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Friday, March 20, 2020

Twilight Time: Long-lost Rod Serling baseball comedy on deck

Years before he journeyed to “The Twilight Zone,” Rod Serling made a brief detour to the strike zone.

To many, he’s the foreboding figure in black and white who gave the world the heebie-jeebies with those bizarre, mind-bending tales of cannibal aliens, talking dolls and phone calls from the grave.

Smoldering cigarette in hand, he unleashed macabre mayhem in a classic TV show that resonates decades later in endless reruns.

“That’s how a lot of people pictured Dad,” daughter Anne Serling said.

Something of interest to listen to- as a fan of both baseball and radio drama, this sort of combination doesn’t seem to come around much.

QLE Posted: March 20, 2020 at 12:55 AM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: broadcasting, radio, rod serling, television

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   1. Cblau Posted: March 20, 2020 at 09:39 PM (#5932391)
One hopes it is better than the Mighty Casey episode on the Twilight Zone. That was lame.
   2. MuttsIdolCochrane Posted: March 21, 2020 at 06:20 AM (#5932409)
Rod Serling was a god of early television and led the re-shaping of both pop culture and social thought. So many people don't even realize his place in history. But so many do. So smart, so on point yet many times so subtle that the powers that were never even realized they were being lectured. Thank you Anne for having a father like that and thank you Rod for showing many of us the way. You will always be alive.
   3. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: March 21, 2020 at 08:13 AM (#5932412)
IMBD says that Sgt Schultz plays one of the Russians
   4. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: March 21, 2020 at 10:14 AM (#5932428)
After all, isn't Field of Dreams all about wishing people into the cornfield?

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