The Twilight Zone: Unlocking the Door to a Television Classic

ABOUT Martin Grams

Martin Grams
Author of more than 20 books about old-time radio, retro television and vintage movies.


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 1959, many Hollywood producers, screenwriters and directors have been inspired and influenced by this series. Comic books, magazine articles, numerous television revivals, a major motion picture and even modern audio productions have been produced, showcasing the continuing popularity of this television classic. This definitive history presents a portrait of the beloved Rod Serling and his television program, recounting the major changes the show underwent in format and story selection, including censorship battles, production details, and exclusive memories from cast and crew. The complete episode guide recalls all 156 episodes of the series in detail that has never before been accomplished in any publication. This book will make you want to look back at the episodes once again, whether you are a casual fan or serious enthusiast of the series. Unlock the door to a television classic by reading about the in-jokes, bloopers, and other trivia associated with the behind-the-scenes production of . . . THE TWILIGHT ZONE!
"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 informative!"
-- 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