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Donald Ingalls

Film and TV Producer
Birthday: July 29, 1918 Deceased: March 10, 2014

Biography

Ingalls knew Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry from their days as officers of the Los Angeles Police Department in the early 1950s. The following decade, Ingalls wrote two episodes for Roddenberry’s Star Trek: The Original Series, the first being the first season’s “The Alternative Factor”. This was followed in the second season by “A Private Little War”, for which he chose to be credited under the pseudonym Jud Crucis. He substituted this name after Roddenberry rewrote the episode, removing many of his overt Vietnam parallels. Jud Crucis was Ingalls’ wordplay on “J[esus] Crucified.” Besides Star Trek, Ingalls has also written Have Gun – Will Travel (another series Roddenberry wrote for), Bonanza, The Virginian, Adam-12, and Fantasy Island. The latter series starred Ricardo Montalban, who played Khan Noonien Singh. Ingalls was also a producer for Fantasy Island and has also directed for the series. Ingalls also served as producer on Have Gun – Will Travel, The Virginian, and the fifth season of T.J. Hooker, starring TOS star William Shatner, as well as James Darren and Richard Herd.

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