Braga at the WonderCon in April 2015.
|Born||August 14, 1965|
Bozeman, Montana, United States
|Occupation||Television producer, screenwriter|
Brannon Braga ( // ; born August 14, 1965) is an American television producer, director and screenwriter. He served as an executive producer on the Fox primetime series, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey , a re-launch of the 1980 miniseries hosted by Carl Sagan for which Braga won a Peabody Award, Critics Choice Award, and Producers Guild Award. In addition, Braga has been nominated for three Emmy Awards. Braga also served as writer, executive producer, and co-creator of the drama series Salem , WGN America's first original series.
Best known for his work in the Star Trek franchise, Braga was a key creative force behind three of the franchise's five modern series. He later became an executive producer and writer on several Fox shows including 24 , Terra Nova , and The Orville .His film credits include Mission: Impossible 2 , Star Trek Generations and Star Trek: First Contact .
Braga started out as an intern on Star Trek: The Next Generation in 1990 as part of the Television Academy Foundation's Internship Program, eventually becoming a co-producer for the series final season. He was part of the creative team nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award in 1994 for Outstanding Drama Series, and won the Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation in 1995 for his work on the series finale, "All Good Things..." along with longtime collaborator Ronald D. Moore. His credits on that series include a number of popular episodes including "Cause and Effect", "Frame of Mind" and "Parallels".
He then joined Star Trek: Voyager as a producer and was tapped to serve as executive producer the following year. He served as showrunner for Voyager until the end of the sixth season when he moved to Star Trek: Enterprise . He teamed up with Moore to write two Star Trek feature films – Star Trek Generations and Star Trek: First Contact . They would also later develop the Mission: Impossible 2 screenplay. He went on to co-create Star Trek: Enterprise and led that series as executive producer until its fourth and final season.
Before the cancellation of Star Trek: Enterprise Braga co-created the CBS science fiction drama series Threshold , he was brought on as an executive producer and writer on the Fox series, 24, penning episodes in the seventh and eight seasons. He was also an executive producer and writer on the 2009 ABC science fiction series FlashForward .
While at the helm of Terra Nova , Braga was approached to co-write a four-part comic book series Star Trek: The Next Generation: Hive for IDW, which made its debut in 2012.
Braga was the producer and one of the directors of the 2014 science education series Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey , a sequel to the 1980 series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage that was hosted by Carl Sagan.The project saw Braga collaborating with the original series' writer and Sagan's widow, Ann Druyan, executive producer Seth MacFarlane and host Neil DeGrasse Tyson. The 13-episode series premiered March 9, 2014, and received mostly positive reaction from critics and viewers. Braga was nominated for an Emmy for his work on the show. The following month saw the premiere of the historical fantasy drama television series Salem , which Braga co-created with Adam Simon, and on which he serves as one of the executive producers. in 2014, he directed the Marilyn Manson music video "Cupid Carries a Gun" off The Pale Emperor album.
Braga is one of the producers of The Orville , a 2017 science fiction comedy-drama inspired by Star Trek . He also directed several episodes of the series.
During production of Star Trek: Voyager, Braga dated star Jeri Ryan for a couple of years after she joined the cast in the fourth season.Between February and November 2000, they were stalked by Marlon Estacio Pagtakhan, who was convicted for harassment and threats in May 2001.
Ann Druyan is an Emmy and Peabody Award-winning American writer, producer, and director specializing in the communication of science. She co-wrote the 1980 PBS documentary series Cosmos, hosted by Carl Sagan, whom she married in 1981. She is the creator, producer, and writer of the 2014 sequel, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey and its sequel series, Cosmos: Possible Worlds, as well as the book of the same name. She is credited with directing episodes of both series as well.
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Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey is a 2014 American science documentary television series. The show is a follow-up to the 1980 television series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage, which was presented by Carl Sagan on the Public Broadcasting Service and is considered a milestone for scientific documentaries. This series was developed to bring back the foundation of science to network television at the height of other scientific-based television series and films. The show is presented by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, who, as a young high school student, was inspired by Sagan. Among the executive producers are Seth MacFarlane, whose financial investment was instrumental in bringing the show to broadcast television, and Ann Druyan, a co-author and co-creator of the original television series and Sagan's wife. The show is produced by Brannon Braga, and Alan Silvestri composed the backing score.
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The fourth season of the American science fiction television series Star Trek: Enterprise commenced airing on the UPN network in the United States on October 8, 2004 and concluded on May 13, 2005 after airing 22 episodes. Set in the 22nd century, the series follows the adventures of the first Starfleet starship Enterprise, registration NX-01. The fourth season saw changes made to the production team, with Manny Coto becoming the show runner. He had joined the team during the third season as a co-executive producer. Other changes included Star Trek novelists Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens being brought on board as writers.
"Standing Up in the Milky Way" is the first aired episode of the American documentary television series Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey. It premiered on March 9, 2014, simultaneously on various Fox television networks, including National Geographic Channel, FX, Fox Life, and others. The episode is presented by the series host astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, directed by Brannon Braga, produced by Livia Hanich and Steven Holtzman, and written by Ann Druyan and Steven Soter.
Cosmos: Possible Worlds is an American science documentary television series that premiered on March 9, 2020, on National Geographic. The series is a follow-up to the 2014 television series Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, which followed the original Cosmos: A Personal Voyage series presented by Carl Sagan on PBS in 1980. The series is presented by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson; written, directed and executive produced by Ann Druyan and Brannon Braga; with other executive producers being Seth MacFarlane and Jason Clark. The series consists of 13 episodes that will be broadcast over seven weeks and will later air on Fox in mid-2020.