“Frame of Reference”

“The Prime Mover” has two accomplished science fiction writers, Charles Beaumont, working from an unpublished story by George Clayton Johnson, working together with Richard L. Bare directing. This episode premiered March 24, 1961. We have two pals, Ace and Jimbo. This guy’s name is Ace? Is that his Christian name?

What name do you give your child? (or: have you given?)
Parents: Ace.
What do you ask of God’s Church for Ace?
Parents: Baptism … and also a crippling gambling addiction.

Charles Beaumont works with William Idelson to bring us our next episode, “Long Distance Call”, directed by Jim Shelton, premiering the following week. This was the first appearance of Billy Mumy in the Twilight Zone universe.

“Long Distance Call” is a very creepy, atmospheric episode, shot on video to reduce production costs. This is an episode that doesn’t fit well with this format. Like “Lateness of the Hour”, it comes off looking more like a soap opera than anything else.

Written by David Lawler
Additional Commentary by Nicole Phelps
Original Music by Alex Saltz, APS Mastering

Recorded July 6, 2016

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Running Time: 31:32

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“It Was Earth All Along!”

 

Written by David Lawler
Additional Commentary by Nicole Phelps
Monologue Read by Bronwyn Knox
Original Music by Alex Saltz, APS Mastering
Introduction Music: “The Hitchhiker (Opening Theme)” by Michel Rubini ((from the HBO Anthology series, “The Hitchhiker 1983-1991).
Audio Clips: “Dr. Zaius” (from The Simpsons episode 147, “A Fish Called Selma), “I Shot An Arrow Into The Air”, “The Hitch-Hiker”.

Link to an Interesting article about Inger Stevens.

Recorded December 28, 2015

© BlissVille, David Lawler copyright 2015 for all original vocal and audio content featuring David Lawler and selected guests each episode. Original Music © Alex Saltz copyright 2015. This podcast, “That Twilighty Show About That Zone” is not affiliated with CBS Entertainment, the CBS Television Network, or The Rod Serling Estate. Any and all images, audio clips, and dialogue extracts are the property of their respective copyright owners. This blog and podcast was created for criticism, research, and is completely nonprofit, and should be considered Fair Use as stated in the Copyright Act of 1976, 17 U.S.C. section 107. It is not an official product, and it should not be sold nor bought; this is intended for private use, and any public broadcast is not recommended. All music clips appear under Fair Use as well. If you’re thinking of suing because you want a piece of the pie, please remember, there is no actual pie. We at BlissVille have no money, and as such, cannot compensate you. If anything, we’re doing you a favor, so please be kind. I do this ’cause it’s fun, and nothing else.

Running Time: 34:19 Direct Download

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Savage-Curtain

 

I had a bizarre dream last night, it was bizarre but hilarious. For some reason, I went to Japan and I stayed in a lovely hotel and later that night, the hotel was putting on an all-gay stage production of the movie, “Shrek”. Do you remember “Shrek”?  It wasn’t like the characters looked like they did in the movie, animated and anthropomorphous, they were dressed like clowns, but like Italian clowns, like Pagliacci, and the Shrek clown was painted green, and the donkey character was painted brown, but they looked like Italian clowns, but the show was very well produced, lots of visual effects and great stage lighting; everything you can dream that would be wonderful about an all-gay stage production of “Shrek”, and the show ends with Donkey kissing Shrek full-on and then there’s thunderous applause. I woke up laughing so loudly, and I think it was because looking at the actors’ faces in my dream, they didn’t look terribly happy about having to do this production, and I remember from the dream, I was actually recording this show on a little video camera and I was doing a good job with the recording, it almost looked professional.