D.C. Fontana

Writer, Producer, Script and Continuity Department

Writer, Producer, Script and Continuity Department


American science fiction author and story editor who worked primarily for television. An aspiring novelist from the age of eleven, Fontana began as a writer of horror and adventure stories. After graduating with an associate arts degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey she got her first job as a junior secretary to Screen Gems ...
Birth date
1939-03-25
Death date
2019-12-02
Awards
3 wins & 2 nominations.

Known For


Then Came Bronson
Then Came Bronson
Writer (1969)
 

Activities


RoleTitleYear
WriterThe Ship Who Sang
(TV Series) (1 episode) (announced) - Pilot
WriterBob Burns' Hollywood Halloween
(Video documentary)
2009
WriterStar Trek New Voyages: Phase II
(TV Series) (written by - 1 episode) - To Serve All My Days (2006) ... (written by)
2006
WriterStar Trek: Tactical Assault
(Video Game) (as Dorothy Fontana)
2006
WriterStar Trek: Legacy
(Video Game) (story by - as Dorothy Fontana)
2006
WriterStar Trek: Bridge Commander
(Video Game)
2002
WriterMake Way for Noddy
(TV Series)
2001
WriterBeast Wars: Transformers
(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode) - Crossing the Rubicon (1999) ... (writer)
1999
WriterSilver Surfer
(TV Series) (story - 1 episode) - The Forever War (1998) ... (story)
1998
WriterInvasion planète Terre
(TV Series) (written by - 1 episode) - Miracle (1997) ... (written by)
1997
WriterReBoot
(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode) - Where No Sprite Has Gone Before (1997) ... (writer)
1997
WriterCaptain Simian & The Space Monkeys
(TV Series) (1 episode, 1997) (story - 1 episode, 1997) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1997) - Rhesus Pieces (1997) ... (story) / (teleplay) - Planet of the Humans (1997)
WriterHypernauts
(TV Series) (written by - 1 episode) - Reunion ... (written by)
1996
WriterLonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years
(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode) - Badlands (1995) ... (writer)
1995
WriterBabylon 5
(TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes, 1994) (writer - 1 episode, 1994) - A Distant Star (1994) ... (writer) - Legacies (1994) ... (written by) - The War Prayer (1994) ... (written by)
WriterStar Trek: Deep Space Nine
(TV Series) (teleplay by - 1 episode) - Dax (1993) ... (teleplay by)
1993
WriterThe Legend of Prince Valiant
(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode) - The Traitor (1992) ... (writer)
1992
WriterWar of the Worlds
(TV Series) (written by - 1 episode) - The Meek Shall Inherit (1989) ... (written by)
1989
WriterStar Trek: The Next Generation
(TV Series) (teleplay by - 3 episodes, 1987 - 1988) (story by - 2 episodes, 1987 - 1988) (written by - 1 episode, 1987) - Heart of Glory (1988) ... (story by) - Too Short a Season (1988) ... (teleplay by) - Lonely Among Us (1987) ... (teleplay by) - The Naked Now (1987) ... (story by - as J. Michael Bingham) / (teleplay by - as J. Michael Bingham) - Encounter at Farpoint (1987) ... (written by)
WriterHe-Man and the Masters of the Universe
(TV Series) (story by - 1 episode, 1985) (teleplay by - 1 episode, 1985) - Battlecat (1985) ... (story by) / (teleplay by)
WriterBuck Rogers in the 25th Century
(TV Series) (written by - 1 episode) - Planet of the Amazon Women (1979) ... (written by - as Michael Richards)
1979
WriterDallas
(TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes) - The Dove Hunt (1979) ... (written by) - Survival (1978) ... (written by)
1978-1979
WriterThe Waltons
(TV Series) (written by - 3 episodes) - The Starlet (1979) ... (written by) - The Beau (1978) ... (written by) - The Revelation (1978) ... (written by)
1978-1979
WriterThe Runaways
(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode) - Throwaway Child (1979) ... (writer)
1979
WriterLogan's Run
(TV Series) (story editor - 14 episodes, 1977 - 1978) (teleplay - 2 episodes, 1977 - 1978) (written by - 1 episode, 1977) - Stargate (1978) ... (story editor) - Turnabout (1978) ... (story editor) - Night Visitors (1978) ... (story editor) - Carousel (1978) ... (story editor) / (teleplay) - Futurepast (1978) ... (story editor) Show all 14 episodes
WriterThe Fantastic Journey
(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode) - Turnabout (1977) ... (writer)
1977
WriterBert D'Angelo/Superstar
(TV Series) (story - 1 episode) - The Brown Horse Connection (1976) ... (story)
1976
WriterThe Streets of San Francisco
(TV Series) (written by - 4 episodes) - The Cat's Paw (1975) ... (written by - as Dorothy C. Fontana) - Solitaire (1975) ... (written by - as Dorothy C. Fontana) - Ten Dollar Murder (1975) ... (written by) - Shield of Honor (1973) ... (written by - as Dorothy C. Fontana)
1973-1975
WriterKung Fu
(TV Series) (story - 1 episode) - Battle Hymn (1975) ... (story)
1975
WriterLand of the Lost
(TV Series) (written by - 1 episode) - Elsewhen (1974) ... (written by)
1974
WriterThe Six Million Dollar Man
(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 1974) (written by - 1 episode, 1974) - Straight on 'til Morning (1974) ... (writer) - Rescue of Athena One (1974) ... (written by)
WriterThe ABC Afternoon Playbreak
(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode) - A Special Act of Love (1973) ... (writer)
1973
WriterStar Trek: The Animated Series
(TV Series) (written by - 1 episode) - Yesteryear (1973) ... (written by)
1973
WriterCircle of Fear
(TV Series) (teleplay - 2 episodes, 1972 - 1973) (story - 1 episode, 1973) - Earth, Air, Fire and Water (1973) ... (story) / (teleplay) - Alter-Ego (1972) ... (teleplay)
WriterAssignment: Vienna
(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode) - Queen's Gambit (1972) ... (writer)
1972
WriterBonanza
(TV Series) (story - 1 episode, 1970) (writer - 1 episode, 1969) - A Matter of Faith (1970) ... (story) - The Stalker (1969) ... (writer)
WriterHere Come the Brides
(TV Series) (written by - 1 episode) - Bolt of Kilmaren (1970) ... (written by)
1970
WriterThe High Chaparral
(TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes) - The Little Thieves (1969) ... (writer) - North to Tucson (1968) ... (writer)
1968-1969
WriterThen Came Bronson
(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode) - Two Percent of Nothing (1969) ... (writer)
1969
WriterLancer
(TV Series) (story - 2 episodes, 1968 - 1969) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1968) - The Gifts (1969) ... (story) - The Prodigal (1968) ... (story) / (teleplay)
WriterThe Big Valley
(TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes) - Danger Road (1969) ... (written by) - The Prize (1968) ... (written by)
1968-1969
WriterStar Trek: The Original Series
(TV Series) (teleplay by - 5 episodes, 1966 - 1968) (written by - 4 episodes, 1967 - 1968) (story by - 3 episodes, 1967 - 1969) - The Way to Eden (1969) ... (story by - as Michael Richards) - That Which Survives (1969) ... (story by - as Michael Richards) - The Enterprise Incident (1968) ... (written by) - The Ultimate Computer (1968) ... (teleplay by) - By Any Other Name (1968) ... (teleplay by) Show all 11 episodes
WriterThe Road West
(TV Series) (story - 1 episode) - Never Chase a Rainbow (1967) ... (story - teleplay)
1967
WriterThe Wild Wild West
(TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes) - The Night of the Deadly Bubble (1967) ... (writer - as Michael Edwards) - The Night of the Watery Death (1966) ... (writer - as Michael Edwards)
1966-1967
WriterBen Casey
(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode) - Did Your Mother Come from Ireland, Ben Casey? (1965) ... (writer)
1965
WriterFrontier Circus
(TV Series) (story - 1 episode) - Lippizan (1961) ... (story - as Dorothy C. Fontana)
1961
WriterThe Tall Man
(TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes, 1960 - 1961) (story - 2 episodes, 1960) - The Cloudbusters (1961) ... (written by - as Dorothy C. Fontana) - Tiger Eye (1960) ... (written by - as Dorothy C. Fontana) - The Parson (1960) ... (story - as Dorothy C. Fontana) - A Bounty for Billy (1960) ... (story - as Dorothy C. Fontana)
RoleTitleYear
ProducerStar Trek New Voyages: Phase II
(TV Series) (consulting producer - 6 episodes) - The Holiest Thing (2016) ... (consulting producer) - Mind-Sifter (2014) ... (consulting producer) - Kitumba (2013) ... (consulting producer) - Going Boldly (2012) ... (consulting producer - uncredited) - The Child (2012) ... (consulting producer) Show all 6 episodes
2012-2016
ProducerStar Trek: The Next Generation
(TV Series) (associate producer - 12 episodes) - Too Short a Season (1988) ... (associate producer) - The Big Goodbye (1988) ... (associate producer) - Haven (1987) ... (associate producer) - Hide and Q (1987) ... (associate producer) - The Battle (1987) ... (associate producer) Show all 12 episodes
1987-1988
ProducerStar Trek: The Animated Series
(TV Series) (associate producer - 22 episodes) - The Counter-Clock Incident (1974) ... (associate producer) - How Sharper Than a Serpent's Tooth (1974) ... (associate producer) - Albatross (1974) ... (associate producer) - The Practical Joker (1974) ... (associate producer) - Bem (1974) ... (associate producer) Show all 22 episodes
1973-1974
RoleTitleYear
Script and Continuity DepartmentStar Trek: The Original Series
(TV Series) (script consultant - 31 episodes) - Assignment: Earth (1968) ... (script consultant) - Bread and Circuses (1968) ... (script consultant) - The Ultimate Computer (1968) ... (script consultant) - The Omega Glory (1968) ... (script consultant) - By Any Other Name (1968) ... (script consultant) Show all 31 episodes
1967-1968
RoleTitleYear
Miscellaneous CrewTime Machine: The Journey Back
(Video documentary) (Time Machine restoration crew)
1993
Miscellaneous CrewThe Fantastic Journey
(TV Series) (story editor - 4 episodes) - The Innocent Prey (1977) ... (story editor) - Riddles (1977) ... (story editor) - Turnabout (1977) ... (story editor) - Funhouse (1977) ... (story editor)
1977
Miscellaneous CrewStar Trek: The Animated Series
(TV Series) (story editor - 22 episodes) - The Counter-Clock Incident (1974) ... (story editor) - How Sharper Than a Serpent's Tooth (1974) ... (story editor) - Albatross (1974) ... (story editor) - The Practical Joker (1974) ... (story editor) - Bem (1974) ... (story editor) Show all 22 episodes
1973-1974
Miscellaneous CrewThe Sixth Sense
(TV Series) (story editor - 4 episodes) - The House That Cried Murder (1972) ... (story editor) - Lady, Lady, Take My Life (1972) ... (story editor) - The Heart That Wouldn't Stay Buried (1972) ... (story editor) - I Do Not Belong to the Human World (1972) ... (story editor)
1972
RoleTitleYear
ThanksHarbinger Down
(the producers would like to thank)
2015
ThanksSpeedwriting
(Short) (special thanks)
2015
ThanksChaos on the Bridge
(TV Movie documentary) (thanks)
2014
ThanksStar Trek: Of Gods and Men
(Video) (with acknowledgement to the works of)
2007
ThanksStar Trek New Voyages: Phase II
(TV Series) (special thanks - 1 episode) - World Enough and Time (2007) ... (special thanks)
2007
ThanksInvasion Earth: The Aliens Are Here
(special thanks)
1988
RoleTitleYear
SelfWomen Who Wrote the Way
(Short) (announced) Self
SelfWoman in Motion
(Documentary) Self
2019
SelfJames Cameron's Story of Science Fiction
(TV Mini-Series documentary) Self - Space Exploration (2018) ... Self
2018
SelfStar Trek: Inside the Roddenberry Vault
(Documentary) Self
2016
SelfStar Trek: The Journey to the Silver Screen
(Documentary) Self
2016
Self50 Years of Star Trek
(TV Movie documentary) Self - Story Editor of Star Trek
2016
SelfFor the Love of Spock
(Documentary) Self
2016
SelfStar Trek: The Next Generation - The Sky's the Limit - The Eclipse of Star Trek: The Next Generation
(Documentary) Self
2014
SelfChaos on the Bridge
(TV Movie documentary) Self - Writer & Script Consultant, Star Trek: TOS (as Dorothy 'D.C.' Fontana)
2014
SelfStardate Revisited: The Origin of Star Trek - The Next Generation
(Documentary) Self
2012
SelfTrek Nation
(Documentary) Self
2011
SelfBob Burns' Hollywood Halloween
(Video documentary) Self
2009
SelfThe Next Generation's Impact: 20 Years Later
(Video documentary short) Self
2007
Self40 Years of Star Trek
(TV Movie documentary) Self
2006
SelfDrawn to the Final Frontier
(Video documentary short) Self
2006
SelfHow William Shatner Changed the World
(TV Movie documentary) Self - Writer, Star Trek 1966-1969 (as Dorothy C. Fontana)
2005
SelfBirth of a Timeless Legacy
(Video documentary short) Self
2004
SelfKiss 'N' Tell: Romance in the 23rd Century
(Video documentary short) Self
2004
SelfSci Fi Visionaries
(Video documentary short) Self
2004
SelfWilliam Shatner's Star Trek Memories
(Video documentary) Self
1995
SelfScience Fiction: A Journey Into the Unknown
(TV Movie documentary) Self
1994