”The most unfettered imagination belongs to young people, and they don’t walk through life; they fly” – Rod Serling in 1963.
If you’ve never seen the Twilight Zone, you’re missing what might be one of the smartest and most thought-provoking television series of all-time. On the surface, it mimicked ordinary life. The pace was ordinary until challenges to the deepest fears and uncertainties that lurk inside the mind took hold.
The series ran from 1959-64 and was created by Rod Serling. The show was mesmerizing audiences across the U.S. when he was interviewed for Australian radio by Binny Lum. We came across this conversation in Australia’s National Film and Sound Archive and it’s one of those delightful back and forths that makes you stop and listen. Serling jumps into the conversation, there’s little apprehension, and suddenly he takes you on a journey thinking about your own past and childhood, and the ultimate realization that “you simply cannot go home again.”
Enjoy and learn more about Rod Serling and the Twilight zone on our website
- Director: David Gerlach, Patrick Smith
- Writer: Binny Lum
- Cast & Crew: Amy Drozdowska, Binny Lum, blank on blank, David Gerlach, Eric Caspar, Jennifer Yoo, Kevin Macleod, National Film & Sound Archive Australia, Nigel Mark Bates, Oskar Schuster, Patrick Smith, Paul Pritchard, PBS, PBS Digital Studios, Penelope Warne, Rob Kahn, Rod Serling, Sarah Natasha