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TrekToday January 28 2009 09:57 PM

Director-Producer Manners Passes
Best known for directing and producing <i>The X-Files</i>, <font color=yellow>Kim Manners</font> died Sunday in Los Angeles.<p>As reported by <A class="link" HREF="">E! Online</A>, Manners died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles at the age of 58 from lung cancer. <p>Manners came from a showbiz family and broke into television in the 1970s as a production manager and director on <i>Charlie's Angels</i>. He directed <i>When the Bough Breaks</i>, a <i>Star Trek: Next Generation</i> episode in which the children of the Enterprise-D were kidnapped by a dying race that had become infertile courtesy of radiation poisoning. <p>In addition to <i>Star Trek: The Next Generation</i>, Manners worked on shows such as <i>21 Jump Street</i>, <i>Simon & Simon</i>, <i>Hardcastle and McCormick</i> and <i>Baywatch</i> before working on <i>The X-Files</i>, where he directed fifty-two episodes. Manners was nominated for four Emmys for his work on <i>The X-Files</i>.<p>In 2005, Manners helped to launch <i>Supernatural</i>, where he became a director and co-executive producer. Manners directed some of its most memorable episodes. "Everyone at 'Supernatural' is walking around in a daze, shocked and absolutely devastated," said Executive Producer <font color=yellow>Eric Kripke</font>. "Kim was a brilliant director, more than that, he was a mentor and friend."<p>To read more, head to the article located <A class="link" HREF="">here</A>. Further information was obtained at <A class="link" HREF="">Memory Alpha</A>.<center></center>

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