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10 TV Showrunners That Left Before Their Time - 7/6/2013 10:30:49 AM   
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TNG - 7/6/2013 10:30:49 AM   
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some say roddenbery was gently 'pushed' out of showrunning that series and it improved under new writers/producers.

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Doctor Who's greatest ever producer: Phillip Hinchcliffe - 7/6/2013 11:34:35 AM   
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Phillip Hinchcliffe, along with script editor Robert Holmes, oversaw what I consider to be the golden era of Doctor Who: the first three Tom Baker series, with Sarah Jane as companion (and subsequently Leela towards the end). Virtually every story was a classic: Pyramids of Mars, The Talons of Weng Chiang, Genesis of the Daleks, Terror of the Zygons, The Brain of Morbius, The Deadly Assassin, etc, etc...

The problem was Mary Whitehouse, who stirred up such an outcry against the programme supposedly being too scary that I think Hinchcliffe was if not pushed then gently prodded. Of course the kids loved it, but this being a pre-internet age had no real voice at the time.

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TNG - 8/6/2013 4:38:33 AM   
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Pushed or not TNG definitely never reached its potential till he stepped aside. He never saw the potential in the long story arcs that would provide some of the best stories not only on TNG but also on VOY, ENT and especially on DS9.
Odd when you consider that the movies took the unusual but genius step of having a multi movie arc right in the middle of the series to great success.

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- 8/6/2013 9:54:07 AM   
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The Harmonless Community Season 4 was the greatest single drop in quality I have ever seen in a TV series. It was virtually unwatchable. Chase got Harmon fired then left anyway. Good riddance. Thankfully Harmon is back for the next season.

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- 8/6/2013 10:22:42 AM   
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I think Clyde Phillips should also be on the list: ever since he left Dexter after S4 it took a huge dip in quality.

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Not So - 8/6/2013 12:28:24 PM   
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roddenberry did approve arcs in s1 that led to reveal of a 'conspiracy' within Starfleet and the return of the romulans in the finale.

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West Wing - 9/6/2013 3:05:36 PM   
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Sorkin was on Season 4 too.

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