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...I'm apparently trying to kill Magic—something I'm obviously not that good at, as Magic is going strong sixteen years later.

First rule of leadership: Everything is your fault.
Hopper, A Bug's Life

I read all these things on the Internet, these ‘continuity pornographers’ as I like to call them, though I didn’t invent the term. These people honestly think that Rick (Berman) and I are morons!
Brannon Braga on Star Trek: Enterprise

I want to thank the studio for sticking to their convictions... and firing me for sticking to mine.

Dan DiDio: DC Comics needs it's true heroes! Therefore... I'm the screw-up who made all the mistakes! I'm whatever DC Comics needs me to be.
Jann Jones: What a kidder! Dan, wait, you can't be serious! Are you having a stroke?
Dan DiDio: You'll taunt me, ridicule me, set the fans on me.
Jann Jones: He didn't do anything wrong! Why does he have to run?
Keith Giffen: Because we have to satirize him. Plus, he's late for his daily jog.
Ambush Bug: Year None #3

Let's face it, the extreme amount of crap [Joel Schumacher] caught for making this movie is more than a little over the top, and in some cases, borderline psychotic. At the end of the day, all he did was make a bad movie. Genuine venom should be reserved for actual crimes like mass murder, putting lettuce on a breakfast sandwich, or eating New York-style pizza with a fork. You fold it a little and then eat it! What the hell is hard about that?
The Agony Booth, Batman & Robin recap supplement

The first seventeen years of Doctor Who have eight producers. The next ten have one. John Nathan-Turner, who takes over with the next story, oversees four different Doctors, three regenerations, and the cancellation of the series. And thus, fittingly and ironically, it is over him that one of the biggest critical question marks in the series hangs..There's too much debate over him to ignore. Unsurprisingly, given that he was a human being and all, the end result of that analysis is going to be muddier. He made some incompetently stupid creative decisions in his tenure and some deeply questionable personal ones. He also got the show cancelled. Then again, he made some brilliant creative decisions and probably saved it from being cancelled in 1981.
El Sandifer on The Well-Mannered War

To be fair to Rick Berman and Brannon Braga, two producers vilified by Star Trek fandom, they were working with a network that seemed unsure of what it wanted from Star Trek. Star Trek: Voyager had helped to launch UPN back in 1995, standing as the flagship of the network. In 2001, Broken Bow broadcast to the second-largest audience in the history of the network. However, UPN seemed to be drifting away from the bold young pub that had dared to challenge the bigger networks.

In 2002, UPN underwent a change in management and a shift in focus...By the time that Enterprise finished its run in 2005, the network’s target demographic had shifted from the kind of people who watch science-fiction space opera into young women. This was the corporate mindset that led to things like the infamous “boy band suggestion”...In many retrospective interviews, Rick Berman and Brannon Braga have talked about trying to resist that sort of imposed inertia.
Darren Mooney on Star Trek: Enterprise, "Broken Bow'

"There's a tendency among the press to attribute the creation of a game to a single person," says Warren Spector, creator of Thief and Deus Ex.


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