Harve Bennett joins Leonard Nimoy at the final frontier.
Harve Bennett, the producer of four “Star Trek” movies and the TV Series “Mod Squad,” “The Six Million Dollar Man,” and “The Bionic Woman,” died on March 4th (Wednesday) in Medform, Ore. The 84-year-old’s passing came less than a week after the February 27th death of “Star Trek” star Leonard Nimoy.
Bennett, who graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles Film School, started his career as a production executive at CBS in New York City and later at ABC. He joined Aaron Spelling in developing and producing “The Mod Squad,” before moving to Universal, where he produced “The Six Million Dollar Man,” “The Bionic Woman,” and “Gemini Man.”
Bennet was recruited by Charles Bluhdorn, head of Paramount parent Gulf+Western, to produce a second “Star Trek” movie and developed ““Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan.” He also produced the next three Star Trek films: “The Search for Spock,” “The Voyage Home” and “The Final Frontier.”
Fans and loved ones have taken to social media to share their thoughts and prayers:
— Star Trek (@StarTrek) March 6, 2015
CT: Also condolences to the family of Harve Bennett who passed last week. — William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) March 6, 2015
— Sam Witwer (@SamWitwer) March 6, 2015
— Chase Masterson (@ChaseMasterson) March 6, 2015
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Mr. Bennett’s family.
Rest in peace.