The news is finally making the rounds that Cliff Bole, a director of dozens of episodes of genre TV shows, died earlier this month at the age of 76. His first work in genre was directing twelve episodes of The Six Million Dollar Man
in the 1970s and his last work was on Supernatural
in 2007. While he also worked on The X-Files
and the original version of V
back in teh 1980s, his best known work was in 25 episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation
, and the two episodes from that run I would consider most iconic were The Best of Both Worlds, Parts 1 and 2
, the episodes when Picard became Locutus of Borg. He also directed several episodes involving the character Q and Unification II,
in which Leonard Nimoy returned as Spock.
Best wishes to the family, friends and co-workers of Cliff Bole, from a fan. He is never to be forgotten.
Odd fact: "The Best of Both Worlds" was the Star Trek franchise's first genuine two-part episode. A couple of earlier episodes (one from TOS, one from TNG) air as two-parters in syndication, but those are both heavily edited two-hour pilots.ReplyDelete
Sorry to hear of Bole's passing.
As Steve Simels has been saying, this death shit is starting to become VERY annoying.ReplyDelete