Herbert Wright (producer)

Herbert Wright (producer)

Herbert Wright (born November 9, 1947 in Columbus, Indiana) was a science fiction writer and producer. His most notable works were for "" and "War of the Worlds". He also directed a few episodes of the latter series, and even both wrote and directed the season finale "The Angel of Death" which guest-starred his second wife Elaine Giftos. Among "Star Trek" fans he is known as the "Father of the Ferengi," and was known behind the scenes for his unique storytelling that he himself called "weird shit."

Other work of his includes Rod Serling's "Night Gallery", "Cadillacs and Dinosaurs", "Stingray", "Hunter", "McCloud", and the "Flipper" revival series.

Another series he worked on, but off television, was "Mars and Beyond", which also featured Giftos and was distributed on his Cyber Sci-Fi Network.

Wright also had a strong friendship with Gene Roddenberry. The two met while Roddenberry was making "The Questor Tapes". Wright showed a great interest in the story, and was to contribute to the series that was planned to follow, but never got the chance as the project fell apart due to Roddenberry's conflicts with the studio. Though Roddenberry considered the series to be dead, the show stuck with Wright and had hopes that it could be revived. When the rights finally fell back to the Roddenberry family in the 2000s, Wright secured the option to the property and set out to finally produce the series, making it more contemporary, but still staying true to Roddenberry's vision. Unfortunately, during the initial production stages Wright became ill before finally passing away in Woodland Hills, California on August 24, 2005 at the age of 58.

External links

*imdb name|id=0002724|name=Herbert Wright
* [http://www.cybersci-fi.net/ Cyber Sci-Fi Network]
* [http://www.way2fengshui.com/ Fengshui the Wright Way]

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