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Alan Dean Foster

Alan Dean Foster was born on November 18, 1946 in New York City, New York, USA. He is a writer, known for Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979), Olympus and Welcome to Paradox (1998). See full bio »

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"The Grand Tour: The Fall Guys"

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Known For

Olympus Writer
Welcome to Paradox
Alien Encounters
Alien Encounters Himself - Author / Himself - Science Fiction Author


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 1998 Welcome to Paradox (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Our Lady of the Machine (1998) ... (story)
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 2016 Between the Lines (Video documentary short)
 2016 Star Trek: The Journey to the Silver Screen (Documentary)
 2015 Hangin with Web Show (TV Series)
- Star Wars' Alan Dean Foster (2015) ... Himself
 2013-2014 Alien Encounters (TV Mini-Series)
Himself - Author / Himself - Science Fiction Author
- The Escalation (2014) ... Himself - Science Fiction Author
- The Offspring (2013) ... Himself - Author
- The Invasion (2013) ... Himself - Author
 2012 Spacing Out! (TV Series)
Himself - Guest
- Alan Dean Foster (2012) ... Himself - Guest
 2006 Amazing! Exploring the Far Reaches of Forbidden Planet (Video documentary short)
Himself, science fiction novelist
 2006 Robby the Robot: Engineering a Sci-Fi Icon (Video documentary short)
Himself - Science Fiction Novelist

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Prolific science fiction author with many original novels to his credit, as well as many novelizations and original works based upon movies and TV series. See more »

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[dedicating his novelization of Terminator Salvation (2009)] For Brian Thomsen, who would have approved. But who left much too soon. In appreciation and friendship. See more »


Received his Bachelor's degree in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles. See more »

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