For me, fantasy must be about something, otherwise it’s foolishness… ultimately it must be about human beings, it must be about the human condition, it must be another look at infinity, it must be another way of seeing the paradox of existence.
—George Clayton Johnson quoted in The Twilight Zone Companion
Logan’s Run and Star Trek
He is best known for co-authoring Logan’s Run (with William F. Nolan) and writing the first-aired episode of the original Star Trek series entitled “The Man Trap”. He collaborated with Ray Bradbury to create the Academy Award nominated film, Icarus Montgolfier Wright.
George created the story (crediting co-author Jack Golden Russell for his contributions) and the screenplay on which the 1960 and 2001 films “Ocean’s Eleven” were based. This was the first story and screenplay he ever wrote and which has now become a billion dollar Hollywood franchise.
The Twilight Zone
George’s contribution of classic television scripts for “The Twilight Zone”, (“Nothing in the Dark”, “Kick the Can”, “A Game of Pool” “A Penny for Your Thoughts”) , and others, remain fan favorites of Rod Serling’s visionary series.
George retained all story rights to his creations.
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