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The Twilight Zone: How Rod Serling Wrote Characters

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The Twilight Zone will always be remembered as a creepy, entertaining anthology series that made us think. A story was presented, and then there's a twist that revealed some allegorical truth to ponder. While some viewers just enjoyed the science fiction and horror stories, others reveled in the allegories, which sometimes referred to historical events, but often just revealed something disturbing about human nature. How old you were when you watched a particular episode could vastly affect how you saw it, because everything in the script had more than one meaning if you were able to catch it. Zane Whitener of In Praise of Shadows explains what made The Twilight Zone so special.  -via Laughing Squid

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Serling grew up in Binghamton, NY. That area used to get cloud cover so thick that it difussed sunlight to the degree that no shadows were cast. He used outdoor floodlight to get the same effect when filming. (Yes, I lived there. Yes, it is just as creepy in real life as on the show.)
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