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.

Fellow PGS Member, James Kamakahi, asks Dr. Who fans for their “Top 5.” Do you have your faves? If so, share them here.

Sean Zink presented a clip of the “birth of the Sandman” from Spider-Man 3 as an example of a superhero villain creation “done right.” Thoughts?

According to this link provided by Imagination Connoisseur, Mitchell Hodack, Krypto the Super-Dog is coming to home video before the League of Super-Pets movie (which is expected this summer).

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.

Be sure to check our online TRANSMISSIONS FROM THE POST-GEEK SINGULARITY magazine which I update throughout the day (most days) with cool stuff I find online and receive via email. Of course, you can also send me tips or links, too, just click here to send me a message.

Have a better day – I’ll be seeing you tomorrow!

Mike

Picture This: The Milky Way

Picture This: The Milky Way

With the announcements last week of a massive black hole at the center of our galaxy and a total lunar eclipse, we found ourselves looking up in the sky a bit more than usual. Here are some amazing shots of what the pros see when they try to capture the grandeur of our galaxy.

PGS Transmissions for May 16, 2022

PGS Transmissions for May 16, 2022

We’ve expanded our coverage of sources to bring you more of your favorite sci-fi, horror, fantasy, and genre entertainment stories in today’s DAILY TRANSMISSION.

Thoughts on BRONSON.

Thoughts on BRONSON.

Imagination Connoisseur, Tommy Mårtensson, shares his thoughts on BRONSON, the 2008 film about Britain’s most violent criminal, played by Tom Hardy. It’s a disturbingly good film and available on physical media.

New podcasts added for PGS streams

New podcasts added for PGS streams

New podcasts of PGS livestreams from this past weekend were posted online today with even more episodes scheduled to go live tomorrow. You can subscribe to PGS podcasts on your favorite podcast platform or directly from the PGS website.

Remembering Fred Ward and enjoying a little SOUTHERN COMFORT.

Remembering Fred Ward and enjoying a little SOUTHERN COMFORT.

Walter Hill’s SOUTHERN COMFORT, released in 1981, is in the same vein as John Boorman’s DELIVERANCE (a 70s classic) and stars Fred Ward, Keith Carradine and Powers Boothe. Imagination Connoisseur, Tommy Mårtensson, shares his thoughts on the film.

PGS Transmissions for May 12, 2022

PGS Transmissions for May 12, 2022

Scouring the far reaches of the Internet and Post-Geek Singularity to bring you news about your favorite sci-fi, horror, fantasy and genre entertainment, this is today’s DAILY TRANSMISSION.

Happy Twilight Zone Day!

Happy Twilight Zone Day!

Celebrate National TWILIGHT ZONE Day today by checking out our gallery of shots from the classic series that aired from 1959 – 1964. The show, created by Rod Serling, broke a lot of ground for those that followed including classics like Star Trek and Kolchak: The Night Stalker.

The color of terror.

The color of terror.

Imagination Connoisseur, Tommy Mårtensson, shares his thoughts on the 2019 horror film, COLOR OUT OF SPACE, directed by Richard Stanley. During a time when there are so many remakes and reboots, it’s nice to see something uniquely horrifying hit the theaters.

PGS Transmissions for May 10, 2022

PGS Transmissions for May 10, 2022

Should mankind mine the moon? There’s a much more serious debate going on about this than you might realize. Also, are movies making a comeback – Dr. Strange might have been just what the doctor ordered. Plus genre entertainment, pop culture, and weird science news from throughout the Post-Geek Singularity with today’s TRANSMISSION.

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