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D. C. Fontana passes away


Trailblazing science fiction writer Dorothy C. Fontana, who helped shape Star Trek, has died at the age of 80. She worked on the original Star Trek series, the animated series, The Next Generation, and Deep Space Nine. She also wrote for The Questor Tapes and Logan's Run.

As one of the few female science fiction writers in the 50s and 60s, she credited herself as D. C. Fontana and kept her gender a secret until her photograph appeared in Stephen Whitfield’s book The Making of Star Trek in 1968.

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"At the time, I wasn't especially aware there were so few female writers doing action-adventure scripts," Fontana told StarTrek.com in a 2013 interview. "There were plenty doing soaps, comedies, or on variety shows. By choosing to do action-adventure, I was in an elite, very talented and very different group of women writers."
Her absence will be felt by legions of Star Trek fans.

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