Frustrated by the excessive censorship of Fifties TV, Serling redeployed to the Twilight Zone, where he could “have Martians say things that Democrats and Republicans couldn’t.” Photo credit and cutline~~CBS
Rodman Edward “Rod” Serling (December 25, 1924 – June 28, 1975) was an American screenwriter, playwright, television producer, and narrator best known for his live television dramas of the 1950s and his science fiction anthology TV series, The Twilight Zone.
Now follows in 3 parts~~A Game of Pool, October 31, 1961~~
A frustrated pool champ has beaten everyone. Everyone except one man; the legend, Fats Brown. Brown is dead, and the champ can only curse his name. But guess who just walked in.
“You’re traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind; a journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination—next stop, the Twilight Zone!”
“As long as they talk about you, you’re not really dead, as long as they speak your name, you continue. A legend doesn’t die, just because the man dies.”
PATTERNS: On the eve of Twilight Zone‘s premiere in 1959, Mike Wallace grilled Serling about censors, money, and motivation. Read it here.
Rod with Fielder Cook, director, while at work on “Patterns.”
Jan. 1955. Source: Binghamton Press. Photo and cutline credit~~CBS
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