(1923-08-04)August 4, 1923
Passaic, New Jersey, USA
October 13, 2008(2008-10-13) (aged 85)
Riverside, California, USA
1952 – 1989
Paul Schneider (August 4, 1923 – October 13, 2008) was a screenwriter who worked in television and film between the 1950s and the 1980s. He is probably best remembered for two episodes of the original Star Trek series: "Balance of Terror" and "The Squire of Gothos". The first of these introduced the Romulans - which became one of the main alien races in the Star Trek universe. The second episode introduces a "Q" like lifeform which terrorizes the crew. He also wrote the episode "The Terratin Incident" for the animated Star Trek series.