Gene L. Coon

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Gene L. Coon

Born

1/7/1924, Beatrice, Nebraska, USA

Died

7/8/1973

Birth Name

Eugene Lee Coon

Gender

Male

Also Known As

Gene Coon, Eugene Lee Coon, Lee Cronin
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Prolific writer as well as talented producer, Gene Coon, aka Lee Cronin, will forever be tied to the Star Trek universe that he helped create. Coon introduced the Klingon race and empire to millions in his stories as well as the Prime Directive. A heavy smoker, his talent…more

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  • Trivia

    • Gene was married to actress Jaqueline Coon from 1968 until his death in 1973.

    • Gene created the Prime Directive, a regulation against interfering from pre-warp drive civilizations. It has been a staple of Star Trek shows since its conception.

    • Gene L. Coon created the Klingons for Star Trek. They were first seen in the episode "Errand of Mercy" and have been a major part of Star Trek since their introduction.

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