The original series bible (which is a fascinating read), also says Picard and Riker have a “father-son relationship,” and Picard often pretends to think France is “the only true civilization on Earth.” Also, the phrase “fully functional” is underlined when discussing Data. And Tasha Yar is obsessed with Wesley Crusher, who’s her “beau ideal” and the childhood friend she never had. Also, Picard “cannot help noticing that Beverly Crusher’s natural walk resembles that of a striptease queen.”
In early brainstorming, the producers wanted Deanna Troi to have three breasts, just like that woman in Total Recall. But producer D.C. Fontana objected — she told Entertainment Weekly, “I objected to Troi having three breasts. I felt women have enough trouble with two. And how are you going to line them up? Vertically, horizontally, or what? I was like, please, don’t go there. And they didn’t, fortunately.” Also, at one point early on, Gene Roddenberry wanted to make Wesley Crusher a girl named Lesley. And Tasha Yar was originaly a tough Latina named Macha Hernandez, based on Vasquez from Aliens.
#this is so bizarre