Quotes / Creator's Pet

Alexander was Michael Piller's mother's favorite character!
Rene Echevarria on Star Trek: The Next Generation

First Zod falls in love with Lana, now Bizarro? Is Brainiac next? Hey, I have an awesome idea, Al (Gough) and Miles (Millar). Let's introduce Doomsday, but instead of being evil, he falls in love with Lana! I'm a fucking genius! I just wrote Season 8!

The cliche is that Baker's Doctor is in many ways a self-portrait of John Nathan-Turner. This is, I think, a bit strong, but there's a strong sense in which, in 'Trial', he's an inadvertent stand-in for the series itself. Conceived in the afterglow of Longleat, he is a fatally flawed idea too arrogant to admit to the possibility of his failings even enough to defend himself. That only Baker's Doctor could be in this story is, in some sense, the point.
Phil Sandifer on Doctor Who, "Mindwarp"

Watching Neelix sloughing in the Captain’s chair on the Bridge is enough to make you feel nauseous. What has Star Trek come to?
Joe Ford on Star Trek: Voyager, "Initiations"

The major sin of 'Web of Life', much like its sister story 'Web of Death,' is the utterly ham-fisted way it tries to force readers into thinking mystery villain Kaine is an absolutely rockass new character who deserves his own ongoing monthly title. Actually, he was a pretty damn boring villain and gets worse once you know his secret backstory, but we’ll get into that later. For now, he’s just a generic more-powerful-than-thou douchebag with vague motivations and a hilariously terrible costume, who exists to destroy all possible sense of joy and entertainment in a comic."

Widening Gyre has largely focused on a new vigilante in Gotham City named 'Baphomet,' who is so super awesome that he can totally take out the Joker all by his own self in a nice textbook example of bad storytelling. It’s so fanfic that the only way it could be any worse is if he didn’t turn out to be Onomatopoeia.

Listen to me, Hideo Kojima, you really need to face the fact that nobody seems to like Raiden as much as you do. I mean, no one can say you didn't do all you could; you made him a cyborg breakdancing ninja, and he's still a little bitch.

After three films, Lucas finally got it. We only see this loathsome cunt for only a brief moment or two. But even though his role as a funny thing for young kids is no longer useful, he's still running around the Senate doing stuff. Why isn't he working as a janitor somewhere? Y'know, the thing he did on Naboo was like fifteen years ago; you'd think the novelty would've worn off.
RedLetterMedia on Jar Jar Binks

Whatever you might wanna say about George Lucas, when audiences said they didn't like Jar Jar, he dialed the character down to a few cameos throughout the rest of the films. When the Voyager producers where told the audiences didn't like Neelix, they decided to get rid of Neelix's beautiful, smart, competent ex-girlfriend and let him hang around to remind the audience how much they hate you personally.
SF Debris on Star Trek: Voyager, "The Gift"

"He's... tactlessly musing on how Rose would miraculously come up with a solution to the Carrionite problem. When in fact Rose would probably say something sarcastic and then get herself captured by snoozy PR robot, Lilith."
Shadowlocked on Doctor Who, "The Shakespeare Code"

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