Richard Matheson

Another great Atlantic piece (this one by Scott Meslow) on Richard Matheson (famed script-writer of numerous Twilight Zone, Night Stalker, Night Gallery, and Star Trek episodes  as well as a pile of hardboiled and s/f short stories and novels, including the popular I Am Legend) and his deserved place in the history books.

“Steel” may not hold up particularly well, but Matheson’s contributions to The Twilight Zoneshouldn’t be denied: He wrote 14 scripts during the show’s original run, including all-time classic “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet,” which starred William Shatner at his hammy best. During the 1960s and 1970s, when the science fiction and horror genres were still in their television infancy, Matheson’s contributions included episodes of Star TrekNight Gallery, and the first two televised appearances ofKolchak: The Night Stalker.

The rest of the article can be found here.

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  1. Pingback: I Am Legend by Richard Matheson (Bantam J2744 – 1964) | Vintage (and not so vintage) Paperbacks

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