Monday, December 31, 2012

The Twilight Zone Marathon New Year's Eve 2012

Happy New Year everyone! The SyFy Channel's The Twilight Zone Marathon will be starting in a few hours. 8am to be precise with The Fever. But you can have an early start at 5am with People Are Alike All Over and then at 5:30am with Tz: Cable In The Classroom: Little Girl Lost. After that, there will be paid programming from 6am to 8am. The marathon ends on Tuesday morning January 2nd at 5am with The Purple Testament.

Here are the links to the schedule:
SyFy Schedule 12/30/2012

SyFy Schedule 12/31/2012

SyFy Schedule 01/01/2013

Also here's a bit of exciting Twilight Zone news to carry into 2013. Bryan Singer is interested in reviving the The Twilight Zone. He's attached as executive producer and potentially directing and writing for the new series. It's just talk for now. has the latest:

New 'Twilight Zone' series in the works

Let's hope the new series will be better than the 2002 revival. If only we can send that one into the corn fields. You know, speaking of corn fields. The best episode in the 2002 series is the direct sequel to It's a Good Life. Billy Mumy reprises his role as Anthony Fremont. He is reunited with Cloris Leachman who plays Anthony's mother, Mrs. Fremont. The sequel, It's Still a Good Life, introduces Anthony's daughter Audrey Fremont who is played by Billy Mumy's real life daughter Liliana Mumy. Mrs. Fremont discovers that Audrey is developing her father's powers and she might be the key to freeing them from the "Peaksville Monster." An excellent episode. In fact, you can watch it right after the "JUMP!"

Did you know that the beautiful Cloris Leachman was crazy Grandma Ida in Malcolm in the Middle? I just found that our recently. Also, in 1974 Rod Serling wrote a feature film screenplay version of It's a Good Life. The film was never made because of Serling's passing in 1975. There was a remake in the 1983 Twilight Zone movie directed by Joe Dante (Gremlins) and an unofficial sequel in the 1985 Twilight Zone. I couldn't find the Joe Dante remake online but I did find the 1985 unofficial sequel, The Toys of Caliban. The original It's a Good Life will be airing on SyFy on Dec 31st at 5pm.

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