For the "real world" article on the author and scientific adviser for Star Trek: The Motion Picture, please see Isaac Asimov.

Isaac Asimov was a 20th century American science fiction author and scientist. During the mid-1950s, Asimov's stories were published by a magazine called Galaxy. (DS9: "Far Beyond the Stars") His books included The Complete Robot. (PIC: "Maps and Legends")

Data's positronic brain was based on Asimov's dream of such a device one day being constructed. (TNG: "Datalore")

According to the Star Trek Encyclopedia (4th ed., vol. 1, p. 47), the birth and death years of Dr. Isaac Asimov were 1920 and 1992, respectively.

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