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Dave Rossi (civilian) a civilian in "These Are the Voyages..."

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David Frank Rossi (born 17 January 1965; age 51) was a producer within the Star Trek franchise.

In 1990, Rossi moved to California, looking for a construction job. Attending a Star Trek convention in Los Angeles, Rossi met writers Trent Christopher Ganino and Eric Stillwell, who offered him a tour of the sets. After Rossi's construction job fell through, he contacted the pair, who got him a job as a tour guide at Paramount Pictures. When a production assistant's position opened up at Star Trek: The Next Generation, Rossi applied and was offered the job. After one season, Rossi was appointed as assistant to Merri Howard, a position he held for three years. He then went on to become assistant to Rick Berman. After the end of The Next Generation, Berman created the position of Supervisor of Star Trek Projects for Rossi, where he worked on attractions, product licensing, and helped oversee Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager. With the creation of Star Trek: Enterprise, Rossi was promoted to Associate Producer on the series, and was responsible for second unit work in addition to his established duties.

More recently, Rossi worked with Denise and Michael Okuda as a visual effects producer on the remastered Original Series, as well as developing a concept for a new animated Trek series along with Doug Mirabello and José Muñoz. As part of the CBS Digital team he appeared as a Starfleet command officer, holding a communicator, on the new matte painting for the episode "The Menagerie, Part I".

A few things that made it into the show were named for him:

He also made an appearance as a civilian attending the Federation Founding Ceremony in the final episode of Star Trek: Enterprise, "These Are the Voyages...", accompanied by his wife Lili Malkin who sat next to him and whom he married in 2005. His costume from this appearance was sold off on the It's A Wrap! sale and auction on eBay and was previously worn by background actor Redondo Philip in an episode of Star Trek: Voyager. [1] Also in the '90s he was married to production associate and later post-production coordinator and supervisor April Rossi.

Between 1996 and 1998 he served as consultant for the Marvel Comics series Star Trek: Starfleet Academy. In 2007 he was interviewed for the documentary Star Trek: Beyond the Final Frontier in which he was seen using Memory Alpha to research a prop. Rossi received special thanks in the end credits of the Star Trek video games Star Trek: Invasion (2000), Star Trek: New Worlds (2000), and Star Trek: Bridge Commander (2002) and in the Marvel comic Second Contact in 1996.

In an interview in Star Trek Magazine issue 127, Dave Rossi listed his favorite Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episodes:

  1. "Captive Pursuit"
  2. "Duet"
  3. "The Wire"
  4. "The Visitor"
  5. "Rejoined"
  6. "Our Man Bashir"
  7. "Hard Time"
  8. "Trials and Tribble-ations"
  9. "Statistical Probabilities"
  10. "In the Pale Moonlight"

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As Production Associate
As Associate Producer

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