Allyn Gibson wrote:
There seems to be a mutual hate society going between Baird and the main cast -- Baird didn't enjoy working with them, they didn't enjoy working with him, either.
They should have just asked Jonathan Frakes to direct again.
I think the expectation was that he had done his two and, like Nimoy, was going to move on so one of his fellow cast, in this case, LeVar Burton, could direct.
And Berman may well have wanted Burton to direct.
Baird, however, was forced on Berman by the studio because, again, Baird had saved the studio's investment in Tomb Raider
and the director's chair of another film was his reward.
That could well be part of the animosity of the cast towards Baird. He, an outsider to the TNG
family, got the nod to direct over one of their own.