D.C. Fontana

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Name: D.C. Fontana
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Occupation: Writer, Script Editor
Medium: Television
Works: Star Trek: The Original Series, Star Trek: The Animated Series, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
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D.C. Fontana and Gene Roddenberry in a cartoon from One Trek Mind #2, by Cory Correll
undated photo of D.C. Fontana and some unidentified fans, taken at an unknown con (Fontana is in the center wearing pearls.) Louise Stange may be in the brown dress with the long hair, Nancyann Hiera may be the fan in the grey and black plaid skirt.

Dorothy C. Fontana is a television writer best known for the original Star Trek. She started out as Gene Roddenberry's secretary, then went on to write many episodes under her own name as well as others. After Star Trek she produced Star Trek: The Animated Series as well as writing scripts for Star Trek: The Next Generation and other science fiction shows such as The Six Million Dollar Man and Babylon 5. She has also written for non-science fiction television, video games, comics, and at least two novels. She is responsible for the creation of Spock's parents Sarek and Amanda, and for much of Vulcan culture.

In an interview with Walter Koenig in T-Negative #7, the actor says that he misses Dorothy Fontana, who was no longer script editor on the show. "She always had an insight into all the characters. It might be just a few lines, but there'd be something in them that brought the character out."


For an extensive (but not exhaustive) listing of D.C. Fontana's work, see mlle's A D.C. Fontana Primer.

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