(written from a Production point of view)
Adrian Spies (17 April 1920 – 2 October 1998; age 78) was a television writer, born in New Jersey. In 1966, he wrote the original teleplay for Star Trek episode "Miri". Although it was heavily reworked by story editor Steven W. Carabatsos, Spies received sole writing credit.
Spies, formerly a reporter and feature writer for The New York Mirror, built a long career writing for television, spanning forty years, from 1949 to 1989. Other series which he has written for include Wagon Train, The Untouchables, The Defenders, Hawaii Five-O, and Police Story.
Spies passed away during heart surgery in Los Angeles, California at the age of 78. He was a graduate of the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University.