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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), Robby the Robot: Engineering a Sci-Fi Icon (2006) and Amazing! Exploring the Far Reaches of Forbidden Planet (2006). See full bio »

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Robby the Robot: Engineering a Sci-Fi Icon
Robby the Robot: Engineering a Sci-Fi Icon Himself - Science Fiction Novelist
(2006)
Amazing! Exploring the Far Reaches of Forbidden Planet
Amazing! Exploring the Far Reaches of Forbidden Planet Himself, science fiction novelist
(2006)
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Olympus Writer
(2018)

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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)
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 2016 Star Trek: The Journey to the Silver Screen (Documentary)
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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Other Works:

Wrote a 10-volume series of novelizations based upon episodes of the animated Star Trek: The Animated Series (1973) series. See more »

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1 Interview | See more »
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Personal Quote:

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

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Received his Master's degree in Fine Arts from the University of California, Los Angeles. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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