"My style has changed over the years. I look back at my original scripts and say, 'oh my gosh, I wrote that?' Because I don't write like that now. It evolves, it changes, because as person you should be evolving and changing. That comes out in the writing."
About This Interview
Dorothy C. Fontana was interviewed for three-and-a-half hours in Studio City, CA. Fontana recalled her early career working for producers such as Samuel Peeples and Del Reisman, and described how she came to work for writer/producer Gene Roddenberry as his assistant on The Lieutenant . Next, she spoke about the development of the science-fiction series Star Trek . She talked at great length about the show, including discussing the cast, the technology, and working with Roddenberry. She also explained how she came to be a writer on the series, and described the episodes that she wrote. Later, she discussed her other many writing credits, including Star Trek: The Animated Series, The Streets of San Francisco, Logan's Run , and The Waltons . Finally, Fontana talked about her experiences working on the first season of the series Star Trek: The Next Generation. The interview was conducted by Karen Herman on December 29, 2003.