Even if you’re not immediately familiar with his work, it has influenced some of your favorite movies. He’s probably best known for writing I Am Legend, which has seen a number of movie adaptations, including The Last Man on Earth. Starring Vincent Price, The Last Man on Earth was a big influence on George A. Romero and an inspiration for Night of the Living Dead. For fans of classic horror/sci-fi TV shows and movies, you’ve definitely seen his work. He was a big presence on The Twilight Zone, having written a number of episodes, including Nightmare at 20,000 Feet, The Invaders, And When the Sky Was Opened, Third From The Sun, and Nick of Time. For Star Trek, he wrote The Enemy Within, were a transporter malfunction splits the crew into two halves with different personalities. He also wrote the screenplays for The Comedy of Terrors, Tales of Terror, Pit and the Pendulum, The Incredible Shrinking Man, and more. He passed away yesterday at the age of 87.