Lauritson, Peter

Peter Lauritson is supervising producer in charge of all post-production on Enterprise, which includes sound, music, visual effects and editorial, and has been instrumental in all Star Trek-related production for over a decade.

A long-time Star Trek fan, Lauritson was head of the television post-production department at Paramount Pictures and first got involved in the franchise in 1981 with "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan." The movie was initially being developed through the television department, so Lauritson did some preliminary work on the project. Then in 1986 when he heard a new Star Trek TV series was being developed, he offered his services so he could take advantage of recent developments in post-production technology on the exciting new science fiction show. Lauritson became an associate producer on Star Trek: The Next Generation, and later in the seven-season run of the show, his title got bumped up to co-producer and then full producer. He also served as supervising producer on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager, and then starting in 2001, Enterprise.

He came back to the Star Trek motion picture franchise as co-producer on every film since "Star Trek Generations," including "Star Trek: Nemesis" in 2002.

Lauritson also developed his chops as a director by helming the highly acclaimed TNG episode "The Inner Light" as well as "Gambit, Part I." In the final season of Voyager, he also directed "Lineage." And he did second-unit directing on the motion pictures "Star Trek: First Contact" and "Star Trek: Insurrection."

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