Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens

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Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens are a New York Times-bestselling husband-and-wife writing/producing team. In June, 2013, at the Constellation Awards ceremony in Toronto, the writing couple were honored with the Constellation Award for "Outstanding Canadian Contribution to Science Fiction Film or Television in 2012" for their role in creating the series, Primeval: New World.[1]

In genre media, the Reeves-Stevenses are well known for their involvement with the Star Trek franchise. In addition to having written twenty "Star Trek" books, including six novels on their own, ten novels with William Shatner, and four non-fiction volumes detailing the production history of the franchise, they acted as executive story editors and co-producers on the fourth season of Star Trek: Enterprise. Both are among the series writers who had cameos in "These Are the Voyages...", the final episode of Enterprise.

Career[edit]

Previously, they acted as staff writers and supervising producers in the second and third seasons of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Lost World, and wrote episodes of Batman: The Animated Series, Beyond Reality, Catwalk, The Hitchhiker, and John Woo’s Once a Thief.

As executive story editors on the short-lived but highly-influential Phantom 2040, they contributed the show's unique creative direction, developing the writers' bible and scripting many key episodes (including the two-part pilot, Generation Unto Generation).

They also wrote Van Helsing: The London Assignment for Universal Animation Studios,[2] More recently, they created the 2012 sci-fi television series, Primeval: New World.[3]

Before branching into Star Trek, fantasy, and mainstream thrillers with Judith, Garfield wrote five novels blending horror and technology, prompting Stephen King to say, "Garfield Reeves-Stevens is the Tom Clancy of horror."[4] One of those novels, Children of the Shroud, is credited by New York Magazine as being the first to feature a storyline based on cloning Jesus.[5]

In August, 2010, Impossible Films announced that the Reeves-Stevens would be delivering scripts for a Primeval spin-off television series as part of a franchise deal with Omni Film Productions.[6] In a posting on their Facebook fan page, the Reeves-Stevenses stated that they were first asked by the producers if they would be interested in pitching a concept for the spin-off series in May, 2009.[7] Being fans of the original series, the Reeves-Stevenses responded positively. Eleven months later they were invited to pitch, and subsequently were asked to write the first two scripts and the bible for the series they had described, a development process that lasted fourteen months. In September, 2011, two months after the Reeves-Stevenses had delivered their scripts and bible, Space: The Imagination Station greenlit the series, eventually titled Primeval: New World.

On February 8, 2011, the Reeves-Stevenses submitted a letter to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) in support of an application by CTVglobemedia Inc. to renew the broadcasting license of the Canadian science-fiction channel, Space: The Imagination Station.[8] In the letter, the Reeves-Stevenses describe their involvement with the Star Trek franchise, and also discuss other science-fiction related projects, including their writing of the "critically acclaimed miniseries, Race to Mars." Other projects they refer to include their development of an original contemporary science-fiction series titled A.K.A. under CTV's "Writer Only" development program; their involvement in a NASA space policy workshop with James Cameron to discuss, debate, and help shape U.S. space exploration goals; and their current position as Lead "Land" Writers for the Walt Disney Imagineers, helping to plan the rides and attractions for the new Shanghai Disneyland scheduled to open in 2015.

On September 28, 2012, the AICN site reported that the Reeves-Stevenses had been enlisted by producer Gary Goddard to develop "the next evolution" of Goddard's hit cult television series, Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future.[9] In the video accompanying the report, the Reeves-Stevenses are credited with having delivered a one-hour "premise pilot" and bible for the new version of the series, now titled Phoenix Rising.

In October, 2013, the IMDbPro site reported that the Reeves-Stevenses had written the screenplay for the movie adaptation of Jerry Pournelle's classic military science-fiction novel, Janissaries, also for the Goddard Film Group. The movie is listed as "In Development." [10]

In addition to their ongoing work in television, the Reeves-Stevenses have also completed their newest novel, Wraith, scheduled to be published by Thomas Dunne Books, an imprint of St. Martin's Press.[11]

Bibliography[edit]

Star Trek[edit]

Non-Star Trek Science Fiction[edit]

  • The Chronicles of Galen Sword
    • Shifter (July 1990)
    • Nightfeeder (April 1991)
    • Dark Hunter (November 2003)
  • Alien Nation: The Day of Descent (1993)
  • Short stories
    • "CHIPS" (First published in Shivers: Canadian Tales of the Supernatural, 1990)
    • "Bluebound: From the Chronicles of Galen Sword" (First published in Chilled to the Bone, 1991)
    • "One Last Night in the Mos Eisley Cantina: The Tale of the Wolfman and the Lamproid" (First published in Star Wars: Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina, 1995)
    • "A Bad Feeling: The Tale of EV-9D9" (First published in Star Wars: Tales from Jabba's Palace, 1996)

Mainstream Fiction[edit]

  • Icefire (July 1998)
  • Quicksilver (May 1999)
  • Freefall (March 2005)
  • Search (August 2010)
  • Wraith (Forthcoming)

Mainstream Non-Fiction[edit]

  • Going to Mars: The Stories of the People Behind NASA's Mars Missions Past, Present, and Future (Co-authored with Brian Muirhead, November 1998)

Fiction written only by Garfield[edit]

  • Bloodshift (1981)
  • Dreamland (1985)
  • Children of the Shroud (1987)
  • Nighteyes (1989)
  • Dark Matter (1990)
  • Short stories
    • "August" (First published in Shivers: Canadian Tales of the Supernatural, 1990)
    • "Masks" (First published in The Further Adventures of The Joker, 1990)
    • "Part Five" (First published in The Ultimate Frankenstein, 1991)
    • "Outport" (First published in Ark of Ice: Canadian Futurefiction, 1992)
    • "Tear Down" (First published in Northern Frights, 1992)
    • "The Warrior of the Final Dawn" (First published in The Further Adventures of Superman, 1993)
    • "The Eddies" (First published in Northern Frights 2, 1994)

Filmography[edit]

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