Emmy-nominee Leslie Stevens is best known as the creator of the cult anthology series "The Outer Limits. " As a boy, Stevens was tempted to join the military, following in the footsteps of his admiral father. Ultimately, he chose his artistic ambitions over a military career when he moved to New York City to pursue writing. After booking a few writing gigs for television and scripting several plays, he broke through in 1958 with the comedy "The Marriage-Go-Round," a hit Broadway show that began his foray into film when he produced the adaptation in 1961. Stevens went on to dabble in directing and proved a prolific writer, but he became best known as a producer. In 1963, he brought the science fiction-themed "The Outer Limits" to life. The show lasted only two seasons, but was influential and beloved by fans. Though the cryptic series was never as popular as the similarly premised "Twilight Zone," "The Outer Limits" has since been noted for its amorality, as it lacked the preachy parables often found in its competitor's tales. When it was re-launched in 1996, Stevens was on board as a consulting producer. In the meantime, he was nominated for an Emmy for producing the quirky adventure series "The Name of the Game" and contributed to other memorable sci-fi productions, such as the original 1970s series "Battlestar Galactica," the campy space tale "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century," and the haunting adventure series "The Invisible Man." Stevens died in 1998 from a blood clot.