PBS Chaos on the Bridge special

Discussion in 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' started by Trekfan12, Nov 11, 2017.

  1. Trekfan12

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    PBS is showing a behind the scenes special about TNG on PBS called "Chaos on the Bridge" William Shatner is hosting the show.
     
  2. Tosk

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    Also on DVD since 2014. Just FYI in case. ;)
     
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    I didn't realize it wasn't recent. my local PBS station informed me this was airing after I'd asked them if they were going to be showing the "Remembering Leonard" film (which they said they weren't going to be atm (but said they should be sometime this winter) So I am sorry if there was any confusion. I still enjoyed it, and it was new to me. still it felt kind of strange to have William Shatner interviewing the TNG cast and the writers,etc, and talking about Gene Roddenberry like he didn't know exactly what it was like to work with Gene. (I know he did, but seeing the POV from the TNG crew mixing the past with the more present, was kind of odd to me)
     
  4. My Name Was Taken Twice

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    And it is "special", an hour of BTS people complaining about Roddenberry being crazy and a control freak, which is then topped off by Maurice Hurley saying when he ran a single season of the show he would have dumped the entire crew and the ship would have spent the season searching for a new crew?????? Talk about crazy and controlling! It sure shows the Hollywood distortion wave in full force given the people on this show are all featured on official DVD's and Blu-Ray talking about how great it was working with Roddenberry on the show and that he was involved in everything and the greatness of it all. What a pack of BS artists!
     
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    Tis the problem with the official releases of the TNG materials - you're only allowed to dredge up so much dirt by the studio. An independent documentary production like Shatner's is allowed more leeway, since it's not directly controlled by TPTB at CBS. If you read a little bit into the production of the series, beyond what they show in the documentaries, I think you'll find Chaos on the Bridge paints those first couple years fairly accurately.
     
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