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Alan J. Adler (born 7 November 1948; age 71) is a writer who wrote with Hilary J. Bader and Vanessa Greene the teleplay for the Star Trek: The Next Generation fourth season episode "The Loss". In April 1993 he and Greene were interviewed by Craig W. Chrissinger for The Official Star Trek: The Next Generation Magazine issue 22, in the article "Alan J. Adler & Vanessa Greene: Victors of 'The Loss'".
Adler previously wrote the story for the fantasy film Behemoth the Sea Monster (1959), the horror film Parasite (1982), the thriller The Concrete Jungle (1982), the science fiction film Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn (1983), the horror film The Alchemist (1984), and an episode of Ghostbusters (1986).
Beside his work as writer, Adler is well known as archivist for 20th Century Fox and worked in this position on the documentaries Patton: A Tribute to Franklin J. Schaffner (1997), Behind the Planet of the Apes (1998), Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The Early Years (1955-1970) (2000), Cleopatra: The Film That Changed Hollywood (2001), The 'Alien' Saga (2002), and the television documentary series Biography (1995-1997), Backstory (2000-2001), and Crash Science (2007).