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Gilbert Alexander Ralston (5 January 1912 – 18 March 1999; age 87) was a journalist, author, and television writer. He wrote the Star Trek: The Original Series second season episode "Who Mourns for Adonais?".
Ralston was a prolific television writer, authoring episodes of many series such as The Wild Wild West, Ben Casey, Gunsmoke, I Spy and Hawaii Five-O. He also wrote a few films, most notably the screenplay for the 1971 film Willard, based on the 1968 novel Ratman's Notebooks by Stephen Gilbert.
Gilbert Ralston was born in Newcastle, County Down, Ireland. He died in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA from congestive heart failure in 1999.
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Star Trek interviewEdit
- "Gilbert Ralston: Mourning for Adonais", Starlog, Issue 112, November 1986, p. 36, interviewed by Edward Gross