Growing up with reruns of Star Trek like most of Gen X, you’d see D.C.’s name often in the credits. What you didn’t often know was that D.C. was a woman which was a rarity with TV writing, especially it was Sci-Fi! Women writing Sci-Fi novels had been going on for years, and they were likely using initials or a dude name. She also two personal favorite episodes, “Journey to Babel,” this one introduced us to Spock’s parents, the Andorians, Tellarites and the Orion Syndicate; another with great aciton/comedy is “Friday’s Child.”
After Star Trek was cancelled, D.C. obviously went to other programs but she returned to be involved the Star Trek Saturday-morning cartoon and Star Trek: The Next Generation. Her expertise was even welcomed on Babylon 5!
Thanks for everything D.C.! You contributed a ton to my childhood, numerous afternoons of watching Star Trek (it was a long Summer being stranded at Grandma’s house) and a love of your creations. You helped break down the gender barrier on both sides: proving to men that women can write Sci-Fi well and to women, it’s perfectly normal to enjoy Sci-Fi.