TV Show News: Writer D.C. Fontana Has Passed Away
Trekcore has announced via Twitter that Dorothy "D.C." Fontana has passed away. Fontana had a long writing career going back to 1960 with The Tall Man. Science fiction fans may know her work from shows such as Star Trek, Logan's Run and Buck Rogers in the 25th Century. Transformers fans may know Fontana's work from her stint on Beast Wars where she wrote the episode "Crossing the Rubicon" which heavily featured Blackarachnia.
As a kid who grew up with Star Trek (even before Transformers existed!) Fontana's name was among the legends of Star Trek to me, which gave me a lot of respect for her even before I fully understood what writers actually did. When she worked on Beast Wars it was a truly exciting moment for me as a Transformers fan. BWTF extends its condolences to Ms. Fontana's friends and family.
*Image credit goes to D.C. Fontana's Wiki Entry.