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Chatbots in the Twilight Zone

The emergence of AI chatbots such as OpenAI’s ChatGPT has a lot of people thinking that conversing with Artificial Intelligence is something new. In fact, [...]

Keeper of the Chair

Rod Serling’s First Twilight Zone Episode? A significant anniversary in Rod Serling history: On July 10, 1951, Rod Serling's "The Keeper of the Chair" aired [...]

  • Rod Serling dictating, 1959

Rod Serling Said This

“Every writer is a frustrated actor who recites his lines in the hidden auditorium of his skull.” This collection of [...]

Dr. Zaius Was Right

Video compilation of Planet of the Apes villains--they all turn out to be quite correct in their fears about the heroes...

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Carol Serling 1929-2020

Carol Serling, widow of Rod Serling, faithful defender and steward of his work, passed away on January 9, 2020, at age 90. Many [...]

Ithaca College and Rod Serling

Proximity of the Serlings' summer home on Cayuga Lake to Ithaca, New York, likely set the stage for Rod's multiple collaborations with Ithaca College [...]

Speaking With Serling

Science Fiction Grandmaster James Gunn Discusses
 His Unfinished Interview with Rod Serling James Gunn’s celebrated career in science fiction began in 1949 with his first [...]

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Rod Serling, Human Rights Activist

This article, Social Justice from the Twilight Zone: Rod Serling as Human Rights Activist, is from Dialogue: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Popular Culture and Pedagogy

The Serling Award 2017

Throughout his writing and educational careers, Mr. Serling provoked thought wherever his influence reached. His pen planted seeds of imagination into the minds of [...]

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The Serling Award 2016

Throughout his writing and educational careers, Mr. Serling provoked thought wherever his influence reached. His pen planted seeds of imagination into the minds of [...]

  • Tony Albarella and Jack Klugman

Meeting a Famous Everyman

Klugman earned celebrity the hard way: by perseverance, dedication, a love of his craft, and a healthy dose of street-wise attitude. by Tony Albarella A [...]

Rod Serling: Failed Screenwriter

...and Other Myths... by Christopher Conlon "Serling's cinema work in the 1960s followed a general pattern: initial excitement, increasing frustration, followed by abandonment, or, in [...]

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The Many Fathers of Martin Sloan

Rod Serling, Ray Bradbury, and Gore Vidal on the Genesis of "Walking Distance," the Beloved Twilight Zone Classic by Christopher Conlon "Martin Sloan, age thirty-six. [...]

One for the Recent Angels

Tony Albarella reminisces about Twilight Zone alumni who died in 2010-11... For a person who writes extensively about The Twilight Zone and Rod Serling’s early [...]

The Pain of Rain

In 1961, the most recognisable writer in America—Rod Serling—crossed professional paths with the most recognisable face in Hollywood—Marilyn Monroe. by Spencer Lloyd Peet In 1961, [...]

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Entry into the Forbidden Area

The Discovery and Preservation of a Serling Rarity by Tony Albarella Thanks to the combined efforts of volunteers from The Rod Serling Memorial Foundation and [...]

The Twilight Zone Live

As part of the 50th Anniversary of The Twilight Zone in Rod Serling's hometown Binghamton, NY, WSKG-TV staged two beloved Twilight Zone episodes live, [...]


Special 50th Anniversity Tribute... The Twilight Zone: An Element of Time reviews music written for the original Twilight Zone by Bernard Herrmann, Jerry Goldsmith, and [...]

Requiem for Two Heavyweights

March 31, 1957: Theater bit player Sean Connery succeeds in his first leading role: Mountain McClintock in "Requiem for a Heavyweight." By Spencer Lloyd Peet [...]

  • Rod Serling Teaches Writing

Rod Serling Teaches Writing


  • Rod Serling and Lloyd Bridges premiering "The Loner"

Cowboy with a Conscience

Rod Serling attempts to run the conventional Western out of town, but finds he must go it a "Loner." By Tony Albarella "In the aftermath [...]

Making the Timeless Timely

Tony Albarella is editing and writing commentary for a series of books containing all of Rod Serling’s Twilight Zone scripts. "The books will contain ... [...]

Famous Writers School

In 1961, writer and publisher Bennet Cerf founded the mail-order Famous Writers School. Rod Serling was one of the well-known authors involved, and his video ad for [...]

Felicity Does the Twilight Zone

It's Sunday night, and you’re settled in to watch Felicity. You wonder what lies ahead for the show's sensitive heroine, played by Keri Russell. Will [...]

Southern California Sorcerers

The creators of Twilight Zone, Logan's Run, and dozens more fantasy classics remember the West Coast writers' group by Christopher Conlon Reprinted by permission of [...]

Tending the Serling Legacy

Syracuse (NY) Herald American, May 29, 1994: TAD ROEBUCK, archivist of the Rod Serling Collection at Ithaca College, sits among some of the "Twilight Zone" [...]

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Rod Serling’s Final Interview

March 4, 1975: Not knowing that he has less than four months to live, Rod weighs in eerily on awards, prejudice, censorship, compulsion, immortality, (not) [...]

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When Science Fiction Became History

July 21, 1969: Rod Serling celebrates the Moon landing with SF authors and futurists Frederick Pohl, John R. Pierce, and Isaac Asimov. Watch:  

Rod Serling Rips TV Censorship

May 1, 1964: Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin There has been progress made in the quality of television programming, but some of the industry’s worst problems—like [...]

  • Rod Serling, 1960

Why is TV the Whipping Boy?

Other mass media have the same faults but escape criticism By Rod Serling This article, tenth in TV Guide's "Television As I See It" series, [...]

  • Mike Wallace interviews Rod Serling

Roasting Rod Serling

Mike Wallace tunes up for 60 Minutes in this 1959 interview Some background from the webmaster: Censorship flourished in the Fifties as an outgrowth of [...]

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