The Twilight Zone Project - Part 2
4) The Sixteen Millimeter Shrine: A has-been, Hollywood starlet longs for her golden years and shuts off the changing world around her - escaping in her old movies. (8/10)
5) Walking Distance: A man’s longing to escape his pressures of work is so great, that he slips back in time 30 years into his own childhood. (7/10)
6) Escape Clause: A hypochondriac makes a deal with the devil for immortality just to find that he gets bored of his indestructibility. (8/10)
7) The Lonely: Convicted of a murder he didn’t commit, a man is sentenced to live on a deserted asteroid and his only human-contact is the supply delivery every 3 months. About to go insane, he is given a robot-woman for company. (8/10)
I’ve been a big fan of Rod Serling’s television series for many years. After visiting Disney World when I was a kid and riding the Tower of Terror, I knew I had to watch the series behind it. Starting with checking out tapes from the local library, my obsession quickly grew to my longing to collect & watch every episode on DVD. (This was probably 6 or 7 years ago, well before Netflix).
As an artist and designer, I felt there was a strong reason why this show has lasted the test of time. Each episode is masterfully written and the visual imagery is to die for. It truly is a dimension of imagination.
Recently I decided to start re-watching all the episodes in order. But this time I wanted to do something special. So I’ve started on a new side-project where I take the amazing imagery of these timeless tales, and attempt to make collage pieces out of them. And in these quick works, I wanted to challenge myself to tell the story with one final image. (All collages are made up screen-caps from the actual show.)
1) Where is Everybody?: A man wakes up wandering through an empty town without a clue of who or where he is. He quickly learns the importance of human companionship as the last man on Earth. - 8.5/10
2. One for the Angels: A street salesman cheats death by claiming he needs to keep living in order to make a pitch that would make the ‘skies open up’. Too bad his trick has unexpected consequences. - 7.5/10
3. Mr. Denton on Doom’s Day: A has been gunslinger turned town-drunk gets a second chance at life when a Mr. Henry J. Fate rolls into town with a magic elixir that will give him his old skill back. - 7.5/10
And that’s it for my first batch. It’s my intention to do at least the complete first season to begin with and see from there. There are over 150 episodes total, and 36 in the first season alone so it would be quite a task. I’ll try to put more up in a few days.