Part one of their interview with Rick Berman is up. I believe this is the first time either of them has gone in to detail the original intention with the finale. I never hated it but understand why many did. It’s worth watching the interview, I suspect more will be revealed in the rest of Rick’s interview and Brannon will have his details and perspective. Bottom line - they had 4 weeks notice to write the final episode. They had thought they would have 3 more seasons to show the building of the Federation. Using the holodec was a storytelling device to look back on the founding of the Federation from the future. From a historical perspective. Without the time to cover what happened in those missing 3 seasons.