Re: Melinda Snodgrass was seriously underrated
I agree she is definitely underrated. She also did an uncredited page one rewrite on "The Offspring." René Echevarria's original submission "Bloodlines" was very Lal-centric, and Piller thought it should be told from Data's point of view. Snodgrass says she didn't like doing it because she felt it covered too much ground in her script "The Measure of a Man." Piller then did the final polish.
You can read Snodgrass' first draft of "The Ensigns of Command" on her site below. I wish she'd put all her work on TNG up there along with it.
"Shake off all the fears & servile prejudices, under which weak minds are servilely crouched. Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call to her tribunal every fact, every opinion." -Thomas Jefferson