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“That Twilighty Show About That Zone” #118 “That’s The Way It Goes!”
This is our final episode for the season. Eve Kerrigan and I talk about two great episodes, “The Mighty Casey” and “A World Of His Own”. In addition to Eve, I want to thank all of my guests for this run, as well as everybody who took the time to listen. We’ll see you in September!

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“That Twilighty Show About That Zone” #117 “The Painted Face”
I’m particularly proud of my work on this episode, not only for Nicole’s contribution (and the “Mannequin” reference), but the introduction and the music (from Martin Scorsese’s brilliant “After Hours”, music by Howard Shore), as well as all the great pop-culture references. I hope you enjoy it. Only one more episode for this season before we go on hiatus!

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“That Twilighty Show About That Zone” #116 “His Eyes As Flame”
Alex Saltz and I talk about the episodes, “The Chaser”, and “A Passage For Trumpet” starring Jack Klugman! The episode was recorded a couple of days after musician David Bowie died, so I added a couple of tributes. The first was my rather horrid (mis)interpretation of “Changes” from the 1971 album “Hunky Dory” and the second tribute occurs after the end of the episode, a few seconds of the church bells at Dom Tower in Utrecht. The bells played “Space Oddity”.

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“That Twilighty Show About That Zone” #115 “The Properties Of Terror”
Bronwyn Knox and I discuss a personal favorite of mine, “Nightmare As A Child”, and “A Stop At Willoughby”. This one is loaded with audio clips, from “Medical Center” to “Wings” – did you know that James Daly is the father of actors, Tim and Tyne Daly? I didn’t! This episode is dedicated to Terry Burnham.

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“That Twilighty Show About That Zone” #114 “The Other Place”
When I have Colin Hall on as a guest, you can be sure the conversation will be steered toward religion at some point, concepts of gods or God, ideas about Heaven and Hell as principal locations in the “epilogue” of our lives. Tonight, we discuss “The Big Tall Wish” and “A Nice Place To Visit”.

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“That Twilighty Show About That Zone” #113 “The Cage”
You go to your neighborhood “cage” dealership. The “cage” salesman shows you a really good, top-of-the-line cage for all of your many “cage needs”. You don’t have enough money for that particular cage. You’d like to see something cheaper. Nicole Phelps joins me for a discussion about the episodes, “People Are Alike All Over” and “Execution”, and I have a very cool Roddy McDowall story to share.

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“That Twilighty Show About That Zone” #112 “All Men Are Mortal”
My father-in-law was in town visiting. He took a bus and stayed in a hotel, because we have limited space. He only made a few guest appearances at our apartment. He spent most of his time sleeping; bus travel being quite exhausting. On the very last day right before he left, I made him sit down and watch The Twilight Zone. My father-in-law, Bill Knox, provides a fantastic perspective and commentary for the episodes, “A World Of Difference” and “Long Live Walter Jameson”.

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“That Twilighty Show About That Zone” #111 “Parallel Planes”
Sheriff Lobo was an afterthought. I knew, getting into Twilight Zone, that I wanted to add pop culture references to make it fun, but it had not occurred to me that Claude Akins was Sheriff Lobo until Andrew reminded me in our discussion. Andrew La Ganke joins me for two fun episodes, “Mirror Image” and “The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street”. Both episodes contain two of the most important themes in modern science fiction: parallel universes and paranoia and persecution allegory. Enjoy!

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“That Twilighty Show About That Zone” #110 “There Can Be No Peace”
I’ve known Colin Norris Hall for over 20 years. We got into a lot of trouble as teenagers running around the Upper East Side in Manhattan. “Elegy” is just a funny episode, where we see terrified astronauts, just wonderful watching them trying to make sense of these lunatic stick figures. It reminds me of Star Trek except everybody dies or will die.

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“That Twilighty Show About That Zone” #109 “Know When To Run”
Alex Saltz is a recording engineer, a mastering engineer, actor and writer. I cast him as the lead for my film (in editing), “Total Male Fantasy No. 10.” He composed the theme for this podcast. Can you identify the reference in the title as it relates to either of the episodes we discuss, “The Fever” and “The Last Flight?”

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“That Twilighty Show About That Zone” #108 “It Was Earth All Along!”
Nicole Phelps joins me for a discussion of the episodes, “I Shot An Arrow Into The Air” and “The Hitch-Hiker” (starring the lovely Inger Stevens). Both episodes have impressive twists. I’ve known Nicole for many years now. Watched her start a family, move upstate, out West and parts unknown. She’s an accomplished actress who starred in several of my movies.

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“That Twilighty Show About That Zone” #107 “The Eve Of The End”
Bronwyn Knox and I discuss the episodes, “The Four Of Us Are Dying” and “Third From The Sun”. These episodes have numbers in their titles. Can you name any other episodes with numbers in their titles? Oddly enough, this is one of our most popular episodes. It was recorded out-of-sequence (as most episodes are), but here I introduced the “nerd alert” and start upping the pop culture references and assorted clips.

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“That Twilighty Show About That Zone” #106 “The Disappeared Ones”
The great Mark Jeacoma (VHS Rewind! and On The Odd) joins me for a discussion about the episodes, “And When The Sky Was Opened” and “What You Need”. Mark and I trade gigs occasionally. I’ve appeared on his shows, and he has appeared on mine. I credit Mark with basically giving me my start in the glamorous world of podcasting.

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“That Twilighty Show About That Zone” #105 “To Die, To Sleep”
I have a fear of roller-coasters. When I lived in Tennessee for a year, I visited Opryland USA, the big amusement park in those days. They had this thing called “The Twister” for the big boys, and they had another, smaller ride with green-painted tracks and rails. This ride traveled the length of the entire park; it ran fast, but it was nothing more than a sad train, but it scared me. I can understand Edward Hall’s predicament. Opryland USA closed in 1997.

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“That Twilighty Show About That Zone” #104 “The Best Laid Plans Of Henry Bemis”
My good friend, Denny Spangler, actually dug up his laserdisc collection, and brought out these gems to view for this episode. I have a few of the old Time/Life and CBS Video Library VHS tapes of these episodes. Apparently, my Mother’s neighbor threw out all of these old tapes. While some were worse for the wear, the majority were in pristine shape, so she fished them out of the trash and gave them to me. This is an old-school, old format episode, and I hope you enjoy it!

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“That Twilighty Show About That Zone” #103 “Deal With The Devil No. 1”
“Escape Clause” is a fun episode to get into, especially with my buddy, Andrew La Ganke. Andrew and I have a great balance. He screams and yells, and I try to calm him down. Sometimes I go a little nuts, but he just laughs. He should be sitting in a well-appointed drawing room, in an upholstered leather armchair, wearing a smoking jacket, and sucking down cigar smoke with his psychotic Max Cady laugh!

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“That Twilighty Show About That Zone” #102 “How Dry I Am”
This was the first episode proper of the podcast, after the “double-pilot-ploy” with Denny and Andrew, and it was recorded on the same night (with the wonderful Eve Kerrigan) as the final episode, “That’s The Way It Goes”. I don’t record these episodes in sequence, because I like to grab my guests and do as much with them as I can. In one night, we start at the beginning and then we finish, and in-between, I record everything else. Eve always has interesting stories and anecdotes, and I love talking to her.

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“That Twilighty Show About That Zone” #101 “Submitted For Your Approval”
Tonight, I’m trying something different – we have two shows about the same two episodes, one with Denny Spangler, and one with Andrew La Ganke. Listen to them both and tell me which episode you preferred. This is the second version of the episode. Please enjoy our first foray into “That Twilighty Show About That Zone” with your host, David Lawler.

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“That Twilighty Show About That Zone” #101 “A Most Important Man”
Tonight, I’m trying something different – we have two shows about the same two episodes, one with Denny Spangler, and one with Andrew La Ganke. Listen to them both and tell me which episode you preferred. This is the first version of the episode. Please enjoy our first foray into “That Twilighty Show About That Zone” with your host, David Lawler.

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