A dimension not only of sight and sound, but of mind.
A journey into a wondrous land;
who's boundaries are that of imagination.
There's a signpost up ahead
Your next stop:
The Twilight Zone
|Rod introduces us to the series|
|A little theatrics never hurt....|
|How did I get here????|
I have many a memory of sitting in her kitchen while she made dinner and mulling over her video list, asking her to tell me about different movies and TV Shows. After dinner, it was time to settle in with a glass of Kool-Aid and watch some videos. This is where I watched many of my first episodes of The Twilight
Zone. I was absolutely hooked. Some of the episodes absolutely terrified me and gave me some pretty intense nightmares. I can still feel that palpable tension after witnessing Nightmare at 20,000 feet for the first time. I can still feel the uneasiness of seeing my sister's dolls after witnessing Talky Tina kill Erich Streator.
|Lonely....I'm Mr. Lonely.....|
Today we start with the pilot episode, Where is Everybody?
This episode was written by Rod Serling and stars Earl Holliman as an amnesiac who finds himself walking down a dusty road. He comes across a cafe with a jukebox playing loud. Problem is there's no one in the cafe, though the coffee is on the stove and hot. It first aired on October 2nd, 1959.
|Not even an operator....|
He wanders into town only to discover that there is no one there either. No cars on the roads, no one in any of the shops. He thinks that he see's a woman in a truck, but it turns out that she is a mannequin and the truck belongs to a dept store mannequin service. A phone in a phone booth starts to ring and he runs to answer it, but alas there is no one there. His attempts to reach an operator only yield a recording.
|Who turned on the lights?|
|Not exactly a wide selection.....|
|Many of the shots in this episode are very atmospheric...|