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Interviews | Brannon Braga
Too much science?


How has the approach to writing this scientific element changed over the course of the franchise?

Picture When I came aboard The Next Generation, my perception was, at least in terms of my own writing, was that we were too technical. We would go out of our way to explain things, or we would create suspense sequences that relied too heavily on technobabble.

What we've tried to do in recent years is really strip that down. I don't think the audience really cares, they just want to see what happens next.

One of the things we're trying to do on Enterprise, the new show, is virtually eradicate the tech as anything other than a spice. The audience likes to hear things about the view screen and the warp plasma injectors, but they don't want tech as plot, and that's what I think we used to do a little too much.


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