Paul Gertz, one of the head writers on the show has said that the extent of Gene Roddenberry's involvement in the creation of the show was a premise written on a napkin in a lockbox full of obscure notes written on things like receipts, scraps of paper. Out of that small note, they created the show.
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The show is famous for the unusually high turnover rate among the regular cast, partially due to contractual disagreements between the cast and the producers. Almost all of the show's major characters were killed or otherwise removed within a season or two of being introduced. In fact, the only character to appear as a regular during all five seasons was FBI Agent Ronald Sandoval (Von Flores), the show's main antagonist.
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On the desk of Dr. Julianne Belman, played by Majel Barrett, is a picture of Gene Roddenberry, Barrett's husband and creator of the concept for the series.
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Michael Ironside was the first choice for the role of William Boone.
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The original title for the show was "Battleground: Earth", but the producers changed it because it sounded too much like L. Ron Hubbard's novel, "Battlefield: Earth".
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Season Five was originally intended to be set some ten years after the events of Season Four.
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Lexa Doig was considered for the role of Renee Palmer. She was later cast as the Andromeda Ascendant in Andromeda (2000), another series based on Gene Roddenberry's notes.
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Kevin Kilner (William Boone) had originally signed on for one season on the series. His contract was not renewed after a revamp was carried out in the second season.
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After Star Trek: The Original Series (1966) was cancelled in 1969, Gene Roddenberry began working on ideas for new sci-fi series, among which was this series. 20th Century Fox was interested in developing the pilot in the late 1970s but Roddenberry became busy with the "Star Trek" movies and later Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987).
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