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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Between Light and 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 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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Between Light and 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 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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Between Light and 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. 

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)


The Twilight Zone is a trademark of CBS, Inc.


Between Light and 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, 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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Between Light and 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, 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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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 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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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 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)


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, 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

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, 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)

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, 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)

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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. 

2x03 "The Marsha Chronicles"



 Two words: MANNEQUIN CHALLENGE. ‘Nuff said.


The notorious “eye intro” saga:

William Tuttle’s “The King of the Duplicators” short (MGM, 1960):


Opening theme: “Neither Here nor There (3.3)” by Twin Loops (from the forthcoming album Between Light and Shadow: The Official Soundtrack, copyright 2017 by Butterscotch Eclipse Productions)

“Short Skirt/Long Jacket” by Cake (from the album Comfort Eagle, copyright 2011 by Columbia Records)

“Possession” by Harry Revel and Dr. Samuel J. Hoffman (from the album Perfume Set to Music, copyright 1948 by RCA/Victor)

“Black Beatles” by Rae Sremmurd featuring Gucci Mane (from the album SremmLife 2, copyright 2016 by Interscope Records)

“Showroom Dummies” by Kraftwerk (from the album Trans-Europe Express, copyright 1977 by Kling Klang Schallplatten)


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, 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.

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.

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)

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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.


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.