Rod Serling


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Rod Serling
  • Birth Name: Edward Rodman Serling
  • Birth Place: Syracuse, NY
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 12/25/1924, Capricorn
  • Date of Death: 06/28/1975
  • Profession: Writer; television host; narrator
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VIDEO: The Arena

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The Arena
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Length: 59:38
Aired: 4/9/1956

This powerfully acted political parable written by Rod Serling, features a theme similar to Allen Drury’s “Advise And Consent” on the machinations of United States senators and their entourages. Stars Chester Morris, Frances Sternhagen and Wendell Corey. watch

Ravenswood Boss Calls Series a Terrifying Twilight Zone for Teens

If viewers think Pretty Little Liars is scary, just wait for the show's new spin-off Ravenswood.

"On Pretty Little Liars we've surprised people and we've put people in jeopardy, but we've never had a chance to straight-out scare people," executive producer Joseph Dougherty tells "Whatever the uneasiness level of Pretty Little Liars is, Ravenswood will be 20 to 30 times higher. I like to lull people in with a false sense of confidence and tell everyone that Ravenswood is a delightful romp and then have everyone watch and be terrified."

Exclusive Video: Pretty Little Liars gets spooky in Ravenswood

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J.J. Abrams Developing Event Series Based on Twilight Zone Creator's Script

J.J. Abrams is developing an event series based on the final screenplay from Twilight Zone creator Rod Serling, Deadline reports.

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Groundhog Day - Trailer – Video Clip | Spike
Doomsday Flight
Planet Of The Apes
Twilight Zone: The Movie

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Planet of the Apes (1968)
Enemy Within
Twilight Zone: The Movie
Twilight Zone: The Movie [HD]

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The Twilight Zone - Time Enough At Last
The Doll of Death
Something in the Woodwork
Finnegan's Flight

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Year Title Description
1998 A Town Has Turned To Dust Movie, Writer
1998 A Town Has Turned To Dust Movie, Source
1997 In The Presence Of Mine Enemies Movie, Source
1994 The Enemy Within Movie, Source
1988 Liar's Club TV Show Series, Host

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Lost Boss Tackles Star Trek Enterprise

J.J. Abrams, the man behind Lost, Alias and Mission: Impossible III, is about to add another sci-fi classic to his résumé. Paramount recently handed the 40-year-old writer-producer-director the reins to one of its most revered projects: the next Star Trek film. Abrams will produce the movie with Lost cocreator (and fellow Trekker) Damon Lindelof. Abrams recently called from his Pacific Palisades, California, home, where he was hanging with kids (and budding sci-fi fans) Henry, Gracie and baby August, to chat about sci-fi, the th read more

You wrote recently about An ...

Question: You wrote recently about An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, but wasn’t it an episode of The Twilight Zone, not a movie?

La Rivière du Hibou/An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge was entered into both the short-film competition at the 1962 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the award for best live-action short subject, and to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, whose members gave it an Oscar in 1963. It was picked up for a one-time airing as Episode 142 of The Twilight Zone on Feb. 28, 1964, shortened by about 10 minutes and given English-language credits. In his introduction, host Rod Serling explained the episode's provenance and its unique place in the anthology show’s history. The Twilight Zone version of Occurrence is available on DVD on the disc Treasures of the Twilight Zone (Image Entertainment), al read more

What Are Medium's Hottest 3-D Tricks?

Tonight at 10 pm/ET, NBC's Medium enters a new dimension — the third one, to be exact — with the broadcast of a special episode introduced by a "resurrected" Rod Serling and featuring scenes that, when viewed through 3-D glasses (available in the current issue of TV Guide), will literally leap out at viewers. The premise facilitating the 3-D segments: Psychic Allison Dubois (played by Emmy winner Patricia Arquette) has eye-popping visions when she looks at the paintings of a troubled young artist. Who planted the seed of this idea in series creator Glenn Gordon Caron's head? None other than the artist formerly known as Pee-wee Herman. "I was reminded of my enthusiasm for 3-D at a party Patricia had," he tells "Th read more

One of my favorite shows from ...

Question: One of my favorite shows from around the late '60s to early '70s took place on a deserted island, where a bunch of college-age students were marooned after their airplane crash-landed. Since they were stranded, they decided they were going to build a new civilization and not make any of the same mistakes the "establishment" made back home. I think it was called The New People or something along those lines. I'd love to know more about the series and who starred in it. Thanks a lot!

Answer: It was indeed called The New People and, though the legendary Rod Serling (The Twilight Zone, Night Gallery) was credited as the creator, it was an Aaron Spelling affair. It enjoyed a very brief run on ABC, from September 1969 to the following January.

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