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Worley Thorne co-wrote the story and wrote the teleplay for the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Justice". Prior to this, he wrote the story "Are Unheard Memories Sweet?" for the abandoned series Star Trek: Phase II. Thorne took over on "Justice" following the departure of the original story writer John D.F. Black. (Creating the Next Generation: The Conception and Creation of a Phenomenon, p.46)

Born in Manhattan, New York, and raised in the Bronx, Thorne graduated from the City College of New York with a Bachelor's Associates in English. He ultimately moved to Los Angeles, California, where he worked in publicity before pursuing a television writing career.

Other television shows for which Thorne has written include two episodes of Cannon (one directed by Lawrence Dobkin and guest-starring Keith Andes, Susan Oliver and Meg Wyllie; another guest-starring Richard Derr), an episode of The Bionic Woman directed by Leo Penn, two episodes of Barnaby Jones (starring Lee Meriwether), an episode of the short-lived Westside Medical episode directed by Ralph Senensky, an episode of Charlie's Angels guest-starring Bibi Besch, and two episodes of Dallas.

Most notably, Thorne wrote several episodes of Fantasy Island, the hit ABC series which starred Ricardo Montalban and Wendy Schaal. One episode he wrote, "I Want to Get Married/The Jewel Thief", guest-starred Leigh Taylor-Young; another, "The Swinger/Terrors of the Mind", was directed by Cliff Bole. Yet a third, "Crescendo/Three Feathers", guest-starred Skip Homeier and Monte Markham.

Thorne has spent four years teaching screenwriting courses at Columbia College in Los Angeles. He also served two terms as Governor of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. He is currently pursuing Master of Arts in English Literature. His episode of TNG is his most recent television work.

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