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Brannon Braga
Writer/Producer
Series: TNG, VOY, ENT
Movies: Star Trek: Generations, Star Trek: First Contact
Born: August 14, 1964
Place of Birth: Bozeman, Montana, USA
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Brannon Braga was a writer, producer and creator on Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Voyager and Star Trek: Enterprise.


Biography

Braga began working on Star Trek in 1990 as a writer/producer on Star Trek: The Next Generation.

As a writer/producer on The Next Generation, he was responsible for some popular episodes including the series finale "All Good Things...". For this episode he won the Hugo Award for excellence in science fiction writing, along with Ronald D. Moore. Braga also co-wrote the movies Star Trek: Generations (1994) and Star Trek: First Contact (1996). In all, he has written more than 100 Star Trek episodes.

Braga moved to Star Trek: Voyager as a producer, receiving a promotion to Co-Executive Producer in 1997 and a further promotion to Executive Producer in 1998 when Jeri Taylor retired.

After Star Trek: Deep Space Nine finished its run, Braga immediately hired his Next Generation writing partner Moore, but Moore resigned shortly afterwards citing creative differences with Braga and the other Voyager writers and criticizing the lack of emphasis on continuity.

In 1997, Braga began work on Star Trek: Enterprise as the series' co-creator with Rick Berman (leaving Kenneth Biller to take over the production of Voyager), and has since become Star Trek's "number two man" behind Berman. Braga and Berman were rumored to be working on the also rumored Star Trek XI, but Braga has since made it clear that his days with the Trek franchise are over.

During his time on Star Trek: Voyager he entered in to a relationship with Jeri Ryan which has since ended.

Braga was born August 14, 1964 in Bozeman, Montana and has frequently slipped references to his place of birth into episodes and films he has written (see USS Bozeman, Eli Hollander, Gallatin). He studied Theater Arts and Filmmaking at Kent State University and The University of California. He received the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Writing Internship in 1990.

His three main writing collaborators, in chronological order, were Ronald D. Moore, Joe Menosky, and Rick Berman, for TNG, VOY, and ENT, respectively.

Criticism

Braga, along with Rick Berman, has received a wide array of criticism, mostly for the creative directions Voyager took, the supposed lack of originality on pre-Manny Coto Enterprise, and the apparent disrespect for canon in both series. However, many fans note the large number of episodes he wrote, several of which are frequently considered among the best of all Star Trek.

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