Gauntlet Press is thrilled to complete the publication of all 92 of Rod Serling’s scripts for The Twilight Zone, authorized by his wife Carol Serling. This ten-volume signed, limited edition series is entitled AS TIMELESS AS INFINITY: THE COMPLETE TWILIGHT ZONE SCRIPTS OF ROD SERLING. Except for The Twilight Zone Magazine and a few textbooks, this is the first time that Carol Serling has authorized (and will take an active role in) the publication of these scripts. Tony Albarella (co-author of THE TWILIGHT ZONE SCRIPTS OF EARL HAMNER and one of the Board of Directors for the Rod Serling Memorial Foundation) is the editor for this deluxe series.
AS TIMELESS AS INFINITY offers a unique and definitive look at Rod Serling’s landmark Twilight Zone teleplays. The classic scripts are reprinted directly from Serling’s personal collection, currently housed in the Special Collections Archive at Ithaca College. As editor, Albarella is working closely with Carol Serling to bring out material that has never before been made available to the public.
The scripts appear in their original format and are not typeset or altered in any way. In some cases this includes Rod’s handwritten changes or notations. The Ithaca material also includes many revisions and earlier script drafts that differ, to varying degrees, from the final shooting scripts. AS TIMELESS AS INFINITY will include these variant details where appropriate to document the creative process and track the evolution of the stories.
A commentary accompanies each rare script; in many cases this includes exclusive interview material with cast and crew and select comments from Serling himself. In addition, many of Rod’s friends and colleagues will pay tribute to the man and his work. Included are appreciations from contemporaries who worked with Serling as well as current talents who were inspired by him.
Preparation for this ambitious collection began in early 2002. Since then, over one hundred interviews have been conducted and the gathering of unique material is an on-going process. These books offer an in-depth, behind-the-scenes examination of Rod Serling and his signature creation, including examples of Serling’s personal correspondence, vintage communications from CBS, rare production photos and much more.
Rod Serling was a true visionary – one of the pioneers of early television – and The Twilight Zone showcased some of his finest creations. AS TIMELESS AS INFINITY presents these ageless tales in a tribute worthy of Serling’s legacy.
Participating in Volume Ten:
David Morrell – The critically acclaimed author of books such as FIRST BLOOD, the novel in which Rambo was created. David holds a Ph. D. in American literature from Penn State and was a professor in the English department at the University of Iowa. His numerousNew York Times bestsellers include the classic spy trilogy THE BROTHERHOOD OF THE ROSE, THE FRATERNITY OF THE STONE, and THE LEAGUE OF NIGHT AND FOG. An Edgar, Anthony, and Macavity nominee, Morrell is the recipient of three Bram Stoker awards from the Horror Writers Association as well as the prestigious lifetime Thriller Master Award from the International Thriller Writers organization.
Anne Francis – The late, great Ms. Francis is perhaps best known for her starring role in the landmark 1956 film FORBIDDEN PLANET and her Emmy-nominated, Golden Globe-winning work on the 1965 series Honey West. Anne was a model at age six and debuted on Broadway at the tender age of eleven. An M-G-M contract led to roles in films such as BAD DAY AT BLACK ROCK (1955), BLACKBOARD JUNGLE (1955), THE RACK (1956, based on a Rod Serling teleplay), THE CROWDED SKY (1960), and FUNNY GIRL (1968). Anne’s extensive television work includes memorable lead appearances in two episodes of The Twilight Zone, “The After Hours” and “Jess-Belle.”
The following scripts appear in Volume Ten:
1) “The After Hours”
2) “A Thing About Machines”
3) “The Lateness of the Hour”
4) “Back There”
5) “Five Characters in Search of an Exit”
6) “The Gift”
7) “The Bard” – An hour-long script
8) “Last Night of a Jockey”
9) “The Fear”
Available to purchase for this title:
- 500-copy signed numbered edition
- Optional handmade bonded leather slipcase for the numbered edition
- 52-copy signed traycased lettered edition