Rod Sterling and the Twilight Zone

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  • Copyright: 2011-12-16
  • Publisher: Barricade Books Inc
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Having just celebrated its 50th anniversary, this title provides both an intimate insight and an in-depth examination of The Twilight Zone, arguably one of the most popular television shows ever. Drawing on photographs and personal reminiscences, Rod Serling's widow, Carol, gives commentary on some of the series' most memorable episodes. Veteran film historian Brode gives in-depth descriptions of these episodes and discusses why they were so resonant with viewers.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. xiii
Introduction: The World According to Rodp. xv
THE WAY WE WERE: The Lure of Nostalgiap. 1
Walking Distancep. 1
A Stop at Willoughbyp. 8
The Incredible World of Horace Fordp. 17
What Dreams May Come: Nightmares at Noonp. 21
Where Is Everybody?p. 21
King Nine Will Not Returnp. 26
Perchance to Dreamp. 29
Nightmare as a Childp. 31
Shadow Playp. 34
An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridgep. 36
Angels in America: Cosmic Capra-Cornp. 39
One for the Angelsp. 39
The Big Tall Wishp. 44
A Passage for Trumpetp. 49
Night of the Meekp. 53
The Changing of the Guardp. 55
Me, Myself, & I: An Auteur's Identity Crisisp. 57
And When the Sky Was Openedp. 57
Mirror Imagep. 60
The After Hoursp. 62
Miniaturep. 64
Mutep. 66
A World of Differencep. 70
The Dummyp. 72
A Quality of Mercyp. 74
Future Imperfect: The Shape of Things to Comep. 77
The Lonelyp. 77
I Sing the Body Electricp. 80
Third from the Sunp. 81
I Shot an Arrow Into the Airp. 84
People Are Alike All Overp. 87
The Parallelp. 91
It's About Time!: Had We But World Enough…p. 95
Time Enough at Lastp. 95
Twop. 97
Back Therep. 99
No Time Like the Pastp. 100
The Last Flightp. 104
The Odyssey of Flight 33p. 107
The 7th is Made Up of Phantomsp. 109
A Short Drink From a Certain Fountainp. 111
The Undiscovered Country: Death in the Fifth Dimensionp. 113
The Sixteen-Millimeter Shrinep. 113
The Four of Us Are Dyingp. 115
The Hitch-Hikerp. 117
The Purple Testamentp. 120
Deaths-Head Revisitedp. 121
The Thirty-Fathom Gravep. 123
A Nice Place to Visitp. 124
Nothing in the Darkp. 124
Death Shipp. 124
Long Distance Callp. 126
In Praise of Pipp. 128
Deals with the Devil: Dr. Faustus in the Fifth Dimensionp. 131
Escape Clausep. 131
The Feverp. 133
Nick of Timep. 135
Nervous Man in a Four Dollar Roomp. 137
Last Night of a Jockeyp. 137
Long Live Walter Jamesonp. 139
Printer's Devilp. 140
Jess-Bellep. 142
Of Late I Think of Cliffordvillep. 144
The Bardp. 146
How the West was Weird: Two Genres at a Crossroadsp. 149
Mr. Denton on Doomsdayp. 149
A Hundred Yards Over the Rimp. 151
Executionp. 153
Dustp. 157
The Gravep. 161
Mr. Garrity and the Gravesp. 163
Showdown with Rance McGrewp. 164
"Look to the Skies!": Close Encounters of the Zone Kindp. 167
The Monsters Are Due on Maple Streetp. 167
Mr. Dingle, the Strongp. 170
Hocus Pocus and Frisbyp. 171
The Invadersp. 172
The Little Peoplep. 174
The Fearp. 175
Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up?p. 178
The Fugitivep. 179
The Giftp. 181
To Serve Manp. 183
Right Turn/Left Face: Politics in the Zonep. 185
Judgment Nightp. 185
He's Alivep. 190
The Howling Manp. 190
The Obsolete Manp. 194
On Thursday We Leave for Homep. 197
The Old Man in the Cavep. 200
Video Noir: The Dark Side of the Small Screenp. 203
The Eye of the Beholderp. 203
It's a Good Lifep. 205
The Shelterp. 207
One More Pallbearerp. 207
The Midnight Sunp. 210
Little Girl Lostp. 211
Kick the Canp. 211
Spur of the Momentp. 211
Uncle Simonp. 213
The Masksp. 214
Living Dollp. 215
Nightmare at 20,000 Feetp. 215
I Am the Night-Color Me Blackp. 217
The Long Morrowp. 219
Conclusion: Why Should we Take Serling Seriously?p. 223
Indexp. 237
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