Tuesday, February 7, 2017

A Tribute to Rod Serling, The Genius Creator of The Twilight Zone

Rod Serling, as you know, was the creator of the Twilight Zone TV series which were aired between 1959 and 1962 and he was a genius, so let's pay a tribute to the man who is considered by many as the creator of the best TV series ever done, which decades later lead to the creation of the Tower of Terror.

Interviews of Rod Serling are rare but i found two for you, one in B&W from the Mike Wallace show in 1959...

...and this other one in color filmed in 1970.

One of the most famous episodes of the Twilight Zone was titled "To Serve Man". Most of you have probably seen it but if you didn't you must see it now!

But before The Twilight Zone series were aired, Rod Serling did for Desilu - the company of Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball - some medium length movies like this one titled "The Time Element" telling the story of a man going to see a psychiatrist because he do each night the same dream. Totally "Twilight Zone" in his spirit and script with a "twist" at the end, The Time Element is considered by many as a Twilight Zone Episode 00 or "pilot" and there is no doubt that it was probably used to convince CBS for the upcoming Twilight Zone series. You have the full episode below, and i'm sure you will enjoy it if you've never seen it!

Videos: copyright CBS, Desilu

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