You never know who's reading your blog, kids . . .
Diane Duane, who originaly wrote Where No One Has Gone Before with Michael Reaves, read my review, and commented on it and the episode.
As if that wasn't cool enough on its own, she wrote a really interesting recollection of the writing process at her own blog. And if that isn't cool enough, she reprinted their second-draft premise, and the second-draft outline! Holy shit, man. Stuff like that is exactly why I buy special features on DVDs. If you're a Trekkie, I think you'll dig those.
Diane's blog and its memories brings up something I hadn't considered until this weekend: when we were filming the first and second seasons of Next Generation, I was peripherally aware that there was some sort of political power struggle going on in the front office. Maybe it was clear that Gene was not going to be driving the ship, so to speak, for much longer, and people were maneuvering to replace him. Maybe there was some sort of coup in the works; I don't know. But it would be really interesting to me to find out what actually was going on in the corridors of power back then, pipe my memories through the resulting filter, and write about whatever come out.