Phily B wrote:
I think a lot of mistakes were made, in particular it feels like they handed a movie franchise over to a bunch of TV guys. FC came out really well, but Insurrection and then Nemesis suffered.
To be fair, they also handed the TOS movies over to a bunch tv guys. Most of those movies turned out pretty good.
More and more I consider FC to be a lucky fluke for Berman and company.
I still don't understand in what universe they thought Picard saving a bunch of Space Amish, and Picard fighting his clone were worth doing movies about. Those entire scripts should have been dumped and the writers should have come up with something more interesting.
If you haven't done so, you should find the unpublished book Piller did about the script (d)evolution on INSURRECTION. There was a core good idea or two, but the development process really pissed all over things (Stewart and Berman seem to be deserving of the most blame IMO) ... once Trek starts doing HATFIELDS & MCCOYS on the big screen, it stops being just played-out TV formula and becomes infuriating waste of resources.