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Between Light and Shadow: A Twilight Zone Podcast

Craig Beam (My Life in the Shadow of The Twilight Zone) jumps into the Twilight Zone podcast fray with his own unique and sometimes confusing take on the show. There will be swears, and lots of 'ums' and 'uhs.'
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Dec 31, 2016

Shalom aleykham! Christmas may be over, but those eight crazy nights of Chanukah are still in full swing! Join us for a delightful conversation with our good friend Dr. Reba Wissner, author of A Dimension of Sound: Music in The Twilight Zone. This is strictly a BYOL affair (Bring Your Own Latkes). L’Chiam!

 

Opening music: “Neither Here nor There” (2nd Revision) by Twin Loops

“Chanukah, Oh Chanukah” performed by Theodore Bikel (from the album A Taste of Chanukah, copyright 1999 by Rounder)

“Maoz Tzur” by JivingGerbil (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IO0r3cA3O5g)

 

http://www.jewornotjew.com/profile.jsp?ID=662

http://uudb.org/articles/rodserling.html

 

The Twilight Zone is a trademark of CBS, Inc.

Between Light and a Shadow: A Twilight Zone Podcast is a nonprofit podcast. Music clips and dialogue excerpts used herein are the property of their respective copyright owners; we claim no ownership of these materials. Their use is strictly for illustrative purposes and should be considered Fair Use as stated in the Copyright Act of 1976, 17 U.S.C. section 107.

 

Dec 25, 2016

Season’s greetings! This week Craig peers beneath the tinsel on “The Night of the Meek,” not just a Twilight Zone classic but a perennial holiday must-see, then flashes forward 25 years to see if the 80’s remake can hold a candle to it (spoiler alert: it can’t). He then wraps (har har) things up with a reading of a classic Rod Serling piece on his most memorable Christmas. Grab some egg nog or spark up a doobie (whatever gets you all warm ‘n fuzzy), curl up by the fire… and bask in the glow. Happy holidays, y’all.

Opening theme: “Neither Here nor There” (2nd Revision) by Twin Loops

The Twilight Zone is a trademark of CBS, Inc.

Between Light and a Shadow: A Twilight Zone Podcast is a nonprofit podcast. Music clips and dialogue excerpts used herein are the property of their respective copyright owners; we claim no ownership of these materials. Their use is strictly for illustrative purposes and should be considered Fair Use as stated in the Copyright Act of 1976, 17 U.S.C. section 107.

Dec 21, 2016

Shape-shifters of the world unite! This week Craig takes on the Twilight Zone classic “The Four of Us Are Dying” (and the George Clayton Johnson short story that inspired it) as well as the not-quite-so classic “The Self-Improvement of Salvadore Ross” in a jazz-fueled free fall into the neon-splashed netherworld of film noir. Along the way he enjoys an enlightening chat with Mr. Stephen Pickard, the man largely responsible for the HD-sourced transfers (and the bumper crop of isolated music tracks!) commissioned for the glorious Definitive Edition DVD sets… which makes him a true hero in our eyes.

 

Opening theme: “Neither Here Nor There” (Revision #2) by Twin Loops

Closing music: “The Four of Us Are Dying” by Nine Inch Nails (from the album The Slip, copyright 2008 by the Null Corporation)

 

The Twilight Zone is a trademark of CBS, Inc.

Between Light and a Shadow: A Twilight Zone Podcast is a nonprofit podcast. Music clips and dialogue excerpts used herein are the property of their respective copyright owners; we claim no ownership of these materials. Their use is strictly for illustrative purposes and should be considered Fair Use as stated in the Copyright Act of 1976, 17 U.S.C. section 107.

Dec 11, 2016

Yeeeeeeehaw! This week Craig travels to the Old West this week for a tense showdown with the Twilight Zone classic “Mr. Denton on Doomsday” and discovers a whole mess o’ similarities between it and “An Echo of Bugles,” the pilot episode of Rod Serling’s post-TZ series The Loner. Saddle up, dudes and lasses… and let’s ride!

 

Opening music: “Neither Here nor There” (Revision 1) by Twin Loops

Closing music: “The Lone Wanderer” by Antti Martikainen (from the album Creation of the World, copyright 2013 by DistroKid)

“Rural Ruin” by NineOneOne (found online; I couldn’t track down any info on the artist)

“Get’cha Head in the Game” performed by the cast of High School Musical (from the High School Musical soundtrack, copyright 2006 by Disney/EMI Music Distribution)

“Shadowland” by Network Music Ensemble (from the album Film Noir, copyright 2011 by Network Music)

 

The Twilight Zone is a trademark of CBS, Inc.

Between Light and a Shadow: A Twilight Zone Podcast is a nonprofit podcast. Music clips and dialogue excerpts used herein are the property of their respective copyright owners; we claim no ownership of these materials. Their use is strictly for illustrative purposes and should be considered Fair Use as stated in the Copyright Act of 1976, 17 U.S.C. section 107.

Nov 28, 2016

This week, Craig celebrates his birthday by spotlighting two of his all-time favorite Twilight Zone episodes: “Perchance to Dream” and “Shadow Play,” two masterpieces from the mind of Charles Beaumont. Tangents include Craig’s unresolved crush on Maya the Cat Girl and his lamentable inability to dream in the third person.  Fan favorite Dr. Reba Wissner pops in to set him straight about the curious lack of the Theremin in The Twilight Zone, and of course he gets the usual familial abuse from Teresa and Kendyl. Happy birthday, my ass.

 

Dr. Reba Wissner’s A Dimension of Sound: Music in The Twilight Zone

https://www.amazon.com/Dimension-Sound-Music-Twilight-Media/dp/1576472167/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1478659363&sr=8-1&keywords=reba+wissner

 

Dr. Reba Wissner’s We Will Control All That Your Hear: The Outer Limits and the Aural Imagination

https://www.amazon.com/Will-Control-All-That-Hear/dp/1576472531/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1478659363&sr=8-2&keywords=reba+wissner

 

http://www.dreams.ca/interpretation.htm

 

“Windmills of Your Mind” by Noel Garrison (from the album The Thomas Crown Affair original motion picture soundtrack, copyright 1998 by Rykodisc)

“The Technological Womb” by Mysteries of the Universe (from the album The Erotic Nature of Automated Universes, copyright 1995 by Instinct Records)

“Smokey Sax” by Hollywood Trailer Music Orchestra (from the album Film Noir: Vintage Cinema Classics, copyright 2015 by Megatrax Music)

Opening theme: “Neither Here nor There” by Twin Loops

Between Light and a Shadow: A Twilight Zone Podcast is a nonprofit podcast. Music clips and dialogue excerpts used herein are the property of their respective copyright owners; we claim no ownership of these materials. Their use is strictly for illustrative purposes and should be considered Fair Use as stated in the Copyright Act of 1976, 17 U.S.C. section 107.

 

Nov 20, 2016

OH MY GOD do we have a treat for y’all this week! The irrepressible Fred from the internet’s third most popular Twilight Zone-based podcast---- the renowned and beloved Twilight Pwn--- came to town for one night only, and he graciously consented (likely against his better judgment) to sit down for a beer and a brief chat. So we’re suspending the usual episode analyses format this week… it’s the least we can do for a certified goddamned podcasting legend. This discussion was recorded on 11/17/2016 in the Bunk Bar’s sandwich shop in Portland, Oregon, so expect a lot of background noise… it’s basically cinéma vérité, audio-style.

http://twilightpwn.tumblr.com/

http://www.goldensuits.com/

Opening theme: “Neither Here Nor There” (revision 1) by Twin Loops

Closing music: “Is It Wrong” by Golden Suits (from the album Kubla Khan, copyright 2016 by Hit City U.S.A.)

 

The Twilight Zone is a trademark of CBS, Inc.

Between Light and a Shadow: A Twilight Zone Podcast is a nonprofit podcast. Music clips and dialogue excerpts used herein are the property of their respective copyright owners; we claim no ownership of these materials. Their use is strictly for illustrative purposes and should be considered Fair Use as stated in the Copyright Act of 1976, 17 U.S.C. section 107.

 

Nov 12, 2016

This week, we wrap up our epic two-part exploration of The Twilight Zone’s three encounters with Mr. Death with the best of the lot, “The Hitch-hiker.” Craig compares the original radio play against the TZ adaptation, commits a near-unforgivable blunder when he confuses military branches (on Veteran’s Day of all days!), and once again leans heavily on fan favorite Dr. Reba Wissner for knowledge and guidance.

Dr. Reba Wissner’s A Dimension of Sound: Music in The Twilight Zone

https://www.amazon.com/Dimension-Sound-Music-Twilight-Media/dp/1576472167/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1478659363&sr=8-1&keywords=reba+wissner

Dr. Reba Wissner’s We Will Control All That Your Hear: The Outer Limits and the Aural Imagination

https://www.amazon.com/Will-Control-All-That-Hear/dp/1576472531/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1478659363&sr=8-2&keywords=reba+wissner

Opening theme: “Neither Here nor There” by Twin Loops

Closing music: “Route 66” by Bing Crosby with the Andrews Sisters (from the album Bing Crosby and The Andrews Sisters: Their Complete Recordings Together, copyright 1996 by MCA)

“The Lonely Man Theme (The Incredible Hulk)” composed by Joe Harnell

“Danger Zone” by Kenny Loggins (from the album Top Gun: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, copyright 1986 by Columbia/Legacy/Sony Music)

The Twilight Zone is a trademark of CBS, Inc.

Between Light and a Shadow: A Twilight Zone Podcast is a nonprofit podcast. Music clips and dialogue excerpts used herein are the property of their respective copyright owners; we claim no ownership of these materials. Their use is strictly for illustrative purposes and should be considered Fair Use as stated in the Copyright Act of 1976, 17 U.S.C. section 107.

 

Nov 6, 2016

This week, host Craig braves two brushes with Death as he examines “One for the Angels” and “Nothing in the Dark,” two classic episodes of The Twilight Zone that feature characters being pursued by that sneaky rascal The Grim Reaper. In the interest of full disclosure: after swearing off drinking whilst podcasting, Craig nonetheless had a few during this week’s recording session, and things didn't end in disaster… so he’ll likely be pushing this envelope and lushing it up for future episodes. You’ve been warned.

Opening theme: “Neither Here nor There” by Twin Loops

Closing music: “Fly on the Windscreen” by The Ineffable Orchestra (from the album Symphonic Music of Depeche Mode, copyright 2006 by Cleopatra Records)

The Twilight Zone is a trademark of CBS, Inc.

Between Light and a Shadow: A Twilight Zone Podcast is a nonprofit podcast. Music clips and dialogue excerpts used herein are the property of their respective copyright owners; we claim no ownership of these materials. Their use is strictly for illustrative purposes and should be considered Fair Use as stated in the Copyright Act of 1976, 17 U.S.C. section 107.

Oct 30, 2016

Y’now that 15-minute segment in yesterday’s episode with Derek M. Koch Of Monster Kid Radio? Wouldja believe it was originally almost an hour long? Derek and I had a blast geeking out about non-Twilight Zone stuff---which ended up being cut rather mercilessly in editing. And well… we just couldn’t let all that great Monster Kid conversation go to waste. So here it is, unedited and unvarnished, just in time for Halloween. You’re welcome.

 

http://www.monsterkidradio.net/

 

Opening theme: "Neither Here nor There" (revision 1) by Twin Loops

 

The Twilight Zone is a trademark of CBS, Inc.

 

Between Light and a Shadow: A Twilight Zone Podcast is a nonprofit podcast. Music clips and dialogue excerpts used herein are the property of their respective copyright owners; we claim no ownership of these materials. Their use is strictly for illustrative purposes and should be considered Fair Use as stated in the Copyright Act of 1976, 17 U.S.C. section 107.

Oct 30, 2016

Halloween 2016! We could do the safe thing and focus on ghosts, or aliens, or vague supernatural phenomena… but no, we’re going straight to the source of all evil: The Devil himself. The Prince of Darkness lends his brimstone-scented aura to “Escape Clause” and “The Howling Man,” two classic episodes of The Twilight Zone, and this week we’re digging into ‘em like Negan’s bat dug into Glenn’s skull (ooh… too soon?). The one and only Derek M. Koch of Monster Kid Radio fame stops by for some choice commentary, affording Craig a great opportunity to demonstrate how terrible he is at conducting interviews. Sigh.

 

http://www.monsterkidradio.net/

 

Arlen Schumer’s Visions from The Twilight Zone:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/0877017255/sr=8-1/qid=1477786440/ref=olp_product_details?_encoding=UTF8&me=&qid=1477786440&sr=8-1

 

Opening theme: “Neither Here nor There” by Twin Loops

“Ironic” by Alanis Morissette (from the album Jagged Little Pill, copyright 1995 by Maverick/Reprise)

 

The Twilight Zone is a trademark of CBS, Inc.

 

Between Light and a Shadow: A Twilight Zone Podcast is a nonprofit podcast. Music clips and dialogue excerpts used herein are the property of their respective copyright owners; we claim no ownership of these materials. Their use is strictly for illustrative purposes and should be considered Fair Use as stated in the Copyright Act of 1976, 17 U.S.C. section 107.

 

Oct 22, 2016

This week, host Craig digs up the dirt Hollywood Confidential-style on two booze-soaked Twilight Zone classics, “The Sixteen-Millimeter Shrine” and “A World of Difference,” episodes featuring real-life spouses Ida Lupino and Howard Duff. Keep an ear out for an earnest exploration of the historical significance of the pinky ring, not to mention the thrilling return of Dr. Reba Wissner. And speaking of spouses, Teresa pipes in with her usual wifely crunchiness. There’s a pretty heavy film noir vibe going on up in here, so tread lightly and trust no one.

https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/journals/journal-of-film-music/

https://www.amazon.com/Partners-suspense-Critical-Herrmann-Hitchcock/dp/0719095867

Opening theme: “Neither Here nor There” by Twin Loops

Closing music: “Hooray for Hollywood” by Benny Goodman and His Orchestra (from the film Hollywood Hotel, copyright 1937 by Warner Bros.)

“Smokey Sax” by Hollywood Trailer Music Orchestra (from the album Film Noir: Vintage Cinema Classics, copyright 2015 by Megatrax Music)

 “Le Freak” by Chic (from the album C’est Chic, copyright 1978 by Atlantic Recording Corporation)

 

Between Light and a Shadow: A Twilight Zone Podcast is a nonprofit podcast. Music clips and dialogue excerpts used herein are the property of their respective copyright owners; we claim no ownership of these materials. Their use is strictly for illustrative purposes and should be considered Fair Use as stated in the Copyright Act of 1976, 17 U.S.C. section 107.

 

Oct 16, 2016

This week, Craig gets all wistful and nostalgic as he examines Rod Serling’s “Walking Distance,” one of The Twilight Zone’s most beloved episodes and its very first time travel excursion. There’s also an extended Jack Finney tangent, several Mad Men references, and an epic burn (or two) from his wife and kid.

http://marczicree.com/portfolio/mad-men/

http://www1.screenarchives.com/title_detail.cfm/ID/8136/FAHRENHEIT-451-TWILIGHT-ZONE-WALKING-DISTANCE/

http://www.bernardherrmann.org/

 

Opening theme: “Neither Here nor There” by Twin Loops

Closing music: “A Beautiful Mine (theme from Mad Men)” by Acelayone/RJD2

“A Beautiful Mine (theme from Mad Men)” by Acelayone/RJD2 (from the album Magnificent City, copyright 1996 by Decon/Project Blowed)

 

Between Light and a Shadow: A Twilight Zone Podcast is a nonprofit podcast. Music clips and dialogue excerpts used herein are the property of their respective copyright owners; we claim no ownership of these materials. Their use is strictly for illustrative purposes and should be considered Fair Use as stated in the Copyright Act of 1976, 17 U.S.C. section 107.

 

Oct 8, 2016

This week, Craig gazes longingly at two alluring female androids (Alicia from “The Lonely” and Jana from “The Lateness of the Hour”) and, like a true pig, lines them up and scores their respective attributes. Of course wife Teresa pops in for her usual snarky comments, and this time daughter Kendyl joins in for some tag-team daddy dissing. Also listen for a cameo from the godfather of Twilight Zone podcasts, the one and only Tom Elliot.

Opening theme: “Neither Here nor There (Revision 1)" by Twin Loops

Closing music: “Positron” by Omicron

The Twilight Zone is a trademark of CBS, Inc.

“Be My Love” by Jackie Gleason (from the album The Last Dance… For Lovers Only, copyright 1964 by Capitol Records)

“Le Freak” by Chic (from the album C’est Chic, copyright 1978 by Atlantic Recording Corporation)

“Positron” by Omicron (from the album The Generation and Motion of a Pulse, copyright 1995 by Instinct Ambient)

Between Light and a Shadow: A Twilight Zone Podcast is a nonprofit podcast. Music clips and dialogue excerpts used herein are the property of their respective copyright owners; we claim no ownership of these materials. Their use is strictly for illustrative purposes and should be considered Fair Use as stated in the Copyright Act of 1976, 17 U.S.C. section 107.

Oct 2, 2016

Welcome! Join host Craig Beam (the My Life in the Shadow of The Twilight Zone blog) as he compares and contrasts two Rod Serling classics: “Where is Everybody?” and “King Nine Will Not Return.” One will emerge the victor, and the other… well, you’ll have to tune in to find out. Somewhere in the all the chaos Teresa pops in to dole out some trademark spousal emasculation; also listen for a special appearance by Dr. Reba Wissner, PhD (author of A Dimension of Sound: Music in The Twilight Zone) and an unexpected connection between The Twilight Zone and Nine Inch Nails.

http://www.emmytvlegends.org/interviews/people/fred-steiner#

 

Opening theme: “Neither Here Nor There” by Twin Loops

Closing music: “Earl Holliman State of Mind” by DJ Crabby CraB

 

The Twilight Zone is a trademark of CBS, Inc.

“Where Is Everybody?” by Lorraine Feather (from the album Tales of the Unusual; copyright 2012 by Jazzed Media)

“Where Is Everybody?” by Nine Inch Nails (from the album The Fragile, copyright 1999 by Nothing/Interscope)

Day of Our Lives theme composed by Charles Albertine, Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart (copyright Corday Productions and NBC)

 

Between Light and a Shadow: A Twilight Zone Podcast is a nonprofit podcast. Music clips and dialogue excerpts used herein are the property of their respective copyright owners; we claim no ownership of these materials. Their use is strictly for illustrative purposes and should be considered Fair Use as stated in the Copyright Act of 1976, 17 U.S.C. section 107.

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