We take a look at the original version of The Twilight Zone (it IS Twilight Zone Day, after all) and we catch up on the latest buzz inside the PGS. Plus genre entertainment, pop culture, and weird science news from throughout the known galaxy with today’s TRANSMISSION.
Happy Twilight Zone Day!
by Mike Bawden
Although it premiered in October of 1959, National Twilight Zone Day is May 11th. The show, created and hosted by Rod Serling, ran for five years (to 1964) and eventually led to spinoffs (Night Gallery) and remakes, both cinematic and on television.
The show left an enduring legacy on television (as explained in this great essay) and deserves time and attention from Imagination Connoisseurs of every age. For those not inclined to read essays, here’s a list of the eight ways The Twilight Zone influenced modern TV and Film (h/t Den of Geek).
Continuing our “Cronenberg Watch” as we march toward the premier of CRIMES OF THE FUTURE … the legendary director says he knows people will probably walk out of his film. In this article on the AV Club website, Cronenberg says “I do expect walkouts in Cannes, and that’s a very special thing. There are some very strong scenes.”
You know, ROBSERVATIONS host, Robert Meyer Burnett, covered this possibility in his show last month.
We have one thing to say about that. “Bring it.”
And talking about “bringing it” … if you’re excited to see an MCU Fantastic Four, here’s a little something worth reading that gives you the real-world backstory behind Marvel’s “first family” and the long, winding road taken to bring it into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Fascinating read from THR.
Finally, for all you AVATAR haters out there (LOL), it looks like the rest of the world is excited to see AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER (a/k/a AVATAR 2) – with the film’s teaser trailer racking up nearly 150 million views the first 24 hours it was out online.
Here’s a look at the trailer …
Why not join the conversation on the PGS Facebook Page …
Imagination Connoisseur Bob Connally asks the PGS why it took sixty years for actor James Hong to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Share your thoughts …
The one known as “The Existential Mr. Rogers,” Robert Meyer Burnett shared this post from the Aurelnauts that skewers the upcoming Obi-Wan series on Disney+. Get your dancin’ shoes and lightsabers ready, folks. It’s a good one.
Connoisseur Antonio Choice-Diaz asks if the PGS is talking about “The Roddenberry Archive” and if not, why not?
And finally, long-time PGS Member/Contributor, Dean Micetich, has a serious Marvel Comics question. Just where, exactly, is the MCU and all of these stories (29 and counting) taking place? Be sure to provide your thoughts in the discussion thread.
Meme of the Day …
Imagination Connoisseur, S’wak Props, does it again, this time sharing a hilarious Jurassic Park meme (shown below). Post your comment to it by clicking here.
That’s it for today.
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