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Jul 9, 2024

The title says it all. David Gerrold shared his parting words with Gene Roddenberry upon leaving production of Star Trek: The Next Generation. It was a bittersweet moment preceded by conflict. David joins The Trek Files to talk about the state of TNG's production at the time, his frustrations with backstage politics, and the desire to leave on a high note. Don't miss our deep look into the tumult of Star Trek's return to TV with one of the insiders who was there from the start.

Document and additional references: Gerrold's Last Memo - May 22, 1987

Affective Memories: How Chance and Theater Saved My Life by Laurence Luckinbill

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