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You’re Travelling Through Another Dimension…

280px-TheTwilightZoneLogo 50 years ago this week, Rod Serling a former paratrooper, boxer, and three time Emmy Award winning writer from the experimental live drama series Playhouse 90 had attempted to¬† escape controversy as a social/political critic in creating a “fantasy” series. His now famous interview with Mike Wallace in which he claims he’s no longer interested in deeper subjects was of course a classic boxer’s feint.

Serling redefined television. Along with other contemporary Teleplay writers like Reginald Rose and Gore Vidal they saw the small box as an opportunity to tell important stories- to entertain and to move people to the great plights of the modern age.

Serling began his career in radio but his five years in the Twilight Zone became one of the most influential in popular culture.

Fifty years later the shows are still relevant, the themes are still gripping, and Serling deserves all the credit. Thanks Rod.


About The Author

Born to Teachers and Amateur Audio Enthusiasts in the small rural community of Belwood, Jack's first love was stories- writing, reading, telling, and singing. He developed his acting skills through High School, University, and through film and community theatre. Jack writes the lion's share of Electric Vicuna's Audio Drama scripts and has his own writing site at www.jackjward.com He's thrilled to co-host the Sonic Society with his wonderful, talented, friend David Ault!

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2 Responses to “You’re Travelling Through Another Dimension…”

  1. Bill Hollweg says:

    ROD IS BRILLIANT Tahnks for this JACK!

    He also wrote the first drafts of the CLASSIC: PLanet of the Apes!

  2. me says:

    Rod Sterling was also able to present tales with a moral, without being preachy… and they hold up well now, in the Sponge Bob era. Thanks for reminding us…

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