Jon Povill

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Jon Povill
Born (1946-08-29) August 29, 1946 (age 76)

Jon Povill (born August 29, 1946) is an American scriptwriter and television producer. He wrote the first two drafts of the screenplay for Total Recall in the 1970s, and then took up a position on the attempted Star Trek: Phase II, becoming story editor, and penning the episode "The Child", which would later be remade as a Star Trek: The Next Generation episode. He was ultimately credited as associate producer on Star Trek: The Motion Picture.

He worked as a script consultant and producer on Sliders (writing the episodes "Luck of the Draw", "El Sid" and "Obsession") and penned an episode of The Outer Limits in 1998.


Year Title Credited as Notes
1979 Star Trek: The Motion Picture Associate producer
1990 Total Recall Story
2012 Total Recall Story
2017 Fatal Rhapsody Script consultant Short film
TBA Meridiem Supervising writer
Consulting producer
Television and web
1981 A Step in Time Screenwriter TV Movie
1988 Star Trek: The Next Generation Screenwriter in episode 'The Child'
1995-1996 Sliders Screenwriter in 3 episodes
Executive script consultant in 8 episodes
Producer in 13 episodes
1998 The Outer Limits Story in episode 'In the Zone'
1999 Total Recall 2070 Source material in 22 episodes
2012 Star Trek: New Voyages Director and screenwriter in episode 'The Child' Fan-series
2014 The Nature of Things Story editor in episode 'How to Be a Wild Elephant' Documentary series
2015 Diabolical Women Producer in 3 episodes

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