Sunday, November 27, 2016

1x09 "Nocturnal Immersions"



This week, Craig celebrates his birthday by spotlighting two of his all-time favorite Twilight Zone episodes: “Perchance to Dream” and “Shadow Play,” two masterpieces from the mind of Charles Beaumont. Tangents include Craig’s unresolved crush on Maya the Cat Girl and his lamentable inability to dream in the third person.  Fan favorite Dr. Reba Wissner pops in to set him straight about the curious lack of the Theremin in The Twilight Zone, and of course he gets the usual familial abuse from Teresa and Kendyl. Happy birthday, my ass.

Dr. Reba Wissner’s A Dimension of Sound: Music in The Twilight Zone

Dr. Reba Wissner’s We Will Control All That Your Hear: The Outer Limits and the Aural Imagination


“Windmills of Your Mind” by Noel Garrison (from the album The Thomas Crown Affair original motion picture soundtrack, copyright 1998 by Rykodisc)

“The Technological Womb” by Mysteries of the Universe (from the album The Erotic Nature of Automated Universes, copyright 1995 by Instinct Records)

“Smokey Sax” by Hollywood Trailer Music Orchestra (from the album Film Noir: Vintage Cinema Classics, copyright 2015 by Megatrax Music)

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


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. 

Saturday, November 19, 2016

1x08 "Pwn's Labyrinth"




OH MY GOD do we have a treat for y’all this week! The irrepressible Fred from the internet’s third most popular Twilight Zone-based podcast---- the renowned and beloved Twilight Pwn--- came to town for one night only, and he graciously consented (likely against his better judgment) to sit down for a beer and a brief chat. So we’re suspending the usual episode analyses format this week… it’s the least we can do for a certified goddamned podcasting legend. This discussion was recorded on 11/17/2016 in the Bunk Bar’s sandwich shop in Portland, Oregon, so expect a lot of background noise… it’s basically cinéma vérité, audio-style.



Opening theme: “Neither Here Nor There” (revision 1) by Twin Loops

Closing music: “Is It Wrong” by Golden Suits (from the album Kubla Khan, copyright 2016 by Hit City U.S.A.)

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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. 


Saturday, November 12, 2016

1x07 "A Scythe for Sore Eyes"




This week, we wrap up our epic two-part exploration of The Twilight Zone’s three encounters with Mr. Death with the best of the lot, “The Hitch-hiker.” Craig compares the original radio play against the TZ adaptation, commits a near-unforgivable blunder when he confuses military branches (on Veteran’s Day of all days!), and once again leans heavily on fan favorite Dr. Reba Wissner for knowledge and guidance. raig...Disclaimeraig the spouse

Dr. Reba Wissner’s A Dimension of Sound: Music in The Twilight Zone

Dr. Reba Wissner’s We Will Control All That Your Hear: The Outer Limits and the Aural Imagination

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

Closing music: “Route 66” by Bing Crosby with the Andrews Sisters (from the album Bing Crosby and The Andrews Sisters: Their Complete Recordings Together, copyright 1996 by MCA)

“The Lonely Man Theme (The Incredible Hulk)” composed by Joe Harnell

“Danger Zone” by Kenny Loggins (from the album Top Gun: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, copyright 1986 by Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music)

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.


Saturday, November 5, 2016

1x06 "Up One Scythe and Down the Other"



This week, host Craig braves two brushes with Death as he examines “One for the Angels” and “Nothing in the Dark,” two classic episodes of The Twilight Zone that feature characters being pursued by that sneaky rascal The Grim Reaper. In the interest of full disclosure: after swearing off drinking whilst podcasting, Craig nonetheless had a few during this week’s recording session… so he’ll likely be pushing this envelope and lushing it up for future episodes. You’ve been warned.raig...DISCLAIMERaig the spouse

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

Closing music: “Fly on the Windscreen” by The Ineffable Orchestra (from the album Symphonic Music of Depeche Mode, copyright 2006 by Cleopatra 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. 

Sunday, October 30, 2016

1x05a: Derek M. Koch Interview (Uncut)



Y’now that 15-minute segment in yesterday’s episode with Derek M. Koch of Monster Kid Radio? Wouldja believe it was originally almost an hour long? Derek and I had a blast geeking out about non-Twilight Zone stuff---which ended up being cut rather mercilessly in editing. And well… we just couldn’t let all that great Monster Kid conversation go to waste. So here it is, unedited and unvarnished, just in time for Halloween. You’re welcome.


Opening theme: "Neither Here nor There" (revision 1) by Twin Loops

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.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

1x05 "Diablokes"




Halloween 2016! We could do the safe thing and focus on ghosts, or aliens, or vague supernatural phenomena… but no, we’re going straight to the source of all evil: The Devil himself. The Prince of Darkness lends his brimstone-scented aura to “Escape Clause” and “The Howling Man,” two classic episodes of The Twilight Zone, and this week we’re digging into ‘em like Negan’s bat dug into Glenn’s skull (ooh… too soon?). The one and only Derek M. Koch of Monster Kid Radio fame stops by for some choice commentary, affording Craig a great opportunity to demonstrate how terrible he is at conducting interviews. Sigh.



Arlen Schumer’s Visions from The Twilight Zone:


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

“Ironic” by Alanis Morissette (from the album Jagged Little Pill, copyright 1995 by Maverick/Reprise)


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.


Saturday, October 22, 2016

1x04 "The 16mm Pinky Ring"





This week, host Craig digs up the dirt Hollywood Confidential-style on two booze-soaked Twilight Zone classics, “The Sixteen-Millimeter Shrine” and “A World of Difference,” episodes featuring real-life spouses Ida Lupino and Howard Duff. Keep an ear out for an earnest exploration of the historical significance of the pinky ring, not to mention the thrilling return of Dr. Reba Wissner. And speaking of spouses, Teresa pipes in with her usual wifely crunchiness. There’s a pretty heavy film noir vibe going on up in here, so tread lightly and trust no one. 




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

Closing music: “Hooray for Hollywood” by Benny Goodman and His Orchestra (from the film Hollywood Hotel, copyright 1937 by Warner Bros.)

“Smokey Sax” by Hollywood Trailer Music Orchestra (from the album Film Noir: Vintage Cinema Classics, copyright 2015 by Megatrax Music)


“Le Freak” by Chic (from the album C’est Chic, copyright 1978 by Atlantic Recording Corporation)


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.