How did you feel about other crews taking your space?
Well I have to say that at the end of Next Generation it was the end of a seven year run and then we went immediately into the filming of Generations. In my own case I had I think two days between. Two days break.
Then at the end of that my wife and I had our first child, so there really wasn’t time. This is my point, for me there really wasn’t time to sort of go through a mourning process until much later and by then I was so exhausted and in need of a break. I just wanted a nap. And I wasn’t getting many of those because of the new baby in the house…
When I directed my first episode of Voyager, that was a little odd because their sets, for the most part, were in the same place our sets were: their bridge was where our bridge was, their engineering was where my engineering was. I think the only distinctions were that Janeway’s ready room was where our observation lounge was and their conference room was where our captain’s ready room was. Other than that, all of their corridors were in the same place, transporter room, sick bay.
It was kind of bizarre because the space was familiar and even the sort of layout of what was designed in the space was familiar but it wasn’t our space. They weren’t our sets. So that was kind of weird.