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Richard Krzemien is a writer and actor who wrote the story for the Star Trek: The Next Generation first season episode "The Last Outpost" which introduced the Ferengi to the Star Trek universe. Krzemien submitted at least four other undeveloped stories for The Next Generation, including such proposed episodes as "The One and Lonely" (June 18, 1987), "The May Fly" (October 1, 1987), "Dead On My Feet" (November 19, 1987), and "Two Yuffs Two Many" (July 9, 1992). In 2009 Krzemien appeared as a Starfleet Councilmember in J.J. Abrams' Star Trek, standing in the first row of the audience at the end of the film during the graduation ceremony when Captain Pike relinquishes his command of the Enterprise to Kirk.  Krzemien was interviewed by Edward Gross for the article "Writer Richard Krzemien – Beyond The Last Outpost" for The Official Star Trek: The Next Generation Magazine Vol. 3, pp. 18-20.
Krzemien graduated from Southern Illinois University with a BA in Cinema & Photography. He also wrote the stories for The Twilight Zone episode "Kentucky Rye" together with Delree F. Todd (1985, with Scott Jaeck, John DeMita, and Tim Russ) and for the War of the Worlds episode "Dust to Dust" (1989, with Richard Chaves).
In 2001 he created the comic art book "The Writer at Work" for which he received several awards.
Also a member of the Screen Actors Guild, Krzemien appeared as a background actor in episodes of Medium, Monk, and Entourage as well as in the crime drama Burn After Reading (2008, with Armand Schultz and Richard Poe) and Clint Eastwood's drama Changeling (2008, with Ric Sarabia, Colby French, Scott Leva, Jim Nieb, Mary Stein, Patrizia Milano, and Michael Saglimbeni).