joseph-sargentVeteran film and television director Joseph Sargent passed away on December 22, after succumbing to complications of heart disease. Sargent was 89 years old.

Joseph Sargent directed episode 2 of the original series of Star Trek, entitled “The Corbomite Maneuver”. This was the first regular episode of Star Trek produced after the two pilots.


The four-time Emmy Award winner’s many other credits included:

  • Lassie
  • Bonanza
  • Gunsmoke
  • The Fugitive
  • The Girl from U.N.C.L.E.
  • The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
  • The Invaders
  • Kojak
  • Jaws: The Revenge
  • The Karen Carpenter Story
  • Sybil

He is survived by his widow, Carolyn Nelson Sargent, who played Yeoman Atkins in the TOS episode “The Deadly Years,” as well as two daughters, Lia Sargent and Athena Sargent Sergneri, from a previous marriage to Mary Carver.

Visionary Trek offers our condolences to his family, friends.

Sources Star, IMDb