Re: Better if they had allowed main cast to die?
Really? Did people REALLY think that he might never return from the Borg?
Because it's not like TNG was that kind of show prior to this. Yes Tasha died, but that's not the same as the Captain.
Well 1990 was a few years before the internet went mainstream and from memory it wasn't certain that Stewart would return.
On the continent of wild endeavour in the mountains of solace and solitude there stood the citadel of the time lords, the oldest and most mighty race in the universe looking down on the galaxies below sworn never to interfere only to watch.