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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
    • 4.3 • 38 Ratings

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.

    4X15 "The Changing of the Gart"

    4X15 "The Changing of the Gart"

    The end.
     
    Get Dr. Reba Wissner’s essential A Dimension of Sound: Music in The Twilight Zone here: https://amzn.to/3xm19aE
    Glenn Tolle’s blog post on Horace Mann: https://glenntolle.com/2017/12/11/horace-mann-vindicated/
    Get Night Gallery Season 1 on Blu-ray here: https://amzn.to/30YhtlR
    Theme: “Neither Here nor There” performed by Twin Loops
    “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” performed by Thurl Ravenscroft (from the album How the Grinch Stole Christmas: The Original TV Soundtrack, copyright 1966 by MGM Records)
    “Snowfall” performed by the Jackie Gleason & His Orchestra (from the album Merry Christmas, copyright 1956 by Capitol Records)
    “Midnight Sun” performed by Duran Duran (from the album Medazzaland, copyright 1997 by EMI/Capital 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.

    • 2 hr 36 min
    4x14 "Quarantine Confidential 3D"

    4x14 "Quarantine Confidential 3D"

    One down, one to go. In the penultimate installment of the show, host Craig does one final round of housekeeping and (not surprisingly) pimps his work on the Night Gallery Season 1 Blu-ray set. Worth your time? Only you can make that determination. It’s free, for God’s sake, so just download the damn thing. 

    Get Night Gallery season 1 on Blu-ray here: https://amzn.to/30YhtlR 

    Theme: “Neither Here nor There” performed by Twin Loops 

    “Strange Girl” performed by Hubert Laws (from the album Flute By-Laws, copyright 1966 by Atlantic Records) 

    “Sour Times (Cut & Paste Instrumental by Chris Blake)” performed by Portishead (from the album Dummy, copyright 1994 by Go! Beat-London Records) 

    “To Kill a Dead Man” performed by Portishead (from the “Sour Times” CD single, copyright 1994 by Go! Beat-London Records) 
    “Over” performed by Portishead (from the album Portishead, copyright 1997 by Go! Beat-London Records)

    “Omid (Hope)” performed by Thievery Corporation (from the album The Richest Man in Babylon, copyright 2002 by ESL Records) 

    “Leave It” performed by Yes (from the album 90125, copyright 1983 by Atco 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.  

     

    • 59 min
    4x13 "Between Awe and Mystery: An Outer Limits Podcast"

    4x13 "Between Awe and Mystery: An Outer Limits Podcast"

    Bug-eyed monster lovers rejoice! This week Craig dives deep into the pool of primordial goo that is the Outer Limits episode “Tourist Attraction.” TOL historian David J. Schow joins in to regale us with his bottomless sea of knowledge, plus Dr. Reba Wissner gives us the lowdown on the episode’s original music score. The whole affair is slimy... yet strangely satisfying. 

    Get your David J. Schow literary fix right here: https://www.cimarronstreetbooks.com/ 

    Get your own Ichthyosaurus Mercurius model kit here: https://www.dimensionaldesigns.com/icme.html 

    My 2013 blog entry on “Tourist Attraction”: https://bit.ly/3kwEDGE 

     

    The Outer Limits is a trademark of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Inc. 

    Between Awe and Mystery: An Outer Limits 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 26 min
    4x12 "2Quarantine 2Confidential"

    4x12 "2Quarantine 2Confidential"

    This week, host Craig checks out “Reap What You Sow,” a fan-made Twilight Zone episode in the spirit of the original series, then gazes backward at his own (sadly unrealized) dream of creating... well, something along the same lines. Friend of the show Carson Cohen returns for some much-needed fact checking, then we wrap up with some reportage on an exciting Rod Serling-related crowdfunding campaign. Oh, it’s also Hallowe’en, which we’re apparently not observing at all this year. Boo indeed. 
     

    Theme: “Neither Here nor There (Yet Another Revision version)” by Twin Loops (used by permission). 

    “Two Semi-Metallic Human Beings” composed by Howard Shore (from album David Cronenberg’s Crash: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, copyright 1996 by Milan Records). 

    “Babylon” performed by Control X (from the album To Abort Transmission, copyright 1995 by Instinct Ambient Records). 
     

    As Timeless as Infinity: A Rod Serling Monument Kickstarter campaign:  https://bit.ly/3w1kcpH 

    If you haven’t seen “Reap What You Sow,” go watch it before CBS issues a cease-and-desist notice!  https://youtu.be/f5GOQVgeAzk 

     
    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.  

     

    • 55 min
    4x11 "Nathan Van Cleave in The Twilight Zone... and Beyond"

    4x11 "Nathan Van Cleave in The Twilight Zone... and Beyond"

    Nathan Van Cleave, The Twilight Zone’s most prolific composer, finally gets a well-deserved spotlighting in this special installment of the podcast, made complete by an appearance by musician and friend of the program Carson Cohen. Enjoy! 

     

    Stream William Castle’s Project X (1968) here: https://amzn.to/2SuPUg4 

     

    Watch 1959’s Destination: Space here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ED6Z_o1vupA 

     

    Read Dirk Wickenden’s interview with Fred Steiner about Nathan Van Cleave here: https://bit.ly/3neaD35 

     

    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
    4x10: "Quarantine Confidential: Live, Unedited and Uncouth"

    4x10: "Quarantine Confidential: Live, Unedited and Uncouth"

    Have you ever wondered what the show might sound like with NO editing whatsoever? Like, NONE. And no script, either. No, really. We’re talking a solid hour of off-the-cuff yammering from host Craig with ZERO pre-planning (and zero production value). Listen... if you dare. 
     

    Stephanie Griffin’s Siren Song Stitchery, where awesome stuff comes to three-dimensional-hand-sewn life: https://www.etsy.com/shop/SirensSongStitchery 

     

    Kilian Melloy’s magnificent short story “The Boundary” (which he dedicated to me, of all people):  https://bit.ly/3f4S273 

    Kilian Melloy (Edge Media Network) interviews yours truly about The Outer Limits on Blu-ray (from 2018): https://bit.ly/2NGCD1k 

    The TZ Season 1 “Eye Intro” saga:  https://bit.ly/399iZCy 

     
    Pick up bare•bones magazine #6 (Spring 2021), which includes my first published article (I Am Controlling Transmission: The Outer Limits on Home Video):  https://amzn.to/3edufRa  This issue also features an article by David J. Schow about Rod Serling’s The Twilight Zone Magazine, so it’s doubly desirable. $9.95 and it’s yours.  Hell, order several copies and give ‘em to your friends as gifts. 
     

    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.  
     

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

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!

RickinA2 ,

Great podcast

Only found you the last 6 months or so. Have listened to most of your shows. Sorry to hear it end. Quite entertaining Craig. You not only provided great tidbits of knowledge but always found a way to make me smile or laugh out loud.

Good luck with your future endeavors.

Rick

jdjrjdbs ,

Awesome Podcast

This podcast is awesome. Please keep going!

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