having created a "problem" in FC.

And it is more consistent with the TNG formula. Riker is Away Team guy doing stuff off-ship while Picard generally remains on ship.

But yes, the TNG movies did unfortunately become the Picard/Data show.
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