Rick Berman's First Breakdown of TNG Characters

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Rick Berman's First Breakdown of TNG Characters

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https://twitter.com/berman_rick/status/ ... 3174674432

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Someone on reddit transcribed it the way it was presented in the twitter for those who couldn't read the image. Like me.
1. THE ENTERPRISE

25th CENTURY

NCC 1701 D

TWICE AS LONG, 16 STORIES HIGH

MORE SLEEK AERODYNAMIC (WARP SPEED)

CREW CAPACITY - 907

INCLUDES FAMILIES

NEW FACILITIES

SCHOOLS

RECREATIONAL FACILITIES
HOLODECKS - DUPLICATE ANY LANDSCAPE
LOW GRAVITY GAMES

NEW BRIDGE - TWO LEVELS

LESS APPARENT HARDWARE

SEPARATION ABILITY (BATTLE BRIDGE)

2. CHARACTERS

CAPTAIN JULIAN PICARD

50's

COMMANDER WILLIAM RYKER

30's

EXECUTIVE OFFICER

SECOND IN COMMAND

COMMANDER OF AWAY MISSIONS

LT. COMMANDER DATA

FABRICATED BY UNKNOWN ALIENS

ANDROID

WANTS TO BE HUMAN

SUPERIOR STRENGTH & MEMORY

LT. COMMANDER MACHA HERNANDEZ

ILLEGIBLE SECURITY CHIEF

ABOARD & AWAY MISSIONS

FROM AN EARTH COLONY OF RENEGADES

2. CHARACTERS CONT'D

LT. TROI

CHIEF PSYCHOLOGIST

1/2 BETAZED

TELEPATHIC ABILITY

ENSIGN GEORDI LA FORGE

BLACK

BLIND FROM BIRTH

PROSTHETIC EYES

WESLEY CRUSHER

15-YEAR-OLD

PHOTOGRAPHIC MEMORY

ENGINEERING WHIZ

EVENTUALLY ACTING LT./STARSHIP OPERATIONS

BEVERLY CRUSHER

CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER
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I love his LeForge has a primary characteristic as "black"
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Wasn't Wesley a girl called Leslie in the very early drafts? :?
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Captain Seafort wrote:Wasn't Wesley a girl called Leslie in the very early drafts? :?
Probably bounced back and forth between character ideas. Except for Geordi is "black."
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"Your name is Geordi! Berman give you a name, you take it!"

Sorry.
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Poor Dr. Crusher. She had absolutely no qualifier or personality concept even right from initial conception. No wonder it took them like 6 seasons and some female writing staff additions to actually write any personality into the female characters or give them important things to do.

Seeing this overview, it makes total sense that virtually all of the season 1 female cast complained of feeling like they weren't there for much other than "I'm a GIRL, who does x instead of a man!"
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IIRC, the early character description for Dr Crusher said something like "She has the confident self assurance of a stripper".
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That she does... Engage.
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Nothing it will never come. Death before defeat. I don’t bend or break. I end, if I meet a foe capable of it. Victory is in forcing the opponent to back down. I do not. There is no defeat.
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