THE TWILIGHT ZONE: UNLOCKING THE DOOR TO A TELEVISION CLASSIC (paperback)
Winner of the Rondo Award! Best Book of the Year!
Very few television shows withstand the test of time, and Rod Serling's THE TWILIGHT ZONE is one of the notable exceptions. Proven to be an important part of American culture since its debut on CBS in October of 1959, many Hollywood producers, screenwriters and directors have been inspired and influenced by this series. Comic books, magazines, numerous television revivals, a major motion picture and even modern audio productions have showcased the continuing popularity of this television series.
After years of research, author Martin Grams Jr. has compiled what may just be a 'definitive' portrait of the beloved series. Through exclusive interviews with cast and crew, and original production material in Martin Grams' personal collection of memorabilia, this book documents the entirie history of the series and includes a detailed episode guide that has never before been accomplished in any publication, destined to make readers want to review the episodes again and again.
The Twilight Zone is a registered trademark of CBS, Inc.
"I'm blown away by the mass of data ... by the attention to the smallest detail. You deserve the highest praise for this book. It puts everything else written about Twilight Zone in the shade. Monumental and fascinating, and hugely imformative!"
-- Sci-Fi Author William F. Nolan
"Readers who feel they've entered this dimension before, namely via Marc Scott Zicree's Twilight Zone Companion years ago, are in for a treat. Grams has dug further than any other researcher into this durable anthology's creation and history, a series which included amongs its fans novelist Ayn Rand and actress Jodie Foster. . . . The Twilight Zone: Unlocking the Door to a Television Classic is a proud testament to the series's enduring appeal."
-- Mark Phillips, book review issue #120 of Filmfax
"The word definitive is not one that should be bandied about loosely or bestowed too readily on any text. However, Martin Grams, Jr.'s newest television history can, without reservation, be called definitive, essential, benchmark, and all other terms that indicate no collection should be without it."
-- Tony Fonseca, Dead Reckonings, Spring 2009 issue
"Highly recommended for community and academic library Television History and American Popular Culture reference collections, and a 'must' for the legions of Twilight Zone fans."
-- James A. Cox, Wisconsin Bookwatch
"While I can't (and wouldn't want to) fathom the kind of fan who needs to know the brand of typewriter ribbon Rod Serling used, I can't imagine one who won't find much of this inforamtion fresh and fascinating."
-- Mike Segretto, Psychobabble
"There have been plenty of books about the show but never as detailed as this one. This is the most complete title that no fan should miss."
-- Gary Roen, The Midwest Book Review, September 2010