Commentary: Trek Stars 106: UPN Really Up'd it Up! / by Mike Schindler

Taylor, Part 1: Trek.

In 1992, Michael Piller turned his attention towards his new Star Trek series, Deep Space Nine. This left a void in the Next Generation writer's room. That void was filled by Jeri Taylor. Under her guidance, the last two season of TNG produced some the best Trek of all-time, and earned the series its only Emmy nomination for Outstanding Drama. On the strength of that work, Taylor was given the task of creating the next Star Trek series, Voyager, which she also ran for the first four seasons. 

In this episode of Commentary: Trek Stars, we begin a new series which looks at Taylor's work as a television writer/producer. In our first part, Mike, Max, and John are joined by Charlynn Schmiedt of To The Journey to examine Taylor's work in Trek. We discuss her first episode, her TNG highlights, her work as a showrunner on TNG, and the creation of Voyager.

Running Time: 1 hour 10 minutes 45 seconds


Mike Schindler, Max Hegel, and John Mills



Charlynn Schmiedt


Editor and Producer

Mike Schindler


Associate Producer

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Jeri Taylor (1:31)
The Next Generation (9:04)
Voyager (27:12)
Final Thoughts (54:53)
Closing (58:50)


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