George Clayton Johnson: Fictioneer from Ocean's Eleven, Through the Twilight Zone, to Logan's Run
A giant from the Golden Age of Television, George shares invaluable wisdom, insights, and tricks of the trade in this enlightening, instructive, and delightful account of his life as a Fictioneer. More
This legendary writer allows us into his inner circle, sharing special memories and moments from his friendships, business relationships, and collaborations with such notable writers as Rod Serling, Ray Bradbury, Charles Beaumont, and William F. Nolan, among others.
He discusses the intricacies of writing for the classic television series, The Twilight Zone, and reveals the twists and turns of imagination that led him to pen his iconic Twilight Zone episodes. He wrote four stories-with-teleplays for The Twilight Zone (“Nothing in the Dark,” “A Penny for Your Thoughts,” “A Game of Pool,” and “Kick the Can”). George also wrote four stories adapted by others into teleplays for The Twilight Zone (“All Of Us are Dying,” retitled “The Four of Us are Dying,” adapted by Rod Serling; “Execution, also adapted by Rod Serling; “The Prime Mover,” adapted by Charles Beaumont; “Ninety Years Without Slumbering,” adapted by Richard DeRoy.
George discusses the creative process behind Logan’s Run and Ocean’s Eleven, and reveals how his teleplay for Star Trek entitled “The Man Trap,” came to premiere even before the pilot aired.
A giant from the Golden Age of Television, George shares invaluable wisdom, insights, and tricks of the trade in this enlightening, instructive, and delightful account of his life as a Fictioneer.
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