Shaka Zulu wrote:
Of course, after Paramount decided there was to be a new TV show, Roddenberry had to be back as the creator. But just because he was a great creator back in the '60s doesn't mean he'll be a great creator in the '80s, and so we got what we got with TNG (as much as I liked it.)
Roddenberry wasn't the first choice of Paramount to create a new series, more like fourth or fifth behind people like Leonard Nimoy and Greg Strangis. IIRC.
How did Nimoy get to be considered for that top job? That's amazing (if true) and it's too bad that he didn't get to do that.
OTOH, we can be glad that Greg Strangis didn't
get control of Star Trek
, considering what a mess he made of the War Of The Worlds