Manny Coto was a quiet science-fiction legend beyond just Star Trek: Enterprise.
As previously reported by our very own Rachel Carrington, Star Trek: Enterprise executive producer Manny Coto has passed away at the age of 62. For many, the name won’t ring a bell, but for those who watched Enterprise in its final season, it may be hard to forget him. Coto was part of the driving force that, in the eyes of some, turned Enterprise around in its third and fourth seasons.
Personally, the first two seasons are wonderful, but the series does get better in seasons three and four. Coto was a big reason for that, helping to write 14 episodes, five in season three, and nine in season four.
Some of Coto’s best episodes included “Harbinger”, “The Council”, “Stormfront” and “In a Mirror Darkly: Part 2”.
He also wrote the episode that should have been the series finale; “Terra Prime”. Now if you watched Enterprise, you may remember Coto, but if you didn’t watch Enterprise, or if you don’t follow the production crew, you may be surprised to find out just how fantastic he was as a creator.
Manny Coto’s legacy stretches far beyond Star Trek: Enterprise
For many Coto is most well known for Enterprise, but his works stretch beyond Star Trek. He was an occasional director and dealt with the horror and science fiction genres the most. Yet, many of a certain age will remember his work on Star Kid and Zenon 2: The Zequel.
His work in the science fiction genre didn’t end there, having worked on The Outer Limits and the cult classic show Strange World.
Besides science fiction, he was most known for his work in the horror genre. His most notable works included the American Horror Story franchise, where he served as a writer and director for some of the more recent seasons and series.
Coto’s legacy is impressive, and his work stands for itself. We’ll miss his creativity very much. Thank you Coto.