RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 140,954
Posts: 5,480,031
Members: 25,057
Currently online: 621
Newest member: Ghost_of_Bubba

TrekToday headlines

USS Enterprise Press-Out And Build Manual
By: T'Bonz on Nov 28

New QMx USS Reliant Model
By: T'Bonz on Nov 28

Star Trek Thirty-Five Years On 35MM: A Retrospective
By: T'Bonz on Nov 28

Trek Shirt And Hoodie
By: T'Bonz on Nov 27

A Klingon Christmas Carol’s Last Season
By: T'Bonz on Nov 27

Attack Wing Wave 10 Expansion Pack
By: T'Bonz on Nov 27

New Star Trek Funko Pop! Vinyl Figures
By: T'Bonz on Nov 26

QMx Mini Phaser Ornament
By: T'Bonz on Nov 26

Stewart as Neo-Nazi Skinhead
By: T'Bonz on Nov 26

Klingon Bloodwine To Debut
By: T'Bonz on Nov 25


Welcome! The Trek BBS is the number one place to chat about Star Trek with like-minded fans. Please login to see our full range of forums as well as the ability to send and receive private messages, track your favourite topics and of course join in the discussions.

If you are a new visitor, join us for free. If you are an existing member please login below. Note: for members who joined under our old messageboard system, please login with your display name not your login name.


Go Back   The Trek BBS > Entertainment & Interests > TV & Media

TV & Media Non-Trek television, movies, books, music, etc.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old March 11 2009, 06:53 PM   #1
empty
Captain
 
empty's Avatar
 
Location: berlin
Trek writers on the rizzle

Well, Trek seems to have done something very right in selecting its writers. Trek Alum have played major parts in lots of cool series

CSI - Naren Shankar
BSG - RDM and a few others
The 4400 - Rene Echevarria, Ira Behr
Pushing Daisies, Wonderfalls, Heroes Season 1 - Bryan Fuller
Andromeda - Robert H. Wolfe
Carnivale - RDM
Threshold, promising-looking Flash Forward - Brannon Braga

Can you think of any more?

Did Trek's experimental nature uniquely allow the writers to come up with this great stuff, or what is it?
empty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 11 2009, 07:29 PM   #2
Hermiod
Admiral
 
Hermiod's Avatar
 
Re: Trek writers on the rizzle

^Didn't Robert Hewitt Wolfe quit Andromeda when he realised they were never going to allow him to write continuing stories ? Every episode had to be wrapped up within 45 minutes.
Hermiod is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 11 2009, 10:10 PM   #3
BrotherBenny
Rear Admiral
 
BrotherBenny's Avatar
 
Location: BrotherBenny
View BrotherBenny's Twitter Profile Send a message via Windows Live Messenger to BrotherBenny Send a message via Yahoo to BrotherBenny
Re: Trek writers on the rizzle

Don't forget David Weddle and Bradley Thompson, creators of Section 31. They have been part of BSG's writing/production team and more recently moved to CSI.
__________________
"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined." - Henry David Thoreau

My blog / My crime stories
BrotherBenny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 11 2009, 10:33 PM   #4
Christopher
Writer
 
Christopher's Avatar
 
Re: Trek writers on the rizzle

Hermiod wrote: View Post
^Didn't Robert Hewitt Wolfe quit Andromeda when he realised they were never going to allow him to write continuing stories ?
He didn't quit. He was fired outright. The show's production company, Tribune Entertainment, had a habit of firing their showrunners and bringing in new, cheaper ones. Robert actually lasted longer than most Tribune show developers, a full season and a half.

As for the standalone vs. continuing storyline question, people always insist on painting that in terms of opposite extremes even though most shows are somewhere in the middle. Both RHW and Tribune wanted a show that had standalone episodes with some degree of continuity linking them together. But they disagreed on where the right balance between episodic and arc-driven storytelling was. Tribune wanted something more episodic, and overall more lowbrow. Robert and his team were trying to do thought-provoking hard science fiction and intricate, novelistic worldbuilding, but Tribune wanted something cheap, fun, uncomplicated, and action-packed that they could aim at the lowest common denominator. So that was a factor in his dismissal.

RHW was also the showrunner on SciFi's The Dresden Files, along with his DS9 colleague Hans Beimler. Beimler then went on to be co-executive producer of The Middleman, the cult favorite from ABC Family.

As for other Trek veterans, VGR's Ken Biller and VGR/ENT's Mike Sussman are producers on the syndicated Legend of the Seeker.
__________________
Christopher L. Bennett Homepage -- Site update 11/16/14 including annotations for "The Caress of a Butterfly's Wing" and overview for DTI: The Collectors

Written Worlds -- My blog
Christopher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 11 2009, 10:36 PM   #5
CaptJimboJones
Vice Admiral
 
CaptJimboJones's Avatar
 
Location: Hotlanta
Re: Trek writers on the rizzle

Brannon Braga and Manny Coto are producers on 24, which I assume probably includes some writing.
__________________
"Do not fear mistakes. There are none." - Miles Davis
CaptJimboJones is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 11 2009, 11:40 PM   #6
Hermiod
Admiral
 
Hermiod's Avatar
 
Re: Trek writers on the rizzle

CaptJimboJones wrote: View Post
Brannon Braga and Manny Coto are producers on 24, which I assume probably includes some writing.
Not if the last episode they "wrote" (for "wrote" read "spewed out") together is anything to go by.
Hermiod is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 12 2009, 12:15 AM   #7
firehawk12
Fleet Admiral
 
firehawk12's Avatar
 
Location: EXILE + ATTON = GUUUUUUSH!!!! (pic by aimo)
Re: Trek writers on the rizzle

Ira Steven Behr is taking over Crash next season. It's the most crazy thing I've ever heard.
__________________
The best reason to watch Curling:
Johnson Sisters!

"How do you trust a nation that's invented Karate? They're standing there in their pajamas... then they kick you in the balls!"
firehawk12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 13 2009, 10:20 PM   #8
Top41
Moderator
 
Top41's Avatar
 
Location: I'm Here For The Sun
Re: Trek writers on the rizzle

Ken Biller and Mike Sussman are on Legend of the Seeker.

Coto and Braga have written quite a few episodes of 24 this season--I've seen their names on at least four so far, two for written by and two for teleplay by, I think.
__________________
"Don't let your shadow spoil the view of what's around you." --Sophie Ellis-Bextor, "Today the Sun's On Us"
Top41 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 06:15 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.