Joyce Muskat was one of only four writers with no prior television credits able to sell a script to Star Trek: The Original Series (David Gerrold, Judy Burns, and Jean Lisette Aroeste were the other three). Star Trek co-producer Robert H. Justman read her unsolicited script, "The Answerer", and recommended it be bought. It was produced as Episode 63, "The Empath" during the third and final season, and was her only sale to television.
- STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES--SEASON 3 (Skybox, 1999)--Behind-The-Scenes insert #B125
- Dave Eversole Story outline of "The Empath" Archived 2008-01-03 at the Wayback Machine. Orion Press/Fast Copy website
- Herbert Solow and Robert H. Justman, Inside Star Trek: The Real Story, Pocket Books, 1996, p.404
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