Gonna go way out on a limb here and say that Brannon’s high school buds are probably totally creaming from his. Or, you know, not:
Brannon Braga: Canton’s own TV guru
by Dan Kane
Brannon Braga, who’s had enduring success as a television-series creator, writer, executive producer and director, spent a chunk of his formative years right here in Canton, graduating from McKinley High School in 1983.
Next weekend, he’ll be heading back to town for the Canton Film Festival. On Oct. 4 at 6 p.m., Braga will participate in a Q&A onstage at the Palace Theatre, following the 5 p.m. screening of an episode from his recent series “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey.” Admission is $5.
A busy guy, Braga was a producer and director for the newest re-make of “Cosmos,” the acclaimed science-education series that aired internationally earlier this year. He’s currently writing season two of “Salem,” a horror-drama series he co-created about the Salem witch trials that airs on WGN America.
Braga’s two-decade career is almost mind-bending in scope. He was executive producer for the series “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” “Star Trek: Voyager” and “Star Trek: Enterprise,” and he co-wrote the feature films “Star Trek Generations” and “Star Trek: First Contact.”
He was pivotal in the development of three additional science-fiction network TV series: “Threshold” (CBS), “Terra Nova” (Fox) and “FlashForward” (ABC).
And he was a writer for seasons six and seven of the Fox real-time action hit “24.”
Here are some highlights from a recent conversation with the 49-year-old Los Angeles resident.