"A must-read! Rod Serling was a very close friend, and one of the greatest writers I ever knew. Anyone who is interested in the last chapter of his career must take this after-hours tour."—Aaron Spelling
"A fine, richly detailed history of the Night Gallery. Well worth reading."—Richard Matheson
"It is simply grand to have such a comprehensive and responsible examination of the work of the remarkable Rod Serling. It’s delightful!"—Roddy McDowall
"This Night Gallery guide presents a fine commentary on the stories, the writers, the actors, and all that were a part of the Gallery. A most comprehensive and critical study of the program."—Carol Serling
"Scott Skelton and Jim Benson have set a new standard for this type of book. Make no mistake. What you hold in your hands is nothing less than the most thorough, most exhaustive, most painstakingly researched book ever written on a television series."—Mark Dawidziak, author of The Columbo Phile and The Night Stalker Companion
In the early 1970s, Emmy-winning dramatist Rod Serling followed his landmark television series, The Twilight Zone, with Night Gallery. This multisegment foray into the macabre proved to be a new forum for Serling’s unique brand of storytelling. In chronicling the turbulent history behind this innovative program, authors Scott Skelton and Jim Benson provide fascinating production detail and behind-the-scenes material, with critical commentary, complete cast and credit listings, and synopses of all ninety-eight episodes.
Containing more than one hundred photographs-some never before published-this book is spiced with anecdotes from such film and television luminaries as Leonard Nimoy, John Astin, Sydney Pollack, Roddy McDowall, Richard Kiley, and Leslie Nielsen. Rod Serling’s Night Gallery: An After-Hours Tour offers the first comprehensive overview of a significant entry in the annals of classic television.
Scott Skelton is a freelance journalist based in Eugene, Oregon.
Jim Benson has written for the Copley News Radio Network. He owns one of the largest mail-order companies in the country, specializing in TV memorabilia.
Series: Television and Popular Culture
7 x 10, 404 pages, 101 black and white illustrations