Sunday, July 16, 2017

2x02 Special Report: The Moat Farm Murder



Our pal Dr. Reba Wissner returns to further educate us on All Things Twilight Zone Music. The focus here is Bernard Herrmann’s chilling score for the classic radio drama “The Moat Farm Murder,” which would go on to appear in several Twilight Zone episodes. After the chat, stick around for the radio drama itself, an unsettling account of a murder that takes place, if the title is to be believed, on a farm of the moat variety.

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

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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.

2x01 "Comeuppance See Me Sometime"



This week Craig (finally) kicks off a new batch of episodes with “I Shot an Arrow into the Air” and “The Rip Van Winkle Caper,” two classic Twilight Zones in which Rod Serling doles out cosmic justice like a true karmic badass. And make no mistake, there will be blood: casualties include a few bottles of water and a small watermelon (don’t worry, it’ll make sense when you listen).

Roger Alford’s Twilight Zone/Planet of the Apes fan edit:

Sal Capirchio’s Twilight Zone on Location (Death Valley) article/slideshow:

Direct link to Paul Giammarco’s related video:

My appearance on That Twilighty Show About That Zone, discussing “The Rip Van Winkle Caper”:

Opening theme: “Neither Here Nor There (3.3)” 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. 


Friday, June 30, 2017

1x17 "A Postcard from Limbo 2: Postcard Harder"



Jesus, does every single episode need show notes? I say no. Morrissey also says no.


Theme music: “Neither Here nor There (3.1)” by Twin Loops

“You Just Haven’t Earned It Yet, Baby” by The Smiths (from the album The World Won’t Listen, copyright 1987 by Rough Trade 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.


Wednesday, April 5, 2017

1x16 "A Postcard from Limbo"




We’ve been nominated for a major award! Craig pauses his sabbatical to provide all the gory details, then breaks his silence about the future of the podcast (spoiler alert: it’s good news. I mean, it’s good if you like the show. If you don’t, well… what the hell are you doing here? Haters back off!


OPENING THEME: “Neither Here Nor There (2nd variation)” by Twin Loops

“Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want” by The Smiths (from the album Hatful of Hollow, copyright 1984 by Rough Trade Records)

“Don’t Stop Believing” by Journey (from the album Escape, copyright 1981 by Columbia)

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. 


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.