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Richard Matheson: 1926-2013
Shock Till You Drop ^ | June 24 2013 | Ryan Turek

Posted on 06/24/2013 3:06:29 PM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad

Author Richard Matheson has passed away at the age of 87. As this is breaking news, there are not a whole lot of details we can offer at this time, we'll update this spot as more information comes in but Matheson's daughter, Ali, wrote the following:

"My beloved father passed away yesterday at home surrounded by the people and things he loved...he was funny, brilliant, loving, generous, kind, creative, and the most wonderful father ever...I miss you and love you forever Pop and I know you are now happy and healthy in a beautiful place full of love and joy you always knew was there..."

(Excerpt) Read more at shocktillyoudrop.com ...


TOPICS: Books/Literature; Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: author; horror; obituary; richardmatheson; twilightzone
According to the article, he passed away yesterday. Another one of the great ones gone. RIP.
1 posted on 06/24/2013 3:06:29 PM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

He had it coming.

Good for him.

Rest in Peace.


2 posted on 06/24/2013 3:09:55 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad; Aevery_Freeman; ShadowAce; Jack Hydrazine; Altariel; nuancey; Thorliveshere; ...

Author of “I Am Legend”


3 posted on 06/24/2013 3:11:39 PM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz, Sen Mike Lee, and Sen Rand Paul are my adoptive Senators)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

I read many of his books like I AM ALONE and stories. Many were made into TWILIGHT ZONE scripts.


4 posted on 06/24/2013 3:13:14 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

RIP, but his passing really doesn’t rise to the level of ‘Breaking News’ around here.


5 posted on 06/24/2013 3:13:39 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid (Demand Common Sense Nut Control.)
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To: The KG9 Kid

It’s in General/Chat now.


6 posted on 06/24/2013 3:15:20 PM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Woops! I mean I AM LEGEND.


7 posted on 06/24/2013 3:16:33 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Heh. He and Rod Serling made “Twilight Zone” what it was. Matheson was one of my favorites, and I’m sure he’ll be missed, but also remembered.


8 posted on 06/24/2013 3:16:52 PM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

He was in the top ten of scifi writers IMO.


9 posted on 06/24/2013 3:19:02 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

I have a copy of his I AM LEGEND with Vincent Price (THE LAST MAN ON EARTH)


10 posted on 06/24/2013 3:19:06 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

One of the giants. RIP.


11 posted on 06/24/2013 3:19:42 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad
So many memories. RIP Mr. Matheson.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0558577/

I almost feel ill when I see the movie “Duel” is on TV. Until I see that it's the original, I can't fight the feeling that some idiots tried to remake it.

12 posted on 06/24/2013 3:23:33 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

He wrote “Somewhere in Time” which was made into one of my favorite movies, with Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour. It feature a gorgeous score by John Barry that used Rachmaninoff themes.


13 posted on 06/24/2013 3:26:55 PM PDT by Misterioso (It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing - Duke Ellington)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

RIP.


14 posted on 06/24/2013 3:30:29 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: AnAmericanAbroad
One of the greats-- wrote both the novel and the film script for "The Incredible Shrinking Man," wrote 14 episodes of the original "Twilight Zone" series, wrote the scripts for all of Roger Corman's Edgar Allan Poe films, and much more. His entry in The Encyclopedia of Science fiction is here.

His very first short story, "Born of Man and Woman," is one of the great SF stories of all time.

15 posted on 06/24/2013 3:35:38 PM PDT by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows

He was legendary.


16 posted on 06/24/2013 3:37:50 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Misterioso
Shot in the hotel I once worked at: the Mackinac Grand. I always chuckle at the scene where Christopher Reeves character drives his convertible up to the hotel: cars aren't allowed on Mackinac island.

CC

17 posted on 06/24/2013 3:45:56 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: Misterioso

Trivia factoid: “Somewhere in Time” was Art Bell’s favorite movie.


18 posted on 06/24/2013 3:49:35 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished.)
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To: luvbach1

Please permit me to submit my top 10 scifi writers list in no particular order.
1. Arthur C. Clarke
2. Robert Heinlein
3. Isaac Asimov
4. Richard Matheson
5. Ray Bradbury
6. Theodore Sturgeon
7. Rod Serling
8. Jules Verne
9. H.G. Welles
10.Mary Shelley
11.Honorble mention: Edgar Rice Burroughs


19 posted on 06/24/2013 4:00:41 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished.)
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To: luvbach1
True. His older shows when replayed or packaged for download are advertised as Art Bell: Somewhere In Time.

CC

20 posted on 06/24/2013 4:01:23 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: luvbach1

That pretty much completely concurs with mine: The Masters.


21 posted on 06/24/2013 4:05:35 PM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

“Duel” is one of those I hope is never, EVER remade.

On the subject of things never to be remade, much to my relief I read that - yet again - the American remake of the anime classic “Akira” has been shelved indefinitely.

GOOD.


22 posted on 06/24/2013 4:07:41 PM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

He also wrote one of my favorite ST TOS episodes: “The Enemy Within”.

RIP

Regards,


23 posted on 06/24/2013 4:20:45 PM PDT by VermiciousKnid (Sic narro nos totus!)
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To: Misterioso

That was a spectacular, lavish, but little known, 1980 movie. I remember it well.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrEhKxYnKGs


24 posted on 06/24/2013 4:43:42 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

Wow! The news spent the last two days talking about actor James Gandolfini, but I haven’t heard a word about the passing of Matheson, arguably one of the most important writers in his genre.


25 posted on 06/24/2013 4:54:29 PM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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