Veteran Star Trek Writer Peter Allan Fields Passes Away

Peter Allan Fields, a prolific writer and producer for the Star Trek franchise, has passed away. Fields' many credits in the entertainment industry included episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. StarTrek.com confirmed the news, which was initially tweeted out by Deep Space Nine showrunner Ira Steven Behr.

Fields wrote or co-wrote a total of thirteen episodes for the Trek world, and served as a co-producer and later producer on the first two seasons of Deep Space Nine. The episodes he wrote included The Next Generation episodes "Half a Life," "Cost of Living" and "The Inner Light," and "Dax," "Duet," "Blood Oath," "In the Pale Moonlight" and "The Dogs of War" for Deep Space Nine.

Before being a television writer, Fields was a lawyer and short story writer. According to StarTrek.com, two of Fields' law clients told him about a new show looking for writers, which led to him working on The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

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Outside of those franchises, Fields has written for episodes of The FBI, McCloud, The Six Million Dollar Man, Darkroom, Knight Rider, and Xena: Warrior Princess.

Our thoughts are with Fields' family and friends at this time.