(written from a Production point of view)
His episode "The Inner Light", co-written with Peter Allan Fields, was his first successful sale to the Star Trek franchise, and ended up being the first to earn a Hugo Award for the series since Harlan Ellison's work over twenty years previously. He took the name from a George Harrison penned Beatles song: "'The Inner Light' was the B-side of 'Lady Madonna.' I thought it would be fun to give every Star Trek episode I wrote a title that's from a different, obscure Beatles song. I wanted to call "Starship Mine" 'Revolution,' but they had already used "Evolution". It was a little joke between me and me." (Captains' Logs: The Unauthorized Complete Trek Voyages, p. 248)
He has also worked on the hit television series Law & Order as a writer, co-executive producer and executive story editor, and has adapted The Dresden Files for television, and helped develop Spider-Man: The New Animated Series in the early 2000s.
Star Trek credits
Star Trek award
Morgan Gendel received the following award:
- Hugo Award
- 1993 Hugo Award in the category "Best Dramatic Presentation" as Teleplay Writer for the episode "The Inner Light", shared with Peter Allan Fields and Peter Lauritson