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 Three is George Clayton Johnson and Earl Hamner, Jr. George is best known as the co-author of LOGAN’S RUN and his script work for both television (Star Trek, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Kung Fu) and movies (TWILIGHT ZONE: THE MOVIE and the story for OCEAN’S ELEVEN). Emmy Award-winning author Earl Hamner, novelist, raconteur and script/screenwriter, is the writer behind several movies (SPENCER’S MOUNTAIN, CHARLOTTE’S WEB, WHERE THE LILLIES BLOOM, LASSIE: A NEW BEGINNING) and television series (Falcon Crest, The Invaders). Hamner earned a place in television history as the writer, creator, producer and narrator of the beloved family series The Waltons. Both veterans of the original Twilight Zone series, George and Earl will share their thoughts and memories of Serling and the series.
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 appeaing in Volume Three is as follows:
1) “One for the Angels”
2) “Time Enough at Last”
3) “The Four of Us are Dying”
5) “Death’s Head Revisited”
6) “The Changing of the Guard”
7) “On Thursday we Leave for Home” — An hour-long script.
8) “A Kind of Stopwatch” — 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.
9) “The Long Morrow”
Only the Lettered edition contains an alternate version of “Twenty-Two,” featuring heavy handwritten changes.
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