version of Feb 2023
Denise Okuda served as video/computer playback supervisor and graphic artist for Star
Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager, and Star Trek: Enterprise, as well as for four Star
Trek movies made during that period. Her other credits include pilots for Threshold, Star
Patrol!, The Flash, and The Osiris Chronicles. Denise recently served as a graphics
consultant on the Netflix series Space Force and on the Netflix/Nickelodeon animated
series, Glitch Techs. She cowrote the catalog for the Christie’s auction of Star Trek costumes
and props in 2006, has helped to curate and been a writer for several Star Trek museum
exhibitions, and did promotional work for 20th-Century Fox’s cult classic, The Adventures of
Buckaroo Banzai: Across the Eighth Dimension.
Denise even appeared on screen as an extra in Star Trek: The Motion Picture, where she
was part of the Enterprise crew assembled on the ship’s recreation deck (she’s hard to spot,
but she’s a Vulcan crew member), as well as a background Starfleet officer in some digitally-
remastered effects scenes of the original Star Trek series in 2006.
Denise was an artistic consultant, along with her husband Michael, for CBS Home
Entertainment’s remastered version of Star Trek: The Next Generation. They were creative
producers for new visual effects for the HD remastered version of the original Star Trek
series. They have done voice and text commentaries for numerous CBS and Paramount Star
Trek DVDs and Blu-ray releases, and even did a comedic in-universe text commentary for the
Blu-ray of Galaxy Quest. Denise and Michael wrote several editions of The Star Trek
Encyclopedia, (in both print and digital formats), two editions of The Star Trek Chronology:
The History of the Future, and On Board the U.S.S. Enterprise.
Denise and Michael were co-producers on The Roddenberry Vault for CBS Home
Entertainment and on the feature-length documentary, Star Trek: Journey to the Silver
Screen for Paramount Home Entertainment. They served on the Smithsonian Institution’s
special advisory committee on the Starship Enterprise filming model, and currently work as
advisors for the Gene Roddenberry Archive project.
In 2022, Denise was honored by the Art Directors Guild with their Lifetime Achievement
Award. She currently works as a technical advisor on the Apple TV+ space drama, For All
Mankind, on which she works with the writers, cast, and directors on the show’s space
scenes. Drawing on her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing, Denise has also served as a
medical consultant to the writing staff of Star Trek.
Denise is an ardent fan of the National Football League and she loves to immerse herself in
the natural beauty of Yosemite National Park. She lives in Los Angeles, California, with her
husband and their dog, Scooter T. Rocketboy.
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