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(written from a Production point of view)

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As Star Trek: The Next Generation was in its earliest days of development, one writer pitched the idea to return to a formula – and a character descendant – that had worked well for TOS. How would audiences in the '80s react to "Albania Jones"? What if he was played by Robin Williams? David Gerrold suggested one of their stronger comedy writers take a crack at it... himself!

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