Re: David A. Goodman, I have a question about kill I think it is unfare to lump the two together. Braga wrote some really good eps of TNG. The problem is berman. People in this thread seem to not realise that in TNG, DS9, and the first two seasions of VOY berman had others who controled the series. They decided the stories and writing. Ent is starting out like TNG did. Roddenberry oversaw everything. wrote/rewrote/co-devloped every story. The first two seasions of TNG are considered by some to be the weekest of them all. They had some good eps here and there but the seasons were considered the weekest. The problem is berman. Braga has been under him for his whole trek career. What he says Braga does. Braga is stifled by berman. This thread has a point, and I hope DAG will read it. Storm has a good point. Every popular show now has the things that are talked about in this thread. ER, West Wing, JAG, CSI, 24, Fastlaine, John Doe, Smallvill, The Shield. These are all expanding the range of TV. The Shield is interesting as it pushes the limits really far. These pushing and even breaking of the old gard rules of TV are what draws people to see them and makes them popular. Trek has gone back to 1986 TV after it grew with DS9 it took a step back.