@jbview@DaveAHopkins . @julia_azari .. So they're all sitting around like the Star Trek Next Gen crew in one of those time-loop episodes where Riker says "maybe NOT doing the obvious thing is what kills us " and then they just drift forward expecting to die horribly.
Dorothy Catherine Fontana, who used the initials D.C. after struggling to find work in a male-dominated industry, had befriended “Star Trek” creator Gene Roddenberry and rose from secretary to story editor for the 1960s show.
SHE BOLDLY WENT WHERE NO SCIENCE FICTION WRITER WENT BEFORE.
RiP to the great DC Fontana at age 80. She is responsible for a GREAT DEAL of Star Trek episodes you know & love - from the TOS era of the 1960s through the TNG & DS9 era in the 1990s.
JUST IN: D.C. Fontana, a writer and story editor for the original “Star Trek” television series and later a contributor to “Star Trek: The Next Generation" and other related projects, has died at age 80.
I never knew this about him. What an amazing story: "Star Trek actor 'Scotty' aka Lt. James Doohan led his men safely across Juno Beach and took out two German snipers before becoming known as 'craziest pilot in the Canadian air force’”