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Old February 22 2014, 04:50 PM   #18
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Re: These Are The Voyages: Season 2...

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From Ralph Senesky's Blog, Director of some TOS episodes and a boatload of other beloved episodic TV:

This was my first STAR TREK without Gene Coon as producer (and of course as writer). He stated he was leaving because he was burned out. Iíve wondered if Paramountís purchase of Desilu Studio, with the subsequent shortening of the shooting schedule (and whatever other restrictions the new regime brought) could have contributed to Geneís burnout. I for one certainly missed This was my first STAR TREK without Gene Coon as producer (and of course as writer). He stated he was leaving because he was burned out. Iíve wondered if Paramountís purchase of Desilu Studio, with the subsequent shortening of the shooting schedule (and whatever other restrictions the new regime brought) could have contributed to Geneís burnout. I for one certainly missed him.
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I always thought it had to do with his bringing the Klingons on board, or creative differences with the POB...
Look I'm just putting this out there. I don't know if its true but I heard somewhere that Gene Coon (I think) had some marital difficulties - a broken heart. Maybe that affected his decision ?
Coon's marital troubles which led to his departure from the show are thoroughly documented in Inside Star Trek.
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