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James Goldstone (8 June 19315 November 1999; age 68) was a film and television director who directed the Star Trek: The Original Series second pilot "Where No Man Has Gone Before" and the first season episode "What Are Little Girls Made Of?".

Born in Los Angeles, Goldstone was the son of Hollywood agent and early television producer Jules Goldstone. He was a Dartmouth College classmate of Desilu vice president and production head Herbert F. Solow. Solow often sought his advice. Among others, Goldstone recommended Robert H. Justman as assistant director on the first Star Trek pilot, "The Cage". (Inside Star Trek: The Real Story)

In August 1966, Gene Roddenberry offered Goldstone the job of line producer on Star Trek, but he declined, saying, "Gene, if I produced it, I'd have to watch it." (These Are the Voyages: TOS Season One, p. 245)

In 1964, Goldstone directed "The Inheritors", a two-part episode of The Outer Limits which featured Steve Ihnat and Jan Shutan.

In addition to The Outer Limits, Goldstone directed for such shows as Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (with Steve Ihnat, Jill Ireland, David Opatoshu, and written by Harlan Ellison), Dr. Kildare, and The Man from U.N.C.L.E., as well as such feature films as Winning (1969, with Harry Basch and Charles Seel), Brother John (1971, with Paul Winfield and Michael Bell, photographed by Jerry Finnerman), Red Sky at Morning (1971, with John Colicos, Nehemiah Persoff, Gregory Sierra, and Kim Darby), Rollercoaster (1977, with Michael Bell and Bruce French) and When Time Ran Out (1980, with Steve Marlo). He also directed Earth Star Voyager (1988, starring Duncan Regehr and Brian McNamara).

In 1998, Goldstone was interviewed in Solow and Justman's documentary, Inside Star Trek - The Real Story. He said his headstone will probably read, "What's his name? He's the guy who directed the second pilot of Star Trek." One year later, Goldstone succumbed to cancer. [1]

Further reading[]

  • "James Goldstone, From "Enterprise" to "Earth*Star Voyager"", Edward Gross, Starlog, issue 124, November 1987 pp. 39-41

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