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, on October 3, 2009. “Mirror Image” and “Walking Distance” were both penned by Rod Serling and have an apparent connection to Binghamton and his childhood.

Producer Brian Frey and director Bill Gorman, in partnership with a dedicated cast and crew, delivered a memorable show to a live studio audience and to viewers in their living rooms.

The episodes followed Serling’s original scripts where possible and adapted to the live studio setting where necessary. The production did a masterful job of staying true to the spirit of the originals.

The Writer (Robert J. De Luca) dictates his stories

Mirror Image: Millicent Barnes (Heidi Weeks Crocker) argues with the ticket agent (Richard Mancuso)

Walking Distance: Martin Sloane (Jim Hull) confronts his parents (Mitch Tiffany & Ava Crump)

Walking Distance: Martin watches his injured younger self (Alex Kosick) carried away

Mirror Image: Grinstead (Sandy Monachino) tries to comfort Millicent

In addition to the performances…

Childhood friend Bob Keller talks about being a kid with Rod

Lisa Reiger

Challenge Enrichment Coodinator Lisa Reiger describes the Fifth Dimension Class program that uses Twilight Zone episodes to teach social issues in area schools