(written from a Production point of view)
|Place of birth:||New York City, New York, USA|
|Roles:||Scenic Artist, Model Maker|
Anthony Fredrickson is a scenic and graphic artist who worked on several Star Trek projects including Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: Enterprise, and several Star Trek films. In addition, he worked on the exhibitions Star Trek: The Experience and Star Trek World Tour. Before his official Star Trek years, Fredrickson was already acquainted with Doug Drexler, and with whom he illustrated the reference book Star Fleet Medical Reference Manual. Drexler has recalled, "Anthony started out stocking shelves at the Federation Trading Post [remark: the Star Trek store, Drexler ran in 1970s], and came along for the ride when my effects makeup career took off. A few years after I started for Mike in the art department, we needed a PA. Anthony stepped into a bottom line job, and quickly became a scenic artist when Mike promoted him." wbm During his tenure at Deep Space Nine, he married Art Department Coordinator Penny Juday.
Apart from his regular duties in providing graphics for the show, Fredrickson occasionally lent a hand in constructing studio models and props. The Galaxy-class interior nacelle maquette ("Eye of the Beholder"), the Ty'Gokor orbital facility ("Apocalypse Rising"), Presidio Starfleet Headquarters maquette ("Homefront"), and the Mars building complex maquette ("Lifesigns"), are some examples of the former by his hand. Fredrickson's ability to construct these models from what ever material was at hand at the time, essentially kit-bashing them, earned him the nickname "King of Kludge" from his production staff colleagues like Doug Drexler and his art department supervisor Mike Okuda. wbm
Career outside Star TrekEdit
A School of Visual Arts, New York, graduate, holding a BA degree, Fredrickson was, besides his work on Star Trek, the lab manager on the comic adaptation Dick Tracy (1990, with Hamilton Camp, Seymour Cassel, Robert Costanzo, Colm Meaney, Michael J. Pollard, John Schuck, Paul Sorvino, Ian Wolfe, and Doug Drexler) and as member of the lab effects crew on the drama For the Boys (1991). Other films on which he worked are the comedy Making Mr. Right (1987), the fantasy comedy My Demon Lover (1987), the horror sequel Poltergeist III (1988), the comedy True Identity (1991), and the drama Chaplin (1992) as well as the television series E-Ring and Dirt.
More recent credits as graphics designer include the drama The Gift: Life Unwrapped (2007, with Mickey Cottrell), the television series Cane (2007), and the comedy I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell (2009).
Fredrickson currently holds a position in the art department for the Florida based company SciFispace.com. 
Star Trek credits Edit
- Star Fleet Medical Reference Manual, 1977 – Co-illustrator
- Star Trek Encyclopedia, illustrator plastic model for cover
- "Medical Graphics: Designing with "Critical Care"", Star Trek: The Magazine Volume 1, Issue 21, January 2001, pp. 22-27 – Author/Illustrator
Further reading Edit
- "Behind the Scenes: Scenic Artist Anthony Fredrickson", Star Trek: The Magazine Volume 1, Issue 11, March 2000, pp. 82-84
- "Starfleet Headquarters", Star Trek: The Magazine Volume 1, Issue 13, May 2000, p. 112
- "Making Changes:Redecorating a Klingon Bird-of-Prey", Star Trek: The Magazine Volume 2, Issue 2, June 2001, p. 112
- "Making Maquis Memorabilia", Star Trek: The Magazine Volume 2, Issue 4, August 2001, p. 112