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Rod Serling-Planet of the Apes Visionaries

Review by VJ Miller, Sr.
Script: Dana Gould interior art: Chad Lewis Cover: Paolo Revira

Planet of the Apes,

Original screenplay by Rod Serling

Rod Serling Planet of the Apes Visionaries coverI thought I’d learned everything I needed to know about, Planet of the Apes until I came across this Graphic Novel.  Somehow I missed the fact that the original manuscript was written by Rod Serling, but then I was 17 at the time and was more into comic books than what was going on in Hollywood.

Rod Serling’s original vision of Planet of the Apes was a society that was somewhat normal. They dressed in suits, drove cars, worked in office buildings and did those things that day to day citizens always did–they were just apes instead. Hollywood took Serling’s story and turned it into what we all watched with Charlton Heston and the ensemble cast of humans in ape suits. I doubt Mr. Serling was pleased. Continue reading Rod Serling-Planet of the Apes Visionaries

Rod and his family, Jody, Anne and wife, Carol and Michael.

As I Knew Him–My Dad, Rod Serling

Written by his Daughter, Anne Serling

review by VJ Miller, Sr.

Cover of book, As I Knew Him--My Dad, Rod Serling, by Anne SerlingAs I Knew Him is not the biography of a man, rather, it is a Daughters vivid memories of a beloved Father. But for a fateful intervention during WWII in the South Pacific: the man would have ceased to exist, the daughter would not exist, this book would not exist, and the Twilight Zone would never have been.

As I Knew Him–My Dad, Rod Serling was published in 2013 but only came to my attention in the past few months. An oversight I regret because it delayed my learning so much.

 

“You’re traveling through a dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind; a journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination. That’s the signpost up ahead—your next stop, The Twilight Zone.”

–Rod Serling

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