Twilight Zone Night
Sun 15 October 2006 // 20:00
One of television's most rightly revered series, The Twilight Zone (CBS, 1959-64) stands as the role model for TV anthologies. Its trenchant
sci-fi/fantasy parables explore humanity's hopes, despairs, prides and prejudices in metaphoric ways conventional drama cannot.
Creator Rod Serling wrote the majority of the best scripts, and produced those of such now-legendary writers as Richard Matheson and Charles Beaumont. The series featured such soon-to-be-famous actors as Robert Redford, William Shatner, Burt Reynolds, Robert Duvall, Dennis Hopper, Carol Burnett, James Coburn, Charles Bronson, Lee Marvin, Peter Falk and Bill Mumy, as well as such established stars as silent-film giant Buster Keaton, Mickey Rooney and John Carradine.
Tonight will feature the best of the best,which all happen to be from the 1st & 2nd black & white series. The later series (1985-87) in colour were not as good from a script writers point of view as the earlier 1960's episodes, which for me still stand out as some of the best television ever made. Dark and intelligent with mind bending stories for the whole family! Tonight Ladies & Gentlemen the Cube enters the Twilight zone...Que spooky music