'Twilight Zone' Scribe Friedman Joins 'Enterprise'

By Christian
June 30, 2003 - 9:36 PM

Fans saddened by the demise of Enterprise lead-out The Twilight Zone will have at least one consolation next year: the show's co-executive producer Brent V. Friedman has just joined the Trek writing staff.

"We are in the process of putting some deals together for some new writers," Enterprise executive producer Rick Berman told Dan Madsen in the new issue of the Star Trek Communicator (via TrekWeb). "Brent Friedman, who had been on The Twilight Zone last year, is a terrific writer that we have brought on. We have some others who are going to be coming onboard in the next few weeks."

According to the Internet Movie Database, Friedman has been writing science fiction films for close to fifteen years, starting with indie productions such as Evil Altar and The Resurrected, and culminating with the big-budget sequel Mortal Kombat: Annihilation. In TV land, he's worked on Dark Skies, the government conspiracy show starring Jeri Ryan (Seven of Nine), and Secret Agent Man, the short-lived UPN show.

The Twilight Zone, the show Friedman most recently worked on, was headed by former DS9 executive producer Ira Steven Behr. Friedman and Behr co-wrote the episode "The Executions of Grady Finch", while Friedman also worked on four other episodes of the show. On The Twilight Zone, he served as co-executive producer; it is not yet known exactly which title he will hold on Enterprise.

Further information on Friedman can be found in his IMDB biography. Further excerpts from the Communicator article can be found here on TrekWeb.

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