A Critical History of Television's the Twilight Zone, 1959-1964
By: Marty McGee (author), Don Presnell (author)Paperback
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Rod Serling's anthology series "The Twilight Zone" is recognized as one of the greatest shows of all time. Ostensibly science fiction, the show was that and much more; always intelligent and thought-provoking, it used conventions and techniques of several genres - science fiction, fantasy, Westerns, horror, and film noir, among others - to explore such universal human issues as violence, fear, prejudice, love, death, and individual identity.This comprehensive reference work first gives a complete history of the show, from its beginning in 1959 to its final 1964 season. The authors then provide critical commentaries and incisive analyses of all 156 episodes, along with the most complete listing of casts and credits ever published. Biographical profiles of writers and contributors comprise the book's third main section. Detailed appendices - writers, directors, actors, genres, and a listing of all episodes in order of original airdate - are also included. An extensive bibliography and an exhaustive index conclude the work.
Don Presnell, a former English instructor from Boone, North Carolina, is a freelance writer. A former award-winning newspaper reporter of events in the Central Blue Ridge, Marty McGee is also the author of McFarland's Encyclopedia of Motion Picture Sound (2001) and Traditional Musicians of the Central Blue Ridge (1999).
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