Saturday, December 9, 2017

2x15 A Conversation with Steven Jay Rubin



This week author Steven Jay Rubin drops by to discuss his marvelous new book The Twilight Zone Encyclopedia. Along the way, Craig practically falls over himself gushing over the book, repeatedly trips over his own tongue, and commits the ultimate interview sin… but you’ll have to listen to find out what it is (actually, there are two pretty egregious faux pas committed herein… oh, the shame!).

Amazon:

Barnes & Noble:

Portland’s own legendary Powell’s Books:


Theme Music: “Neither Here nor There (3.4)” by Twin Loops

“The Unknown,” “Invitation,” “The Moon Is Low,” “Shangri-La” and “The Twilight Zone” performed by Marty Manning and His Orchestra (from the album The Twilight Zone: A Sound Adventure in Space, copyright 1961 by Columbia Records)


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Saturday, December 2, 2017

2x14 "Hella Hellish"




Heaven. Hell. What’s the difference? The lines are blurred this week as Craig spins the roulette wheel on the Twilight Zone classic “A Nice Place to Visit” and can’t decide between a halo or a brimstone necklace. He then descends to the cheap and cheesy bowels of 70’s hell for the Night Gallery quickie “Hell’s Bells.” It’s groovy, man.

Theme: “Neither Here nor There (3.5)” by Twin Loops

“Strange Girl” performed by Hubert Laws (from the album Flute By-Laws, copyright 1966 by Atlantic Records)

“Destroyer” performed by The Kinks (from the album Give the People What They Want, copyright 1981 by Arista Records)

“The Girl with the Long Black Hair” performed by Sandy Warner (from the album Fair and Warner, copyright 1961 by Mayfair Records)

“Sacrifice” performed by Elliot Murphy (from the album Unreal City, copyright 1993 by Razor & Tie Records)

“Hell Hotel” performed by They Might Be Giants (demo; copyright information unknown)

“Lighten Up” performed by Beastie Boys (from the album Check Your Head, copyright 1992 by Capitol Records)

“Hell” performed by Squirrel Nut Zippers (from the album Hot, copyright 1996 by Mammoth Records)

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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.



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.

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.