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Robert Blackman

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Robert "Bob" Blackman (born 19 August) is a Costume Designer who worked on Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager and Star Trek: Enterprise. He also worked on Star Trek Generations and designed the Starfleet uniforms introduced in Star Trek: First Contact and subsequently used on Deep Space Nine, Voyager, Star Trek: Insurrection, and Star Trek Nemesis.

In 1993 Blackman was featured on a trading card for the set Star Trek: The Next Generation - Behind the Scenes. In 2007 he was interviewed for the documentary Star Trek: Beyond the Final Frontier, which is about the 40 Years of Star Trek: The Collection auction, held in 2006 and for which he also filmed a short interview which is available as a supplement to the collectors edition of the auctions catalogue. In the Trek series Blackman was referenced on okudagrams and dedication plaques as Bob Blackman (Starfleet), Bob Blackman (23rd century Starfleet), and R. Blackman in addition to several interviews and articles in Star Trek magazines (listed below).

His work on Star Trek earned him two Emmy Awards and eight Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Costume Design for a Series:

In addition to his work on Star Trek, Blackman won another Emmy Award in 2009 for Outstanding Costumes for a Series for the Pushing Daisies episode "Bzzzzzzzzz!", also shared with Carol Kunz. Back in 1988 he was nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Costumes for his work as costume designer on the science fiction thriller The Running Man. In 2006 he was awarded with the Career Achievement Award and the Spotlight Award from the Costume Designers Guild which also awarded him for his work in Pushing Daisies in 2008 and nominated him again in 2009 for Outstanding Costume Design for Television Series - Period/Fantasy.

Prior to his work in the costume department Blackman portrayed William Ferris in the Spyforce episode "The Major" back in 1972. Nick Tate also had a role in this episode. It is not known when he quitted acting to change careers to wardrobe design; nor is it known who his mentor or "mentrix" in wardrobe design was.

After he changed careers from acting to wardrobe design, Blackman worked on the drama 'night, Mother (1986), the Hallmark Hall of Fame episode "Stones for Ibarra" (1988), the horror television series Nightmare Classics (1989), the comedy Worth Winning (1989, where he worked with Camille Argus, Phyllis Corcoran-Woods, and David Page), the reality show American Gladiators (1991-1993), and the Privileged pilot episode (2008). Between 2007 and 2009 he worked as costume designer on Bryan Fuller's fantasy series Pushing Daisies with Carol Kunz and Deborah Ambrosino.

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