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Douglas Grindstaff (born 6 April 1931; age 83) was a sound effects editor and sound editor on Star Trek: The Original Series. He was nominated for an Emmy Award for Individual Achievements in Film and Sound Editing for his work. Grindstaff, along with Jack Finlay and Joseph Sorokin, created all of the background sounds and effects used throughout the series.
According to Bill Wistrom, Grindstaff created the sound of the doors in Star Trek by squeeking with his tennis shoe. ("Select Historical Data Year Six - Timeless Sound Effects", TNG Season 6 DVD special feature)
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