Dorothy Fontana isn’t quite the household name that Gene Roddenberry is, but if you watch enough pre-2000 scifi, you’ll discover that there’s a subtle and pleasant flavor to certain episodes, here and there. For me, it always tastes like the original Star Trek, regardless of it’s Babylon 5 or the short-lived Logan’s Run series or the troubled Earth: Final Conflict. That flavor is the work of D.C. Fontana, who passed away this week at the age of 80.
Thanks for the good times, Dorothy. Requiescat in Pace.