Gauntlet Press announced last year that we are publishing all 92 of Rod Serling’s scripts for The Twilight Zone, authorized by his wife Carol Serling. This is a 10 volume signed limited edition set 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. The books are edited by 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).
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. We 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 pay tribute to the man and his work. Included are appreciations from contemporaries that worked with Serling as well as current talents who were inspired by him.
Participating in Volume Two will be acclaimed author Robert McCammon, whose bestselling novels and short stories have earned scores of prestigious awards.
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.
The list of scripts to appear in Volume Two is as follows:
1) “Walking Distance”
2) “Judgment Night”
3) “King Nine Will Not Return”
4) “The Silence” — Two complete versions of this script are included with the book — the final shooting script and an earlier, alternate version featuring major alterations in plot and dialogue.
5) “The Passersby”
6) “The Trade-Ins”
7) “Of Late I Think of Cliffordville” — An hour-long script.
8) “A Short Drink from a Certain Fountain”
9) “I am the Night – Color Me Black”
Only the Lettered edition will contain an annotated version of “Walking Distance”, complete with Rod Serling’s own comments on the script.
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
“This is a big, satisfying collection that is just as much fun for Twilight Zone newbies to peruse as for ancient TZ fans…” — Tomb of Dark Delights
“Real jaw-dropping stuff for Twilight Zone fans.” — SFCrowsnest
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