(written from a Production point of view)
George Carl "Rusty" Meek II (5 March 1925 – 16 September 2014; age 89) worked as First Assistant Director on the odd-numbered episodes of the original Star Trek's second season. The character of Russ in "The Doomsday Machine" is named after him.
Meek worked in television for his whole career, which ranged from the late-1950s to the mid-1980s. He served as 1st AD on series such as The Outer Limits, The Patridge Family, Happy Days and Police Squad!.