George Takei On The Twilight Zone
(Dear reader, there’s lots of cool material here, so please scroll down for more.)
- Marc Zicree’s Twilight Zone script censored by CBS.
- Rod Serling’s After Twilight series proposal.
- Twilight Man feature outline.
- Marc Zicree’s Mad Men script with Rod Serling in it as a character (2014 Writers Guild Diversity Award winner).
VIDEO AND AUDIO BONUS
James Dean Hound of Heaven
The Time Element Excerpt
The entire broadcast of Rod’s first Twilight Zone pilot “The Time Element” on Desilu Playhouse.
Planet of the Apes Twilight Zone
To read and watch more about the Planet of the Apes Twilight Zone episode, click HERE
The entire American Masters documentary on Serling.
Jack Benny Twilight Zone Episode
Mike Wallace’s entire 1959 Serling interview.
Serling’s Twilight Zone pilot pitch to the sponsors.
A 1966 lecture Serling gave at UCLA.
And a 1971 talk he gave at the same institution.
Science fiction writer and University of Kansas professor James Gunn. interviewing Serling in 1970.
Rod guesting on Fractured Flickers.
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The entire live broadcast of the Suspense episode “Nightmare at Ground Zero,” which Rod wrote in 1953, before achieving fame.
The entire 1955 live broadcast of “Patterns,” which won Rod his first Emmy.
The entire live broadcast of “Requiem for a Heavyweight” on Playhouse 90, which won Rod his second Emmy.
The entire live broadcast of “The Comedian” on Playhouse 90, which won Rod his third Emmy.
Bob Crane interviewing Serling about the Twilight Zone episode “The Shelter.”
A Twilight Zone blooper from “He’s Alive.”
Rod Serling commercials, for the Famous Writers School.
And the 1971 Ford LTD.
Even Rod hosting The Liars Club.
Rod Serling and Ray Bradbury
The Loner, Serling’s Western:
Rod Serling AfterTwilight
For the New Twilight Zone:
A fantasy-adventure film with Serling as a main character, something I called Twilight Man:
A MADMEN episode feature Rod Serling:
A Serling family photo album.
A popular radio drama by by Norman Corwin:
THE PLOT TO OVERTHROW CHRISTMAS
Another Corwin drama:
There are also a variety of Twilight Zone podcasts online, including – appropriately —
The Twilight Zone Podcast http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/the-twilight-zone-podcast and Twilight PWN (http://twilightpwn.libsyn.com/).