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Star Trek writer D.C. Fontana passes aged 80 (news).

December 5, 2019 | By | Reply More

Science fiction writer Dorothy Catherine Fontana has sadly passed away aged 80 – she was best known for her work on the original Star Trek franchise.

Dorothy also worked on Genesis II and story editor on Star Trek The Animated Series, and later Logan’s Run, The Six Million Dollar Man, and Buck Rogers in the 25th Century.

Pocket Books editor Dave Stern approached Dorothy to write a Star Trek novel, and she proposed writing the story of Spock’s first mission on the Enterprise, joining a crew led by Captain Christopher Pike. Vulcan’s Glory also included Scotty’s first mission and an exploration of Number One.

Dorothy married cinematographer Dennis Skotak. She died on December 2nd, 2019, following a short illness.

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