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William Douglas Lansford (13 July 192222 May 2013; age 90) was a writer who co-wrote, with Philip LaZebnik, the story for the Star Trek: The Next Generation fourth season episode "Devil's Due".

Lansford previously wrote stories for the television series Four Star Playhouse (1956), Wagon Train (1962, with Theodore Bikel), Bonanza (1968, with Lou Antonio and Ned Romero and directed by Marc Daniels) on which he also worked as story consultant in 1966, The Rookies (1973, with Joseph Campanella and Thalmus Rasulala), Ironside (1969-1973), Starsky and Hutch (1977, starring David Soul), Fantasy Island (1978-1981, starring Ricardo Montalban), and CHiPs (1980-1982, with Robert Pine).

Other writing credits include the western Villa Rides (1968) for which he wrote the adaptation of his novel "Pancho Villa", the thriller The Big Cube (1969), the television movies The Intruders (1970), Sweet Hostage (1975), and The Deadly Tower (1975), and the family movie Who Will Sing the Songs? (1990).

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