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David Gerrold

David Gerrold was born on January 24, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Jerrold Friedman. He is a writer and actor, known for Martian Child (2007), Land of the Lost (1974) and The Biskitts (1983). See full bio »
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 2016 Axanar (creative consultant) (pre-production)
  Star Trek New Voyages: Phase II (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 2009) (story - 1 episode, 2008) (written by - 1 episode, 2008) (screenplay - 1 episode)
- Blood and Fire: Part Two (2009) ... (writer)
- Blood and Fire: Part One (2008) ... (story) / (written by)
- The Protracted Man ... (screenplay)
 2007 Martian Child (novel "The Martian Child")
 1999 Sliders (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- New Gods for Old (1999) ... (written by)
 1996 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (TV Series) (Star Trek episode "The Trouble with Tribbles" - 1 episode)
- Trials and Tribble-ations (1996) ... (Star Trek episode "The Trouble with Tribbles")
 1994 Babylon 5 (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Believers (1994) ... (written by)
 1990 Superboy (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Test of Time (1990) ... (written by)
 1987 The Real Ghostbusters (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Hole in the Wall Gang (1987) ... (writer)
- Adventures in Slime and Space (1987) ... (writer)
  The Twilight Zone (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1986) (written by - 1 episode, 1986)
- The Once and Future King/A Saucer of Loneliness (1986) ... (teleplay - segment "A Saucer of Loneliness")
- A Day in Beaumont/The Last Defender of Camelot (1986) ... (written by - segment "A Day in Beaumont")
  Tales from the Darkside (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1985) (co-teleplay - 1 episode, 1985)
- Levitation (1985) ... (teleplay)
- If the Shoes Fit... (1985) ... (co-teleplay - as N. Ward)
 1983 The Biskitts (TV Series) (story - 13 episodes)
- The Swamp Monster/May the Best Biskitt Win (1983) ... (story - segment "The Swamp Monster")
- The Moonpond/Fly Me to the Goon (1983) ... (story)
  Land of the Lost (TV Series) (story editor - 17 episodes, 1974) (written by - 5 episodes, 1974)
- Circle (1974) ... (story editor) / (written by)
- Hurricane (1974) ... (story editor) / (written by)
- Elsewhen (1974) ... (story editor)
- Stone Soup (1974) ... (story editor)
- Follow That Dinosaur (1974) ... (story editor)
 1973-1974 Star Trek: The Animated Series (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- Bem (1974) ... (written by)
- More Tribbles, More Troubles (1973) ... (written by)
  Star Trek (TV Series) (story by - 1 episode, 1969) (written by - 1 episode, 1967) (rewrite - 1 episode, 1967)
- The Cloud Minders (1969) ... (story by)
- The Trouble with Tribbles (1967) ... (written by)
- I, Mudd (1967) ... (rewrite - uncredited)
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In 1972 and 73, Gerrold published nine books: two non-fiction books about Star Trek (1966), an anthology, a short story collection, and five novels. The novels were Yesterday's Children (the first Star Wolf novel), When Harlie Was One (1972 Hugo and Nebula award nominee), The Man Who Folded Himself (1973 Hugo and Nebula award ... See more »

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I'm frustrated with Hollywood and television and the movies because they see science fiction as an excuse for eye candy, for lots of great special effects.

I love seeing the dinosaurs and the space ships and the time machines and whatever they want to create, I love it, but once they get there, they don't start asking, "What does it mean, what's the next step?" It's just an excuse to have the ... See more »


Guest of honor at WESTERCON 28 science-fiction convention (Oakland, CA, July 3-6, 1975). See more »

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