Gauntlet Press reports that As Timeless As Infinity: The Complete Twilight Zone Scripts Of Rod Serling, Volume Nine is at the printer for a late-February/early-March release.
Description: As Timeless As Infinity offers a unique and definitive look at Rod Serling’s landmark Twilight Zone teleplays. The classic scripts are reprinted directly from Serling’s personal collection, currently housed in the Special Collections Archive at Ithaca College. As editor, Albarella is working closely with Carol Serling to bring out material that has never before been made available to the public.
The scripts appear in their original format and are not typeset or altered in any way. In some cases this includes Rod’s handwritten changes or notations. The Ithaca material also includes many revisions and earlier script drafts that differ, to varying degrees, from the final shooting scripts. As Timeless As Infinity will include these variant details where appropriate to document the creative process and track the evolution of the stories.
A commentary accompanies each rare script; in many cases this includes exclusive interview material with cast and crew and select comments from Serling himself. In addition, many of Rod’s friends and colleagues will pay tribute to the man and his work. Included are appreciations from contemporaries who worked with Serling as well as current talents who were inspired by him.
Preparation for this ambitious collection began in early 2002. Since then, over one hundred interviews have been conducted and the gathering of unique material is an on-going process. These books offer an in-depth, behind-the-scenes examination of Rod Serling and his signature creation, including examples of Serling’s personal correspondence, vintage communications from CBS, rare production photos and much more.
Rod Serling was a true visionary – one of the pioneers of early television – and The Twilight Zone showcased some of his finest creations. As Timeless As Infinity presents these ageless tales in a tribute worthy of Serling’s legacy.
The following scripts appear in Volume Nine:
1) “I Shot an Arrow into the Air”
2) “People Are Alike All Over”
4) “The Mighty Casey”
5) “Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up?”
6) “To Serve Man”
7) “The Little People”
8) “Hocus Pocus and Frisby”
9) “Probe 7, Over and Out”
10) “The Brain Center at Whipple’s”
Participating in this volume is screenwriter, producer, and director J.J. Abrams. The Emmy-and Golden Globe Award-winning Abrams created several popular television series, including Felicity (1998-2002), Alias (2001-2006), Lost (2004-2010), and Fringe (2008-present). He also produced the film Cloverfield (2008) and directed Mission: Impossible 3 (2006), Star Trek (2009), and Super 8 (2011).
J.J. Abrams will write an introduction and sign for the lettered edition of As Timeless As Infinity: The Complete Twilight Zone Scripts Of Rod Serling, Volume Nine.
Gauntlet will begin accepting orders on January 1st.