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Documentary Reveals How Gene Roddenberry Nearly Killed The Next Generation

Gene Roddenberry is now considered a visionary in the world of science fiction, and his creation Star Trek is one of the undisputed top franchises in sci-fi to this day.

But Gene wasn’t always the best decision maker when it came to his own projects, and the cancellation of Star Trek in 1969 left him with a huge chip on his shoulder.

So it’s not surprising that the idea of bringing The Next Generation of Star Trek to the small screen didn’t really appeal to him.

After all, he was so embittered towards the execs at Paramount that he refused to be part of the TNG project…until Paramount forced his hand by making plans to go on with the show without him.

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A new documentary by William Shatner entitled Chaos On The Bridge exposes the many ways in which Roddenberry nearly nullified our chances of seeing TNG come to the small screen, and how Gene, and his attorney, made life hell for the staff of the show.

Read more about How Gene Roddenberry Almost Killed Star Trek TNG at io9


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