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Rod Serling, creator of The Twilight Zone

A never-before-seen interview with Twilight Zone creator Rod Serling is hypnotic viewing, as he talks honestly about the show’s successes and failures in that deep, reflective voice that narrated your childhood.  (videos)

 

University of Kansas professor James Gunn interviewed Serling in 1970 for his Centron film series “Science Fiction in Literature,” but the interview never appeared due to legal issues surrounding the right to show footage of Serling’s work. But now it’s turned up on Youtube, and it’s embedded below. It’s fascinating to hear Serling’s insights into his own work, and the difficulties and joys of creating for television.

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