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D.C. Fontana, 1939-2019

Star Trek Legend, DC Fontana The official Star Trek site has reported the passing of Dorothy Catherine “D.C.” Fontana, the legendary writer who brought many of Star Trek’s greatest episodes to life. Fontana passed away peacefully at age 80 on the evening of December 2nd, following a short illness.

As a writer, Fontana is credited with many episodes focusing on Vulcan culture and helped blaze a trail for female writers in sci-fi television. She is the mind behind The Original Series and The Animated Series episodes like “Yesteryear” and “Journey to Babel,” which introduced Spock’s father Sarek and mother Amanda. She co-wrote the Hugo Award nominated The Next Generation episode “Encounter at Farpoint” with Gene Rodenberry, and she continued to write for TNG and Deep Space Nine

Her last produced credit was an episode of webseries Star Trek: New Voyages, starring Walter Koenig.

Vibe check.


Gabrielle Beaumont, one of the first and few women to direct Star Trek, seen here with Brent Spiner, Michael Dorn and Gates McFadden filming “The High Ground”

Bones: Okay, okay, okay. Why don’t we just put this to a vote, and then we’ll be done with it.
Spock: I’m not voting.
Bones: No one cares.


some of the art in the Star Trek: The Official Guide to the Animated Series 1 / 2 / 3


Tom Riker impersonates his transporter duplicate Will Riker to commandeer the Defiant.

Levar Burton directs the 100th episode of Voyager, “Timeless”


I’m glad he doesn’t respect me.

Captain James T. Kirk (retired)