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BOOK REVIEW: As I Knew Him: My Dad, Rod Serling

by Don Laird

The pen of Rod Serling was on fire during television’s first and finest golden age. Serling crafted some of the most memorable and engaging live anthology dramas, while later going on to create, host and write for what is now recognized as a show that was far ahead of its time, “ 807 more words


The Twilight Zone

The way Rod Serling handled social injustice and racial bigotry all with a science fiction twist was compelling. He had to do it that back then because of sponsors. 306 more words

Come Wander With Me

Vonnegut in winter

One of my undertakings for this winter is to re-read the Kurt Vonnegut catalog. Like many, I read Vonnegut extensively in high school and college but got away from him over the years, though I did return to… 519 more words


"They Are Not Casting Yet"

So I decided to call Principato-Young entertainment (which manages Jordan Peele) to find out any details about whether they were casting then narrator role yet. The assistant I got on the phone stated that they haven’t done any casting yet and they haven’t done anything at all in terms of producing the new series. 116 more words

Twilight Zone

The Salamander (1981)

In the tradition of an Agatha Christie mystery comes this hybrid espionage/murder tale that sees Franco Nero courting a group of well known actors that populate this filmed in Italy thriller from producer Lord Grade with a Jerry Goldsmith score for accompaniment. 796 more words

Daily Take

Rod Serling and the Trump Presidency

The Twilight Zone: It’s a Good Life (Season 3, Episode 8; 1961)) Rod Serling (from story by Jerome Bixby)

While Rob Serling could not possibly have had Donald Trump in mind when he aired what many call one of the best, if not the best, episode of The Twilight Zone, “It’s a Good Life,” there’s little doubt he had infantile placating, immature behavior, and authoritarian predilections in mind. 174 more words

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