Sunday, November 5, 2017

2x13 Special Report: Richard Matheson's 'Prey'




This time around we deviate (almost) completely from The Twilight Zone to examine Richard Matheson’s short story “Prey,” which MAY have been inspired by Matheson’s earlier “The Invaders.” Voice actor Karen Cenon lends us her talents for a dramatic reading of Matheson’s story, after which Craig faces yet another series of lashings for errors committed in past episodes.

Check out Karen Cenon as E.R.I.S. in The Haven Chronicles:


Opening music: “Neither Here nor There (Zuni variant)” by Twin Loops

“Moo-Wy-Yeh,” “Hee-le-lee Song,” “Ha-Ha-Wu Dance,” “Rain Dance Song” and “Harvest Dance Song” by Leo Quetawki (from the album Zuni: Traditional Songs from the Zuni Pueblo, copyright 2004 by Canyon Records)

“Fast Comanche Dance” by Leslie Shebala (from the album Zuni: Traditional Songs from the Zuni Pueblo, copyright 2004 by Canyon Records)

“Herbal” by Simon Boswell (from the Hardware Limited Edition soundtrack, copyright 2014 by Flick Records)


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Monday, October 30, 2017

2x12 "Damn It Feels Good to Be a Doppelgänger"




This year’s Hallowe’en episode isn’t about monsters, or ghosts, or demonic dolls. It’s about doppelgängers, which should clue you in to the fact that we’re covering the Twilight Zone classic “Mirror Image” this week, plus the related 80’s TZ episode “Shatterday.” Along the way host Craig challenges Jimmy Stewart to a fight, invites listeners to a Vera Miles-related self-pity party, and goes a bit (or a lot) overboard with the Bruce Willis jokes. So… it’s a different kind of horror, basically.

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Opening Music: “Neither Here nor There (Doppelgänger-we’en variant)” by Twin Loops

“Ghostbusters” performed by Ray Parker Jr. (from the Ghostbusters soundtrack, copyright 1984 by Arista Records)

“Pitkin County Turn Around” performed by Steve Martin (from the album The Steve Martin Brothers, copyright 1981 by Warner Bros. Records)

“Angel Eyes” performed by Frank Sinatra (from the album Frank Sinatra Sings for Only the Lonely, copyright 1958 by Capitol Records)


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Friday, October 20, 2017

2x11 "Dearthlings"




Two stone-cold Twilight Zone classics get the full body cavity search this week: “Third from the Sun” and “The Invaders” are compared and contrasted to determine definitively which is more classic than the other. Or will we see a historic first-ever tie…? Along the way Craig regales with a dramatic reading (okay, maybe “regales” is the wrong word. “Attempts to regale,” maybe?) and places a last-minute call to fan favorite Dr. Reba Wissner… but doesn’t talk about music. Intrigued? Commence downloading and check it out!




Opening music: “Neither Here nor There (Earth/Not Earth Variant)” by Twin Loops

“Discipline 27 II: What Planet Is This?” performed by Sun Ra and His Space Arkestra (from the album What Planet Is This? copyright 2006 by Golden Years of New Jazz)

“Earth Floor” performed by Michael Brook (from the album Hybridcopyright 1985 by EG Records)

“Fever Bomb” performed by The Technicolors (from the album Metaphysical, copyright 2017 by The Technicolors)

"I'm Afraid of Americans (Nine Inch Nails V1 Clean Edit)" performed by David Bowie (additional production by Trent Reznor, copyright 1997 by Virgin Records)

“Third from the Sun” performed by Psilonaut (from the Pi original motion picture soundtrack, copyright 1998 by Thrive Records)


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Sunday, September 24, 2017

2x10 "Is That a Rocket in Your Pocket or Are You Just Happy to See Me?"




This week, Craig watches helplessly as two different spaceship crews make emergency landings and get themselves into all sorts of crazy unpredictable jams. Strap yourselves in, kids, ‘cuz it’s gonna be one helluva bumpy ride when we launch the Twilight Zone episodes “Elegy” and “People are Alike All Over” into orbit simultaneously and see which one comes back unscathed... and which one burns up on reentry. Along the way, Craig marvels at the fashion choices of future astronauts and struggles with the pronunciation of Liebfraumilch.
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Marc Scott Zicree’s “Rod Serling and Ray Bradbury: The Untold Story”:

Marc Scott Zicree’s “Mr. Sci-Fi” YouTube channel:

Brandi Jackola reads ‘Brothers Beyond the Void’ (Tom Elliot’s The Twilight Zone Podcast):

Jim Moon Reads ‘Elegy’ (Tom Elliot’s The Twilight Zone Podcast):


Theme Music: “Neither Here nor There (3.3)” by Twin Loops

“Phoenix.beacon10” performed by SETI (from the album Pharos, copyright 1995 by Instinct Ambient Records)

“Is It Wrong” performed by Golden Suits (from the album Kubla Khan, copyright 2016 by Hit City USA)

“Don’t Wanna Fight No More” performed by Alabama Shakes (from the album Sound & Color,  copyright 2015 by ATO / Fontana North / MapleMusic Recordings)

“Bullet with Butterfly Wings” performed by Smashing Pumpkins (from the album Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness,  copyright 1995 by Virgin Records)

“Lost-Found” performed by Space Monkey Death Sequence (from the album People Are Alike All Over,  copyright 2015 by Space Monkey Death Sequence)

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Elton John’s “Rocket Man” performed by William Shatner (The Science Fiction Film Awards, 1978)


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Sunday, August 27, 2017

2x09 Special Report: The Jazz Stylings of Jerry Goldsmith




This week Craig lets the music do the talking as we explore composer Jerry Goldsmith’s musical contributions to The Twilight Zone’s musical landscape, specifically his jazz compositions. You’ll want a drink or two for this one… three fingers of your best bourbon, or maybe a dirty martini with three olives. Cheers, mates.

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Sunday, August 20, 2017

2x08 "Put Up Yer Nukes"




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Duck and cover! This week we peel back the radiation-blistered skin of the Twilight Zone classic “Time Enough at Last” to see if Craig still hates it much as he did back in his blogging days. Fan favorite Dr. Reba Wissner stops by with a report on All Things Atomic TV, and Craig is forced to do his mea culpa routine not once, but twice (it’s not fair… it’s not fair at all!). Make sure you’re wearing your radiation-proof hazmat suit before you hit Play…!

Tom Elliot reads Marilyn Venable’s “Time Enough at Last”:

Dr. Reba Wissner’s talk on “Shelter Anxiety and Civil Defense on Television” (9/28/2017 at NYU):

Opening theme: “Neither Here nor There (3.3)” by Twin Loops

“Life’s Not Fair” by Supmikecheck (from the album You Are Who You Think You Are, © 2015 by Supmikecheck)

“Radiation Ruling the Nation (Protection)” by Massive Attack vs. Mad Professor (from the album No Protection, © 1995 by Virgin EMI records)

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Sunday, August 13, 2017

2x07 "Mob's Yer Uncle"




Neighbors, am I right? Buncha a-holes. This week the classic Twilight Zone episode “The Monsters are Due on Maple Street” faces off against the not-quite-as-classic “The Shelter” in a suburban grudge match for the ages. Along the way Craig unwraps a mint copy of Twilight Zone Magazine (for research purposes) and discovers that every good idea he has for the podcast… well, Tom Elliot had it first.


Tom Elliot’s coverage of “The Monsters are Due on Maple Street”:

Tom Elliot’s coverage of “The Shelter”:

Forbidden Planet uniform replicas:


Opening theme: “Neither Here nor There (3.3)” by Twin Loops

“Pretty in Pink” by The Psychedelic Furs (from the Pretty in Pink soundtrack, copyright 1986 by A&M Records)

“Chant of the Moon” by Robert Drasnin (from the album Voodoo: Exotic Music from Polynesia and the Far East, copyright 1959 by Tops Records)

“Monster Radio Man” by Skinny Puppy (from the album Back and Forth Series Vol. 2, copyright 1992 by Nettwerk)


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Between Light and a Shadow: A Twilight Zone Podcast is a nonprofit podcast. Music clips and dialogue excerpts used herein are the property of their respective copyright owners; we claim no ownership of these materials. Their use is strictly for illustrative purposes and should be considered Fair Use as stated in the Copyright Act of 1976, 17 U.S.C. section 107.