54 episodes

Blogger Craig Beam (My Life in the Shadow of The Twilight Zone) joins the Twilight Zone podcast fray with his own...um... UNIQUE take on the classic series.

Between Light and Shadow: A Twilight Zone Podcast Craig Beam

    • TV & Film

Blogger Craig Beam (My Life in the Shadow of The Twilight Zone) joins the Twilight Zone podcast fray with his own...um... UNIQUE take on the classic series.

    3x14 "Through a Glass, Markie"

    3x14 "Through a Glass, Markie"

    Sheesh, astral projection phantom kids can be SO annoying, am I right?  Join Craig as he sips some hot chocolate and digs into the classic Twilight Zone episode “Nightmare as a Child,” then jumps forward 25 years into the future to give the 80’s TZ effort “Little Boy Lost” the KID gloves treatment (ha! See what we did there?). Look (well, listen) for a guest appearance by Andrew Ramage of twilightzonemuseum.com fame, then revel in the triumphant return of Dr. Reba Wissner, our very own TZ Music Guru.
     
    Theme: “Neither Here Nor There (9/22/2019 Revision)” by Twin Loops
    “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” and “The Hole/TV People” (from the Poltergeist soundtrack composed by Jerry Goldsmith, copyright 1982 by Polygram Records)
    “Axel F” performed by Harold Faltermeyer (from the Beverly Hills Cop soundtrack, copyright 1984 by MCA Records)
    “Escape (The Piña Colada Song)” performed by Rupert Holmes (from the album Partners in Crime, copyright 1979 by Infinity Records/MCA Records)
    “Twinkle Twinkle” (from the album Nature Sounds: Forest Mystique, copyright 2018 by Simply Relaxing Tunes)
    “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” performed by Fabio Perry (music) and Dead-Rose (vocals) (copyright status unknown)
     
    Terry Burnham Memorial Project 2016: http://www.twilightzonemuseum.com/actors/terrymemorial.php
     
    Dr. Reba Wissner’s A DIMENSION OF SOUND: MUSIC IN THE TWILIGHT ZONE: https://www.amazon.com/Dimension-Sound-Music-Twilight-Media/dp/1576472167/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=reba+wissner&qid=1574613494&sr=8-1
     
    Craig’s Twilight Zone 16mm (Mis)Adventure:
    http://mylifeintheshadowofthetwilightzone.blogspot.com/search/label/Hollywood%20Theatre
     
    The Twilight Zone is a trademark of CBS, Inc.
    Between Light and Shadow: A Twilight Zone Podcast is a nonprofit podcast. Music clips and dialogue excerpts used herein are the property of their respective copyright owners; we claim no ownership of these materials. Their use is strictly for illustrative purposes and should be considered Fair Use as stated in the Copyright Act of 1976, 17 U.S.C. section 107.

    • 1 hr 39 min
    3x13 "Believis or Not"

    3x13 "Believis or Not"

    Boo! It’s a word designed to scare… or to heckle a comedian. Somehow both definitions apply this week as Craig tackles his ultimate fear by watching two notoriously awful Twilight Zone comedies (“Mr. Bevis” and “Cavender is Coming”), and honestly, what’s more terrifying than that? It’s a Hallowe’en episode with a smile. Oh wait, that’s not a smile…. that’s a frozen mask of abject terror. Boo!
    Twitter: @ZoneCraB
    facebook.com/zonepod/
     
    Theme: “Neither Here Nor There (Very Hairy Variant)” by Twin Loops
    “Opus 185: Descent” composed and performed by Sigmund Krähe (copyright Sigmund Krähe)
    “Yakety Sax” (aka The Benny Hill Theme) performed by Ronnie Aldrich and His Orchestra
    “The Wild Bunch: Main Title” composed and conducted by Jerry Fielding (from The Wild Bunch Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, copyright 1968 by Warner Records Inc.)
    “The Third Man Theme” (aka “The Harry Lime Theme”) performed by Anton Karas (single, copyright 1949 by Decca Records)
    “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” performed by Tears for Fears (from the album Songs from the Big Chair, copyright 1985 by Phonogram/Mercury Records)
    “Firewater” performed by The Astronauts (from Surf Party: The Original Soundtrack Album, copyright 1964 by 20th Century Records)
    “I’m So Glad We Had This Time Together” performed by Carol Burnett (probably copyrighted, I dunno)
     
    The Twilight Zone is a trademark of CBS, Inc.
    Between Light and Shadow: A Twilight Zone Podcast is a nonprofit podcast. Music clips and dialogue excerpts used herein are the property of their respective copyright owners; we claim no ownership of these materials. Their use is strictly for illustrative purposes and should be considered Fair Use as stated in the Copyright Act of 1976, 17 U.S.C. section 107.

    • 1 hr 29 min
    3x12a "Movie for Nothin' and Your Tix for Free"

    3x12a "Movie for Nothin' and Your Tix for Free"

    Contest time! We’ve partnered with Fathom Events and CBS Home Entertainment to give away five pairs of tickets to The Twilight Zone: A 60th Anniversary Celebration, which will screen in more than 600 movie theaters across the U.S., on November 14th, 2019. Along with a new short documentary about Rod Serling, they’ll be showing 6 quintessential episodes (“Walking Distance,” “Time Enough at Last,” “The Invaders,” “The Monsters are Due on Maple Street,” “Eye of the Beholder,” and “To Serve Man”). Wanna go? FOR FREE? Well, of course you do! And you can…. but you have to enter.
    Event details:
    https://www.fathomevents.com/twilightzone
    Contest details:
    Email us at zonepod@gmail.com with the following: your name, the two participating theaters closest to you (find out at https://www.fathomevents.com/twilightzone), and your favorite of the six episodes being screened at the event. Deadline is midnight, Pacific Standard Time, on Sunday, November 3rd, 2019.
     
    The Twilight Zone is a trademark of CBS, Inc.
    Between Light and Shadow: A Twilight Zone Podcast is a nonprofit podcast. Music clips and dialogue excerpts used herein are the property of their respective copyright owners; we claim no ownership of these materials. Their use is strictly for illustrative purposes and should be considered Fair Use as stated in the Copyright Act of 1976, 17 U.S.C. section 107.

    • 6 min
    3x12 "Hit Me with Your Best Slot"

    3x12 "Hit Me with Your Best Slot"

    This week, Craig spins the cosmic roulette wheel in honor of the Twilight Zone classics “The Fever” and “The Prime Mover” while self-medicating an ongoing sinus malfunction with a single-malt Scotch. Take my advice and roll the dice, baby.
    “Neither Here Nor There (Viva Las Version)” by Twin Loops
    “The Hong Kong Triad” performed by Thievery Corporation (from the album The Mirror Conspiracy, copyright 2000 by ESL Records)
    “Hanukkah in Vegas” performed by Richard Cheese and Lounge Against the Machine (from the album Cocktails with Santa, copyright 2013 by Coverage Records)
    Watch Robert Florey’s The Life and Death of 9413: A Hollywood Extra at https://vimeo.com/212551702
    The Goldsmith Odyssey Podcast: https://www.buzzsprout.com/159614
    The Twilight Zone is a trademark of CBS, Inc.
    Between Light and Shadow: A Twilight Zone Podcast is a nonprofit podcast. Music clips and dialogue excerpts used herein are the property of their respective copyright owners; we claim no ownership of these materials. Their use is strictly for illustrative purposes and should be considered Fair Use as stated in the Copyright Act of 1976, 17 U.S.C. section 107.

    • 1 hr 21 min
    3x11 "We All Scream for Jet Stream"

    3x11 "We All Scream for Jet Stream"

    Check your bags and try to avoid a TSA cavity search as you board tonight’s double-feature flight into the unknown. Craig takes the yoke and performs aerial maneuvers over, under and through the classic Twilight Zone episodes “The Last Flight” and “The Odyssey of Flight 33.” In the final analysis, only one will emerge unscathed. Along the way Craig struggles with French pronunciations, extols the glory of stop-motion dinosaurs and powers through some kind of sinus malfunction. Mon dieu!
     
    Theme: “Neither Here Nor There (9/22/2019 Revision)” by Twin Loops
    “Sunny” performed by Dave Pike (from the album Jazz for the Jet Set, copyright 1966 by WEA International)
    “Interlude” performed by Thievery Corporation (from the album The Richest Man in Babylon, copyright 2002 by Eighteenth Street/ESL Music)
    “On Danse a la Villette” and “La Vraie Valse Musette” performed by Basil Bunelik (solo accordian)
    “Royal Air Force March Past” performed by the Central Band of the Royal Air Force (from the album On Tour: Central Band of the Royal Air Force, copyright 1995 by Cala Records)
    “Serenata” performed by The Jonah Jones Quartet (from the album Great Instrumental Hits, copyright 1961 by Capitol Records)
     “The Return of the Red Baron” performed by The Royal Guardsmen (from the album Snoopy and His Friends, copyright 1967 by Laurie Records)
     
    The Twilight Zone is a trademark of CBS, Inc.
    Between Light and Shadow: A Twilight Zone Podcast is a nonprofit podcast. Music clips and dialogue excerpts used herein are the property of their respective copyright owners; we claim no ownership of these materials. Their use is strictly for illustrative purposes and should be considered Fair Use as stated in the Copyright Act of 1976, 17 U.S.C. section 107.
     

    • 1 hr 16 min
    3x10 "A Conversation with Koren Shadmi"

    3x10 "A Conversation with Koren Shadmi"

    Koren Shadmi’s graphic novel The Twilight Man: Rod Serling and the Birth of Television drops on October 8th, and he was kind enough to drop by (in a virtual sense) and talk about it. As usual, Craig trips all over his tongue, breathes too hard and says “um” way too many times.
     
    Theme: “Neither Here Nor There (9/22/2019 Revision)” by Twin Loops
    “Venus” performed by Sine (from the compilation album Chill Out! The Techno Evolution Continues, copyright 1993 by Instinct Records)
     
    http://www.korenshadmi.com/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/KorenShadmi
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/korenshadmi/
    http://www.sva.edu/events/events-exhibitions/masks-mannequins-and-monsters-the-twilight-zone-screening
    https://rodserling.com/serling-fest-2019-schedule/
     
    The Twilight Zone is a trademark of CBS, Inc.
    Between Light and Shadow: A Twilight Zone Podcast is a nonprofit podcast. Music clips and dialogue excerpts used herein are the property of their respective copyright owners; we claim no ownership of these materials. Their use is strictly for illustrative purposes and should be considered Fair Use as stated in the Copyright Act of 1976, 17 U.S.C. section 107.

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

Musketeerdad ,

Getting Better over Time

I've been listening to Craig's TZ podcast from the beginning, and will tell you that it has improved tremendously since he launched it a few years ago. He blends a good knowledge of the subject with a lot of add-ins to keep things interesting. His production quality is strong, and it is obvious that he takes a long time to put the show together. My 4-star rating is a composite rating of the totality of his output. I would have given the early shows about 2.5 stars and his recent programs about 4.5 to 5 stars. Keep up the great work, Craig!

Slowfaid ,

Definitely not the RC Cola

Great, fun podcast.

Obsessive Viewer Podcasts ,

Podcasting from a place of love

Craig clearly has a deep love for The Twilight Zone and podcasts from a place of encyclopedic knowledge and admiration for the series.

UPDATE: I just wanted to update my review to say that I am really enjoying Craig's reviews of the CBS All-Access Twilight Zone series. He's obviously catching more easter eggs than the average viewer would. But his commentary on the show is insightful as ever and maybe even moreso since this new TZ series has had somewhat of a rocky start for some people.

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