- Paperback: 466 pages
- Publisher: Silman-James Press; 2nd edition (1992)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1879505096
- ISBN-13: 978-1879505094
- Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 172 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #79,431 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Twilight Zone Companion is one of the finest examinations of a television series. Author Marc Scott Zicree spent five years researching and writing what is without a doubt the definitive look at this classic horror-fantasy-science fiction show. (The series originally ran from 1959 to 1965, but is still seen in syndication around the world.) Not only is the book an exhaustive episode-by-episode guide, but the author apparently interviewed every living soul who was ever associated with the show. It's quite likely that creator Rod Serling, who died before the book saw publication in 1982, would have been suitably impressed by the respect and dedication that clearly went into this labor of love. Zicree later revised and expanded The Twilight Zone Companion for a second edition in 1989, and discusses both the briefly revived series and the feature film based on the show. --Stanley Wiater
From Library Journal
From its signature theme song, to its many memorable images, to its very name, Rod Serling's The Twilight Zone is ingrained in our collective conscious like no other TV show. In this 40th-anniversary, updated edition of his 1982 American Book Award-nominated volume, Zicree takes readers through every episode of the show's five seasons (1959-64). In addition to credits and plot synopses, the author provides background on each episode, along with numerous pictures. Essential for all Zone fansAand who isn't one?
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Good synopsis, technical info, and pictures. I have one, and have given this as a gift. I recommend this book!
As many people have mentioned, this just isn't a presentation of dry textual information (for that - try the "A Critical History of Television's the Twilight Zone, 1959-1964" ISBN: 0786404485), and the author is very opinionated. But why should this detract from the book?
Of course, when you offer opinions about the episodes (which many fondly remember from childhood - and don't enjoy reading about the flaws - especially picky and/or subjective gripes) you are taking a chance. But if you want to see "picky", then go to one of the Twilight Zone websites and check out a message board. Widely varying opinions abound and are encouraged (as they should be!). One persons very favorite #1 episode is anothers last place dog. And many of these people are all too willing to flame Zicree for offering praise and spending several pages for his favorites, and little coverage for the ones he didn't like???
I've actually purchased THREE of these books. My first one fell apart because I wore it out! The 2nd and 3rd were purchased as a replacement for #1, and to get a "revised edition" (that really wasn't updated, and didn't correct mistakes in the previous edition...oh well).
If you want to know about the Twilight Zone....look no further. This is the best "guidebook" for your imaginative adventure!
I recommend this book for anyone who has the slightest interest in the original Twilight Zone series. There is wonderful information about each episode plus additional mention of the episodes in other parts of the book -- things you would never know. There is so much background information regarding the actors, the writers, regarding the politics (i.e., "reds under the bed"), at the time, etc.