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Collection Number: 05381

Collection Title: Michael Piller Television Scripts, 1989-1996

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Size 31.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 140 items)
Abstract Michael Piller graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a bachelor's degree in radio, television, and motion pictures in 1970. He was best known for his work as executive producer and writer for the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and Star Trek: Voyager, the latter two of which he helped create. The collections contains 140 scripts for episodes of the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and Star Trek: Voyager , 1989-1996, written and produced by Michael Piller. Included are early and final drafts, with color-coded page revisions; story outlines; technical notes; shooting schedules; and handwritten annotations by Piller.
Creator Piller, Michael, 1948-2005.
Language English
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Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Michael Piller Television Scripts #5381, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Sandra Piller (Acc. 100879) in March 2008.
Sensitive Materials Statement
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Michael Piller was born 30 May 1948 in Portchester, N.Y., and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1970 with a bachelor's degree in radio, television, and motion pictures. After a career as an Emmy Award-winning television news producer, Piller wrote for and produced Simon & Simon and other television shows. He was best known for his work as executive producer and writer for the series Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine , and Star Trek: Voyager, the latter two of which he helped create. After developing other shows, including The Dead Zone , Piller died in Los Angeles, Calif., on 1 November 2005.

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The collection contains 140 scripts for episodes of the television series  Star Trek: The Next Generation , Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and Star Trek: Voyager, 1989-1996, written and produced by Michael Piller. Included are early and final drafts, with color-coded page revisions; story outlines; technical notes; shooting schedules; and handwritten annotations by Piller.

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Contents list

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71 items.
Box 1

"Chain of Command, Part II" #05381, Series: "1. Star Trek: The Next Generation, 1989-1994." Box 1

"Aquiel" #05381, Series: "1. Star Trek: The Next Generation, 1989-1994." Box 1

Box 1-2

Box 1

Box 2

"Rascals" #05381, Series: "1. Star Trek: The Next Generation, 1989-1994." Box 1-2

Box 2

"The Quality of Life" #05381, Series: "1. Star Trek: The Next Generation, 1989-1994." Box 2

Box 2-3

Box 2

Box 3

"Gambit, Part I" #05381, Series: "1. Star Trek: The Next Generation, 1989-1994." Box 2-3

Box 3

"Interface" #05381, Series: "1. Star Trek: The Next Generation, 1989-1994." Box 3

"Liaisons" #05381, Series: "1. Star Trek: The Next Generation, 1989-1994." Box 3

Box 4

"Descent, Part II" #05381, Series: "1. Star Trek: The Next Generation, 1989-1994." Box 4

"Q-Me?" #05381, Series: "1. Star Trek: The Next Generation, 1989-1994." Box 4

Box 5

"Man of the People" #05381, Series: "1. Star Trek: The Next Generation, 1989-1994." Box 5

"Timescape" #05381, Series: "1. Star Trek: The Next Generation, 1989-1994." Box 5

Box 5-6

Box 5

Box 6

"Realm of Fear" #05381, Series: "1. Star Trek: The Next Generation, 1989-1994." Box 5-6

Box 6

"The Outcast" #05381, Series: "1. Star Trek: The Next Generation, 1989-1994." Box 6

Box 6-7

Box 6

Box 7

"Power Play" #05381, Series: "1. Star Trek: The Next Generation, 1989-1994." Box 6-7

Box 7

"Cost of Living" #05381, Series: "1. Star Trek: The Next Generation, 1989-1994." Box 7

Box 7-8

Box 7

Box 8

"Ethics" #05381, Series: "1. Star Trek: The Next Generation, 1989-1994." Box 7-8

Box 8

"The First Duty" #05381, Series: "1. Star Trek: The Next Generation, 1989-1994." Box 8

"Face of the Enemy" #05381, Series: "1. Star Trek: The Next Generation, 1989-1994." Box 8

Box 9

"Frame of Mind" #05381, Series: "1. Star Trek: The Next Generation, 1989-1994." Box 9

"Suspicious" #05381, Series: "1. Star Trek: The Next Generation, 1989-1994." Box 9

Box 10

"Sub Rosa" #05381, Series: "1. Star Trek: The Next Generation, 1989-1994." Box 10

"The Chase" #05381, Series: "1. Star Trek: The Next Generation, 1989-1994." Box 10

"Masks" #05381, Series: "1. Star Trek: The Next Generation, 1989-1994." Box 10

Box 10-11

Box 10

Box 11

"Second Chances" #05381, Series: "1. Star Trek: The Next Generation, 1989-1994." Box 10-11

Box 11

"Cause and Effect" #05381, Series: "1. Star Trek: The Next Generation, 1989-1994." Box 11

"The Perfect Mate" #05381, Series: "1. Star Trek: The Next Generation, 1989-1994." Box 11

Box 12

"The Pegasus" #05381, Series: "1. Star Trek: The Next Generation, 1989-1994." Box 12

"Lessons" #05381, Series: "1. Star Trek: The Next Generation, 1989-1994." Box 12

Box 12-13

Box 12

Box 13

"Parallels" #05381, Series: "1. Star Trek: The Next Generation, 1989-1994." Box 12-13

Box 13

"Homeward" #05381, Series: "1. Star Trek: The Next Generation, 1989-1994." Box 13

"Chain of Command, Part I" #05381, Series: "1. Star Trek: The Next Generation, 1989-1994." Box 13

Box 13-14

Box 13

Box 14

"Descent, Part I" #05381, Series: "1. Star Trek: The Next Generation, 1989-1994." Box 13-14

Box 14

"Inheritance" #05381, Series: "1. Star Trek: The Next Generation, 1989-1994." Box 14

"Force of Nature" #05381, Series: "1. Star Trek: The Next Generation, 1989-1994." Box 14

Box 15

"Eye of the Beholder" #05381, Series: "1. Star Trek: The Next Generation, 1989-1994." Box 15

"Tapestry" #05381, Series: "1. Star Trek: The Next Generation, 1989-1994." Box 15

"Lower Decks" #05381, Series: "1. Star Trek: The Next Generation, 1989-1994." Box 15

Box 16

"Emergence" #05381, Series: "1. Star Trek: The Next Generation, 1989-1994." Box 16

"Gambit, Part II" #05381, Series: "1. Star Trek: The Next Generation, 1989-1994." Box 16

Box 16-17

Box 16

Box 17

"Attached" #05381, Series: "1. Star Trek: The Next Generation, 1989-1994." Box 16-17

Box 17

"The Good Fight" #05381, Series: "1. Star Trek: The Next Generation, 1989-1994." Box 17

"Bloodlines" #05381, Series: "1. Star Trek: The Next Generation, 1989-1994." Box 17

Box 17-18

Box 17

Box 18

"Genesis" #05381, Series: "1. Star Trek: The Next Generation, 1989-1994." Box 17-18

Box 18

"Journey's End" #05381, Series: "1. Star Trek: The Next Generation, 1989-1994." Box 18

"The Chase" #05381, Series: "1. Star Trek: The Next Generation, 1989-1994." Box 18

Box 19

"Firstborn" #05381, Series: "1. Star Trek: The Next Generation, 1989-1994." Box 19

"Rightful Heir" #05381, Series: "1. Star Trek: The Next Generation, 1989-1994." Box 19

"Phantasms" #05381, Series: "1. Star Trek: The Next Generation, 1989-1994." Box 19

Box 20

"Dark Page" #05381, Series: "1. Star Trek: The Next Generation, 1989-1994." Box 20

"Thine Own Self" #05381, Series: "1. Star Trek: The Next Generation, 1989-1994." Box 20

Box 20-21

Box 20

Box 21

"Birthright, Part I" #05381, Series: "1. Star Trek: The Next Generation, 1989-1994." Box 20-21

Box 21

"Birthright, Part II" #05381, Series: "1. Star Trek: The Next Generation, 1989-1994." Box 21

"A Fistful of Datas" #05381, Series: "1. Star Trek: The Next Generation, 1989-1994." Box 21

Box 22

"I, Borg" #05381, Series: "1. Star Trek: The Next Generation, 1989-1994." Box 22

"The Next Phase" #05381, Series: "1. Star Trek: The Next Generation, 1989-1994." Box 22

Box 22-23

Box 22

Box 23

"Time's Arrow, Part I" #05381, Series: "1. Star Trek: The Next Generation, 1989-1994." Box 22-23

Box 23

"The Inner Light" #05381, Series: "1. Star Trek: The Next Generation, 1989-1994." Box 23

Box 23-24

Box 23

Box 24

"The Perfect Mate" #05381, Series: "1. Star Trek: The Next Generation, 1989-1994." Box 23-24

Box 24

"Unification, Part I" #05381, Series: "1. Star Trek: The Next Generation, 1989-1994." Box 24

"A Matter of Time" #05381, Series: "1. Star Trek: The Next Generation, 1989-1994." Box 24

Box 25

"The Enemy" #05381, Series: "1. Star Trek: The Next Generation, 1989-1994." Box 25

"The Best of Both Worlds, Part I" #05381, Series: "1. Star Trek: The Next Generation, 1989-1994." Box 25

"The Best of Both Worlds, Part II" #05381, Series: "1. Star Trek: The Next Generation, 1989-1994." Box 25

"Evolution" #05381, Series: "1. Star Trek: The Next Generation, 1989-1994." Box 25

"Redemption, Part I" #05381, Series: "1. Star Trek: The Next Generation, 1989-1994." Box 25

Box 25-26

Box 25

Box 26

"All Good Things ..." #05381, Series: "1. Star Trek: The Next Generation, 1989-1994." Box 25-26

Box 26-27

Box 26

Box 27

"Time's Arrow, Part II" #05381, Series: "1. Star Trek: The Next Generation, 1989-1994." Box 26-27

Box 27

"Starship Mine" #05381, Series: "1. Star Trek: The Next Generation, 1989-1994." Box 27

Box 28

"Schisms" #05381, Series: "1. Star Trek: The Next Generation, 1989-1994." Box 28

"Relics" #05381, Series: "1. Star Trek: The Next Generation, 1989-1994." Box 28

Box 29

"Imaginary Friend" #05381, Series: "1. Star Trek: The Next Generation, 1989-1994." Box 29

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23 items.
Box 30

"The Nagus" #05381, Series: "2. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, 1993-1996." Box 30

Box 30-31

Box 30

Box 31

"Vortex" #05381, Series: "2. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, 1993-1996." Box 30-31

Box 31

"Battle Lines" #05381, Series: "2. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, 1993-1996." Box 31

Box 31-32

Box 31

Box 32

"Sore Losers" #05381, Series: "2. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, 1993-1996." Box 31-32

Box 32-33

Box 32

Box 33

"Dramatis Personae" #05381, Series: "2. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, 1993-1996." Box 32-33

Box 33

"The Sword of Kahless" #05381, Series: "2. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, 1993-1996." Box 33

"Our Man Bashir" #05381, Series: "2. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, 1993-1996." Box 33

"Accession" #05381, Series: "2. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, 1993-1996." Box 33

"Return to Grace" #05381, Series: "2. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, 1993-1996." Box 33

"Crossfire" #05381, Series: "2. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, 1993-1996." Box 33

Box 33-34

Box 33

Box 34

"The Way of the Warrior, Part I" #05381, Series: "2. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, 1993-1996." Box 33-34

Box 34

"Homefront" #05381, Series: "2. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, 1993-1996." Box 34

"Paradise Lost" #05381, Series: "2. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, 1993-1996." Box 34

"The Visitor" #05381, Series: "2. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, 1993-1996." Box 34

"Hippocratic Oath" #05381, Series: "2. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, 1993-1996." Box 34

"Sons of Mogh" #05381, Series: "2. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, 1993-1996." Box 34

"Rejoined" #05381, Series: "2. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, 1993-1996." Box 34

"Hard Time" #05381, Series: "2. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, 1993-1996." Box 34

Box 35

"The Bar Association" #05381, Series: "2. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, 1993-1996." Box 35

"Starship Down" #05381, Series: "2. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, 1993-1996." Box 35

"Little Green Men" #05381, Series: "2. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, 1993-1996." Box 35

"Indiscretion" #05381, Series: "2. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, 1993-1996." Box 35

"The Forsaken" #05381, Series: "2. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, 1993-1996." Box 35

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46 items.
Box 36

"The 37's" #05381, Series: "3. Star Trek: Voyager, 1994-1996." Box 36

"Twisted" #05381, Series: "3. Star Trek: Voyager, 1994-1996." Box 36

Box 36-37

Box 36

Box 37

"Jetrel" #05381, Series: "3. Star Trek: Voyager, 1994-1996." Box 36-37

Box 37

"Projections" #05381, Series: "3. Star Trek: Voyager, 1994-1996." Box 37

Box 37-38

Box 37

Box 38

"Basics, Part II" #05381, Series: "3. Star Trek: Voyager, 1994-1996." Box 37-38

Box 38

"Flashback" #05381, Series: "3. Star Trek: Voyager, 1994-1996." Box 38

Box 39

"False Profits" #05381, Series: "3. Star Trek: Voyager, 1994-1996." Box 39

"Sacred Ground" #05381, Series: "3. Star Trek: Voyager, 1994-1996." Box 39

Box 39-40

Box 39

Box 40

"Duet" #05381, Series: "3. Star Trek: Voyager, 1994-1996." Box 39-40

Box 40

"Elogium" #05381, Series: "3. Star Trek: Voyager, 1994-1996." Box 40

Box 40-41

Box 40

Box 41

"Initiations" #05381, Series: "3. Star Trek: Voyager, 1994-1996." Box 40-41

Box 41

"Phage" #05381, Series: "3. Star Trek: Voyager, 1994-1996." Box 41

Box 42

"Time and Again" #05381, Series: "3. Star Trek: Voyager, 1994-1996." Box 42

Box 42-43

Box 42

Box 43

"Parallax" #05381, Series: "3. Star Trek: Voyager, 1994-1996." Box 42-43

Box 43

"The Thaw" #05381, Series: "3. Star Trek: Voyager, 1994-1996." Box 43

Box 43-44

Box 43

Box 44

"Tuvix" #05381, Series: "3. Star Trek: Voyager, 1994-1996." Box 43-44

Box 44

"Resolutions" #05381, Series: "3. Star Trek: Voyager, 1994-1996." Box 44

Box 44-45

Box 44

Box 45

"Basics, Part I" #05381, Series: "3. Star Trek: Voyager, 1994-1996." Box 44-45

Box 45

"Meld" #05381, Series: "3. Star Trek: Voyager, 1994-1996." Box 45

Box 46

"Dreadnought" #05381, Series: "3. Star Trek: Voyager, 1994-1996." Box 46

"Threshold" #05381, Series: "3. Star Trek: Voyager, 1994-1996." Box 46

Box 47

"Parturition" #05381, Series: "3. Star Trek: Voyager, 1994-1996." Box 47

Box 47-48

Box 47

Box 48

"Persistence of Vision" #05381, Series: "3. Star Trek: Voyager, 1994-1996." Box 47-48

Box 48

"Non Sequitur" #05381, Series: "3. Star Trek: Voyager, 1994-1996." Box 48

"Emanations" #05381, Series: "3. Star Trek: Voyager, 1994-1996." Box 48

Box 49

"Prime Factors" #05381, Series: "3. Star Trek: Voyager, 1994-1996." Box 49

Box 49-50

Box 49

Box 50

"Ex Post Facto" #05381, Series: "3. Star Trek: Voyager, 1994-1996." Box 49-50

Box 50

"Death Wish" #05381, Series: "3. Star Trek: Voyager, 1994-1996." Box 50

Box 51

"Alliances" #05381, Series: "3. Star Trek: Voyager, 1994-1996." Box 51

"Prototype" #05381, Series: "3. Star Trek: Voyager, 1994-1996." Box 51

Box 52

"Resistance" #05381, Series: "3. Star Trek: Voyager, 1994-1996." Box 52

"Maneuvers" #05381, Series: "3. Star Trek: Voyager, 1994-1996." Box 52

Box 53

"Cold Fire" #05381, Series: "3. Star Trek: Voyager, 1994-1996." Box 53

Box 53-54

Box 53

Box 54

"Tattoo" #05381, Series: "3. Star Trek: Voyager, 1994-1996." Box 53-54

Box 54

"Cathexis" #05381, Series: "3. Star Trek: Voyager, 1994-1996." Box 54

Box 54-55

Box 54

Box 55

"Heroes and Demons" #05381, Series: "3. Star Trek: Voyager, 1994-1996." Box 54-55

Box 55

"State of Flux" #05381, Series: "3. Star Trek: Voyager, 1994-1996." Box 55

Box 56

"Deadlock" #05381, Series: "3. Star Trek: Voyager, 1994-1996." Box 56

"Innocence" #05381, Series: "3. Star Trek: Voyager, 1994-1996." Box 56

Box 57

"Lifesigns" #05381, Series: "3. Star Trek: Voyager, 1994-1996." Box 57

"Investigations" #05381, Series: "3. Star Trek: Voyager, 1994-1996." Box 57

Box 58

"The Cloud" #05381, Series: "3. Star Trek: Voyager, 1994-1996." Box 58

Box 59

"Eye of the Needle" #05381, Series: "3. Star Trek: Voyager, 1994-1996." Box 59

Box 59-61

Box 59

Box 60

Box 61

"Caretaker" #05381, Series: "3. Star Trek: Voyager, 1994-1996." Box 59-61

Box 61-62

Box 61

Box 62

"Learning Curve" #05381, Series: "3. Star Trek: Voyager, 1994-1996." Box 61-62

Box 62

"Faces" #05381, Series: "3. Star Trek: Voyager, 1994-1996." Box 62

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Processing Information

Processed by: Will Andersen, November 2008

Encoded by: Will Andersen, November 2008

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