D.C. Fontana

A pioneering woman in the male-dominated field of television writing, Dorothy Catherine "D. C." Fontana rightfully earned her place as one of the most revered contributors to the longest-running science fiction ... Read more »

Filmography

Writer (12)

Gene Roddenberry's "Earth: Final Conflict" 1997 - 2002 (TV Show)

Writer

Babylon 5 1993 - 1999 (TV Show)

Writer

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine 1992 - 1999 (TV Show)

Writer

Star Trek 1966 - 1969, 1973 - 1975, 1987 - 1994 (Tv Show)

Writer

Star Trek: The Next Generation 1987 - 1994 (TV Show)

Writer

War of the Worlds 1988 - 1990 (TV Show)

Writer

The Waltons 1972 - 1981 (TV Show)

Writer

Logan's Run 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Writer

The Big Valley 1965 - 1969 (TV Show)

Writer

Kung Fu (TV Show)

Writer

The Fantastic Journey (TV Show)

Writer

The Streets of San Francisco (TV Show)

Writer
Producer (1)

Star Trek: The Next Generation 1987 - 1994 (Tv Show)

Associate Producer

Biography

A pioneering woman in the male-dominated field of television writing, Dorothy Catherine "D. C." Fontana rightfully earned her place as one of the most revered contributors to the longest-running science fiction franchise of all time. Getting her start as a secretary for several television screenwriters, Fontana had the good fortune to take a job with producer Gene Roddenberry in the mid-1960s. It was in this position that she was given an early glimpse at a story concept that would become "Star Trek" (NBC, 1966-69), while it was her talent as a writer that made her one of the show's most influential creative voices. Even after the cancellation of the as yet to be recognized cultural phenomenon, she continued to work with Roddenberry on such projects as "Star Trek: The Animated Adventures (NBC, 1973-75) and its popular revival spin-off, "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (syndicated, 1987-94). Even though she frequently wrote for other non-"Trek" properties over the years, Fontana would always be most closely associated with the space adventure franchise, leading to endeavors like the comic book miniseries <i>Star Trek: Year Four - The Enterprise Experiment</i>. In a career that helped shape television science fiction for more than four decades, Fontana won the hearts and minds of generations of <i>Trekkies</i> everywhere.

Relationships

Dennis Skotak Director of Photography

Husband

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