D.C. Fontana, Pioneering 'Star Trek' Writer, Dies at 80

Published on Dec 04, 2019

D.C. Fontana, Pioneering 'Star Trek' Writer, Dies at 80

Dorothy Catherine “D.C.” Fontana, the first female writer for Star Trek who penned a number of classic episodes has died, according to the sci-fi property's official site. She was 80.

Fontana died Monday evening following a short illness.

A trailblazer for female writers in sci-fi television, Fontana crafted numerous stories for The Original Series, including "Journey to Babel," which introduced Spock's father Serek and mother Amanda. The episode was credited with allowing audiences to see Trek's characters as more than just their jobs, and to see them as actual people. She ...

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