I'm about half way through the second book of Fifty Year Mission and people keep saying how Gene really wasn't a writer. I'm not sure how that can be. Isn't that how he got his producing gigs? Wasn't he a very prolific TV writer and from that perspective well though of in the industry? It's pretty obvious by the time TNG came around what ever he had was gone but to say he just wasn't a writer seems a bit much. Am I missing something?