After first working with Star Trek: The Next Generation, Braga moved to Star Trek: Voyager when the series premiered in 1995. Currently, Braga serves as co-creator and executive producer of the UPN television series Star Trek: Enterprise. His work with Trek has not been limited to the television shows he also co-wrote two of the feature films, Star Trek: Generations (1994) and Star Trek: First Contact (1996). First Contact, which earned close to $150 million worldwide during its theatrical release, is the highest grossing of the 10 Trek movies. Braga also received a story credit for his work on Mission: Impossible 2 (2000). He is currently in the process of developing a new television series for Paramount.
A native of Bozeman, Montana, Braga attended Kent State University before studying Theater Arts and Filmmaking at the University of California, Santa Cruz. In 1990, he received a writing internship from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, which led to his writing and producing position on Star Trek: The Next Generation.
His talk is sponsored by the Gould Center as part of the series Philosophy through Science Fiction.