Rod Serling's Night Gallery: An After-Hours Tour (Expanded Second Edition)—Regular Hardbound
In 1998, Syracuse University Press published Rod Serling's Night Gallery: An After-Hours Tour written by Scott Skelton and Jim Benson, the world's leading historians on the classic NBC anthology. At the time, the 404-page trade paperback was the most complete history ever documented on the 1969–73 TV series, featuring interviews and a selection of 100 photos.
Over the past 24 years, Skelton and Benson continued to compile interviews and imagery resulting in this newly expanded 824-page masterwork, now in full color!—a deluxe companion guide to Rod Serling’s dark fantasy series that revises, updates, and vastly expands the first edition from 1998 with the addition of deeper archival research, a crop of new interviews with cast and crew members, and more than 900 color and black-and-white photographs—including reproductions of all the introductory paintings!
Fifty-two years ago, NBC-TV premiered the bone-chilling, three-episode pilot film that gave birth to the supernatural series Rod Serling’s Night Gallery. Millions of viewers were riveted to every episode—often watching through their fingers—as the uncanny events unfolded. After three seasons, the show ended—but the memories lingered.
Thirty years ago, an intrepid duo of dedicated Night Gallery historians joined forces to dig deep into the history of the series, tell the story of its production, and chronicle its successes and influence. Authors and historians Scott Skelton and Jim Benson co-wrote Rod Serling’s Night Gallery: An After-Hours Tour, which provided the definitive history of the show at that time. But it went to print restricted by page-count limitations demanded from Syracuse University Press, which meant the authors had to prune their submitted manuscript to fit the publisher’s 400-page maximum. Other restrictions meant limiting its graphic profile to 100 postage-stamp-sized photos, black-and-white only, forcing the co-authors to dismiss the use of any of the painting images—so crucial to fans’ memories of the series.
Now, submitted for your approval, Creature Features, the award-winning publisher of Rod Serling’s Night Gallery: The Art of Darkness, The Outer Limits at Fifty, The Fantasy Worlds of Irwin Allen, and Return to Tomorrow: The Filming of Star Trek: The Motion Picture, celebrates the 25th anniversary of Skelton and Benson’s acclaimed history by releasing a brand-new, massively expanded and revised edition of Rod Serling’s Night Gallery: An After-Hours Tour to a new generation of viewers.
Originally 404 digest-sized pages, now amplified to 824 coffee-table-sized, 8-1/2 x 11-inch pages, the new edition includes
- a new foreword by Academy Award–winning director Guillermo del Toro
- vastly expanded commentary and newly uncovered behind-the-scenes background for each episode
- recent, never-before-published interviews from the original cast and crew of Night Gallery, including remembrances from such stars as Sally Field, Diane Baker, David McCallum, Gerald McRaney, Lesley Ann Warren, George Maharis, Denise Nicholas, Joan Van Ark, and many, many more!
- newly uncovered citations and commentary about Night Gallery from the creator himself—Rod Serling—unpublished in more than fifty years!
- more than 100 full-color images of artists Tom Wright and Jaroslav Gebr’s remarkable gallery paintings for the series preceding each episode
- new research uncovering the truth about who canceled Night Gallery—and why!
This brand-new, massively expanded volume of Rod Serling’s Night Gallery: An After-Hours Tour features more than 900 color and black-and-white photographs—nine times the number of images included in the first edition, many of them full-page—including
- hundreds of Night Gallery publicity photos from 1969 to 1973
- never-before-published or -seen photos of the cast and crew from Night Gallery
- rare, behind-the-scenes, on-set photos of the filming of Night Gallery
Thirty years in the making, exhaustively researched and beautifully illustrated, this expanded edition is a must-have for any fan of horror, Rod Serling, or classic television!