Happy 4th of July everyone! What's a geek to do on this fine Independence Day weekend? Sure, I could give you a list of 4th of July themed movies that you should watch, but seriously are you going to watch any of them? No, you know why? Because this year you need to relax, park you ass down on your couch turn on the Sci Fi Channel and watch Rod Serling's classic TV show The Twilight Zone! That's right friends, The Twilight Zone marathon has begun and it will play through day in day out the next two days. Make sure to take a break and go out and watch the fireworks or light them off yourself which I personally prefer, but be safe while doing it! You'll shoot your your out kid.
The Twilight Zone is one of the greatest TV shows of all time and in my opinion serves as the inspiration for many of the films that we see today. These episodes have stood the test of time and they are still really frikin good, better than most of what Hollywood is pumping out to us these days.
One of television's most rightly revered series, The Twilight Zone (CBS, 1959-64) stands as the role model for TV anthologies. Its trenchant sci-fi/fantasy parables explore humanity's hopes, despairs, prides and prejudices in metaphoric ways conventional drama cannot.
Creator Rod Serling wrote the majority of the scripts, and produced those of such now-legendary writers as Richard Matheson and Charles Beaumont. The series featured such soon-to-be-famous actors as Robert Redford, William Shatner, Burt Reynolds, Robert Duvall, Dennis Hopper, Carol Burnett, James Coburn, Charles Bronson, Lee Marvin, Peter Falk and Bill Mumy, as well as such established stars as silent-film giant Buster Keaton, Art Carney, Mickey Rooney, Ida Lupino and John Carradine.
What better way to celebrate our independence than with The Twilghit Zone, food, and fireworks.
You are traveling through another dimension, a dimension not of of sight and sound but of mind. A journey into a wonderous land whose boundaries are that of imagination. There's a sign post up ahead, next stop The Twilight Zone.
Have a great weekend gang!