Wednesday, March 1, 2017

1x15 "Reba Wissner at Ithaca"



We’re back!  Well, kinda sorta: this week frequent guest Dr. Reba Wissner seizes control of the podcast to bring us Music in The Twilight Zone: Hearing Rod Serling’s Vision, a multimedia presentation she gave at New York’s Ithaca College on February 17, 2017. Turns out it translates almost perfectly to the audio-only realm, and we’re immensely grateful that she’s granted us exclusive permission to present it here. Enjoy!


Opening theme: "Neither Here Nor There" (2nd Revision) 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.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

1x14 "Auld Lang Zone"



Joey Crown’s the name, swilling cheap whiskey and bugle-blowing’s the game. This week we immerse ourselves in the Twilight Zone classic “A Passage for Trumpet,” then revisit past episodes of the podcast to write a few wrongs Quantum Leap-style. Elsewhere, martial tensions run high at Casa de Craig, leading to a shocking (yet probably inevitable) conclusion.  

American Masters Presents Rod Serling: Submitted for Your Approval: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4ALNnImsmU

Opening music: “Neither Here nor There (2nd Revision)” by Twin Loops

“In Limbo” by Radiohead (from the album Kid A, copyright 2000 by Capitol/EMI Records)

“James Session” by Harry James (from the album Harry James in Hi-Fi, copyright 1955 by Capitol)

“My Way” by Frank Sinatra (from the album My Way, copyright 1969 by Reprise Records)

“Satanic Blues” by Max Kaminsky (from the album When the Saints Go Marching In/Jazz on Campus, copyright 2007 by Membran Entertainment Group)

“Stormy Weather“ by Billy Butterfield (from the album Pandora’s Box: 1946-1947, copyright 2000 by CEDAR)

“Shake Ya Ass” performed by Richard Cheese (from the album Tuxicity, copyright 2003 by Surfdog Records; originally performed by Mystikal)

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.


Friday, December 30, 2016

1x13 "The Night of the Mensch"




Shalom aleykham! Christmas may be over, but those eight crazy nights of Chanukah are still in full swing! Join us for a delightful conversation with our good friend Dr. Reba Wissner, author of A Dimension of Sound: Music in The Twilight Zone. This is strictly a BYOL affair (Bring Your Own Latkes). L’Chiam!

Opening music: “Neither Here nor There” (2nd Revision) by Twin Loops

“Chanukah, Oh Chanukah” performed by Theodore Bikel (from the album A Taste of Chanukah, copyright 1999 by Rounder)




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, December 24, 2016

1x12 "Feliz NaviRod"



Season’s greetings! This week Craig peers beneath the tinsel on “The Night of the Meek,” not just a Twilight Zone classic but a perennial holiday must-see, then flashes forward 25 years to see if the 80’s remake can hold a candle to it (spoiler alert: it can’t). He then wraps (har har) things up with a reading of a classic Rod Serling piece on his most memorable Christmas. Grab some egg nog or spark up a doobie (whatever gets you all warm ‘n fuzzy), curl up by the fire… and bask in the glow. Happy holidays, y’all.

Opening theme: “Neither Here nor There” (2nd Revision) 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. 

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

1x11 "Loose Changelings"




Shapeshifters of the world unite! This week Craig takes on the Twilight Zone classic “The Four of Us Are Dying” (and the George Clayton Johnson short story that inspired it) as well as the not-quite-so classic “The Self-Improvement of Salvadore Ross” in a jazz-fueled free fall into the neon-splashed netherworld of film noir. Along the way he enjoys an enlightening chat with Mr. Stephen Pickard, the man largely responsible for the HD-sourced transfers (and the bumper crop of isolated music tracks!) commissioned for the glorious Definitive Edition DVD sets… which makes him a true hero in our eyes.

Opening theme: “Neither Here Nor There” (Revision #2) by Twin Loops

Closing music: “The Four of Us Are Dying” by Nine Inch Nails (from the album The Slip, copyright 2008 by the Null Corporation)

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, December 11, 2016

1x10 "The Big Tall Lush"




Yeeeeeeehaw! This week Craig travels to the Old West this week for a tense showdown with the Twilight Zone classic “Mr. Denton on Doomsday” and discovers a whole mess o’ similarities between it and “An Echo of Bugles,” the pilot episode of Rod Serling’s post-TZ series The Loner. Saddle up, dudes and lasses… and let’s ride!
 
Opening music: “Neither Here nor There” (Revision 1) by Twin Loops
 
Closing music: “The Lone Wanderer” by Antti Martikainen (from the album Creation of the World, copyright 2013 by DistroKid)
 
“Rural Ruin” by NineOneOne (found online; I couldn’t track down any info on the artist)
 
“Get’cha Head in the Game” performed by the cast of High School Musical (from the High School Musical soundtrack, copyright 2006 by Disney/EMI Music Distribution)
 
“Shadowland” by Network Music Ensemble (from the album Film Noir, copyright 2011 by Network 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. 

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.