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RIP Dorothy Catherine "D.C." Fontana

Haere LinteseregHaere Lintesereg ✭✭✭✭
edited December 2019 in Strange New Worlds
Sad news, she was one of the finest writers of Star Trek. She passed away last night at age 80.

https://intl.startrek.com/news/dc-fontana-1939-2019

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  • Data1001Data1001 ✭✭✭✭✭
    "Dorothy Catherine Fontana, the legendary television writer better known by her gender-hiding nom de plume, D.C. Fontana, has passed away on December 2 at the age of 80, following a short illness, announces the official Star Trek site."
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    https://www.denofgeek.com/us/tv/284756/dc-fontana-star-trek-writer-passes-away-at-80


    If you're not familiar with her, this article goes into just how important she was to the legacy of the franchise:
    https://www.startrek.com/article/7-things-you-should-know-about-d-c-fontana

    From the article:
    Fontana, asked by StarTrek.com what she considers her greatest contribution to Star Trek, replied, "Primarily the development of Spock as a character and Vulcan as a history/background/culture from which he sprang."


    Could you please continue the petty bickering? I find it most intriguing.
    ~ Data, ST:TNG "Haven"
  • Dirk GundersonDirk Gunderson ✭✭✭✭✭
    Sad day for the Trek universe.
  • According to a press release from the American Film Institute, Dorothy Fontana passed away in her home in Los Angeles this week at the age of 80.

    RIP D.C. Fontana. "My shoes are too tight, and I've forgotten how to dance"
  • "My shoes are too tight, and I've forgotten how to dance"

    That is my favorite Babylon 5 quote.
  • Very sad news indeed. Not only did she write for Star Trek, but also Babylon 5, and even the drama series Dallas. A great talent was truly lost.
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