A Critical History of Television's The Twilight Zone, 1959-1964

Front Cover
McFarland, Jan 1, 1998 - Performing Arts - 282 pages
0 Reviews
Rod Serlings 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 books 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.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.


Season One

12 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1998)

Presnell is a former English instructor.

McGee is a former journalist.

Bibliographic information