Land of Shadow and Substance: The Four of Us are Dying

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Land of Shadow and Substance - The Four of Us are Dying – (1/1/60) There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an … Continue reading

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Land of Shadow and Substance: What You Need

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Land of Shadow and Substance – What You Need – (12/25/59) There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which … Continue reading

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Land of Shadow and Substance: Perchance To Dream

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Land of Shadow and Substance – Perchance To Dream– (11/27/59) There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we … Continue reading

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Land of Shadow and Substance: Time Enough At Last

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Land of Shadow and Substance – Time Enough At Last– (11/20/59) There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which … Continue reading

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Land of Shadow and Substance: The Lonely

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Land of Shadow and Substance – The Lonely– (11/13/59) There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call … Continue reading

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Land of Shadow and Substance: Escape Clause

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Land of Shadow and Substance – Escape Clause– (11/06/59) There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call … Continue reading

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Land of Shadow and Substance: Walking Distance

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Land of Shadow and Substance – Walking Distance– (10/30/59) There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call … Continue reading

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Land of Shadow and Substance: Sixteen Millimeter Shrine

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Land of Shadow and Substance – Sixteen Millimeter Shrine – (10/23/59) There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which … Continue reading

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Land of Shadow and Substance: Mr. Denton On Doomsday

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Land of Shadow and Substance – Mr. Denton On Doomsday- (10/16/59) There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which … Continue reading

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Land of Shadow and Substance: And When the Sky Was Opened

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Land of Shadow and Substance – And When the Sky Was Opened – (12/11/59) There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is … Continue reading

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Land of Shadow and Substance: Judgment Night

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Land of Shadow and Substance – Judgment Night – (12/04/59) There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we … Continue reading

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Land of Shadow and Substance: One for the Angels

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Land of Shadow and Substance – One for the Angels – Episode 2 – (10/09/59) There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It … Continue reading

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Land of Shadow and Substance: Where is Everybody?

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The Land of Shadow and Substance – The premiere episode – “Where is Everybody?” On October 2, 1959, America had the opportunity to view a brand new television show from CBS that eventually proved to be a classic. However, this very first show was different than the rest of the series, with only the story tale type and filming style staying consistent. While the name Twilight Zone remained the same, the show’s title lettering was … Continue reading

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Land of Shadow and Substance: Inaugural Article

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The Land of both Shadow and Substance with Thomas Scopel Inaugural Article The date, January 13th, 2013. The place…somewhere nestled in a small beachside cottage along the mid-eastern seaboard of Florida. Now usually, going as far back as Christ’s disciples, including Judas, which was the thirteenth, to the more recent popular slasher horror film franchise, the number thirteen is primarily viewed as an unlucky number, often associated with negativity, wickedness and evil. But this number … Continue reading

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Spotlight: The Twilight Zone (1959-1964)

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You’re stuck between a rock and a hard place, you think you have your whole life figured out, then you’re swimming in the paranormal, things suddenly happen that you can’t explain. You’ve stepped into…the Twilight Zone! Even if you never have seen an episode, The Twilight Zone has such a cult following and is so extraordinary in the sci-fi/fantasy/horror community, I’m sure you have heard the theme song before. Did you know that even though … Continue reading

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Unexplained Confidential: Paranormal and Science Fiction Nostalgia

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I’m back and talking about MORE horror movie nostalgia from the 70’s and 80’s. This is a follow-up to my column titled “ Growing up as a Horror Fan” that was posted a few years ago and then re-posted 10/13/2010. I challenge everyone to reach back as far as you can in the dark recesses of your mind and find that moment that you became a horror fan. I’m not trying to discredit anyone’s decade … Continue reading

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