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Adrian Spies (17 April 19202 October 1998; age 78) was a television writer born in New Jersey. In 1966, he wrote the original teleplay for the Star Trek: The Original Series first season episode "Miri". Although it was heavily reworked by story editor Steven W. Carabatsos, Spies received sole writing credit.

Spies, formerly a reporter and feature writer for The New York Mirror, built a long career writing for television, spanning forty years, from 1949 to 1989. Other series which he has written for include Wagon Train, The Untouchables, The Defenders, Hawaii Five-O, and Police Story.

Spies passed away during heart surgery in Los Angeles, California at the age of 78. He was a graduate of the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University.

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