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Naren Shankar

Naren Shankar

Naren Shankar is a writer of many Star Trek episodes. In addition, he served as Science Consultant for the sixth season of Star Trek: The Next Generation and the first season of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and was Story Editor for TNG's seventh season. As a writer, he also contributed to the video games Star Trek: The Next Generation - A Final Unity and Star Trek Generations. He has a PhD in applied physics electrical engineering from Cornell University. (IEEE Spectrum: "Inside Hollywood")

After his time on Star Trek, Shankar became an associate producer on seaQuest DSV during its final season and also wrote several episodes for the series. He then became a writer for The Outer Limits from 1997 through 1999, working with Harlan Ellison, among others. After stints as a writer and executive producer of the Sci-Fi Channel's Farscape and NBC's short-lived UC: Undercover, Shankar became a consulting producer and head writer on the hit CBS series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. He has earned a number of award nominations for his work on this program, including two Emmy Award nominations, shared with his fellow producers. He is currently an executive producer on CSI, and continues to write for the series, including the Trek-spoofing episode "A Space Oddity" featuring Liz Vassey, Wallace Langham, Kate Vernon, and Ronald D. Moore.

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