Star Trek director Cliff Bole has passed at the age of seventy-six.
Bole directed over forty episodes from three different Star Trek series.
Born in San Francisco, Bole began his career as a script clerk, advancing to script supervisor (McHale’s Navy in 1964), production supervisor and then director.
Most of Bole’s Trek work came on Star Trek: The Next Generation (twenty-five episodes, including The Best of Both Worlds), Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (seven episodes, including Equilibrium), and Star Trek: Voyager (ten episodes, including Tuvix).
The Bolians (The Next Generation: Conspiracy) were named for Bole.
Bole also directed episodes on shows such as T.J. Hooker, MacGyver, The Six Million Dollar Man, V, Fantasy Island, and Charlie’s Angels.
The cause of death was cancer, and his family has requested that those wishing to honor his memory do so by contributing to a cancer research organization. Bole is survived by his wife, Brenda, a daughter, two sons, and two grandsons.
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