Joseph Pevney directed the "Search" episode, "The Adonis File," which
starred Hugh O'Brian, Bill Bixby, and Deanna Lund. The late Marc
Daniels is also mentioned in the article below. Pevney and Daniels
were a successful team of directors for the original Star Trek series
during the second season in particular. Reportedly both men directed
14 Star Trek episodes each. Daniels also directed one "Search"
episode, "Live Men Tell Tales," which starred Tony Franciosa and
Joseph Pevney, 96; prolific film, TV director worked on
original 'Star Trek' series
By Dennis McLellan, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
May 29, 2008
Joseph Pevney, a film and television director who directed some of
the most popular episodes of the original "Star Trek" TV series in
the late 1960s, has died. He was 96.
Pevney, a former Broadway actor who played supporting roles in
several notable films noir in the late 1940s before directing movies
such as "Man of a Thousand Faces" and "Tammy and the Bachelor," died
May 18 of age-related causes at his home in Palm Desert, said his
Focusing on television from the early 1960s to the mid-1980s, when he
retired, Pevney directed episodes of numerous series such as "Wagon
Train," "The Munsters," "The Fugitive," "Bonanza," "12 O'Clock
High," "The Virginian," "Adam-12," "Marcus Welby,
M.D.," "Emergency," "The Incredible Hulk," "Fantasy Island," "Medical
Center" and "Trapper John, M.D."
But "Star Trek," the classic science-fiction series that ran on NBC
from 1966 to 1969, was Pevney's most enduring television credit as a
director and made him a familiar name to Trekkers.
As has been noted on "Star Trek" fan sites since his death, Pevney
directed 14 episodes of the original series, tying with the late Marc
Daniels as the credited director of the most episodes.