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Rod Serling Memorial Foundation
Binghamton, New York, U.S.A.
  "No one could know Serling, or view or read his work, without recognizing his deep affection for humanity ... and his
determination to enlarge our horizons by giving us a better understanding of ourselves."  
Gene Roddenberry

Rod Sering speaks at Ithaca College commencement 1972
Five of Rod Serling's six Emmy awards--still the most earned by any writer--shine behind glass at Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York.

Narrate Your Own Twilight Zone 2018 winners

And we share all of the entries!  Read them here.

Speak Your Mind [ ]

  "Everybody has to have a hometown, Binghamton's mine.
When I dig back through memory...  I get one particularly distinctive feeling
...of warmth, comfort and well-being."

Rod Serling Conference at Ithaca College
Proceedings: 2006, 2008, 2009

Podcasts, news and more at Twilight Zone Network

Visit the Twilight Zone Cafe message board

The Facebook page Dimensions of Imagination
has a wonderful timeline full of Serling pictures.

Gone, but never forgotten

George Clayton Johnson, 1929—2015

George Clayton Johnson Twilight Zone writer
Author of early & seminal
Twilight Zone episodes

Member of California Sorcerers
Twilight Zone

Jack Klugman, 1922—2012
NY Times:
Tony Albarella:
Jack Klugman honors Rod Serling in 1988

Richard Matheson, 1926—2013

Richard Matheson and son
Southern California Sorcerers pillar
NPR obit includes videos of movies
and "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet"
Matheson discusses his
Twilight Zone scripts on YouTube
 Author and son share a
1980s magazine cover

Don Keefer,
memorable in
 "It's a Good Life,"
dies at 98.
Don Keefer, moments away from the cornfield.

John Tomerlin
John Tomerlin, member of
the California Sorcerers, writer of
"Number 12 Looks Just Like You"
and other TV series episodes
and SF novels, dies at 84.
2003 Filmfax Interview

For Your Library

Rod Serling:
His Life, Work,
and Imagination

Nicholas Parisi
Rod Serling's entire body
of work, and includes
never-published insights
drawn directly from
Serling's personal
unpublished writings,
speeches, and
unproduced scripts.

Radio Interview of the author
Rod Serling: His Life, Work, and Imagination by Nick Parisi

An Episodic History

is painstakingly researched,
well-written and respectful
of Rod Serling and his legacy.
The first portion is out
as an e-book:
The Bradbury, Kennedy,
Pentagon and WWII stories.

Excellent, inexpensive,
and available at Amazon;
for their Kindle reader,
or for the free
Kindle reader app

on IOS and Android.

Unknow Serling by Amy Boyle Johnston
Radio interview of author Amy Boyle Johnston
Twilight Zone podcast interview

RSMF board member
and editor
Tony Albarella calls it
his "nightcap to the
As Timeless as Infinity
— and we call
The Best of Rod Serling's
Twilight Zone Scripts
ten masterworks!

Rod Serling's Best Twilight Zone scripts, edited by Tony Albarella

The Loner - Llyod Bridges, Rod Serling
Rod's "existential western" series The Loner  is out on DVD!

RSMF Board member and Loner fan Tony Albarella wrote a review of the release.

At last: episodes with watchable video!

RSMF member Chris Conlon and artist Joe Bucciano honor Night Gallery with an impressive, ongoing collaboration of art and fiction.

Everything I Need to Know I Learned in the Twilight Zone
Cleveland Plain Dealer TV critic Mark Dawidziak shares life lessons in Everything I Need to Know I Learned in the Twilight Zone.

Read USA Today review.

The Serling Award is given by the Foundation to artists honoring Rod's legacy.
2016 Winners
The 2016 Serling Award
2017 Winners
The 2016 Serling Award
Ithaca College 2018
Serling Award

Scriptwriting competition winners announced, too!
2018 Serling Award - Ithaca College

The Carousel - a film by Jonathan Napolitano
is now online! Watch it here.
The documentary features Cortlandt Hull's painted
vignettes of Twilight Zone episodes
and was honored at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival.
Cortlandt Hull's Binghamton Carousel Painting

Students Take The Twilight Zone Further
Ithaca College professor Chrissy Guest developed The Twilight Zone Crossover project, where students create a story around a background character in any original episode
of The Twilight Zone. The result:
delightful, original short films.
 Twilight Zone Crossover at Ithaca College

Contest thank you
We won the contest
because of you.

Thank you for your patience,
your persistence, and your passion for all things Serling.
The prize is $$$ toward
a redesign of our website.
By professionals this time!

10 Twilight Zone Episodes That Came True
Spoiler Alert: Earth has not left its orbit and aliens have not landed. But forgive the clickbait headline and marvel that so many Twilight Zone themes are still so relevant to our world, 60 years later!

SerlingFest 2019

 Jordan Peele quote

RSMF member Bill DeVoe
recorded an album
that you can listen to and buy...

As Timeless as Infinity:
A Musical Tribute to
the Genius of Rod Serling

Bill DeVoe's tribute album As Timeless as Infinity: A Musical Tribute to the Genius of Rod Serling

What a Find! Conversation with Rod Serling, a 1968 episode
in the Library of Congress series LC Performance.

The Last Stop 
Stephen Dexter and producer Sarah Wharton crowd-sourced the pilot of their series The Last Stop "...inspired by the ground-breaking television work of Rod Serling, David Lynch, and Charlie Brooker."

Twilight Zone Xscape Room in Binghamton
introduces players to Rod's life beyond TZ
Twilight Zone Escape Room in Binghamton, NY

Rod Serling’s Revenge: Michael Anton's thoughtful
2009 article on what made Twilight Zone special.

Congratulations to Baiyina Richardson, 2018 winner of the
Rod Serling Memorial Foundation scholarship!
Baiyina Richardson, 2018 Rod Serling Memorial Foundation scholarship winner
Baiyina will study Mechanical Engineering at SUNY Binghamton.
View her art and its meaning here. Photo by Emmet Chilton-Sugerman

The Twilight Zone has special meaning for a twelve year-old
Colorado boy who is  fighting a rare disease.

SerlingFest 2018
Blogger Paul at Shadow and Substance had a memorable time at SerlingFest 2018.

Check out his
photos and insights!

Want to learn more about about The Twilight Zone and Rod Serling? Michael Lynn keeps the faith by teaching adult classes at College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois.

Randy Cepuch wrote an effective advertising campaign for old Twilight Zone episodes by simply listing all the stars who appeared in the Zone before their fame. Cool!

1958 Mercury Montclair in "The Hitch-Hiker"
1959 Mercury  Montclair in "The Hitch-Hiker" & 4 others in article: 5 favorite Twilight Zone Cars

Planet of the Apes graphic novel of Rod Serling's original script
New  graphic novel of Rod Serling's ORIGINAL Planet of the Apes script, featuring
apes living in a modern urban environment, was considered too expensive to film.

Social Justice from the Twilight Zone:
Rod Serling as Human Rights Activist

from Dialogue: The Interdisciplinary Journal
of Popular Culture and Pedagogy

Speaking With Serling
Science Fiction Grandmaster James Gunn discusses
his unfinished interview with the creator of The Twilight Zone


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