(written from a Production point of view)
Thomas R. Pedigo (4 March 1940 – 25 January 2000; age 59), usually credited simply as Tom Pedigo, was an Emmy Award-winning, Academy Award-nominated set decorator who worked on Star Trek III: The Search for Spock and the first seven episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation's third season.
Pedigo and Star Trek: The Motion Picture production designer Joseph R. Jennings were nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Art Direction-Set Decoration for their work on the 1983 film Terms of Endearment. Pedigo and Jennings first worked together on the 1980 mini-series Shōgun, for which they received a nomination from the Emmy Awards for Outstanding Art Direction for a Limited Series or a Special. The cast of Shōgun included John Rhys-Davies and W. Morgan Sheppard; the series was narrated by Orson Welles, and Andrew Laszlo was the project's cinematographer. Pedigo and Joe Jennings also collaborated on the 1982 NBC movie Computercide, featuring David Huddleston.
In 1993, Pedigo won his only Emmy Award for his contribution on the ABC drama series Homefront, which starred Ken Jenkins, Sterling Macer, Jr., and Brian McNamara. He was later nominated for an Emmy Award for his work on the 1995 TV movie version of Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire (featuring Jerry Hardin and Tina Lifford), though he did not win.
In addition, Pedigo worked Star Trek: The Motion Picture set decorator Linda DeScenna on the 1983 science fiction film Brainstorm, directed by Douglas Trumbull and starring Louise Fletcher. John Vallone was an art director on this film, and Richard Yuricich was the Director of Photography.
Pedigo also decorated the sets for the films Armed and Dangerous (1986, featuring Jonathan Banks, Larry A. Hankin, Tommy "Tiny" Lister, Jr., and Nicholas Worth) and Real Men (1987, featuring cinematography by John A. Alonzo). His other credits include television shows such as Kojak, Baywatch, and Models, Inc. and TV movies such as The Jesse Owens Story (1984, starring LeVar Burton, Ronny Cox, James B. Sikking, Vic Tayback, and Ben Vereen), The Owl (1991, featuring Brian Thompson), and Border Line (1999, featuring Len Cariou and John de Lancie).
Pedigo died in his birthplace of Los Angeles, California, on 25 January 2000. He was 59 years old.