Imagine a new Twilight Zone episode, and write Rod Serling's
opening and closing narrations. Give it a title. Send us
video of the three winners is coming!
...but not quite yet...
and actor Stephen Dexter will
time out of his busy schedule
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!
New York, will again donate their facilities to the Rod Serling
Foundation, to stage and
film the winning narrations. We are in awe of your studios, your
people, and your hospitality!
1st place: “Man Down” by Rich
2nd place: “No Final Solution”
by Drew Annese and Am Masters
3rd place: “The Other Side”
by Carol Bryant
ALL THE ENTRIES
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
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
you: dozens of new stories
for you to
imagine and watch on that little black-and-white screen in your head.