We were able to get our hands on this little nugget (don’t ask us how) that reveals some interesting behind-the-scenes casting goings-on when STAR TREK: The Next Generation was first proposed back in the late 1980′s. This information might be nearly 20 years old but it still makes for interesting coffee table chat.
This memo was not suppose to ever see the light-of-day, but after almost 20-years who could possibly get their feelings hurt?
It should be noted that Eric Menyuk did star in episodes of TNG as the Traveler who ended up tutoring Wesley Crusher. Rosalind Chao ended up on TNG and DS9 playing Miles O’Brien’s wife. Cheryl McFadden is the same actress who portrayed Doctor Beverly Crusher, her full name being Cheryl Gates McFadden. Tim Russ went on to star in the motion picture “Star Trek VII: Generations” and became Commander Tuvok on the “Star Trek: Voyager” series.
Several of the other stars listed as possible candidates for main cast parts ended up guest starring in the seven year history of the show.