I have a small confession: my New Year’s Day this year did not start off quite right. Every December 31st and January 1st for the last few years I have watched an episode or two of the Twilight Zone marathon on the SyFy Channel. For some reason this year I missed out. It’s a good thing, then, that the library now has 13 volumes with various episodes, on DVD. The entire set contains 47 volumes, and if the public finds these DVDs interesting the library will purchase the remaining volumes. The episodes the library has now skip around from season to season, so if you’re looking for a certain episode be sure to check our online catalog.
For those of you not familiar with the TV series, it originally ran 1959-1964 on CBS. Each episode was introduced by the host and sometimes narrator, Rod Sterling. Each episode was more of a short story, and characters from one episode did not appear in further episodes, although some actors returned many times for different roles. One of the more famous guest stars was William Shatner (of Star Trek fame) who appeared as different characters both in 1960 and 1963. The people in each episode face an important decision brought on by unusual circumstances (usually of the science fiction flavor) which leads to a personal realization. The audience is meant to think about the circumstances, choices, and outcomes themselves. These story lines can really stick with you!
Don’t forget you can return DVDs in the media side of our book drop, located on the outside front of the building, to the western end.
You can get the DVD reviewed here and more great titles to watch, read, listen to, or play with at the Port Library at 1718 N. Hersey in Beloit, on the North Campus. This is director Rachel Malay, saying “Thanks for checking us out!”
The Twilight Zone (DVD)
13 Vols., 13 discs, ca. 100 min. ea.