Re: DS9/VOY...if it happened differently...
Hober Mallow wrote:
. . .Then, once they saw that two Trek series at the same time could bring in the viewers, that's when the studio got greedy and asked Berman and Piller for a new Trek series to replace TNG and air concurrently with DS9.
And Paramount's plan was to use that series as their new network's flagship program.
It's easy to see how this could be attractive to a studio executive. In the 40's, the big studios made product for the theaters they owned around the country. Then the government stepped in and broke that up.
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