Trek Untold Episode 49: Paul R. Coyle, Writer on Star Trek TNG, DS9 & VOY
Paul Robert Coyle has a storied past when it comes to writing television, pun intended. He has worked on and contributed to scripts for “Simon & Simo,” “Barnaby Jones,” “CHiPs,” “Superboy,” and more, but most listeners today would know him best for his work on several Star Trek episodes and his time on “Hercules” and “Xena.”
Paul tells us about some of the Star Trek scripts he wrote or contributed to, including the DS9 episode “Whispers” and the VOY episode “State of Flux,” where he conceptualized the character of Seska. He also tells us about learning how to write from Dorothy Fontana, his first meeting with Gene Roddenberry, and the debacle that was his attempt to write an episode of the Star Trek animated series.
We also spend a little time discussing his time as a writer and producer on “Xena” and “Hercules,” including the creation of their mirror universe and the time Paul R. Coyle was played by Michael Hurst in an actual episode!
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