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Who is this mysterious writer, S-Bar David?


who is this mysterious S-Bar David that penned the first episodes of Voyage, Lost, and Tunnel?

Was a Bar Mitzvah held during the first shoots or what?

I thought it was Allen's Jewish pen name

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S. Bar David was a pen name for Shimon Wincelberg. I believe there was some contractual reason that he couldn't use his real name for "The Reluctant Stowaway" (the first LOST IN SPACE episode aired) even though he was credited as Shimon Wincelberg for his other early scripts. He is credited as Shimon Wincelberg for the TIME TUNNEL pilot and his VOYAGE episode. But it was not the pilot episode of VOYAGE that he wrote; he wrote "The Ghost of Moby Dick."

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He also wrote "Dagger of the Mind" and "The Galileo Seven" for Star Trek under the dame S-Bar David.

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Irwin Allen wouldn't need a Jewish pen name. He was Jewish. So was Shimon Wincelberg

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