Tuesday, December 8, 2009

TV Show Of The Month

You are about to enter another dimension. A dimension not only of sight and sound, but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land of imagination. Next stop, the Twilight Zone!


Rod Serling first introduced the world to The Twilight Zone in 1959. Many people did not believe that Serling would be able to make a science fiction show into a well-liked adult drama. However, Serling was not only able to draw audiences of all ages into his frighteningly fascinating world of the impossible and abstruse fantasy never before seen but he also presented everyone with an unforgettable classic.

The show was an instant classic and Serling himself an instant legend. It is strange to think that Rod Serling hadn't wanted to appear on camera because he was too nervous and had to be persuaded. I could not imagine watching an episode without that iconic image of Serling not only delivering the story but sometimes appearing in the middle of the action. It was not only his incredible writing skills that made this show what it is today, it is also his distinctive voice, his almost mysterious presence.

When I think of The Twilight Zone, I think automatically of Rod Serling, cigarette in hand, a furrow to his brows as he introduces you to a fascinating story. How can one even think of The Twilight Zone without thinking of Serling's iconic image and voice?
The Twilight Zone is one of the most well-known classic TV shows of all time. It will always be remembered as the television show that made science fiction possible.




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