Having declared the series "terrific" and "an amazing television show", Braga acknowledged its "middle child" status, when he commented, "Personally, with Deep Space Nine, I don't think Voyager should have come on the air so quickly.I think Deep Space Nine should have been on its own for a while." Nevertheless, his decision to stick with The Next Generation did result in him being promoted to co-producer for its last season and his first television award.After having completed "All Good Things...", Brannon Braga immediately set to work with partner Moore and Rick Berman writing the first Next Generation film, with the missive that it somehow featured the "passing the baton from one generation to another".
Brannon Braga (born 14 August 1965; age 51) was a writer, producer and creator, serving as such on the spin-off television series Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: Enterprise, as well as on the Star Trek films A twenty-five year old youth, Brannon Braga started working on Star Trek in 1990 as a writer/producer on The Next Generation, it being his first professional employment within the motion picture industry.
Braga was recognized for his work on the Star Trek franchise with eight award nominations, winning two of them.
In all, he has written or co-written 109 Star Trek television episodes with two additional movie writing co-credits to boot, more than anyone else in the history of the franchise.
Actually, it was Piller who picked him out of a group of finalists of an internship program in script writing offered by the Academy of Televison Arts & Sciences at the university Braga was attending in his final year in 1990.
After an eight-week internship period at the studio, Braga was hired "on staff" at the writing department, the episode "" was brought up.
(TNG Season 7 DVD-special feature, "Departmental Briefing Year Seven: Production") Braga also co-wrote the movies Generations (1994) and First Contact (1996).For the sixth season episode "", Braga wrote the lyrics for the Klingon aria with music composed by Jay Chattaway.At the conclusion of the sixth season of the series, Piller asked Braga to move over to his co-creation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, but Braga wanted to "(...)see Next Generation through to the end and I am glad I did because Ron [Moore] and I wrote the final episode ["All Good Things"], which was probably our best work on that show." ".We were trying to serve a lot of masters and we were passing the baton from one generation to another.I didn't turn out as well as I would have liked." While generally well received, Braga was referring to the ending of the movie, as not only fans but also Spock performer Leonard Nimoy (who had declined both appearing in, and directing the feature, partly for this reason ) took exception to the demise of Captain James T. "The decision to "kill Kirk" was a complex one, made by many people, including Shatner himself [note: confirmed by the latter in his autobiography Star Trek Movie Memories], who was heavily involved in the process of developing that script.I don't remember where the idea originally came from, but I can tell you that everyone was on board.