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Sci-Fi Screenwriter and Author George Clayton Johnson Dead At 86 21

George Clayton Johnson, writer of the first-aired episode of Star Trek, and co-author of Logan's Run, died on Christmas Day of cancer, at the age of 86. Johnson was a prolific television writer, penning several episodes of The Twilight Zone, and writing for several series as well; he was also a nominee for both the Nebula and Hugo awards. His first-published story, Oceans 11, was turned into a movie, and then revived as a the kernel for a film franchise. Johnson wrote comics as well as screenplays, short stories, and novels; he was originally slated to appear at the upcoming San Diego Comic Fest.
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Sci-Fi Screenwriter and Author George Clayton Johnson Dead At 86

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  • by 93 Escort Wagon ( 326346 ) on Sunday December 27, 2015 @01:57AM (#51188887)

    the Sandmen probably didn't have much trouble catching him.

    • by tnk1 ( 899206 )

      Considering that they should have had him at 21 or 30, depending on your source, they seem to have had quite a time of it. :)

  • You ever watch a movie that supposedly has a good ending and wonder then what happened? In Logan's Run the lifeclocks were destroyed so you'd think it was a happy ending where nobody had to die at 30 on Carousel any more. However, the computers controlling the city were also destroyed, so you have a city full of people that may not have a clue about such things as farming or how to feed themselves. They've been bottled up in that dome for decades or centuries, so do they know how to build shelters? Can

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