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‘Enemy Within’ Writer Richard Matheson Dies, 87

Also known for writing many popular ‘Twilight Zone’ episodes as well

He came up with the idea of splitting Capt. Kirk into two people, and it helped propel “Star Trek” to an instant hit in the 1960s. But now the world has to say good-bye to Richard Matheson, the prolific science-fiction television writer and author, who died Sunday at 87. Matheson wrote “The Enemy Within,” which premiered on NBC on Oct. 6, 1966. A transporter accident — the first of what would be many throughout Star Trek’s storied life — created two Capt. Kirks. One was weak and indecisive while the other was just plain mean. However, transporter mishaps wasn’t the only thin …
 | Jun-25-2013 |