SF’s weird weather means summer-like temps in the day and merciless winter at night The Twilight Zone of San Francisco’s ongoing weird weather continues, as the National Weather Service [NWS] has issued a freeze warning and a frost advisory...Show More Summary
Sci-fi and fantasy films are famously fond of twist endings. Certainly, authors such as Richard Matheson and TV shows such as The Twilight Zone are a big reason why - but last-act shocks reach back to the era of silent cinema, as anyone who's seen 1920's The Cabinet of Dr Caligari can attest. Show More Summary
Science fiction author Hugh Spencer (previously) has published an essay on how Rod Serling's activist views on human rights were embodied in The Twilight Zone, drawing on the practice of using fantastic fiction to evade social constraints, in the tradition of Gulliver's Travels (to say nothing of books like Pinocchio and Inferno). (more…)
There’s a terrible old joke: “Incest is relative.” These days, it increasingly seems, “truth” is relative in an age of narrowcasting and tribal politics. Yes, there is indeed a Twilight Zone reality out there, where a piece of info surfaces, then it’s picked up and hyped by hyper-partisans. And today they saw a story they [...]Show More Summary
The first Planet of The Apes (1968) film is an adaptation of the French novel La Planète des singes by Pierre Boule. On the road to making the landmark science-fiction classic, 20th Century Fox commissioned Rod Serling to adapt the source material. Show More Summary
The Twilight Zone will always cast a long shadow. Rod Serling’s brilliant, genre-defining morality tales have gone on to become the standard-bearer for all sci-fi anthology series for good reason. The truth is that few anthologies have ever attempted something similar, let alone come close, but with the recent popularity ... More »
A new study from the British Antarctic Survey shows how lanternfish, small bioluminescent fish, are likely to respond to the warming of the Southern Ocean.
Michael Wolff’s description of life in Trump’s White House reminds Chris of the popular television show, and not in the good way.
In last week’s Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills, we learned that Dorit Kemsley has Hermes dinnerware, can cook a mean Moroccan stew, and is definitely not over her beef with Lisa Rinna. Despite having called a truce atop a ferris wheel...Show More Summary
Black Mirror, along with channeling the Twilight Zone, has the feel of an old-school weird comics anthology. Every episode could easily be reimagined as a haunting issue of some dusty, cheap periodical somewhere. More »
As the fourth season of the U.K. techie Twilight Zone series rolls out, the show’s focus on purgatorial consciousness mirrors our world more and more. [Warning: spoilers ONLY on Black Mirror episodes before this season.] Read Full S...
Rod Serling's Twilight Zone was an outstanding TV series that ran from 1959-1964. The episode "The Lonely" aired in November, 1959. I have seen it several times, thanks to the semi-annual Sci Fi channel TZ marathons. There is one in...
Check out the photo that FutureLawyer snared of a mistaken year sign, then jot a quick movie premise based on it. Anyone who grew up on Twilight Zone episodes should be able to craft a description in no time.
2017 had some bright spots, sure. But for many, the year was an absolute marathon of political divisiveness, uncertainty, and wild news that makes it an absolute standout among the most arduous, so this New Year's Eve is a bittersweet one indeed. So, although there are plenty of countdown programming... Read More > Other Links From TVGuide.com The Twilight Zone
Marathons!! ZONE!! PARKS!! BAD!! New Year’s Eve TV Talkback!! Read the full article on AICN 48 hours of “Twilight Zone” launch 7 a.m. PT New Year’s Eve on Syfy. 56 episodes of “Parks and Recreation” launch 5 a.m. PT on E! The entire first season of “Breaking Bad” launches 5 p.m. Show More Summary
If Black Mirror is the Twilight Zone of our time, it’s natural to expect that the show’s portrait of app-based dating in the not-so-distant future would be fairly bleak: Something familiar but with a dystopian twist that offers a disturbing critique of the dark impulses that emerge when we swipe ... More »
Turning US sci-fi television into 21st century theatre is oddly successful as a portent of doom in a world increasingly incapable of separating fact from fiction
‘The Twilight Zone’ has been reimagined as a play, which just premiered in London. It feels a lot messier than the pristinely scary and alarming TV episodes of old.
A loving homage to the cult TV show.