(written from a Production point of view)
Vincent "Vince" Michael McEveety (10 August 1929 – 19 May 2018; age 88) directed multiple episodes of Star Trek: The Original Series. He was part of a family of directors and producers; his brother and a nephew were also directors, and he had a son who is a producer, director, and actor.
McEveety mostly worked in television, with a long list of television series and made-for-television movies spanning nearly forty years (from 1962 to 2000). He started out as an assistant director in a few feature films and television shows (including Zorro), beginning in 1957. Later, he directed a few features himself, mostly for the Walt Disney Studio, including The Strongest Man in the World (1975), featuring William Schallert, James Gregory, and Bill Zuckert, and Treasure of Matecumbe (1976), which starred Robert Foxworth and featured Jane Wyatt and Robert DoQui. Among the many series he worked on were The Lieutenant (starring Gary Lockwood, created by Gene Roddenberry), Petrocelli (starring Susan Howard), T.J. Hooker (starring William Shatner, James Darren, and Richard Herd), Diagnosis: Murder, and Murder, She Wrote (starring William Windom).