Again, Tormé's name might not exactly be a household name amongst a lot of fandom, but it's definitely one that I think a good number of serious Science Fiction and Fantasy enthusiasts might recognize. While having penned or edited scripts for such genre properties as Star Trek: The Next Generation ("The Big Goodbye," "Skin Of Evil," The Neutral Zone") and The Outer Limits, Tormé should be chiefly acknowledged for bringing Sliders to life on television for fans of the parallel worlds saga. He also provided scripts for Spellbinder (1988), Fire In The Sky (1993), Odyssey 5, and Carnivale.
In 1994, the Academy Of Science Fiction, Fantasy, And Horror Films extended to him a Saturn Awards nomination in the category of 'Best Writing.' His script adapted the Travis Walton abduction case for the silver screen, a project that earned three additional nominations in the categories of 'Best Music' (Mark Isham), 'Best Actor' (Robert Patrick), and 'Best Science Fiction Film.'
While some may not find this little item of trivia germane, I still find it worth passing along that Tormé in cited on IMDB.com as being one of the leading UFOlogists in Hollywood, no small feat, indeed. I believe I once even heard Torme interviewed and discussing the phenomenon in an installment of the popular syndicated talk show Coast To Coast sometime in the early 2000's. His was an interesting perspective that I wish more behind-the-scenes shared especially as it relates to the ongoing study of life out there; such willingness to, at least, consider other prospects certainly helped fuel a great deal of the man's writing, and that's been a huge plus for fans.
Our warmest thoughts and prayers are extended to the family, friends, and fans of Mr. Tormé.
May he forever rest in peace.