Dec 10, 2020
The COVID Zone vs. Twilight Zone
I went to grab the starting few seconds of a Twilight Zone opening, you know the familiar music, to start the episode when what happened next was unexpected.
After listening to the opening with Rod Serling, his words were so poignant and relevant living in COVID today, that it inspired this episode.
"A dimension of sight. A dimension of sound. A dimension of mind. A place of ideas, imagination, substances, and shadows."
Find out why I think we entered the real-life Twilight Zone.
I'm not the only one. I discovered an article written in June 2020 - comparing the new Twilight Zone to the old, and the conclusion is interesting.
The Old Twilight Zone speaks to the strange times we are living in better than the new one.
"Where "The Twilight Zone" historically excelled -- aside from
the devilish surprise endings -- hinged on crafting concise
morality tales that dealt not only with the apprehensions of the
day, but human nature more broadly.
That's the most enduring part of Serling's legacy and the one that speaks the loudest to where we are now."
Twilight Zone' was the brainchild of Emmy Award-winner Rod
Serling, who served as host and wrote more than 80 episodes of the
original show's 150-plus episode run. It's a strange mix of horror,
science-fiction, drama, comedy, and superstition. Serling
introduced each episode, and many of the black and white episodes
concluded with a surprise ending. |
Actors such as Burt Reynolds, Roddy McDowell, and Robert Redford made appearances in some of the more well-known stories.