Paul Schneider (writer)


Paul Schneider
Born(1923-08-04)August 4, 1923
Passaic, New Jersey, US
DiedOctober 13, 2008(2008-10-13) (aged 85)
Riverside, California, US
OccupationTelevision screenwriter
Period1952 – 1989

Paul Schneider (August 4, 1923 – October 13, 2008) was an American screenwriter who worked in television and film between the 1950s and the 1980s.

Star Trek

Schneider is probably best remembered for two episodes of the original Star Trek series: "Balance of Terror" and "The Squire of Gothos". The first of these introduced the Romulans - which became one of the main alien races in the Star Trek universe. The second episode introduces a "Q (Star Trek)"-like lifeform which terrorizes the crew. He also wrote the episode "The Terratin Incident" for the animated Star Trek series.


Schneider wrote for several other films and television series, including Mr. Magoo, Bonanza, Ironside, The Six Million Dollar Man and Buck Rogers in the 25th Century.


Year Movie Credit Notes
1955 The Looters Story By
1959 1001 Arabian Nights Written By
1966 That Tennessee Beat Written By
1972 Lapin 360 Written By Based on his novel "Delia", Co-Wrote screenplay with "Herb Margolis".
1989 Options Written By, Associate Producer


Year TV Series Credit Notes
1952 The Dog Snatcher Writer Cartoon Short
1953 The Pride of the Family Writer Pilot Episode
1954 Kangaroo Courting Writer Cartoon Short
1955 The Eddie Cantor Comedy Theatre Writer 4 Episodes
1957-58 How to Marry a Millionaire Writer 5 Episodes
1958-59 The Ed Wynn Show Writer 2 Episodes
1959 The DuPont Show with June Allyson Writer 1 Episode
1960 Manhunt Writer 1 Episode
1961-62 Shannon Writer 2 Episodes
1962 Ben Casey Writer 1 Episode
77 Sunset Strip Writer 1 Episode
Wide Country Writer 1 Episode
1963-64 Dr. Kildare Writer 2 Episodes
1964 Mr. Novak Writer 1 Episode
The Lieutenant Writer 1 Episode
Kraft Suspense Theatre Writer 1 Episode
1965 The Big Valley Writer 1 Episode
1965-67 Bonanza Writer 5 Episodes
1966-67 Star Trek Writer 2 Episodes
1968 The F.B.I. Writer 3 Episodes
1969 Ironside Writer 1 Episode
1969-74 Marcus Welby, M.D. Writer 11 Episodes
1970-73 The Mod Squad Writer 2 Episodes
1972 Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law Writer 1 Episode
1973 Star Trek: The Animated Series Writer 1 Episode
The Starlost Writer 1 Episode
1974-76 The Six Million Dollar Man Writer 3 Episodes
1975 Swiss Family Robinson Writer 1 Episode
1980 Eight Is Enough Writer 1 Episode
1981 Buck Rogers in the 25th Century Writer 2 Episodes
1982 King's Crossing Writer 1 Episode


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