Journey, if you will, to the Tower of Terror gift shop at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on October 2 from 1 pm – 2 pm and 5 pm – 6 pm where you will cross over to another dimension to meet Douglas Brode, author of Rod Serling and the Twilight Zone.
The Twilight Zone has always been considered the greatest science fiction/imaginative fantasy series in the history of television. The series featured an intelligent subtext on the time period during which it was made. Now, with the publication of the book Rod Serling and the Twilight Zone, comes a fresh analysis of the Twilight Zone also serving as an autobiographical look into the life of its creator, Rod Serling.
2009 marks the 50th Anniversary of “The Twilight Zone,” which was recently honored over the 2009 New Year’s weekend with a two-day marathon on the Sci-Fi Channel. The definitive book about the fabled series contains never before seen photographs and personal remembrances by Rod Serling’s widow, Carol. She discusses some of the famous episodes that featured stars of the future like William Shatner, Robert Redford and Cliff Robertson.
During Twilight Zone’s five-year-run, Rod Serling employed imaginative/allegorical fiction to comment on (and sharply criticize) Post-World War II culture. Some of the renown episodes include: “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet,” “Living Doll,” “After Hours,” “The Dummy,” “A Stop at Willoughby,” “In Praise of Pip,” ad one of the best-remembered shows, “Time Enough At Last,” which starred Burgess Meredith who later provided the voice for a sequel to the original show.
Over the past seven years, Carol Serling, working with Douglas Brode, agreed to reveal never before disclosed stories about her husband in a “warts and all” manner, withholding nothing. Douglas Brode blends this personal information with discussions of all the classic episodes of the series as they reveal the personal and sometimes very dark demons that haunted Rob Serling’s psyche. The result is the definitive book not only about the show but also about the man who created The Twilight zone.
Limit two (2) per guest. Items must be purchased at the event. No personal items may be signed. Theme park admission to Disney’s Hollywood Studios is required.