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Lisa Wilke is a writer who worked, in an uncredited capacity, on TNG: "Tin Man". She recalled, "I had gone to the sets a year before and [Michael Piller's assistant] Eric Stillwell told us, 'Bottle shows; all they want are bottle shows. Don't go to another planet, make it as cheap as possible and maybe they'll buy it.'" (The Fifty-Year Mission: The Next 25 Years, pp. 24 & 199)