Brannon Braga (born August 14, 1965) is an American television producer, director and screenwriter who most recently served as an executive producer on the Fox primetime series, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, a re-launch of the 1980 miniseries hosted by Carl Sagan for which Braga won a Peabody Award, Critics Choice Award, and Producers Guild Award. In addition, Braga has been nominated for three Emmy Awards. Braga also serves as writer, executive producer, and co-creator of the drama series Salem, WGN America's first original series. Best known for his work in the Star Trek franchise, Braga was a key creative force behind three of the franchise's four modern series. He later became an executive producer and writer on several Fox shows including 24 and Terra Nova. His film credits include Mission: Impossible 2, Star Trek Generations and Star Trek: First Contact.