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Reza Sayed Badiyi (17 April 193020 August 2011; age 81) was an Iranian-born director who helmed five episodes of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: four from the third season, and one from the fourth. His daughter, Mina Badie, appeared in the latter episode, "Paradise Lost", as a Starfleet officer.

Badiyi directed many episodes of such popular television programs as Mission Impossible (including one featuring William Windom and Vince Howard), Mannix, The Six Million Dollar Man, The Rockford Files, Hawaii Five-O, The Incredible Hulk, Cagney & Lacey, Falcon Crest, Baywatch, and Sliders. He also helmed the second episode of Police Squad! and several episodes of and an episode of Models Inc. (with Denise Crosby).

He also directed three feature films: Trader Horn (1976, featuring Erik Holland), The Spy Who Never Was (1976), and The Way Back Home (2006, featuring daughter Mina Badie).

In addition to his extensive directing career, Badiyi also designed the opening title sequences for several television series. Among his most notable title visualizations are those of Get Smart, Mary Tyler Moore, and the aforementioned Hawaii Five-O.

Badiyi died 20 August 2011 at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in California. He was 81 years old. [1] Badiyi was remembered at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards on 18 September 2011. [2]

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