Commentary: Trek Stars 139: Life with Maury / by Mike Schindler

Hurley, Part 1: Trek.

Of all the contributors to Star Trek: The Next Generation's creation, none are as overlooked as Maurice Hurley. The writer and co-executive producer served and showrunner for the first two seasons of the series, helping to shape it into the show we know and love. And along the way, he also created the Borg.

In this episode of Commentary: Trek Stars, John and Mike begin a new series looking at Hurley's work as a screenwriter. For the first part of the series, they are joined by the author of The Star Trek: The Next Generation Companion, Larry Nemecek, to break down Hurley's work on Star Trek. We discuss the behind-the-scenes climate of Season One, Hurley's contributions to the mythology, and his unused treatment for the film that would become Star Trek Generations. We also wonder when William Shatner's documentary, Chaos on the Bridge, will finally be released (spoilers, it came out this week).

Running Time: 1 hour 15 minutes 13 seconds


John Mills and Mike Schindler


Larry Nemecek

Editor and Producer

Mike Schindler

Executive Producers

Norman C. Lao, Matthew Rushing, and C Bryan Jones

Associate Producer

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Production Manager

Richard Marquez

Content Manager

Will Nguyen


Maurice Hurley (00:01:56)
Season Two (00:12:25)
The Borg (00:32:19)
Hurley's Departure (00:41:52)
Star Trek VII Treatment (00:48:42)
Wrap-up (01:02:32)

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