Wolfe Enters 'The Twilight Zone'By Caillan
August 17, 2002 - 10:09 AM
UPN's revival of The Twilight Zone is beginning to look like an extension of the Star Trek franchise, with Deep Space Nine writer Robert Hewitt Wolfe the latest alumnus to contribute to the Enterprise lead-out show.
Wolfe announced at his official web site this week that he has been hired to pen an episode of the anthology series, entitled 'Upgrade.' The writer will craft the story of the "very fun" episode, which involves writing a story document outlining the instalment's structure. After the story has been turned in, Wolfe has an option to write the teleplay.
DS9 showrunner Ira Steven Behr and The Outer Limits producer Pen Densham serve as Twilight Zone's executive producers, and Wolfe couldn't be happier to be working with them on the project. "Had a great meeting with Ira and the staff on Monday," he said. "I'm looking forward to hearing feedback from Pen."
Wolfe, the former developer and executive producer of Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda, has been very busy of late working on several new ventures. Earlier this month he scored a deal to write an episode of Michael Piller's Dead Zone (story), and his new series pilot 'Clockwork' has attracted interest within the industry. "It's been a busy couple of weeks, but a lot of fun. I'm having a blast working with Michael and Ira and various other folks."
The Twilight Zone's Trek connections also include Jonathan Frakes (Will Riker), who directed the pilot, and Jason Alexander (Kurros in 'Think Tank'), currently slated to guest star in an upcoming episode.
Created by Rod Serling, the original Twilight Zone ran from 1959-1965 on CBS. The series, which won three Hugo awards during its run, picked up a devoted fan base due to its unusual stories and twists at the end of each episode.
UPN's Twilight Zone revival premieres after Enterprise at 9:00pm September 18.