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David Livingston

David Livingston in 2012

David Livingston served as a supervising producer on Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and Star Trek: Voyager. He has directorial credits on two Next Generation episodes, seventeen Deep Space Nine episodes, twenty-eight Voyager episodes and fifteen Star Trek: Enterprise episodes, for a total of sixty-two episodes across these four spin-off series, making him the most prolific director in the franchise. He also wrote the story for the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine first season episode "The Nagus".


Star Trek[]

Livingston directing Morn

Livingston directing Mark Allen Shepherd in Deep Space Nine

San Francisco inhabitant 4

Livingston's appearance in "Non Sequitur"

Livingston began his work with Star Trek as unit production manager on the pilot episode of The Next Generation in February 1987 before moving up the ranks to become a supervising producer in 1992 there and for the subsequent Trek series. [1](X)

In 1994, Livingston was nominated, along with the rest of the series' production staff, for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series for Next Generation.

While directing the Star Trek: Voyager second season episode "Non Sequitur" on the third day of filming, Tuesday 25 July 1995 on location at the New York Street, a reflection in the glass door of "Cosimo's" let Livingston appear in the episode as an inhabitant of San Francisco.

Contributions to the Star Trek universe[]

Livingston, the lionfish present in the ready room of Jean-Luc Picard for all seven years of Star Trek: The Next Generation, was named for him, as was the starship USS Livingston and Starfleet Vice Admiral David Livingston, who was listed on the dedication plaques of the USS Enterprise-D, USS Defiant, USS Pasteur, USS Sao Paulo, and USS Voyager.

Other work[]

Livingston has production credits on several episodes of the science fiction television series Seven Days and Threshold (starring Brent Spiner). He also has direction credits on episodes of Baywatch Nights, Seven Days, Viper, Sliders, and Strong Medicine. In 2000, Livingston wrote, directed and produced Slice of Life, a short film starring Matthew Baer, Patricia Tallman and Star Trek: Voyager's Robert Picardo.

In 2004, Livingston opened a photography exhibition entitled "The Sign," featuring original photography of the Hollywood Sign. [2](X). In 2005, he opened another exhibition entitled "Slice of Life" which featured some of Livingston's experimental photography. [3](X)

Directorial credits[]

Shooting Regeneration

Livingston directing "Regeneration"

Producing credits[]

Star Trek interviews[]

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