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Rod Serling Memorial Foundation
Binghamton, New York, U.S.A.
  "No one could know Serling, or view or read his work, without recognizing his deep affection for humanity ... and his
determination to enlarge our horizons by giving us a better understanding of ourselves."  
Gene Roddenberry


Rod Serling
gfycat.com offers 90+ Rod Serling animated gifs.

Narrate Your Own Twilight Zone 2017 winners

The 50+ entries were so good that we had to share all of them!
Read them here.

Speak Your Mind [ ]

  "Everybody has to have a hometown, Binghamton's mine.
When I dig back through memory...  I get one particularly distinctive feeling
...of warmth, comfort and well-being."


Rod Serling Conference at Ithaca College
Proceedings: 2006, 2008, 2009


Podcasts, news and more at Twilight Zone Network

Visit the Twilight Zone Cafe message board

The Facebook page Dimensions of Imagination
has a wonderful timeline full of Serling pictures.


George Clayton Johnson, 1929—2015

George Clayton Johnson Twilight Zone writer
Author of early & seminal
Twilight Zone episodes

Member of California Sorcerers
Twilight Zone
writers
 

Jack Klugman, 1922—2012
NY Times:
   
Tony Albarella:
Jack Klugman honors Rod Serling in 1988

Richard Matheson, 1926—2013

Richard Matheson and son
Southern California Sorcerers pillar
NPR obit includes videos of movies
and "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet"
Matheson discusses his
Twilight Zone scripts on YouTube
 Author and son share a
1980s magazine cover

Don Keefer,
memorable in
 "It's a Good Life,"
dies at 98.
Don Keefer, moments away from the cornfield.

John Tomerlin
John Tomerlin, member of
the California Sorcerers, writer of
"Number 12 Looks Just Like You"
and other TV series episodes
and SF novels, dies at 84.
2003 Filmfax Interview

For Your Library

Rod Serling:
His Life, Work,
and Imagination


Nicholas Parisi
explores Rod Serling's entire body of work, and includes never-published insights drawn directly from Serling's personal correspondence, unpublished writings, speeches, and unproduced scripts.
Rod Serling: His Life, Work, and Imagination by Nick Parisi

UNKNOWN SERLING:
An Episodic History

is painstakingly researched,
well-written and respectful
of Rod Serling and his legacy.
The first portion is out
as an e-book:
The Bradbury, Kennedy,
Pentagon and WWII stories.


Excellent, inexpensive,
and available at Amazon;
for their Kindle reader,
or for the free
Kindle reader app

on IOS and Android.


Unknow Serling by Amy Boyle Johnston
Radio interview of author Amy Boyle Johnston
Twilight Zone podcast interview


RSMF board member
and editor
Tony Albarella calls it
his "nightcap to the
As Timeless as Infinity
series"
— and we call
The Best of Rod Serling's
Twilight Zone Scripts
ten masterworks!

Rod Serling's Best Twilight Zone scripts, edited by Tony Albarella

The Loner - Llyod Bridges, Rod Serling
Rod's "existential western" series The Loner  is out on DVD!

RSMF Board member and Loner fan Tony Albarella wrote a review of the release.

At last: episodes with watchable video!

Bucciano-Conlon_Project
RSMF member Chris Conlon and artist Joe Bucciano honor Night Gallery with an impressive, ongoing collaboration of art and fiction.

Everything I Need to Know I Learned in the Twilight Zone
Cleveland Plain Dealer TV critic Mark Dawidziak shares life lessons in Everything I Need to Know I Learned in the Twilight Zone.

Read USA Today review.

Awards
Meet the 2016 Winners of The Serling Award,
given by the Foundation to artists honoring Rod's legacy.
The 2016 Serling Award

The Carousel - a film by Jonathan Napolitano
is now online! Watch it here.
The documentary features Cortlandt Hull's painted
vignettes of Twilight Zone episodes
and was honored at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival.
Cortlandt Hull's Binghamton Carousel Painting

THE CONTEST IS OPEN!
2018 Narrate Your Own Twilight Zone
Entries to the 2018 Narrate Your Own Twilight Zone contest (opening & closing speeches) will be accepted through October 31--Halloween! Same basic rules as last year.

Entries to the 2018 Rod Serling Scriptwriting Competition (full scripts) are accepted until September 17. Sponsored by Ithaca College.

Jordan Peele’s Twilight Zone series begins production late 2018

The Last Stop 
Stephen Dexter and producer Sarah Wharton are crowd-sourcing their series The Last Stop "...inspired by the ground-breaking television work of Rod Serling, David Lynch, and Charlie Brooker."
Sign up to support the series pilot!



Review:
Twilight Zone Xscape Room in Binghamton
introduces players to Rod's life beyond TZ
Twilight Zone Escape Room in Binghamton, NY



Rod Serling’s Revenge: Michael Anton's thoughtful
2009 article on what made Twilight Zone special.


Congratulations to Baiyina Richardson, 2018 winner of the
Rod Serling Memorial Foundation scholarship!
Baiyina Richardson, 2018 Rod Serling Memorial Foundation scholarship winner
Baiyina will study Mechanical Engineering at SUNY Binghamton.
View her art and its meaning here. Photo by Emmet Chilton-Sugerman

The Twilight Zone has special meaning for a twelve year-old
Colorado boy who is  fighting a rare disease.


SerlingFest 2018
Blogger Paul at Shadow and Substance had a memorable time at SerlingFest 2018.

Check out his
photos and insights!

Want to learn more about about The Twilight Zone and Rod Serling? Michael Lynn keeps the faith by teaching adult classes at College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois.

Randy Cepuch wrote an effective advertising campaign for old Twilight Zone episodes by simply listing all the stars who appeared in the Zone before their fame. Cool!

1958 Mercury Montclair in "The Hitch-Hiker"
1959 Mercury  Montclair in "The Hitch-Hiker" & 4 others in
www.historicvehicle.org article: 5 favorite Twilight Zone Cars


SerlingFest 2018
July 6 & 7 in Binghamton, NY

Forum Theater & Double Tree Hotel
Press Connects news story about the event

Guests included:
Anne Serling • Steven Jay Rubin • Martin Grams, Jr. • Amy Boyle Johnston • Tony Albarella • Nicholas Parisi • Mark  Dawidziak
Special discounts for the Twilight Zone Escape Room!
Anniversary screenings of  The Time Element, Planet of the Apes, Twilight Zone: The Movie • Discussion panels, TV screenings, raffles, readings, book signings, games, and still more!
READ THE DETAILS HERE

Planet of the Apes graphic novel of Rod Serling's original script
New  graphic novel of Rod Serling's ORIGINAL Planet of the Apes script, featuring
apes living in a modern urban environment, was considered too expensive to film.

Planet of the Apes 50th anniversary
The USC School of Cinematic Arts is now hosting a Planet of the Apes retrospective exhibit and screening series, open to the public until May 13th.
(Rod wrote 1st few screenplay drafts)
Planet of the Apes 50th  Watch USC panel discuss


Social Justice from the Twilight Zone:
Rod Serling as Human Rights Activist

from Dialogue: The Interdisciplinary Journal
of Popular Culture and Pedagogy


Meet the 2017 Winners of The Serling Award,
given by the Foundation to artists honoring Rod's legacy.
The 2016 Serling Award




Speaking With Serling
Science Fiction Grandmaster James Gunn discusses
his unfinished interview with the creator of The Twilight Zone


WICZ-TV Rod Serling's Binghamton 2017
WICZ-TV series Rod Serling's Binghamton

From the Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin:
Rod Serling deserves permanent honor in Binghamton




 

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