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  • TV Guide Magazine's 60 Best Series of All Time

    09/23/2018 6:21:27 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 170 replies
    TV Guide ^ | Dec 23, 2013 | Bruce Fretts and Matt Roush
    So many golden ages, so much brilliance from which to choose. In culling from the "60 Greatest" lists we've compiled during our 60th-anniversary year, we shook things up, blending drama, comedy and other genres to salute the shows with the biggest cultural impact and most enduring influence.
  • Is "Black Mirror" Truly a Modern Twilight Zone?

    03/16/2018 12:56:22 PM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 44 replies
    You’ve surely gotten the memo by now. As a fan of The Twilight Zone, you’re supposed to be head over heels for Black Mirror. I wish I could join the chorus. I don’t mean the show is without merit. It’s well-produced, acted and directed. It has some intriguing storylines. But it’s no Twilight Zone for the 21st century. Sure, it’s an anthology with fantasy/sci-fi touches. But it’s also incredibly pessimistic...Yes, TZ had its share of downbeat endings (hello, Henry Bemis). And it’s true that Serling didn’t shrink from showing us the dark side of human nature (“The Shelter” and “The...
  • Chris Matthews: Trump Reminds Me of Homicidal Freak from “Twilight Zone”

    01/09/2018 4:47:01 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 87 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Looks like calling President Trump unstable and unfit isn’t enough for liberals like Chris Matthews. The Hardball host has now resorted to claiming that Trump reminds him of a homicidal freak from a “Twilight Zone” episode. On this evening’s Hardball, Matthews, speaking to “Fire and Fury” author Michael Wolff, said: “I really mean this, when I was reading your book . . . the mood in yours is a different sense, it’s a scary sense. It reminds me of that Twilight [Zone] episode, way back in the 60s, where there’s this kid with auto-kinetic powers. "Ferocious kid with no mental...
  • ‘Twilight Zone’ Series Reboot In Works At CBS All Access

    11/02/2017 3:01:50 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 40 replies
    Deadline ^ | November 2, 2017 | Dade Hayes and Patrick Hipes
    CBS boss Leslie Moonves said during the company’s earnings call with investors today that it is rebooting the iconic TV series The Twilight Zone to stream on CBS All Access, its SVOD service that features the new Star Trek: Discovery. The streaming service has been ramping up its original series auspices, already airing Season 1 of The Good Wife spinoff The Good Fight starring Christine Baranksi. Moonves said CBS was aiming for the same kind of leveraging of classic TV as Star Trek: Discovery, which spurred strong signups when it premiered and has already been renewed for a second season....
  • A Twilight Zone Episode Reveals the Unrelenting Genius of Free Trade

    09/11/2017 11:03:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    RCM ^ | 09/10/2017 | By Allan Golombek
    Perhaps the clearest and most vivid illustration of the value of the division of labor is found not in Adam Smith’s description in the economic classic “The Wealth of Nations” of the efficiency of a specialized pin factory, but in an episode of Rod Serling’s 1950s television classic “Twilight Zone.” The episode, entitled “Time Enough at Last,” demonstrates – perhaps unintentionally – that even under the most fortuitous of circumstances, self-sufficiency is no match for interdependence. The episode, chosen in a reader poll conducted by Twilight Zone Magazine as by far the most memorable in the series’ history, has a...
  • ROD SERLING introduces Hillary at campaign event

    08/05/2016 8:06:08 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 31 replies
    youtube ^ | aug 5, 2016 | dfu
    Amazing! Serling is alive. He must have listened to Trump today. Click the link for the YouTube.
  • Earl Hamner Jr. Creator of "Waltons" TV Show, Dies at Age 92

    03/24/2016 10:04:44 PM PDT · by windcliff · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 3-25-16 | John C. Rodgers
    Earl Hamner Jr., the versatile and prolific writer who drew upon his Depression-era upbringing in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia to create one of television's most beloved family shows, "The Waltons," has died at age 92. Hamner's friend Ray Castro Jr., who produced a documentary about Hamner, says the writer died Thursday in Los Angeles and had recently been battling pneumonia. Although best remembered for "The Waltons," which aired for nine seasons and won more than a dozen Emmys, that show barely scratched the surface of Hamner's literary accomplishments. He was a best-selling novelist ("Spencer's Mountain"), the author of...
  • All in the Family, Star Wars: Actor Jason Wingreen Dead at 95

    01/01/2016 7:36:34 PM PST · by Borges · 32 replies
    TV Series Finale ^ | 1/1/2016 | Cindy McLennan
    Veteran TV and film actor, Jason Wingreen, has passed away at the age of 95. The Hollywood Reporter confirms Wingreen died on December 25, 2016, at his Los Angeles home. The actor voiced the character of Boba Fett in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, although he was not credited for the role. Wingreen might be most recognized for his role as Archie’s bartender, Harry Snowden, on the CBS sitcom All in the Family. He continued in the role on the spin-off, Archie Bunker’s Place, until CBS cancelled it after four seasons. Between 1987 and 1991, Wingreen also had a...
  • The Twilight Zone Marathon

    12/31/2015 5:44:01 PM PST · by keat · 170 replies
    12/31/15 | self
    I'm watching the TZ marathon on SyFy. The current episode, "A Most Unusual Camera" is from 1960 and looks like it was shot on videotape. Did they do that back then? Looks like a cheesy soap opera.
  • George Clayton Johnson, 'Twilight Zone' and 'Star Trek' Writer, Dies at 86 (official, I think)

    12/26/2015 10:32:11 AM PST · by EveningStar · 10 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | December 25, 2015 | Mike Barnes
    George Clayton Johnson, the celebrated science fiction and fantasy writer who wrote the first aired episode of Star Trek, seven episodes of The Twilight Zone and the novel on which Logan's Run is based, has died. He was 86.Johnson, who also co-wrote the story that became the 1960 heist movie Ocean's Eleven, died Christmas Day of bladder and prostate cancer at a veteran’s hospital in North Hills, Calif., his son, Paul Johnson, told The Hollywood Reporter.
  • George Clayton Johnson has Died

    12/23/2015 7:24:41 AM PST · by Borges · 9 replies
    Salem News ^ | 12/23/2015 | Bonnie King
    The illuminating, exoterical, astronomical George Clayton Johnson has died. The genius science-fiction writer behind so much of what we’ve all watched and enjoyed has passed on to his next adventure. George Clayton Johnson wrote the very first episode of Star Trek, The Man Trap; he wrote eight original Twilight Zone episodes for series creator Rod Serling including "Nothing in the Dark", "Kick the Can", "A Game of Pool", and "A Penny for Your Thoughts". In 1960, while he was one of the proprietors of Cafe Frankenstein (seen as sort of a "den of iniquity" by the uptight) in Laguna Beach,...
  • What are your top 3 favorite episodes of the original Twilight Zone series?

    08/28/2015 8:41:10 PM PDT · by ETL · 118 replies
    Aug 28, 2015 | Self
    I don't know if the following TZ episode list is 100% accurate, in terms of air dates, etc. In any case, my top 3 favorites in the western category are: The Grave, The 7th Is Made Up of Phantoms, and Mr. Garrity and the Graves. Other 'western' episodes are: Mr. Denton on Doomsday, (The) Execution, Dust, A Hundred Yards Over the Rim, and Still Valley. Of the 'Space' episodes, my top 3 are: People Are Alike All Over, The Lonely, and The Little People. To Serve Man was a great one too, IMHO. Other assorted favorites (in order of listed...
  • Report: Kerry Told Iran He Wishes ‘U.S. Had a Leader like Iran’s Supreme Leader’

    04/29/2015 3:42:00 AM PDT · by markomalley · 25 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 4/29/15 | Adam Kredo
    Secretary of State John Kerry told his Iranian counterpart that he wished the United States had a leader more like Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei, according to comments made by a senior Iranian cleric and repeated in the country’s state-run media.Ayatollah Alam al-Hoda claimed during Friday prayer services in Iran that in negotiations over Tehran’s contested nuclear program, Kerry told the country’s foreign minister that he “wished the U.S. had a leader like Iran’s supreme leader,” according to a Persian-language report on the remarks published by the Asriran news site.“In the negotiations Kerry told [Iranian Foreign Minister Javad] Zarif that he...
  • ***THE OFFICIAL FRIDAY SILLINESS THREAD***

    04/10/2015 5:39:24 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 100 replies
     We are living in the Twilight Zone with news stories like these...White House: Despite Order, Venezuela Not a National Security Threat to U.S. U.S. Expects to Remove Cuba from Terrorist List Ahead of Panama SummitJeb Bush Identified Himself as "Hispanic" on Voter Form Obama: Ban Parents from Having Children Counseled Not to be ‘LGBTQ+’    A massive power outage in Washington, D.C., today affected a number of federal buildings, including the White House. When asked when they could restore power to the White House, officials said, "2016?" ~ FallonA new survey found that a growing number of millennials want to...
  • The Complete Twilight Zone Viewrers Marathon Today

    12/31/2014 8:50:45 AM PST · by Gefn · 112 replies
    Paleofuture ^ | 12/31/2014 | Matt Novak
    It's the most wonderful time of the year! New Year's Eve might be a garbage holiday, but at least e have Syfy's Twilight Zone Marathon to console us. Below, a list of when you can watch each episode during this years festivities.
  • Richard Kiel'Jaws' From James Bond Dies At 74

    09/10/2014 5:20:13 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 119 replies
    tmz ^ | september 10, 2014 | tmz staff
    Richard Kiel, who became famous for portraying the James Bond villain, Jaws ... died Wednesday afternoon at the age of 74 ... TMZ has learned. Kiel starred in dozens of movies over the span of 50 years ... though his Jaws character became his most iconic role after debuting in 1977's "The Spy Who Loved Me" alongside Roger Moore. He returned in "Moonraker" two years later.
  • Obamacare: America Moves Into a New Dimension of Sound and Shadow

    03/13/2014 1:57:27 PM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 3-13-2014 | MOTUS
    Let’s recap today’s top news stories: Flight 370, the Malaysian Boeing 777 is still missing, butt apparently we have no clue when, or where, exactly it went missing. I’m afraid this new information can lead us to only one conclusion: Flight 370 was hijacked by space aliens. Cue the music. You are traveling through a new dimension… Barry is considering using his phone and his pen (sound and shadow?) to require overtime pay for previously exempt employees. Boy, that will get the engines of industry fired up again, no? A dimension not only of sight and sound, butt of the...
  • Classic Science Fiction

    01/27/2014 4:55:27 AM PST · by lefty-lie-spy · 14 replies
    I found this particular old time radio episode very reminiscent of themes in Star Trek, Outer Limits, Ray Bradbury, and Twilight Zone. Furthermore, it was very interesting to hear about the "Holodeck" and distopian, robotic, disassociated society the family lives in. I think you will find the same similarities and more, and look forward to comments. You can find this episode at http://archive.org. I posted the original podcast link to give props to the podcast that put this one online for their show.
  • RIP Russell Johnson (the professor on Gilligan's Island)

    01/16/2014 12:04:13 PM PST · by lowbridge · 200 replies
    dawn wells facebook page ^ | january 16, 2014 | dawn wells
    Dawn Wells has posted on her facebook page that Russell Johnson passed away this morning.
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Repeat Performance"(1947)

    12/29/2013 11:51:46 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 13 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1947 | Alfred Werker