(written from a Production point of view)
Douglas S. Cramer is a television producer who worked as Executive in Charge of Production in behalf of Paramount Pictures (replacing Herbert F. Solow of Desilu) on the third season of Star Trek: The Original Series.
Cramer is one of the most successful producers in American television history. He is probably most well-known for the weekly soap opera Dynasty, on which he worked as executive producer (along with Aaron Spelling), and which starred Joan Collins. He also produced its short-lived spin-off, The Colbys, starring Ricardo Montalban, Stephanie Beacham, and Tracy Scoggins.
After earning a Master's degree at Columbia University, Cramer began his career as a TV executive for Procter & Gamble. His career took a great jump in the 1960s, during which he served as a Vice President at Fox, head of Paramount Television (in which capacity he worked on Star Trek) and head of programming of ABC. After leaving these jobs, Cramer became an independent television producer, during which he worked on series such as The New Adventures of Wonder Woman, The Love Boat and Hotel. He also produced a number of successful telefilms, including a series of adaptations from the works of bestseller author Danielle Steele, and Family of Cops and its two sequels (the last one featuring Nicole de Boer). He also produced the multiple Emmy Award-winning 1974 mini series QB VII, which featured Michael Gough in the cast, narration by Mark Lenard, and music by Jerry Goldsmith.
In later years, Cramer worked as a successful Broadway producer and is known as an avid contemporary art collector.