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Sandy Fries is a television writer who wrote the Star Trek: The Next Generation first seasonepisode "Coming of Age" in 1988. He also served as story editor on The Next Generation for episodes such as "Angel One" and "Too Short a Season", Star Trek: Voyager, and on the video games Star Trek: Borg, Star Trek: Secret of Vulcan Fury, and Star Trek: Starfleet Academy.
Fries was born in New York City and earned a BA in journalism from Clarke University. He also received a MS from Columbia University, where he was awarded with a NBC fellowship.
He moved to California and joined the writer's staff for The Next Generation, as well as several other television series such as Fame (1984), Quantum Leap (1990, starring Scott Bakula and Dean Stockwell), The Smurfs (1981), Thundercats (1985), Superboy (1988), and Spider-man (1996). He made deals with Warner Brothers and Dick Clark productions, served as a freelance writer for the Los Angeles Times and as a travel and food writer on My Table magazine.
Fries is a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, a former chairman of the Writer's Guild of America Future of Television Seminar, served as judge for the Emmy Awards, and even received a Daytime Emmy Award nomination for television writing in 1985 for his work on the Smurfs. He also received a special commendation from the former mayor of Los Angeles for public service television writing.