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Barry Trivers (12 February 1907 – 17 August 1981; age 74) was a film and television writer, and was born in Egypt. He wrote the original Star Trek episode "The Conscience of the King". He also wrote the unmade episode, "A Portrait in Black and White", based on a story premise by Gene Roddenberry in his original series proposal, Star Trek is..., entitled "Kongo".
He wrote for a number of films, including The Big Broadcast of 1937 (1936), Dreaming Out Loud (1940), The Wagons Roll at Night (1941), and Flying Tigers(1942). His other TV works include Perry Mason, Rawhide, The Untouchables, Mannix, and Kojak. Trivers won the Writers Guild award in 1962 for his Naked City screenplay "The Fault In Our Stars", which like his Star Trek episode utilized a William Shakespeare quote in its title.
Trivers passed away in California in 1981 at the age of 74.