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Herbert Wright

Born: Nov 9, 1947

Death: Aug 24, 2005

Birthplace: United States of America

Profession: Film Producer

Nationality: United States

Herbert Wright

Date of Birth : Nov 9, 1947
Date of Death : Aug 24, 2005
Birth Place : United States of America

Herbert Wright was a science fiction author and television director and producer. He was born in Iowa. His most notable works were Star Trek: The Next Generation and War of the Worlds. He directed a few episodes of the latter series and wrote and directed the season finale "The Angel of Death," which guest-starred his second wife Elaine Giftos. Among Star Trek fans he is known as the "Father of the Ferengi" and was known for his unique storytelling that he himself called "weird shit." Other works include Rod Serling's Night Gallery, Cadillacs and Dinosaurs, Stingray, Hunter, McCloud, and the Flipper revival series. He also worked on Mars and Beyond, which featured Giftos and was distributed on his Cyber Sci-Fi Network. Wright had a strong friendship with Gene Roddenberry. The two met while Roddenberry was making The Questor Tapes. He showed a great interest in the story, and was going to contribute to the series that was planned to follow. However, the project fell apart due to Roddenberry's conflicts with the studio. Though Roddenberry considered the series to be dead, the concdept stuck with Wright, who had hopes that it could be revived.


  • Film Producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Television producer

Also known as

  • Herbert J. Wright
  • Herb Wright


  • Elaine Giftos
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