Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens Join 'Enterprise'

By Christian
August 8, 2004 - 8:09 PM

The Star Trek: Enterprise writing staff is growing ever more literary, with the hiring of Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens as story editors.

Former Star Trek novel editor John Ordover confirmed on the Psi Phi message boards that the couple will be joining the Enterprise staff for the show's fourth season. The Reeves-Stevenses, who hail from Canada, have previously worked on several other science-fiction shows, but are best known for the many novels they have written. Their hiring comes hot on the heels of Allan Brennert joining the staff (story), another SF novelist and television writer.

Although the Reeves-Stevenses have never directly been involved in any of the Trek television shows, they are not complete strangers to Paramount's Hart Building (where the Enterprise writing staff is located). The couple were present during much of Deep Space Nine's first season in order to research their book 'The Making of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,' an in-depth look at the development and actual production of the second Trek spin-off. Other non-fiction Trek books they have written include 'The Art of Star Trek', the ten-year TNG anniversary celebration 'The Continuing Mission', and 'Star Trek Phase II,' dealing with the Star Trek spin-off that never was.

Many Trek fans will probably have heard of Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens first as the co-writers of William Shatner's Kirk novels. In books such as 'The Return' and 'Captain's Blood' they resurrected Captain Kirk after his death in Star Trek: Generations, and in the process managed to several times reach the top of the New York Times bestseller list. They've also been successful Trek novelists in their own rights, writing books such as 'Federation' and 'Millennium'.

Outside the Trek universe, the Reeves-Stevenses have written several original novels, the latest being the thriller 'Quicksilver'. They created the 1996 animated Flash Gordon series, wrote the script of the television movie My Teacher Ate My Homework, and served as supervising producer for The Lost World. Most recently, they were responsible for the animated prequel to this year's blockbuster Van Helsing, called Van Helsing: The London Assignment.

Further information on the Reeves-Stevenses can be found at their official site. Thanks go out to 'skylark' for this!

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