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By Rod Serling

Rod Serling turned a cultural icon of the 20 th Century together with his production 'The Twilight Zone,' which greater than 50 years later was once nominated via the Writers Guild of the US because the 3rd top written tv sequence of the earlier seventy years. Of the 156 Twilight area episodes, Serling wrote ninety two. within the early Sixties, Rod Serling, novelized nineteen (19) of his scripts and released them in 3 volumes - this can be the 1st. during this quantity, you'll examine a baseball pitcher with magical powers; a self-centered hypochondriac; a nostalgic trip again to youth; a self-righteous domineering husband getting his comeuppance; the panic of a guy with out reminiscence discovering himself by myself in an empty city; and the damaging blend of worry and mob mentality.

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That’s a barrier we don’t understand how to breach but. The barrier of loneliness. ” 4 reduction males lifted Mike Ferris up at the stretcher and carried him around the enormous room to the enormous doorways on the contrary part. He used to be then conducted into the evening the place an ambulance have been pulled up and used to be ready. Ferris regarded up at a massive moon and proposal to himself that the following time it might be for genuine. not only a field in a hangar. yet he used to be too drained to offer it a lot concept. They lifted him lightly and have been approximately to put him within the rear of the ambulance whilst Mike Ferris fairly by accident touched his breast pocket. He felt anything stiff and took it out of his pocket. The doorways of the ambulance close on him and left him within the quiet darkness of the interior. He heard the engines commence and felt the wheels beneath him and used to be a lot too drained to mirror on no matter what used to be in his palms, only a hand’s size from his face. only a theater ticket—that’s all it used to be. A theater price tag from a small motion picture apartment in an empty city. A theater price ticket, he concept to himself, and it was once in his breast pocket and because the ambulance engines lulled him to sleep and the lightly rolling wheels made him shut his eyes, he hung on to the price tag very tightly. within the morning he’d need to ask himself a few questions. within the morning he must piece jointly a few most unlikely cloth of dream and truth. yet all that will need to are available the morning. Mike Ferris was once a lot too drained now. From Rod Serling’s final narration, “Where is all people? ” The Twilight region, October 2, 1959, CBS tv community. The digicam starts off A gradual PAN again into the hangar until eventually it really is capturing at the field, squatting empty and emotionless within the empty room. NARRTOR’S VOICE The barrier of loneliness. The palpable, determined desire of the human animal to be along with his fellow guy. LAP DISSOLVE TO: evening SKY The moon and the celebrities. NARRATOR’S VOICE Up there … up there within the vastness of house, within the void that's sky … up there's an enemy referred to as isolation. It sits there within the stars ready … ready with the endurance of eons … endlessly ready … within the Twilight area. FADE TO BLACK The Monsters Are Due on Maple road It used to be Saturday afternoon on Maple highway and the overdue sunlight retained a few of the heat of a continual Indian summer season. humans alongside the road marveled at winter’s hold up and took good thing about it. Lawns have been being mowed, vehicles polished, children performed hopscotch at the sidewalks. previous Mr. Van Horn, the patriarch of the road, who lived by myself, had moved his energy observed out on his garden and was once fashioning new pickets for his fence. a great Humor guy bicycled in round the comer and used to be inundated by way of childrens and by way of shouts of “Wait a minute! ” from small boys hurrying to con nickels from their mom and dad. It used to be 4:40 P. M. A soccer online game blared from a transportable radio on a entrance porch, mixing with the opposite sounds of a Saturday afternoon in October. Maple road. 4:40 P. M. Maple road in its final calm and reflective moments—before the monsters got here.

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