Friday, October 2, 2009

twilight zone

''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 we call ''THE TWILIGHT ZONE'' ROD SERLING. 50 years ago the ''twilight zone'' debuted on television. it ran for only five years but it left a lasting impression. the creator of the show was a remarkable man named rod serling. he was only fifty one when he passed away in 1975 but his story lives on today. i saw a show on him years ago, probably on pbs and it recounted his early years in BINGHAMTON, NY. something he said on the show caught me. he spoke of a geographical womb, a place where you feel safe, at home. his was binghamton, mine is southville, a small town in southeast massachusetts. he was a great writer, an interesting presence in early television. if you ever get a chance, try watching some of his shows. they usually air around new years or perhaps just throw in a cd somenight, for your approval. take good care bloggers and enjoy a cool, october eve........jack c