The Twilight Zone has captivated, teased and haunted the imaginations of countless millions of viewers from its 1959 debut through its 156 subsequent episodes and many years of steady rebroadcast.
The Twilight Zone Companion, a 1983 American Book Award nominee, is the complete show-by-show guide to one of television’s all-time greatest series. Zicree’s account of the series from inception to cancellation, through syndication and subsequent offshoots and remakes, is fascinating reading for even the most casual fan. Coverage of each episode includes a plot synopsis, Rod Serling’s narrations, critical commentary, behind-the-scenes stories and anecdotes from the original artists who created the series, a complete list of cast and credits, and over 200 production photographs.
“I owe you a long overdue thank you for the incredible book you did on my father and The Twilight Zone. I suppose the ultimate compliment I can give you, Marc, and I mean every word of this—my Dad would have loved it.”
—Anne Serling Sutton
“In all my years of television viewing, no series resonated as deeply as The Twilight Zone. Even today, fragments of the forgotten episodes rise into my memory with surprising poignancy. The Twilight Zone was masterful storytelling and this companion book, this compendium of old tales, is a remarkable gift to those who loved the series and to those who have yet to discover its magic.”
—Bruce Joel Rubin, screenwriter, Ghost, Jacob’s Ladder
“…a book that practically reads like a short story collection…”
“In all ways, an admirable and engrossing volume.”