Gauntlet Press is thrilled to continue with 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 Four will be Oscar-winning actor Cliff Robertson. Robertson began a rewarding movie career in 1955’s PICNIC and played Joan Crawford’s husband in AUTUMN LEAVES in 1956. The actor then played lead roles in films such as THE NAKED AND THE DEAD (1958), GIDGET (1959), and THE BIG SHOW (1961). An equally impressive television career dates back to the early fifties. In 1963 Robertson was selected by President John F. Kennedy to portray the young JFK in PT 109. Robertson’s performance in 1968’s CHARLY earned him the Academy Award. Recently the actor has showcased his talents in a reoccurring role as Uncle Ben in the popular SPIDERMAN movie franchise. A veteran of two episodes of the original Twilight Zone series, Cliff will share his thoughts and memories of Serling and the series.
The following scripts will appear in Volume Four:
1) “The Fever”
2) “The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street”
3) “The Midnight Sun”
4) “The Obsolete Man”
5) “A Hundred Yards Over the Rim”
6) “The Mirror”
7) “Four O’Clock”
8) “No Time Like the Past” — An hour-long script.
9) “In Praise of Pip”
10) “The Old Man in the Cave”
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