George Clayton Johnson
|George Clayton Johnson|
Johnson in 2006
|Born||July 10, 1929|
Cheyenne, Wyoming, U.S.
|Died||December 25, 2015 (aged 86)|
North Hills, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Occupation||Draftsman, telegraph operator, writer|
|Notable work(s)||Logan's Run|
George Clayton Johnson (July 10, 1929 – December 25, 2015) was an American science fiction writer. He was most famous for co-writing the novel Logan's Run with William F. Nolan, the basis for the 1976 movie.
He was also known for his television screenplays for The Twilight Zone (such as "Nothing in the Dark", "Kick the Can", "A Game of Pool", and "A Penny for Your Thoughts"), and the first episode of Star Trek, "The Man Trap". He also wrote the story on which the 1960 and 2001 movie Ocean's Eleven were based.
References[change | change source]
- McNary, Dave. "George Clayton Johnson, Writer of First 'Star Trek' Episode, Dies at 86". Variety. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved December 25, 2015.
- Barnes, Mike. "George Clayton Johnson, 'Twilight Zone' and 'Star Trek' Writer, Dies at 86". The Hollywood Reporter. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 25, 2015.