Rod Serling and Fallout or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Wasteland

Twilight Zone Opening Narration (Season One) – “There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call the Twilight Zone.”

I mentioned Rod Serling in an upcoming post and then began to worry that people wouldn’t know who I was talking about and then I realized how ridiculous a notion it was! Really, you can ask pretty much anyone what their favorite episode is and I bet they can give you an answer immediately. When doing a quick internet search I found at least four current articles discussing Rod Serling and his societal impact considering he died 38 years ago that is impressive! As is the norm for me I also ended up finding two books (possibly more) to add to the TBR pile aka bane of my existence/most prized possession. If you are one of the precious few who hasn’t discovered the world of Rod Serling and/or The Twilight Zone. Drop everything and go there now!

 

Richy the Trashcan Wizard

So, if my title isn’t a clear indicator, the past few months have been an orgy of post-apocalyptia for me. About the time I stopped writing (sorry about that, by the way) a month(ish) ago I had been talking about how I was going to post more reviews. Whelp, I’m sure that will happen eventually, but today I wanted to talk about one of my favorite shows of all time: The Twilight Zone.

The brain child of one Rod Serling, The Twilight Zone is an anthology series that presents the viewer with a new story every episode. These don’t always have to do with the end of the world, but in my opinion, some the show’s best episodes involved that very premise. One episode that keeps popping up as the perfect example would have to be “The Old Man in the Cave,” which tells the story of a group…

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