Veteran writer, producer and director Robert Wiemer passed away following a lengthy illness on August 21. Wiemer was 76 years old. The news of his passing was not made public until now reports Star Trek.com.
Wiemer directed eight episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation –
- “Who Watches The Watchers,”
- “Data’s Day”
One episode of Star Trek: Deep Space NIne –
- “Profit and Loss”
Wiemer was a mentor and friend to Rick Berman, way before Star Trek when he worked on several documentaries and also the television series The Big Blue Marble.
“Bob was somebody I had known since I was 21 years old,” Berman told StarTrek.com. “He was somebody who taught me how to edit. He taught me how to work 16-millimeter cameras and sound equipment, and he eventually taught me how to produce. He’s the person who put me into the position of running this wonderful series, The Big Blue Marble. We remained friends since the 1960s, and he came in did a number of our Star Trek shows. He was just a remarkable, kind, gentle, good person. In addition to Big Blue Marble and Star Trek, we also worked on a lot of documentaries together and traveled all over the world together for the United Nations and the United States Information Agency. We hadn’t seen that much of each other in the last few years because he lived in Las Vegas and was getting ill, but I saw him less than a month (before he died). It’s very tragic and sad. He was a wonderful friend.”
His other credits included:
- The Big Blue Marble
- Somewhere, Tomorrow
- SeaQuest 2032
- New York Undercover
- The Night Train to Kathmandu
- Anna to the Infinite Power
Visionary Trek offers our condolences to his family, friends.
Source Star Trek.com