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Paperback Book Details
- 798 Pages
- Illustrated in B&W
- Released: November 1, 2008
- Originally Released: 2008
- Publisher: OTR Publishing
|Author:||Martin Grams Jr.|
|Foreword by||George Clayton Johnson|
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Customers' Ratings & Reviews:
Based on 60 ratings.
at first i wondered how this compared to other books on the twilight zone and was them surprised to discover it could not compare. this book made me dispose of most of my other books and you can take it from me, the guy who posts on Facebook when SyFy Channel has a twilight zone marathon, this is the best book on the subject. throw your old ones away. and the same author wrote other books also on oldies.com such as the green hornet and gang busters. if only everyone wrote books like these. my only gripe is that the book is too thick and there is no hardcover version available.
This is an incredible tome! Every TZ fan should own this, especially if you are like me and never tire of catching an episode in the middle of the night or watching the DVD sets. The details are amazing! This is the book I have been waiting for....And Oldies.com is top notch, too!
If pop culture television is archaeology, then it follows that there must be television archeologists. Surely one of the finest treatments given to The Twilight Zone with detail level that is unsurpassed. This book is the documentary equivalent of the skeletal goodies uncovered by Dr. Leakey at Olduvai Gorge. We all have seen The Twilight Zone... at least, we think we have. This marvelous book is stuffed with revelations such as the sixth season that was never produced. Serling apparently wanted to do a few two-parters, film on location at a deserted island and include more extra-terrestrials in the scripts.
The buffet is the episode guide which details everything from the music cues and production cost to inside jokes, bloopers and deleted scenes. An explanation of the closing scene in "The Man in the Bottle" that was filmed and never used explains Serling's displaced closing commentary. Did you know that Fats had a young girl in cloud nine in "A Game of Pool" and that scene was deleted from the final print? A microphone appears on the camera for a good ten seconds in "On Thursday We Leave For Home."
Even though this reviewer is extremely familiar with the television series having read every book written and every magazine article in print, this book blows me away. My highest recommendation.
as a fan of the twilight zone series, i bought this book and discovered it surpasses any others in my collection. music cues for each episode, dates of filming, cost production and more. trivia is the best. i learned where the microphone is located on the screen in one episode. movie posters that were in-jokes won't go overlooked now. props reused in mutliple episodes. behind the scenes stories is great. don't dismiss this as just another twilight zone book. wow!