During the break between the first and second seasons of Star Trek: The Next Generation, I went to a local Star Trek convention and heard David Gerrold speak. he talked about some of his frustrations working on ST:TNG and told us about a show he had been invited to develop for another studio.
Some of the aspects of this show were in response to what he felt was too much of a "neatness" in ST:TNG, with characters who were too well adjusted and a galaxy where everything was going well. He talked about basing it on a warship and pattering it after the old WWII movies. One idea he had was casting Ann Ramsey (best know for her role in Throw Mama from a Train) as the ship's doctor. When she arrived, in the first show, as a slam against the character of Wesley Crusher, the Captain would ask the Doctor if she had any kids and she'd snap, in an insulted growl, "No!"
He talked about the situation in the Pacific in WWII and how this show would resemble that, with many ships on patrol and different planets and solar systems to protect, just like the destroyers in WWII.
I've never seen any indication of this show even making it to production and there's no trace (that I could find, on David Gerrold's page) in the IMDB.
Did anything ever become of this show? Was it handed off to someone else to produce a pilot? Did Gerrold turn it into books?
Or did it just not work out and was never heard from again?