Another One with David Gerrold
We know that as a writer David Gerrold has always got at least one more interesting story to tell. For his return to Mission Log, we dig deep into the circumstances around the first two seasons of Star Trek: The Next Generation and what led to David’s departure. It’s a personal and sometimes difficult look at what makes or breaks a TV show in production.
Plus we kick off a new segment by welcoming Larry Nemecek to discuss Discovered Documents from the Roddenberry archive.
Finally, we take a moment to remember Grace Lee Whitney who played Yeoman Janice Rand.
Tags: behind the scenes, Blood and Fire, David Gerrold, Gene Roddenberry, Grace Lee Whitney, interview, Janice Rand, Larry Nemecek, Leonard Maizlisch, supplemental, The Next Generation
Wow, he can really talk can’t he? It makes for a supplemental jam packed with good information. No Trek fan should miss out on this one. Thanks so much!
Thank you, Bruce – we’re fortunate that sometimes we can just wind ’em up and let ’em go…
I really enjoy these supplementals. If the episode reviews are the cake, these sups are the targ toppings!
Been listening and re-listening many TOS mission logs too, I keep discovering little gems. Well done John, Ken and Rod !
Fantastic, gents! Entertaining as always.
The Robert Sawyer supplemental seems to have a broken link. It only downloads as an HTML, I can’t listen to it.
Very strange – I’ve passed that along to our web designer since the “quick” fixes didn’t seem to work. Give us a day – we’ll get it sorted. Thank you for finding that!
So, I have to ask: why did he catch the fact that the stars wouldn’t twinkle in deep space, but had no problem with lighting a space ship, in the vacuum of space, on fire?
I hate to fault-find, that’s been bugging me since yesterday. Perhaps he was being loose with the language… would probably help if I actually WATCHED ‘Blood and Fire’.
David and Bo -w/ Bill – On the set of TMP
Absolutely riveting. Great material. Phenomenal anecdotes. I’ve been sick to my stomach for years with all the DVD supplementary material with the same re-tread stories “Gene’s vision of the future…” blah blah.
Hearing the UGLY TRUTH and the real hard-nosed drama behind-the-scenes is fascinating. Paramount shouldn’t try to censor this material. Don’t sanitize history. It doesn’t make me resent Star Trek… it actually makes me appreciate it more in a twisted way.
We should be idolizing false Gods and giving credit where it hasn’t necessarily been due all these years.
I love this stuff.