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David Bennett Carren is a writer who wrote with J. Larry Carroll the Star Trek: The Next Generation fourth season episode "Future Imperfect". Following this, Carren worked with J. Larry Carroll as story editor on the next 18 episodes of the fourth season.
Carren started his writing career in the late 1970s and wrote stories for episodes of Switch (1978, with Barbara Luna and co-writer Peter Allan Fields), Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979, with Tim O'Connor and Felix Silla), Beyond Westworld (1980, with Nancy Harewood), Capitol (1982), The Powers of Matthew Star (1983, with Richard Herd, Bruce French, and director Vincent McEveety), The Twilight Zone (1985, with Carolyn Seymour), G.I. Joe (1985-1986), and Spenser: For Hire (1986-1987, starring Avery Brooks and Carolyn McCormick). For his work on Capitol, Carren received a Writers Guild of America Award nomination in 1984 in the category Daytime Serial.
His further writing credits with writing partner J. Larry Carroll include episodes of Dennis the Menace (1986, with voice talent Brian George), C.O.P.S. (1988), Beauty and the Beast (1989, with Ron Perlman, Joseph Campanella, Ellen Geer, and Armin Shimerman), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1989), The Munsters Today (1989, with John Schuck, Lee Meriwether, and Jason Marsden), G.I. Joe (1990), Peter Pan and the Pirates (1990-1991), Fievel's American Tails (1992, with voice talents Phillip Glasser and Gerrit Graham), Murder, She Wrote (1994, with Molly Hagan, Jeffrey Nordling, Gail Strickland, and William Windom), Space Precinct (1994), TekWar (1995, working with actor William Shatner and director Allan Kroeker) on which he also worked as creative consultant, Hypernauts (1996), Walker, Texas Ranger (1997, with Noble Willingham, Vince Deadrick, Jr., Diamond Farnsworth, and Tanner Gill), and Stargate SG-1 (1997).
Carren also worked with Carroll as writer and supervising producer on the television series Diagnosis Murder (1997-1999) and Martial Law (1999-2000). More recently, he co-wrote and produced the horror film Mr. Hell (2006, with Tracy Scoggins) on which he also had an acting part, worked as script editor and actor on the drama Mason-Dixon (2008), wrote, directed, executive produced and co-edited the thriller The Red Queen (2009), wrote for the television comedy show The Coxton Campaign (2011), and wrote the screenplay for the horror film Judge Ice (2012).