The Twilight Zone Companion / Edition 2 available in Paperback
The Twilight Zone Conpanion, a 1983 American Book Award nominee, is the complete show-by-show guide to one of television's all-time greatest series. Zicree's account of the series from inception to cancellation, through syndications and sunbsequent offshoots and remakes, is fascinating reading for even the mosts casual fan. Coverage of each episode includes a plot synopsis, Rod Serling's narrations, critical commentary, behind-the-scenes stories and anecdotes from the original artist who created the series, a complete list of cast and credits, and over 200 production photographs.
|Product dimensions:||5.96(w) x 8.88(h) x 1.01(d)|
Table of Contents
|Author's Note on the Second Edition||xi|
|II||Entering The Twilight Zone||17|
|III||The First Season||29|
|IV||The Second Season||133|
|V||The Third Season||213|
|VI||The Fourth Season||295|
|VII||The Fifth Season||361|
|VIII||After the Twilight Zone||430|
|Addendum / The Eighties||442|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
First off, I need to confess my bias: I think that `The Twilight Zone¿ is absolutely one of the best television programs ever made. I am just old enough to remember watching some episodes during the original run of the show and even now, some 40 years later, I never miss one of those great 24-hour re-run marathons that are broadcast on New Year¿s Day or the Fourth of July. At its best, the series provided an almost perfect blend of edginess, creepiness, thought-provoking ideas, and humor. To this day, just the mention of episodes such as ¿It¿s a Good Life¿, ¿Nick of Time¿, ¿The Hitch-Hiker¿, ¿A Stop at Willoughby¿, ¿The Monsters are Due on Maple Street¿, ¿Long Distance Call¿, or ¿Nightmare at 20,000 Feet¿ is enough to evoke strong images and poignant memories of watching them countless times.So, it probably does not come as a huge surprise that I love this book. Organized as a reference guide to the series, `The Twilight Zone Companion¿ gives the reader wonderful synopses and critical commentaries¿along with cast lists, production credits, air dates and black-and-white photos¿for every episode shown during its five-season run. A particularly nice touch that Zicree adds is the verbatim text of Rod Serling¿s iconic opening and closing monologues for each show. To the author¿s credit, the research and writing throughout the volume is thorough and loving, but never overtly sentimental. This is a book that any fan of the program needs to have on his or her shelf.
This is the essential reference to the beloved old Rod Serling series. Every episode is described in detail and there is a great deal of interesting information about the actors and scriptwriters.
In what has become an avalanche of Twilight Zone books published recently I found myself returning to this book which for almost 30 years has been considered the bible of Twilight Zone. And over the years more and more people discovered the book is filled with error after error. If you are looking for a book that will not steer you wrong, try elsewhere. Thirty years ago is was a must-have. It has since become obsolete.