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2017 Winners

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Announcing the 2018 Winners!
2018 Narrate Your Own Twilight Zone winners

Imagine a new Twilight Zone episode, and write Rod Serling's
opening and closing narrations. Give it
a title. Send us your entry...

A video of the three winners is coming!
...but not quite yet...

Foundation member and actor Stephen Dexter will joyfully take time out of his busy schedule to reprise his performance of the winning entries, as Rod Serling. But that will have to wait another month. I am delighted to tell you that he's too busy at this moment in time. If you've ever done contract work, then you know to treasure being too busy. The video will come in due time, and of course it'll be great!

One of Stephen's current projects, with producer Sarah Wharton, is the pilot of their series The Last Stop, which they describe as “...inspired by the ground-breaking television work of Rod Serling, David Lynch, and Charlie Brooker.” Wow! He's also the voice of Rod Serling in the one-and-only Twilight Zone Escape Room, located in ...yes, Binghamton. You can see and hear Stephen's passion for Rod Serling in his performances. Thank you, sir!

WSKG-TV in Binghamton, New York, will again donate their facilities to the Rod Serling Memorial Foundation, to stage and film the winning narrations. We are in awe of your studios, your people, and your hospitality!

The 2018 winners:
1st place:
Man Down by Rich Rees
2nd place:
No Final Solution by Drew Annese and Am Masters
3rd place:
The Other Side
by Carol Bryant

We received 48 entries this year, and again it was a delight to read so many fresh ideas, clever new twists on age-old ideas, and the humanity on display. Rod would be honored. What I said  last year is worth repeating: The entries had impressive originality, cleverness, and an obvious reverence for Rod Serling’s writing. It was difficult to pare down our favorites. So many of them were episodes that we judges wanted to see.

So here is the first half of our Christmas present to you: dozens of new stories for you to imagine and watch on that little black-and-white screen in your head.

A Cosmic Melody
A Different Kind of School
A Killer’s Eyes
A Lovely Mirror
Adopted Behavior
All Sales Final
And They Lived Happily Ever After
Board Games
Disappearing Act
Dodging Destiny
The Festival of Saint Sebastian
Fury of the Bald
Honor Role
The Ice Tower
I Dreamed You Here
In a Heartbeat
The Interview
Last Breath
The Last Flight of Hans Richter
The Last Supper of Rupert Goldfarb
Leash Law
Lesson from Beyond

Long Distance
The Lord's Work
Lost Identity
Love Potion
Man Down
The Never-Made Things
No Final Solution
Off the Beaten Path
The Other Side
Past Time
The Plagiarist
Please be Kind, Rewind
Plenty of Fish in the Sea
The Sea of Last Chances
Size Matters
The Small Screen
To Get Her Together
To Jilly, With Love
Tribute to DAN
We Were Wrong About Death
What on Earth