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The Twilight Zone: Long Distance Call

This was a pretty good episode of the twilight zone. In this episode the family has a death and someone in the family doesn’t want to leave this realm alone. 6 more words

Science Fiction

"A Christmas Carol" on Film

“Men’s courses will foreshadow certain ends, to which, if persevered in, they must lead,” said Scrooge. “But if the courses be departed from, the ends will change.”

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The Twilight Zone: Shadow Play

This was a really great episode of the Twilight zone. In this episode of the twilight zone a man controls certain aspects of reality. It was really good. 29 more words

Science Fiction

Ascension: In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb?

When SyFy’s Ascension debuted on Monday, I was excited.  I’m a huge fan of The Twilight Zone and Ascension had a definite Rod Serling vibe to it, what with the mysterious space ship designed to save humanity, a 100-year mission, and a crew trapped in the Kennedy-era with no idea what has happened on Earth since 1963. 154 more words

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Review: The Curious Facts Preceding My Execution and Other Fictions

Donald E. Westlake will always be remembered as a novelist, having published his first novel (that he wanted people to know he’d written) in 1960.  But he’d started out over a decade earlier, as so many aspiring writers have, with the short story.  5,631 more words

Donald Westlake

How Jessica Mitford Exposed A $48m Scam From America’s Literary Establishment

Jessica Mitford took on the American funeral industry, the California Department of Corrections, and the Ku Klux Klan, but it was her 1970 exposé of The Famous Writers School which led to… 2,655 more words

Little Girl Lost, Story Idea Found

People sometimes joke that Rod Serling and the other Twilight Zone writers must have been very strange people. Surely nobody sober and “normal” like the rest of us could come up with such wild story ideas, right? 426 more words

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