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ISBN-10:
1879505096
ISBN-13:
9781879505094
Pub. Date:
12/28/1992
Publisher:
Silman-James Press
The Twilight Zone Companion / Edition 2

The Twilight Zone Companion / Edition 2

by Marc Scott Zicree

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Overview

The Twilight Zone has captivated, teased and haunted the imaginations of countless millions of viewers from its 1959 debut through its 156 subsequent episodes and many years of steady rebroadcast.

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 Details

ISBN-13: 9781879505094
Publisher: Silman-James Press
Publication date: 12/28/1992
Edition description: 2ND
Pages: 466
Product dimensions: 5.96(w) x 8.88(h) x 1.01(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsix
Author's Note on the Second Editionxi
Introduction1
IRod Serling2
IIEntering The Twilight Zone17
IIIThe First Season29
IVThe Second Season133
VThe Third Season213
VIThe Fourth Season295
VIIThe Fifth Season361
VIIIAfter the Twilight Zone430
Epilogue439
Addendum / The Eighties442
Index460

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The Twilight Zone Companion 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
browner56 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
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.
Jamie638 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
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.
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ShebEckley More than 1 year ago
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.