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Nick Sagan Joins Space.com

By Christian
May 3, 2000 - 9:31 PM

We just received the following press release from Space.com:

SPACE.COM NAMES NICK SAGAN PRODUCER OF ENTERTAINMENT AND GAMES

New York (May 3, 2000) - SPACE.com today announced that Nick Sagan, an accomplished screenwriter, animator and computer game designer, has joined SPACE.com as Producer of Entertainment and Games. Sagan will oversee the design and implementation of science fiction applications, ranging from online games to fiction, comics, cartoons, artwork and original Webcast programming.

'Nick brings a wonderful combination of space fact and fantasy to SPACE.com, we are delighted to have him on the team," said Lou Dobbs, SPACE.com Chairman and CEO. "Nick will lead the expansion of our entertainment offerings online and across all media as we grow this year."

Sagan, a son of astronomer Carl Sagan and artist/writer Linda Salzman, has spent the past decade writing for Hollywood, crafting screenplays, teleplays, animation episodes and CD-ROM games. Specializing in science fiction and fantasy, he has written screenplays for companies such as Warner Brothers, Paramount, Disney, New Line and Universal, including screenplay adaptations of Orson Scott Card's "Ender's Game" and Ursula Le Guin's "A Wizard of Earthsea." Sagan spent this past year as a story editor on Paramount's "Star Trek: Voyager," where in addition to writing teleplays, he developed story lines for episodes out of hundreds of freelance pitches.

Fascinated by gaming from an early age, he ran "The Freehold BBS" from 1985 to 1987. The Freehold was, for a year during the pre-Internet era, the largest role-playing game site in California. In 1977, his voice as recorded as a representation of the English language and placed on the Voyager II spacecraft's "Golden Record." Sagan graduated Summa Cum Laude from UCLA Film School.

SPACE.com
SPACE.com is the definitive space site on the Web, offering the richest and most compelling content, featuring news, information, education, entertainment, games and science fiction. SPACE.com is headquartered in New York City with offices and news bureaus in Cape Canaveral, Houston, Pasadena and Washington, D.C.

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