The Twilight Zone has a little something for everyone. Mystery, drama, morality, redemption, and a touch of fun. At the helm was series’ creator Rod Serling, who along with a number of other supremely talented writers – Charles Beaumont and Richard Matheson, to name a few – penned the richly chilling, thought-provoking scripts my best friend Paul and I have come to hold so dear.
But what really made the stories of the Twilight Zone hit home were the characters. Perhaps you felt for them or related to their particular situation or circumstance; maybe they inspired you, either in action or with words; or perhaps you loved to hate them. Whatever the case though, every character is only as good as the actor or actress portraying them. And while the Zone boasts an impressive roster of famous celebrity men – William Shatner, Burgess Meredith, Jack Klugman, Jonathan Winters – there is no shortage of glamourous leading ladies in the Fifth Dimension.
Today I have a very special treat in store for my fellow Seekers of Truth. Many of you know my friend Paul from his blog, “Shadow & Substance”, or his Twitter page, @TheNightGallery. Paul and I have many things in common, but the one thing that stands out most is our mutual love and admiration for all things Twilight Zone. So I asked Paul if he’d like to join me and guest-blog on Seeker of Truth. Thankfully, he said yes. A very enthusiastic “yes”, I might add. And I enthusiastically replied, “YAH!”
We do a lot of collaborating behind the scenes when it comes to both of our respective blogs, but we haven’t had an opportunity to showcase what we can do together, in front of the camera, so to speak.
Until now. So submitted for your approval, allow Paul and I to introduce you to the…
Mannequin, carnival dancer, soldier, witch, patient, wife, ghost, traveller, and the Devil herself – a collection of memorable leading lady characters. Continue reading »