Elf Spock wrote:
I heard from other forums that either Berman or Braga or both really hated TOS and forbade its mention in TNG. That they actually had some shouting match with someone when the word Spock was used in the episode SAREK. Apparently it wasn't as simple as TNG was to survive on its own merits.
Braga wasn't even working on TNG when SAREK was in production. And while there was some debate as to whether to mention Spock or not, I've never heard this "shouting match" nonsense ever before.
And if the powers that be really "hated" all of TOS as much as you so erroneously claim, SAREK would never have ever been green-lit in the first place!
However I realise that there are a lot of people here who know more about the behind-the-scenes stuff than me.
I suspect this to be true.