(written from a Production point of view)
Peter Allan Fields (12 May 1935 – 19 June 2019; age 84) was a writer of many Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episodes. He was also executive script consultant on Next Generation during the latter half of the fifth ("The First Duty" – "Time's Arrow") and during the sixth season. He then became a co-producer on Deep Space Nine during its first season and producer for its second season. Field contributed to three DS9 episodes after he left the writing staff. Showrunner Ira Steven Behr has credited Fields for the introduction of the Elim Garak character. (What We Left Behind)
Fields was interviewed by Terry J. Erdmann in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Companion and by Bill Florence for the article "Peter Allan Fields – Man of "The Inner Light", published in The Official Star Trek: The Next Generation Magazine issue 21, pp. 22-25.
Before Star Trek and following his career as a lawyer, Fields wrote several episodes for The Man from U.N.C.L.E., the show Deep Space Nine did a homage to with Del Floria's Tailor Shop on Deep Space 9's Promenade. Later, Fields was as an associate producer and writer on McCloud, an NBC series starring Diana Muldaur. Soon afterwards, he became a writer and executive story consultant for the popular ABC series The Six Million Dollar Man.
In addition to his work on Deep Space Nine, Fields worked with DS9 co-creator Michael Piller on the latter's short-lived UPN series, Legend (1995, starring John de Lancie). Other television shows for which Fields wrote include Knight Rider (1986), Jake and the Fatman (1988), and Xena: Warrior Princess (1995-1996).
Star Trek credits
Star Trek award
Peter Allan Fields has 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 Morgan Gendel and Peter Lauritson