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Star Trek screenwriter Harold Livingston passes away at 97

Illustrative: Leonard Nimoy, left, as Spock on 'Star Trek,' alongside co-star William Shatner. (Pixabay via JTA)
Illustrative: Leonard Nimoy, left, as Spock on 'Star Trek,' alongside co-star William Shatner. (Pixabay via JTA)

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.

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