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DIMENSIONS BEHIND THE TWILIGHT ZONE
A Backstage Tribute to Television's Groundbreaking Series
By Stewart T Stanyard
Published by ECW Press -1st printing April 1, 2007 - 2nd printing June 20, 2012
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Submitted for your perusal, from the creator of The Twilight Zone Archives, comes a visually stunning and informative backstage glimpse through time and space, into the history and making of Rod Serling's classic television series, the Twilight Zone. In the book, DIMENSIONS BEHIND the TWILIGHT ZONE, you're invited to explore a portion of the archives collection, with over 350 never-before published original behind-the-scenes production photographs shot during the actual filming of the show. Accompanied by 39 alumni interviews with producers, directors, writers, and actors who worked on the series, insightful captions and rare documents. Also featured are candid interviews with Carol Serling, Rod's brother/writer Robert Serling, appreciation essays from several creative Hollywood personalities, and five informative and analytical chapters by the author.

Whether you're a longtime Twilight Zone fan, or just now discovering the magic of the fifth dimension, take part in this trip back in time as you uncover the sound, sight, and mind of… DIMENSIONS BEHIND the TWILIGHT ZONE.

2007, 2012 Stewart T Stanyard
   
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This long-awaited and unique book features a foreword by writer Neil Gaiman, an extensive main section of rare and unearthed production photos, fresh new alumni interviews, and author chapters covering the REALM OF ROD SERLING, TEAM OF WIZARDS, THEMES OF THE ZONE, COMIC RELIEF, and BEYOND DIMENSIONS. The appreciation essay section includes pieces by TZ writer George Clayton Johnson, Simpsons writer Dana Gould, composer John Ottman, Rush lyricist/drummer Neil Peart, and several other Hollywood creators of today.

Carol Serling has offered her endorsement for DIMENSIONS BEHIND the TWILIGHT ZONE. She comments, "A worthy addition to Twilight Zone lore. The arrival of this treasure trove of "lost" photographs and interviews with the Zone inhabitants is therefore a stupendous event".

Also on board are endorsements by William Shatner, JJ Abrams, Marc Scott Zicree and others... PLUS MUCH MORE!

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A few comments from DBTZ author Stewart T Stanyard (tzoneman)
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After almost 6.5 years of working on this book, it's nice to finally see it in stores and available for online ordering! The reviews are ALL 5 stars, and Zicree, of The Twilight Zone Companion, even refers to Dimensions Behind the Twilight Zone as "the ideal companion to the companion!" TRUST ME - YOU WON'T BE DISAPOINTED!

(a notation) This book had seen a few developmental phases - the original concept was first idealized as a basic picture book, featuring full-page behind-the-scenes photos with captions. It then moved toward a mix of photos at full, half, and quarter page sizes, alongside alumni interview materials. Until finally, evolving into the fuller book that it became - printed on high quality paper with over 350 behind-the-scenes photos and documents, material from 39 alumni interviews (details below), 12 appreciation essays from Hollywood personalities, 5 informative and analytical chapters by the author, a wonderful foreword by writer Neil Gaiman, and back cover endorsements that act as cherries on top!

All in all, I am very pleased. I think Dimensions Behind the Twilight Zone turned out rather well, and I hope you enjoy it!" - tzoneman

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QUESTION and ANSWERS about Dimensions Behind the Twilight Zone:
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The earlier interviews in the book are longer than the last few -why is that?
The majority of the alumni interviews were conducted by phone, by myself, between 1999 and 2006 (30 interviews; including 3 mailer questionaires, and 4 of the shorter edited ones). The handful of remaining shorter interviews are made up of transcript excerpts from Twilight Zone Archives video interviews conducted in collaboration with Goal Productions. They are shorter because we could only fit so much into this book and they needed to be edited down for length. The phone interviews are considered the more meatier ones, so they took precedence (these were also edited down for length).
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Why is the book a paperback and not hardbound?
We decided to publish it as a paperback to make it more affordable to readers.
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Why does some of the information in the 5 author chapters cover some of the same historical events previous covered in The Twilight Zone Companion?
Since this book is both an informative and analytical guide and coffee-table book, this gave me the liberty to go over some of the basic history for those who don't know it.
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Some of the photos have handwritten markings on them, like "NY" and "LA" - what are they?
Since the photos are from a collection of ORIGINAL contact-sheet production photos, some of them were marked up this way, for promoting the show in the different regional newspapers and TV Guides, and were marked up to call-out which shots would be used in which areas - New York, Los Angeles, etc.
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Why is it that the captions don't give credits for some of the crew in the shots?
The show is 50 years old and many of these people have passed on. I tried doing some research, but it was nearly impossible to find anyone alive who remembers who the crew is in the shots. I truly wish I could have had credits for the crew, but it was a near impossible task, and we were strapped for time. Full crew credits can be found online at the Internet Movie Database.
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Why is there no index in the book?
Since the page count was set at 300 pages, and we wanted the book to be meaty with interviews, photos, writing and essays, the page count could not accomidate an index. We settled for a Sources page, which again, due to page count, only lists the books and websites I referrenced for dates, names and titles; it does not list the multitude of research gathered from the Twilight Zone Archives phone interviews.
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Is there anything that didn't make it into the book? Or anything you would have done differently?
Well, a lot did make it into the book, more than was originally planned. Even though the book was always planned to be in black and white, a center color section was once considered, to show off the documents in full color. We later decided that the documents should flow throughout the book and not just in the center, and because of this, the color section was scrapped. There were also some appreciation essay candidates that just didn't have the time to contribute an essay; Clive Barker, Wes Craven and Arlen Schumer (author of Visions From The Twilight Zone). I wish they had had the time, because it would have been great to have them participate. But as far as the Appreciation Essay section turned out, the dozen personalities who did contribute came through in flying colors!
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How did you ever get writer Neil Gaiman to write your foreword?
Simple - I asked Neil if he'd be interested to write the foreword and he said, "I would be honored." And what a foreword it is!
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Why is it that Jack Klugman's endorsement for your book is on the TZA website and not on the back cover with the rest of the endorsements? And why didn't you interview him for the book?

It was simply a timing issue. By the time he had read through the galley pages and came up with his blurb, the cover had already been printed. Jack felt really sorry that he didn't meet the deadline, but gave us permission to use his blurb however we sit fit. As far as Jack not being interviewed in the book, I tried desperately to get through to him during the interviewing period, but he was on the road doing a play, and wasn't readily available.

NEW INFO: With the second printing of the book, Jack Klugman's endorsement was added to the back cover.

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Did anyone go miscredited/uncredited in the book?

For some reason we didn't catch the misspelling of actor Barry Morse - in his comment in the book, we spell it correctly, but in the acknowledgements page, its spelled wrong. Sorry Barry. Also, along with Tony Albarella's photo credits, there should have been another credit for his comments of Elliot Silverstein and James Sheldon. The comments came from Albarella's Twilight Zone panel discussion, which he views as public domain and therefore didn't need crediting; please consider this as the acknowledgement for those few comments, thanks). Also, on page 59, the caption for the third photo should be Orson Bean and Charles Lane (not Henry Jones - whoops). Lastly, the photo credits page credited the author bio photo to photographer Jim Johnson, but when the printer credit was added at the last minute, Johnson's credit line was somehow cut. Sorry Jim. Again, if/when the book goes to a second printing, you will be duly credited.

NEW INFO: With the recent second printing of the book, these issues have been corrected.

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Now that you've finished the book, what's next?
I'm currently working on a Twilight Zone-ish novel.
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Some Reviews for Dimensions Behind the Twilight Zone
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STARLOG MAGAZINE - "We're simply stunned by Dimensions Behind the Twilight Zone by Stewart T. Stanyard. It showcases 300 prime photos from Stanyard's unparalleled collection of some 4,500 TZ images, a foreward by Neil Gaiman, essays on the show's themes and history, and fascinating chats with lotsa TZ veterans (some of whom, thankfully, have new things to say). You have to see this - if only for the fabulous photos."
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BILL DEVOE, author of Trivia From the Twilight Zone - "I was first struck by the weight of it - high quality soft-cover and beautiful bond - even before opening the book - I knew I was in for a treat - This is the perfect celebration of the great series. Rod would be honored by the care and reverence, by the personal recollections thick with respect and admiration for his genius. Stanyard has formatted each section brilliantly - the interviews and essays are a perfect compliment to his own contributions. And the photos - pure magic. But I was struck with a twinge of sadness because for all these years I was convinced that each episode came from the ages - certainly not from producers, actors, cameramen - but they're all right there - Stanyard has pulled the curtain aside."
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DOUG BRODE, author of Rod Serling and the Twilight Zone - the 50th Anniversary Tribute - "Frankly, I'd heard so much praise for Stewart Stanyard's book that I was, for a time, afraid to read it . . . concerned that it might render the one that Carol Serling and I were creating irrelevant. Well, I finally worked up my nerve and I've got great news on both fronts: all the wonderful things I'd been told are true and, better still (at least for myself and Mrs. Serling), Stanyard's treasure trove of information, pictures, and insights is so far removed from what we had always hoped to achieve that the two volumes serve to complement each other rather than in any way cancel the other book out. What we wanted to provide in ROD SERLING AND THE TWILIGHT ZONE: THE OFFICIAL 50TH ANNIVERSARY TRIBUTE (Barricade) was an in-depth analysis of the individual episodes, based on Carol Serling's insight into her husband as a person, that would reveal the essentially autobiographical aspect of the show that has barely been touched on before. Here, in Stanyard's tome, is the ultimate backstage glimpse into what was going on on the set, chock full of incidents and a series of pictures that are, in a word, breathtaking. If you ever wanted to feel that you were there, when it was all happening, this will bring you as close to that sensation as a book possibly can. Stanyard tracked down and interviewed virtually everyone still living who was connected with the great series and, most important, prompted them to speak openly about their experiences as part of Rod Serling's once in a lifetime team. In particular, Del Reisman, associate producer and story editor for some time, provides both anecdotes about Rod Serling himself and memories of the work process that allow us to see and understand how ZONE came together in a way we never have before. The book even contains contracts and memos on the official CBS letterheads, adding to the scrapbook quality that lends this volume its appeal, while Stanyard's opening introductory remarks reveal his absolute understanding of the show. One final nice word: the book has been gorgeously designed, so that the arrangement of images and words on the page make it an enjoyable and rewarding artistic experience in and of itself. Highly recommended!"
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KING IRRELEVANT, Amazon review - "I'm not a real fan of most of the TZ books out there, with the exception of a few, and those few are the books that don't take a stance on personal opinions. This is just the sort of book I will enjoy picking up every once in awhile and reading and viewing photographs that I may have missed the first 300 times I looked through it. As much as I enjoyed the interviews with the actors, I am grateful the author opted to interview other creative forces like George Clayton Johnson. Everyone knows Twilight Zone has inspired modern day film makers, so it was a breath of fresh air to hear them state that in this very book. Let's face it, there is very little out there for real Twilight Zone fans to collect or immerse themselves in other than the actual show. A book like this takes us to another dimension...backstage. I get a chill looking at some of these photographs, wondering what it was like during the making of one of the best Television shows ever aired. This book gives insight into that, and probably as close as I will ever get standing next to Rod Serling as the film rolls!"
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Crabfan, Amazon review - "If you are a fan of Rod Serling or the original Twilight Zone television series, prepare to be completely blown away! Over 350 photos and images, most of which have never been published anywhere before. Tons of really in-depth conversations with actors, producers, directors, and writers who worked on the series. Good stuff! In my opinion this is the most exciting Twilight Zone book published since the series originally aired."
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Jeff W. Zentner, Amazon review - "The interviews were illuminating, the pictures glorious, and the paper used for the publication top-notch. In all honesty, I was surprised. I knew this book was coming out months before its release, but there have been many TZ books released in recent years that were letdowns. This one was most certainly not a letdown! Marc Zicree, author of The TZ Companion stated that this book was the ultimate companion to his. This is a fair statement, because where the Companion book acts as a reviewers guide with the episodes in chronological order, this book is a visual feast with interviews and essays aplenty. Anybody who loves the Twilight Zone needs both books for well rounded knowledge and insight into this magnificent television series. For my money though, this book has taken over as the best book to own for the TZ lover. It has something for everyone.... Enjoy!"
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OTHER TWILIGHT ZONE BOOKS
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THE TWILIGHT ZONE COMPANION
The Complete Show By Show Episode Guide
By Marc Scott Zicree
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In this 20th-anniversary, updated edition of his 1982 American Book Award-nominated volume, Zicree takes readers through every episode of the classic television series. In addition to credits and plot synopses, the author provides background on each episode, along with numerous screen photos.

"Not only is The Twilight Zone Companion an exhaustive episode guide, 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." - Stanley Wiater

"Over the years, the Companion has been such a great reference guide to the series, that I've gone through three copies of it." - tzoneman


AS I KNEW HIM
My Dad, Rod Serling
By Anne Serling
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To Anne Serling, the imposing figure the public saw hosting The Twilight Zone each week, intoning cautionary observations about fate, chance, and humanity, was not the father she knew. Her fun-loving dad would play on the floor with the dogs, had nicknames for everyone in the family, and was apt to put a lampshade on his head and break out in song. He was her best friend, her playmate, and her confidant. 

Though begun in loss, Anne's story is a celebration of her extraordinary relationship with her father and the qualities she came to prize through him--empathy, kindness, and an uncompromising sense of social justice. As I Knew Him is a lyrical, intimate tribute to Rod Serling's legacy as visionary, storyteller, and humanist, and a moving testament to the love between fathers and daughters. of t

"Out of the few books written about Rod Serling, no other comes as close to getting to know the man outside of his television persona as Anne Serling's, As I Knew Him - My Dad, Rod Serling. Precisly put, this is THE definitive biographical book we've all been waiting for all of these years. I HIGHLY recommend it!" - tzoneman


GEORGE CLAYTON JOHNSON - FICTIONEER
From Ocean's Eleven, Through The Twilight Zone, To Logan's Run, and Beyond
By Vivien Kooper
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This legendary writer allows us into his inner circle, sharing special memories and moments from his friendships, business relationships, and collaborations with such notable writers as Rod Serling, Ray Bradbury, Charles Beaumont, and William F. Nolan, among others. George Clayton Johnson: Fictioneer discusses the intricacies of writing for the classic television series, The Twilight Zone, and reveals the twists and turns of imagination that led him to pen his iconic Twilight Zone episodes.

George discusses the creative process behind Logan's Run and Ocean's Eleven, and reveals how his teleplay for Star Trek entitled The Man Trap, came to premiere even before the pilot aired. This giant from the Golden Age of Television shares invaluable wisdom, insights, and tricks of the trade in this enlightening, instructive, and delightful account of his life as a Fictioneer. 

"In my travels behind the curtain, I have been given the opportunity to know George Clayton Johnson. Vivien Kooper's book tunes readers into the mastermind behind whom I fondly refer to as the Twilight Zone Guru. What a treat this book is!" - tzoneman


INTO THE TWILIGHT ZONE
The Rod Serling Programme Guide
By Jean-Marc and Randy Lofficier
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Into The Twilight Zone: The Rod Serling Programme Guide includes complete episode guides with cast, credits and story summaries of the original Twilight Zone series, as well as its many film and television revivals, and Rod Serling's Night Gallery. The book features an overview and filmography of Serling's life and career, and interviews with many of his colleagues, including Buck Houghton, Richard Matheson, Frank Marshall, Joe Dante, Phil DeGuere, Wes Craven, Alan Brennert, Paul Chitlik and Jeremy Bertrand Finch. It also includes indices of actors and creative personnel.

The best thing about this book is that it's a complete guide of everything Rod Serling created in television and film. The interviews are a fun extra bonus (regardless if most of them are with creators of the first revival series instead of the original series)." - tzoneman


TRIVIA FROM THE TWILIGHT ZONE

By Bill DeVoe
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Inside Trivia From the Twilight Zone you'll find a celebration of detail loaded with fun facts, trivial tidbits, puzzles, quotes and much more. A delightful compendium of: word search puzzles, photo quizzes, match games, chaser quizzes, a jumbo crossword puzzle and much more from one of the greatest television shows ever produced.

"Trivia From the Twilight Zone is full of fun trivia, enough to satisfy both longtime Zoners and new fans of the show." - tzoneman


THE TWILIGHT AND OTHER ZONES
The Dark Worlds of Richard Matheson
By Richard Matheson / Edited By Stanley Wiater, Matthew Bradley, and Paul Stuve
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  The author of The Incredible Shrinking Man, Somewhere in Time, I Am Legend and dozens of short stories, Richard Matheson is himself a modern legend, a writer who shaped modern terror and fantasy fiction. This collection straddles the line between biography and reader's companion, but as the first fully authorized volume of its kind, it should enthrall devotees. Editors Wiater, Bradley and Stuve faithfully compile interviews with friends, family members and famous fans, as well as tributes, introductions to various Matheson editions and personal letters by the author. Boasting an exceptionally comprehensive, 150-page bibliography, this collection is clearly a labor of love. Those less enchanted by Matheson's work may find much redundant, as different introductory essays and tributes inevitably retread the same ground. For his part, Matheson speaks for himself quite eloquently, and there's more than enough insight and fan favor in the rest to satisfy serious aficionados. From Publishers Weekly

AS TIMELESS AS INFINITY
THE COMPLETE TWILIGHT ZONE SCRIPTS OF ROD SERLING
Volume One
By Rod Serling / Edited by Tony Albarella
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Gauntlet Press is thrilled to announce the publishing of all 92 of Rod Serling's Twilight Zone scripts (authorized by Carol Serling, in a 10 volume edition entitled AS TIMELESS AS INFINITY: THE COMPLETE TWILIGHT ZONE SCRIPTS OF ROD SERLING.

AS TIMELESS AS INFINITY offers a unique and definitive look at Rod Serling’s Twilight Zone scripts, reprinted directly from Serling’s personal collection; housed in the Special Collections Archive at Ithaca College.

Volume One includes: The Time Element, Where is Everybody?, Eye of the Beholder, Third from the Sun, The Purple Testament, The Big Tall Wish, A Most Unusual Camera, The Mind and the Matter, The Dummy.