Shadow and Substance
Friday, October 02, 2009
This week marks the 50th anniversary of Rod Serling’s "The Twilight Zone." Serling used the sci-fi genre as a tool to tell larger stories of morality, says Larry Kassan, founder of the Rod Serling Video Festival. He has also influenced Hollywood writers and producers, including J.J. Abrams, creator of the television shows "Lost" and "Fringe." Abrams says that as a boy he would sometimes pretend to be sick to stay home from school and watch "The Twilight Zone."