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David Livingston

David Livingston in 2012

David Livingston served as a supervising producer on Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and Star Trek: Voyager. He has directorial credits on two Next Generation episodes, 17 Deep Space Nine episodes, 28 Voyager episodes and 15 Enterprise episodes, for a total of 62 episodes across the four spin-off series. He also wrote the story for the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine first season episode "The Nagus".

Career

Star Trek

Livingston directing Morn

Livingston directing Mark Allen Shepherd in Deep Space Nine

Livingston began his work with Star Trek as unit production manager on the pilot episode of The Next Generation in February 1987 before moving up the ranks to become a supervising producer in 1992 there and for the subsequent Trek series. [X]wbm

In 1994, Livingston was nominated, along with the rest of the series' production staff, for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series for Next Generation.

An interview from 1994 from the set of the Voyager pilot "Caretaker" was published in the special feature "On Location with the Kazons" on the Voyager Season 1 DVD.

Contributions to the Star Trek universe

Livingston, the lionfish present in the ready room of Jean-Luc Picard for all seven years of Star Trek: The Next Generation, was named for him, as was the starship USS Livingston and Starfleet Vice Admiral David Livingston, who was listed on the dedication plaques of the USS Enterprise-D, USS Defiant, USS Pasteur, USS Sao Paulo, and USS Voyager.

Other work

Livingston has production credits on several episodes of the science fiction television series Seven Days and Threshold. He also has direction credits on episodes of Baywatch Nights, Seven Days, Viper, Sliders and Strong Medicine. In 2000, Livingston wrote, directed and produced Slice of Life, a short film starring Matthew Baer, Patricia Tallman and Star Trek: Voyager's Robert Picardo.

In 2004, Livingston opened a photography exhibition entitled "The Sign," featuring original photography of the Hollywood Sign. [1]. In 2005, he opened another exhibition entitled "Slice of Life" which featured some of Livingston's experimental photography. [X]wbm

Directorial credits

Producing credits

Star Trek interviews

  • TNG Season 4 DVD special feature "Departmental Briefing Year Four" ("Production"), interviewed on 14 March 2002
  • TNG Season 4 DVD special feature "New Life and New Civilizations" (""The Best of Both Worlds""), interviewed on 14 March 2002
  • TNG Season 4 DVD special feature "Chronicles from the Final Frontier" ("Lt. Yar's Legacy Endures"), interviewed on 14 March 2002
  • TNG Season 5 DVD special feature "Mission Overview Year Five" ("A Visit from Spock"), interviewed on 14 March 2002
  • TNG Season 5 DVD special feature "Memorable Missions Year Five" ("Power Play"), interviewed on 14 March 2002
  • TNG Season 5 DVD special feature "Intergalactic Guest Stars" ("Crew Profile: Ensign Ro Laren"), interviewed on 14 March 2002
  • TNG Season 6 DVD special feature "Mission Overview Year Six" ("Resolving the Cliffhanger", "January 1993 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Debuts"), interviewed on 14 March 2002
  • TNG Season 6 DVD special feature "Bold New Directions Year Six", interviewed on 14 March 2002
  • TNG Season 6 DVD special feature "Departmental Briefing Year Six" ("An Android Sings"), interviewed on 14 March 2002
  • TNG Season 7 DVD special feature "Starfleet Moments & Memories Year Seven" ("A Unique Legacy", "A Unique Family"), interviewed on 14 March 2002
  • "David Livingston - Master of the "Power Play", The Official Star Trek: The Next Generation Magazine Vol. 19, pp. 18-23, interviewed by Pat Jankiewicz

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