Dave Thompson, author of Twilight Zone FAQ: All That's Left to Know About the Fifth Dimension and Beyond, spoke with Simon Applebaum host of Tomorrow Will Be Televised. They talked about the book and some of the Twilight Zone's well-known episodes! Listen to the podcast below and let us know what you think!
About the Book
The Twilight Zone FAQ takes the reader back to that halcyon era, looking back on the show and its impact as a force for societal change, via reflections on the manifold topics and controversies that the show took on – from the space race to the Red Menace, from paranoia to madness and beyond. Dave Thompson traces the history of the show – from its earliest flowering in the mind of then-unknown Rod Serling through its slow birth, shaky beginning, and breathless five-season run – and he shows how it became the blueprint for so much of the fantasy television that has followed.
Dave Thompson is the author of more that 100 books on television, music, and pop culture, with previous titles in the Backbeat Books and Applause Books FAQ Series on Sherlock Holmes, Doctor Who, South Park, and soccer. His writing has appeared in Rolling Stone, Spin, Goldmine, MOJO, Melody Maker and other outlets. He lives in Newark, Del.
Tomorrow Will Be Televised is a weekly program covering the television scene. Journalist Simon Applebaum hosts the program, featuring live guests, breaking TV news and commentary. Guests include network TV executives, show producers/creators, entrepreneurs launching new TV services, TV critics and pundits. Visit them at their website here.
About this Podcast
A performing arts podcast, Onstage and Backstage features authors who write about theatre, music, film, or television with guests of their choice. This podcast is brought to you by Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group. All books can be found at halleonardbooks.com, Amazon, B&N, and independent bookstores.
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