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Name: Brannon Braga  
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Date of Birth: 14th August 1964
Place of Birth: Bozeman, Montana, USA
Profession: Writer
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Brannon Braga (born August 14, 1964 in Bozeman, Montana) is an American television producer and screenwriter who is mostly known for his significant contributions to the Star Trek series since 1990. He is credited as one of the co-creators and executive producers of Star Trek: Enterprise.


Star Trek: The Next Generation

In 1990 he received an eight-week internship from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, joining the writing team of Star Trek: The Next Generation. His first assignment was rewriting a script called "Reunion" with staff writer Ronald D. Moore, then doing a solo rewrite on a spec script titled "Identity Crisis". This lead to a staff position in 1991 as a script-writer, resulting in credits for a number of popular episodes including "Cause and Effect", "Frame of Mind" and "Parallels".

At the start of The Next Generation's final season, Braga (now a co-producer) and Ronald D. Moore (who he had worked with a few times in the intervening four years) were picked to write a script for the first cinema appearance of The Next Generation crew, Star Trek: Generations, which they developed over the final year. They were again picked to write the script for the series finale "All Good Things...", for which they won a Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation.

Star Trek: Voyager

After The Next Generation concluded in 1994, Braga joined the creative staff on Star Trek: Voyager as a producer. In 1996, Braga and Moore collaborated again, on the second The Next Generation film, Star Trek: First Contact, which received the highest gross of all the Star Trek films. After the departure of Jeri Taylor at the end of Voyager's fourth season in 1998, Braga became an executive producer and was effectively running the show on Voyager.

Braga and Moore again collaborated in 1999, on the Mission: Impossible II screenplay. Although their draft was not the final one used, it did earn them a story credit in the film. They were approached to do a third Star Trek film starring The Next Generation cast, but declined.

When Star Trek: Deep Space Nine ended in 1999, Moore transferred over to the creative staff of Voyager as a co-executive producer, but quickly departed citing problems working with his old writing partner, Braga:

"I have very hurt feelings about Brannon. What happened between he and I is just between he and I. It was a breakdown of trust. I would have quit any show where I was not allowed to participate in the process like that. I wasn’t allowed to participate in the process, and I wasn’t part of the show. I felt like I was freelancing my own show. ... I was very disappointed that my long-time friend and writing partner acted in that manner, that crossed lines to the point where I felt like I had to walk away from STAR TREK, which was something that meant a lot to me for a very long time, from my childhood right through my entire professional career."

During the later seasons of Voyager, Braga became romantically linked with series actress Jeri Ryan, which generated a negative backlash from some Trekkers.

Star Trek: Enterprise

When Voyager concluded in 2001, Braga developed Star Trek: Enterprise with Rick Berman. From the series debut in September 2001 until the end of the third season in May 2004, Braga was the executive producer in charge of the day to day running of the show, handing over the reins of the writing staff to Manny Coto for season four. However, due to declining viewing figures, Enterprise was cancelled by Paramount Pictures after season four.


After the cancellation of Enterprise, Braga started developing a new science fiction series for CBS called Threshold, which is planned to debut in September 2005. Set in the modern day, the series focuses on a group of experts who are investigating an alien craft discovered in the Atlantic ocean.

Controversial Figure

The declining ratings of the Trek franchise have brought a lot of criticism to Braga and Rick Berman, in their roles as Executive Producers of the Trek series. Despite his early successes on The Next Generation, some Star Trek fans feel that he is a major contributing factor to Voyager's creative downfall in later years and the reason Enterprise was not the creative success fans had hoped for. Though many of the same voices question the originality of 'Threshold', the show concept was created by David S. Goyer (co-writer of Batman Begins, writer or co-writer of the Blade films, director of Blade: Trinity) and David Heyman (producer of the Harry Potter films). 'Threshold' has now been meeting good reviews, including four stars from 'USA Today'.

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