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 Six:
Kevin McCarthy – Legendary film and stage actor. To many moviegoers, he’ll always be the frantic fugitive, pursued by pod people from outer space, who dashes onto a busy highway screaming, “They’re here! They’re here!” That’s the climax of the sci-fi classic “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” (1956). In recent years, director Joe Dante, an inveterate fan, has cast McCarthy in colorful roles in a number of his films, including “The Howling” (1981), “Twilight Zone-The Movie” (1983), “Innerspace” (1987), and “Matinee” (1993).
- Michael Straczynski – Award-winning writer and producer. He was the creator, executive producer, head writer and show runner for thescience fiction TV series Babylon 5, its spin-off Crusade, andJeremiah.
The lettered edition will be signed by Carol Serling, Kevin McCarthy, and J. Michael Straczynski. It will also contain a bonus section, including an alternate version of “The Masks”.
The following scripts will appear in Volume Six:
1) “Escape Clause”
2) “And When the Sky Was Opened”
3) “The Hitch-Hiker”
4) “Still Valley”
5) “Showdown With Rance McGrew”
6) “He’s Alive”
7) “The 7th is Made Up of Phantoms”
8) “The Masks”
9) “Mr. Garrity and the Graves”
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