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)

Check out Space Monkey Death Sequence’s full catalogue at:

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.


Sunday, August 6, 2017

2x06 A Conversation with Mark Dawidziak



The engaging Mark Dawidziak, author of the wonderful Everything I Need to Know I Learned in The Twilight Zone: A Fifth-Dimension Guide to Life, stops by for a fascinating and enlightening chat. Highly recommended.

Mark’s book (Amazon):

Mark’s book (Barnes and Noble):

Opening theme: “Neither Here nor There (3.4”) by Twin Loops

Closing music: “Little Girl Lost: Where Are You?” composed and conducted by Bernard Herrmann

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Sunday, July 30, 2017

2x05 "Smack Dat Ass...tronaut"



So much awesomeness on deck! The wonderful Tom Elliott (The Twilight Zone Podcast) gives a dramatic reading of Richard Matheson’s “Disappearing Act,” the genesis for the classic Twilight Zone episode we’re focusing on this week, “And When the Sky was Opened.” We’ve also got Dr. Reba Wissner on speed dial to school us on the musical stylings of Leonard Rosenman. Somehow this week’s episode ended up almost two hours long, so… sorry in advance.

Opening theme: “Neither Here Nor There (rare 3rd Variation)” by Twin Loops

“Smooth Operator” performed by Sade (from the album Diamond Life, © 1984 by Epic Records)

Radiohead’s “How to Disappear Completely” performed by Made of Wood (from the album Narcotherapy Hypnosis, ©2017 by Made of Wood)

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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. 

Sunday, July 23, 2017

2x04 Special Report: Evening Primrose



Witness a boy, a girl, a department store at night… and a whole lotta creepiness. Craig celebrates vintage radio with a special look at “Evening Primrose,” a 1947 episode of Escape based on the classic John Collier short story…. Which kinda maybe sorta inspired Rod Serling’s “The After Hours.”

Opening theme: “Neither Here Nor There (3rd Revision)” by Twin Loops

“Take Me to the World” (from Stephen Sondheim’s Evening Primrose; performed by Neil Patrick Harris and Theresa McCarthy; copyright 2001 by Nonesuch Records)

The Twilight Zone is a trademark of CBS, Inc.

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.