American Gothic is on track to take us through the end of 2008 as far as our Wednesday TV nights go at the Slaughtered Lamb Cinema. Once again, I find myself looking ahead to figure out possible follow up programming, and like Martin Luther King, Jr., I have a dream.
In 1959, one of the best and brightest television writers of all time premiered a new program that would change the face of television forever. That man was Rod Serling, and the program was of course, The Twilight Zone.
The show ran for 5 seasons, and 156 episodes. Most were 1/2 hour shows - season 4 represented a brief foray into 1 hour episodes. By my calculations, it would take approximately 44 weeks to watch the entire series, assuming we watched four 1/2 hour episodes or two 1 hour episodes in a night. I'd suggest that we watch the shows in chronological order - beginning with an unofficial pilot for the series - a show titled The Time Element. It ranks right up there with the best of The Twilight Zone.
We're exploring several options - such as starting with a weekend marathon, to knock out a big chunk of episodes, running each season with something different in between each season, etc. If you're interested in getting in on the action, let us know what sounds like fun to you.