André Bormanis

Andre Bormanis (born 1959) is an American television producer, screenwriter, and author of the book Star Trek: Science Logs. Bormanis is most notable for his involvement in the long-running Star Trek franchise, and was the science consultant on Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager and Star Trek: Enterprise. He also wrote a number of episodes of the Star Trek: Voyager series and became a writer and producer on the Enterprise series, as well as acting as science/technical advisor on two of the Next Generation films.

André Bormanis
André Bormanis at Deepcon 11 in 2010
André Bormanis at Deepcon 11 in 2010
Born (1959-02-13) February 13, 1959 (age 61)
Chicago, Illinois
OccupationTelevision writer and producer
NationalityLatvian / German
CitizenshipUSA
EducationPhysics (B.S.)
Science, Technology,
and Public Policy (M.A.)
Alma materUniversity of Arizona
George Washington University

He was also a writer and producer of the CBS science fiction drama Threshold; the CBS drama series Eleventh Hour; a writer for Tron: Uprising; and the director of scientific research for Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey. In 2017, Bormanis became the science consultant and a writer-producer on The Orville.

Television and film careerEdit

Star TrekEdit

Bormanis became the science consultant for Star Trek: The Next Generation and went on to work in that capacity for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager.[1] In his role he acted as an advisor for the screenwriters, in order to ensure that the correct scientific principles are included in the episodes.[2] Whilst working on Voyager, he co-wrote the episode "Nightingale". He has also been a writer of several episodes of Star Trek: Enterprise, such as "Silent Enemy", "Extinction", and "The Communicator".[3] He has since written the book Star Trek: Science Logs.[1]

Other workEdit

Following his work on Enterprise, he joined fellow Star Trek alumnus Brannon Braga on his new series Threshold on CBS. It was cancelled after thirteen episodes.[4]

He has set up a production company called Sky by Night Productions. His most recent work has been writing for the animated television series Tron: Uprising.[5]

As of 2015, he is also a member of the board of advisers for the Hollywood Science Fiction Museum.

Personal lifeEdit

Bormanis received a degree in physics from the University of Arizona in 1981. In 1994, following a NASA Space Grant Fellowship from the District of Columbia Space Grant Consortium, he gained a master's degree in science, technology and public policy from George Washington University. In addition to his television work, he has worked as a consultant to the San Juan Institute and the Planetary Society in Pasadena, California.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Bormanis, Andre". Star Trek.com. Retrieved December 1, 2013.
  2. ^ "Interviews | Andre Bormanis | What Do You Do, Then?". BBC Cult. Archived from the original on November 15, 2002. Retrieved December 1, 2013.
  3. ^ Nogueira, Salvador (November 12, 2002). "André Bormanis". TrekNation. Retrieved December 1, 2013.
  4. ^ "Star Trek Science Consultant / Producer Andre Bormanis Speaks to SebRT.com". Seb's Web Archive. May 1, 2007. Retrieved December 1, 2013.
  5. ^ "Andre Bormanis". Sky by Night Productions. Retrieved December 1, 2013.

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