Alan Brennert Boards 'Enterprise'

By Caillan
July 9, 2004 - 1:55 AM

Star Trek: Enterprise will launch its fourth season with a new scribe on board.

Alan Brennert, who worked with co-executive producer Manny Coto on Odyssey 5, is the latest addition to the writing staff, Rick Berman reportedly told the Star Trek Communicator.

In addition to his work on Odyssey 5, Brennert's science fiction credits include the 1980s series of The Twilight Zone and the 1995 revival of The Outer Limits. Outside of the television arena, he has written comic books (Batman, Daredevil, Wonder Woman), novels such as Time and Chance and Kindred Spirits, and numerous short stories published in science fiction magazines. One of these, Ma Qui, won the 1991 Nebula Award for Best Short Story.

Brennert served as a producer on L.A. Law during the early 1990s, winning an Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series and picking up another nomination for Outstanding Writing for the episode "Mutinies on the Banzai". He also penned two episodes of China Beach and has received three WGA Award nominations during his career.

Moloka'i, Brennert's most recent novel, was published late last year. Set in the 1890s, the novel tells the story of a Hawaiian woman who contracts leprosy at the age of seven and is sent to the infamous Moloka'i island. The Los Angeles Times called the book a "dazzling historical saga", while the Washington Post said it is a "poignant story".

The complete interview with Rick Berman can be found in the latest issue of the Star Trek Communicator. Thanks to 'guyute03' for this!

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