Harold Livingston, the American Jewish novelist who wrote the screenplay for “Star Trek: The Motion Picture” in 1979, has passed away at the age of 97, Variety reports.
Livingston was also behind TV shows such as “Mission: Impossible,” “The Magician” and “The Six Million Dollar Man.”
Before becoming a writer, he served in the Israeli Air Force and fought in Israel’s War of Independence, Variety says.
Join us in wishing a very happy birthday to Harold Livingston — initially hired to produce Star Trek: Phase II, he would later become the screenwriter on Star Trek: The Motion Picture. ???????????? pic.twitter.com/0LwmCaYvA0
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