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Old September 2 2012, 02:58 PM   #57
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Re: Why Is Diversity Focused Only On Race & Species?

Knight Templar wrote: View Post
Actually, it was because as IIRC Brannon Braga himself said, the producers DID NOT WANT conflict on Voyager as was originally indicated.

What they wanted was to basically remake ST:TNG in a slightly different setting with a different ship and crew.
I think it was more UPN that wanted to suppress conflict. After all, it was Berman, Piller, and Taylor who created the Maquis specifically in order to give VGR a set of characters that didn't agree with the Starfleet party line and could serve as a source of shipboard conflict. So the producers wanted something that had more built-in conflict than TNG -- and why wouldn't they, after they'd spent years chafing against TNG's restrictions and struggling to come up with good stories without main-character conflict? But UPN insisted "give us more TNG."
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