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Don Lee is a visual effects artist who worked for CIS Hollywood on three Star Trek television series and three feature films. During his time on Star Trek he earned three Emmy Awards and seven Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Achievement in Special Visual Effects.

In 1996, Lee was interviewed by Syfy for the The Making of Star Trek Deep Space Nine Trials And Tribble-ations documentary, with an additional 2013 appearance on The Trek Not Taken to boot.

Career outside Star Trek

Lee started to work as digital compositor in the late '80s and worked on films such as the horror film Hellraiser (1987), the fantasy drama Ghost (1990), the science fiction thriller Freejack (1992), the science fiction comedy Honey I Blew Up the Kid (1992), the family movie The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992), the comedy Dave (1993, along with Les Bernstien), the action film Last Action Hero (1993), the science fiction comedy Coneheads (1993, with Liz Radley, Adam Howard, and Erik Nash), the comedy sequel Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994), the family comedy The Little Rascals (1994), the thriller Color of Night (1994), the action film Drop Zone (1994), the comic adaptation Batman Forever (1995), the science fiction film Waterworld (1995), the action thriller Eraser (1996), the superhero sequel Batman & Robin (1997), the action thriller Air Force One (1997), the science fiction blockbuster Armageddon (1998), the television series Seven Days (1998), the action comedy Inspector Gadget (1999), the fantasy sequel The Mummy Returns (2001), the action thriller Swordfish (2001), the horror film Queen of the Damned (2002), and the science fiction film Equilibrium (2002).

The following years he worked as visual effects supervisor for the company Pixel Playground on the action thriller Cradle 2 the Grave (2003), the science fiction film The Core (2003), the science fiction sequel Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003), the drama Seabiscuit (2003), the fantasy adventure Peter Pan (2003), the drama The Aviator (2004), the fantasy adventure The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005), the action film Poseidon (2006), the action remake Miami Vice (2006), the superhero sequel 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007), the science fiction film Jumper (2008), the drama The Sensei (2008), and the thriller Eagle Eye (2008).

MOre recent credits as visual effects supervisor include the fantasy sequel Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009), the crime thriller Public Enemies (2009), the science fiction film G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009), and the comedy Gulliver's Travels (2010).

Star Trek credits

(This list is currently incomplete.)

Emmy Awards

As Visual Effects Editor/Blue Screen Compositor, Don Lee received the following Emmy Award wins and nominations for Star Trek in the category Outstanding (Individual Achievement in) Special Visual Effects:

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