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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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Olympus Writer
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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 2012 29 kilometr (thanks)
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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 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:

Novelization of Alien (1979) See more »

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1 Interview | 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 »


Foster's fiction includes science fiction, fantasy, horror, mystery and westerns. He has written non-fiction articles on film, science and scuba diving, as well as having produced the novelizations of many films, including Star Wars, the first three Alien films, and Alien Nation. See more »

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