The Twilight Zone (radio series)

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The Twilight Zone "Radio Dramas" is a nationally syndicated radio series featuring adaptations of the classic television series The Twilight Zone, launched in October 2002.

Premise[edit]

Many of the stories are based on Rod Serling's scripts from the original Twilight Zone series, and are slightly expanded and updated to reflect contemporary technology and trends (e.g., the mention of "cell phones" and "CD-ROMs" which, of course, were not around when the television show aired in the 1960's). In addition to adapting all of the original episodes aired on the 1959-1964 TV series, the radio series has also adapted some Twilight Zone TV scripts which were never produced, scripts from other Serling TV productions, and new stories written especially for the radio series. Taking Serling's role as narrator is Stacy Keach. A different Hollywood actor, such as Blair Underwood and James Caviezel, takes the lead role in each radio drama. In addition, several stars who appeared on the original TV series, such as H.M. Wynant, Orson Bean and Morgan Brittany, appear, although purposely not in the roles they originated on television. The series features a full cast, music and sound effects and is produced in the flavor of classic radio dramas but using today's technology. In addition to being an homage to the original Twilight Zone TV series (in many cases using the original music), the radio dramas pay tribute to the era of classic radio drama, including allusions to radio dramas such as Gunsmoke, the presence of radio legend Stan Freberg in many episodes, and the sons of radio drama personalities Stacy Keach, Sr., (director, Tales of the Texas Rangers) and Ed Begley, Sr., (actor, Richard Diamond, Private Detective) as stars in the series.

Licensed by CBS Enterprises and The Rod Serling Estate, The Twilight Zone Radio Dramas is produced by Carl Amari, CEO of Falcon Picture Group who hosts his own weekly nationally-syndicated radio series, featuring classic radio, called "Hollywood 360." The scripts from the original Twilight Zone are adapted by Dennis Etchison and others, including one episode by Chas Holloway and several by British writer M. J. Elliott. New stories by Etchison and others that are not based on the original TV series are also featured. In Britain it has been heard on the digital channel BBC Radio 4 Extra. In the United States, it airs on nearly 200 radio stations including many large stations like WCCO-Minneapolis, KSL-Salt Lake City, KOA-Denver and WIND-Chicago. All of the stations and airtimes are available at the series official website. It also airs regularly on XM satellite radio channel 163 and Sirius channel 117, Sirius XM Book Radio. Most of the stations air two episodes each week, usually on the weekends and many times back to back.

The sound mix is produced in the Cerny Sound-to-Picture studio at Cerny American Creative in Chicago. The sound engineers that work on the series include Bob Benson, Craig Lee, Tim Cerny and Jason Rizzo. The episodes are directed by Carl Amari and JoBe Cerny.

Episodes[edit]

The following episodes from the original Twilight Zone series were remade for radio (also listed are some scripts produced for the radio series but which never aired on the TV series):

Volume 1[edit]

Volume 2[edit]

Volume 3[edit]

Volume 4[edit]

Volume 5[edit]

Volume 6[edit]

Volume 7[edit]

Volume 8[edit]

Volume 9[edit]

Volume 10[edit]

Volume 11[edit]

Volume 12[edit]

Volume 13[edit]

Volume 14[edit]

This collection was only released as an online digital download, rather than on CD.

Volume 15[edit]

This collection was only released as an online digital download, rather than on CD.

Volume 16[edit]

This collection was only released as an online digital download, rather than on CD.

Volume 17[edit]

This collection was only released as an online digital download, rather than on CD.

Volume 18[edit]

This collection was only released as an online digital download, rather than on CD.

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