Synopses & Reviews
?In the chronicles of televisions history, Rod Serlings Twilight Zone is considered by far the mediums quintessential creation. The CBS series that debuted in 1959 and aired for 156 episodes offered black-and-white morality plays both terrifying and poignant. Each week the ominous voice and brilliant mind of writer Serling took audiences on a trip through his surrealist realm of fantasy and science fiction, beyond the boundaries of imagination. Dimensions Behind the Twilight Zone is a visually stunning backstage glimpse through time and space, into the history and making of the Twilight Zone. Author Stewart T. Stanyard, creator of The Twilight Zone Archives online, invites readers to explore a portion of the archives collection: over 300 original behind-the-scenes production stills taken during the filming of the show. Accompanied by insightful captions, the book includes rare documents and interviews with 40 producers, directors, writers, and actors who worked on the series, such as Dennis Weaver, Bill Murray, Shelly Berman, Earl Holliman, and Earl Hamner, Jr. The book also features candid interviews with Serlings wife Carol, brother and writer Robert, and Serlings influential teacher Helen Foley. Aside from five informative and analytical chapters by the author, it features tribute essays by several Hollywood personalities, including Rush drummer Neil Peart, Simpsons producer Dana Gould, and Star Trek: Next Generation writer Robert Hewitt Wolfe.
In this tribute to Rod Serlings quintessential television show The Twilight Zone, more than 300 original behind-the-scenes production photographs shot during the filming of the show are accompanied by insightful captions, rare documents, and exclusive interviews with producers, directors, writers, and actors who worked on the series. Featuring candid interviews with Serlings widow, Carol, his brother and cowriter, Robert, and his influential teacher, Helen Foley, this special glimpse into a historic realm of imagination and brilliance presents Hollywood appreciation and insightful analysis that will appeal to both longtime fans and those discovering the show for the first time.
About the Author
Stewart T. Stanyard serves as a board member for the Rod Serling Memorial Foundation and is the creator of The Twilight Zone Archives, a personal collection of memorabilia large enough to fill a museum. He is the illustrator of Clive Barker's graphic novel "The Life of Death" and the Savings & Loan Scandal trading cards. He created storyboards and digital art for the video games "Hellraiser: Virtual Hell," "Falcon 4," and "Star Trek: Birth of the Federation." He lives in Sebastopol, California.