'X-Files' Scribe Joins 'Enterprise' Staff

By Caillan
March 27, 2002 - 4:19 PM

X-Files writer-producer John Shiban will be warping onto the Enterprise writing staff when the conspiracy series ends its nine-year run this May.

Shiban yesterday signed aboard the NX-01 as a writer and co-executive producer next season, trade paper Variety reported.

Executive producer Rick Berman, who will continue to oversee Enterprise with co-creator Brannon Braga, said Shiban is on the same wavelength regarding the future of the Star Trek franchise.

"The single hardest thing for us to do after all these years is to find great writers who understand Star Trek," Berman said. "It's always been a problem."

Joining The X-Files as a staff writer in 1995, Shiban rose through the ranks to become executive producer in season nine. He also served as supervising producer on Harsh Realm before co-creating the short-lived Lone Gunmen. In 1997, Shiban was nominated for an Emmy award with Frank Spotnitz, Chris Carter and Vince Gilligan for penning the episode 'Memento Mori.'

Supervising producer Chris Black, writer of 'Rogue Planet' and the upcoming 'Fallen Hero,' will be joining Shiban as co-executive producer next season. Prior to joining Enterprise, Black served as a writer-producer on Cleopatra 2525 and Sliders.

The original article can be found here at Variety.

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