Michael Piller recalled:
“Patrick rejected the first draft I had written, and, let me tell you, that was a very dark day. At the same time, and I mean this sincerely, it wasn’t the script he was reacting to, but the first story. And he was right. No writer likes to hear that, but I can say without hesitation that the conflicts with Patrick, and although he was right about the story, the direction we took from there we had a great deal of conflict over regarding his character. I felt they were points I had to win to make the script work.”
Early concepts for “Insurrection” incorporated a sci-fi rendition of Joseph Conrad’s “Heart of Darkness,” in which Picard could be despatched on a deadly undertaking to retrieve a disturbed soldier long gone rogue. Piller as soon as famous that he additionally conceived of a tale the place Picard kills Information (Brent Spiner) nearest the android malfunctioned. It’s going to had been that ultimate tale that Patrick Stewart objected to.
Ultimately, Piller, manufacturer Rick Berman, and the alternative filmmakers all started to concentrate on a tale according to political ethics. Would you support forcibly relocate 600 society if it supplied a generation that might save lives, healing disorder, and defy ageing? Piller stated:
“We had long and difficult conversations, letters and meetings, and without a doubt that script is far better as a result of that conflict. It certainly is important to realize that from conflict with people who really care about the material, and are really smart, good results can come. The result here, I think, is one of the most interesting roles that Picard has had to play in a ‘Star Trek’ story.”
Perhaps within the motion pictures, anyway. Picard confronted indistinguishable demanding situations at the tiny display screen continuously.