Discussion in 'The Next Generation' started by Kirk1980, Jun 10, 2013.
In a way, Gene is lucky that Paramount put up with him much past the first season. Gene had his lawyer working alongside him on the series during the first season, helping to make creative decisions. This lawyer helped drive a wedge between Gene and others within the creative staff (like David Gerrold) as well. Paramount had to intervene and tell Gene that his lawyer was no longer welcome on the Paramount lot.
I think Paramount tolerated Roddenberry, at best. As soon as they found a decent writer to head the writers room (Piller), and took real creative control over Gene, things changed rapidly for the better. This is much the same with the film series, where Gene had input but noone was obligated to follow his instructions
Bastard deserved being shot in the face. Oh wait. He got it.
Makes you wonder who put that Shakespeare line about killing all the lawyers in "Farpoint."
Shakespeare cribbed it from the original Klingon text anyway.
I just thought he didn't seem anything but sincere in wishing he was posted to the Enterprise which suggests to me that he put on a show for his job.
He was totally sincere when he asked to join the Enterprise.
And if his wish had been granted and he had joined the Enterprise he would have realized every one of his orders by bullying people and treating everybody unconditionally like a traitor.
He did his job well, part of that job was being a bastard. Anyone can do the jobs where you have to be nice to people. It takes dedication to do what he did. As far as I'm concerned he would have made a fine addition to the Enterprise (and possibly an interesting more often reoccurring character on the show).
Exactly. Remmick was doing his duty, and nobody can fault him for that. If he spoke like a jackass to the crew, it was because he was supposed to. IA-type people always are like that, because they have to be.
As for Remmick's death in "Conspiracy": He was already dead. Remmick died as soon as he was taken over by the mother creature. What died in the episode was not Remmick.
First Officer: "What happened to Commander Remmick?"
Captain: "Commander Remmick was never here."
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