November 8, 1969 (pilot)
December 16, 1970 – May 27, 1973 |}
“Good evening, and welcome to a private showing of three paintings, displayed here for the first time. Each is a collector’s item in its own way—not because of any special artistic quality, but because each captures on a canvas, suspends in time and space, a frozen moment of a nightmare.” Night Gallery is an American anthology series that aired on NBC from 1970 to 1973, featuring stories of horror and themacabre. Rod Serling, who had gained fame from an earlier series, The Twilight Zone, served both as the on-air host of Night Gallery and as a major contributor of scripts, although he did not have the same control of content and tone as he had on The Twilight Zone.Serling viewed Night Gallery as a logical extension of The Twilight Zone, but while both series shared an interest in thought-provoking dark fantasy, the lion’s share of Zone‘s offerings were science fiction while Night Gallery focused on the other side of the genre: horror and the supernatural.
Template:Infobox television “Good evening, and welcome to a private showing of three paintings, displayed here for the first time. Each is a collector’s item in its own way—not because of any special artistic quality, but because each captures on a canvas, suspends in time and space, a frozen moment of a nightmare.”Night Gallery is an American anthology series that aired on NBC from 1970 to 1973, featuring stories of horror and the macabre. Rod Serling, who had gained fame from an earlier series, The Twilight Zone, served both as the on-air host of Night Gallery and as a major contributor of scripts, although he did not have the same control of content and tone as he had on The Twilight Zone.Serling viewed Night Gallery as a logical extension of The Twilight Zone, but while both series shared an interest in thought-provoking dark fantasy, the lion’s share of Zone‘s offerings were science fiction while Night Gallery focused on the other side of the genre: horror and the supernatural.
- 2 Reception
- 3 List of stories
- 4 Award nominations
- 5 Books
- 6 Syndication
- 7 Paintings
- 8 DVD releases
- 9 See also
- 10 References
- 11 External links
Serling appeared in an art gallery setting and introduced the macabre tales that made up each episode by unveiling paintings (by artist Thomas J. Wright) that depicted the stories. Night Gallery regularly presented adaptations of classic fantasy tales by authors such as H. P. Lovecraft, as well as original works, many of which were by Serling himself.Bolstering Serling’s thoughtful original dramas were adaptations of classic genre material—short stories by such dark-fantasy luminaries as H. P. Lovecraft, Fritz Leiber, A. E. van Vogt, Algernon Blackwood, Conrad Aiken, Richard Matheson, August Derleth, and Christianna Brand. Variety of material brought with it a variety of tone, from the deadly serious to the tongue-in-cheek, stretching the television anthology concept to its very limits. But conflicts over the series’ direction arose between Serling and producer Jack Laird. The disgruntled host found himself excluded from the producer’s circle. Despite the tensions, Serling continued his dramatic contributions and ultimately scripted more than a third of the segments.
The series was introduced with a pilot TV movie that aired on November 8, 1969, and featured the directorial debut of Steven Spielberg, as well as one of the last acting performances by Joan Crawford.
Unlike the series, in which the paintings merely accompanied an introduction to the upcoming story, the paintings themselves actually appeared in the three segments, serving major or minor plot functions.
Night Gallery was initially part of a rotating anthology or wheel series called Four in One. This 1970–71 television series rotated four separate shows, including McCloud, SFX (San Francisco International Airport) and The Psychiatrist. Two of these, Night Gallery and McCloud were renewed for the 1971–72 season with McCloud becoming the most popular and longest running of the four.
The series attracted criticism for its use of comedic blackout sketches between the longer story segments in some episodes, and for its splintered, multiple-story format, which contributed to its uneven tone. Another notable difference from the original Twilight Zone series was there was no ending monologue by Serling summarizing the end of the story segment. Very often the camera would simply focus on the final chosen image (often for a chilling effect) for several seconds, then black out.
Serling wrote many of the teleplays, including "Camera Obscura", "The Caterpillar" (based on a short story by Oscar Cook), "Class of '99", "Cool Air" (based on a short story by H.P. Lovecraft), "The Doll", "Green Fingers", "Lindemann's Catch", and "The Messiah on Mott Street" (heavily influenced by Bernard Malamud's "Angel Levine"). Non-Serling efforts include "The Dead Man", "I'll Never Leave You—Ever", "Pickman's Model" (based on a short story by H.P. Lovecraft), "A Question of Fear", "Silent Snow, Secret Snow", and "The Sins of the Fathers".
By the final season, Serling, stung by criticism and ignored by the show's executives, all but disowned the series.
|"The Cemetery"||November 8, 1969||Rod Serling||Boris Sagal||Roddy McDowall, Ossie Davis, George Macready||Possibly inspired by the story "The Mezzotint" by M.R. James|
|"Eyes"||November 8, 1969||Rod Serling||Steven Spielberg||Joan Crawford, Barry Sullivan, Tom Bosley|
|"Escape Route"||November 8, 1969||Rod Serling||Barry Shear||Richard Kiley, Sam Jaffe|
|"The Dead Man"||December 16, 1970||Douglas Heyes||Douglas Heyes||Carl Betz, Jeff Corey, Louise Sorel,Michael Blodgett||Based on a short story of the same name by Fritz Leiber|
|"The Housekeeper"||December 16, 1970||Matthew Howard||John Meredyth Lucas||Larry Hagman, Jeanette Nolan, Suzy Parker||"Matthew Howard" was a pseudonym for Douglas Heyes|
|"Room with a View"||December 23, 1970||Hal Dresner||Jerrold Freedman||Joseph Wiseman, Diane Keaton, Angel Tompkins||Based on a short story of the same name by Hal Dresner|
|"The Little Black Bag"||December 23, 1970||Rod Serling||Jeannot Szwarc||Burgess Meredith, Chill Wills||Based on a short story of the same nameby C.M. Kornbluth|
|"The Nature of the Enemy"||December 23, 1970||Rod Serling||Allen Reisner||Joseph Campanella, James Sikking|
|"The House"||December 30, 1970||Rod Serling||John Astin||Joanna Pettet, Paul Richards, Steve Franken||Based on a short story by André Maurois|
|"Certain Shadows on the Wall"||December 30, 1970||Rod Serling||Jeff Corey||Louis Hayward, Agnes Moorehead,Grayson Hall, Rachel Roberts||Based on the short story "The Shadows on the Wall" by Mary E. Wilkins-Freeman|
|"Make Me Laugh"||January 6, 1971||Rod Serling||Steven Spielberg||Godfrey Cambridge, Jackie Vernon,Tom Bosley, Al Lewis|
|"Clean Kills and Other Trophies"||January 6, 1971||Rod Serling||Walter Doniger||Raymond Massey, Tom Troupe, Barry Brown, Herb Jefferson, Jr.|
|"Pamela's Voice"||January 13, 1971||Rod Serling||Richard Benedict||Phyllis Diller, John Astin|
|"Lone Survivor"||January 13, 1971||Rod Serling||Gene Levitt||John Colicos, Torin Thatcher, Hedley Mattingly||Possibly inspired by the story of Frank Tower|
|"The Doll"||January 13, 1971||Rod Serling||Rudi Dorn||Shani Wallis, John Williams, Henry Silva||Based on a short story of the same name by Algernon Blackwood|
|"They're Tearing Down Tim Riley's Bar"||January 20, 1971||Rod Serling||Don Taylor||William Windom, Diane Baker, John Randolph, Bert Convy||Serling considered this script one of the finest two works he ever wrote (along withRequiem for a Heavyweight).|
|"The Last Laurel"||January 20, 1971||Rod Serling||Daryl Duke||Jack Cassidy, Martin E. Brooks,Martine Beswick||Based on "The Horsehair Trunk" by Davis Grubb|
|"The Boy Who Predicted Earthquakes"||September 15, 1971||Rod Serling||John Badham||Clint Howard, Michael Constantine,Bernie Kopell||Based on a short story of the same name by Margaret St. Clair|
|"Miss Lovecraft Sent Me"||September 15, 1971||Jack Laird||Gene Kearney||Joseph Campanella, Sue Lyon|
|"The Hand of Borgus Weems"||September 15, 1971||Alvin Sapinsley||John M. Lucas||George Maharis, Ray Milland||Based on the short story "The Other Hand" by George Langelaan|
|"Phantom of What Opera?"||September 15, 1971||Gene Kearney||George Kearney||Leslie Nielsen|
|"A Death in the Family"||September 22, 1971||Rod Serling||Jeannot Szwarc||E. G. Marshall, Desi Arnaz, Jr.||Based on a short story by Miriam Allen deFord|
|"The Merciful"||September 22, 1971||Jack Laird||Jeannot Szwarc||Imogene Coca, King Donovan||Based on a short story of the same name by Charles L. Sweeney, Jr.; twist on "The Cask of Amontillado"|
|"The Class of '99"||September 22, 1971||Rod Serling||Jeannot Szwarc||Vincent Price, Brandon deWilde,Randolph Mantooth|
|"Witches' Feast"||September 22, 1971||Gene Kearney||Jerrold Freedman||Agnes Moorehead, Ruth Buzzi|
|"Since Aunt Ada Came to Stay"||September 29, 1971||Alvin Sapinsley||William Hale||Michele Lee, James Farentino,Jeanette Nolan, Jonathan Harris||Based on a short story "The Witch" by A. E. van Vogt|
|"With Apologies to Mr. Hyde"||September 29, 1971||Jack Laird||Jeannot Szwarc||Adam West, Jack Laird|
|"The Flip-Side of Satan"||September 29, 1971||Malcolm Marmorstein& Gerald Sanford||Jerrold Freedman||Arte Johnson, Liam Sullivan the voice on records||Based on a short story by Hal Dresner|
|"A Fear of Spiders"||October 6, 1971||Rod Serling||John Astin||Patrick O'Neal, Kim Stanley||Based on a short story "The Spider" byElizabeth Walter|
|"Junior"||October 6, 1971||Gene Kearney||Theordore J. Flicker||Wally Cox, Barbara Flicker|
|"Marmalade Wine"||October 6, 1971||Jerrold Freedman||Jerrold Freedman||Robert Morse, Rudy Vallee||Based on a short story by Joan Aiken|
|"The Academy"||October 6, 1971||Rod Serling||Jeff Corey||Pat Boone, Leif Erickson||Based on a short story of the same title by David Ely|
|"The Phantom Farmhouse"||October 20, 1971||Halsted Welles||Jeannot Szwarc||David McCallum, Linda Marsh, David Carradine||Based on a short story of the same title bySeabury Quinn|
|"Silent Snow, Secret Snow"||October 20, 1971||Gene Kearney||Gene Kearney||Radames Pera, Lonny Chapman||Based on a short story of the same title byConrad Aiken; narrated by Orson Welles|
|"A Question of Fear"||October 27, 1971||Theodore J. Flicker||Jack Laird||Leslie Nielsen, Fritz Weaver||Based on a short story of the same title byBryan Lewis|
|"The Devil Is Not Mocked"||October 27, 1971||Gene Kearney||Gene Kearney||Helmut Dantine, Francis Lederer, Hank Brandt||Based on a short story of the same title byManly Wade Wellman. Lederer reprises his role as Dracula from The Return of Dracula.|
|"Midnight Never Ends"||November 3, 1971||Rod Serling||Jeannot Szwarc||Susan Strasberg, Robert F. Lyons|
|"Brenda"||November 3, 1971||Matthew Howard||Allen Reisner||Laurie Prange, Glenn Corbett, Robert J. Hogan, Barbara Babcock||Based on a short story of the same title byMargaret St. Clair|
|"The Diary"||November 10, 1971||Rod Serling||William Hale||Patty Duke, Virginia Mayo, David Wayne||Features a brief, late appearance byLindsay Wagner|
|"A Matter of Semantics"||November 10, 1971||Gene Kearney||Jack Laird||Cesar Romero, E. J. Peaker|
|"Big Surprise"||November 10, 1971||Richard Matheson||Jeannot Szwarc||John Carradine, Vincent Van Patten||Based on a short story of the same title byRichard Matheson|
|"Professor Peabody's Last Lecture"||November 10, 1971||Jack Laird||Jerrold Freedman||Carl Reiner||A professor gives a lecture on entities from the Cthulhu Mythos. Possibly the first timeCthulhu's name appeared on national television.|
|"House with Ghost"||November 17, 1971||Gene Kearney||Gene Kearney||Bob Crane, Jo Anne Worley, Alan Napier||Based on a short story by August Derleth|
|"A Midnight Visit to the Neighborhood Blood Bank"||November 17, 1971||Jack Laird||William Hale||Victor Buono|
|"Dr. Stringfellow's Rejuvenator"||November 17, 1971||Rod Serling||Jerrold Freedman||Forrest Tucker, Murray Hamilton, Don Pedro Colley|
|"Hell's Bells"||November 17, 1971||Theodore J. Flicker||Theodore J. Flicker||John Astin||Based on a short story by Harry Turner|
|"The Dark Boy"||November 24, 1971||Halsted Welles||John Astin||Elizabeth Hartman, Gale Sondergaard||Based on a short story of the same title byAugust Derleth|
|"Keep in Touch—We'll Think of Something"||November 24, 1971||Gene Kearney||Gene Kearney||Alex Cord, Joanna Pettet|
|"Pickman's Model"||December 1, 1971||Alvin Sapinsley||Jack Laird||Bradford Dillman, Louise Sorel||Based on a short story of the same title byH. P. Lovecraft|
|"The Dear Departed"||December 1, 1971||Rod Serling||Jeff Corey||Steve Lawrence, Maureen Arthur,Harvey Lembeck||Based on a short story of the same name by Alice-Mary Schnirring|
|"An Act of Chivalry"||December 1, 1971||Jack Laird||Jack Laird||Deidre Hall|
|"Cool Air"||December 8, 1971||Rod Serling||Jeannot Szwarc||Barbara Rush, Henry Darrow||Based on a short story by H.P. Lovecraft|
|"Camera Obscura"||December 8, 1971||Rod Serling||John Badham||René Auberjonois, Ross Martin||Based on a short story of the same title byBasil Copper|
|"Quoth the Raven"||December 8, 1971||Jack Laird||Jeff Corey||Marty Allen|
|"The Messiah on Mott Street"||December 15, 1971||Rod Serling||Don Taylor||Edward G. Robinson, Yaphet Kotto,Tony Roberts|
|"The Painted Mirror"||December 15, 1971||Gene Kearney||Gene Kearney||Zsa Zsa Gabor, Arthur O'ConnellRosemary DeCamp||Based on a short story of the same title byDonald Wandrei|
|"The Different Ones"||December 29, 1971||Rod Serling||John Meredyth Lucas||Dana Andrews, Jon Korkes||Parallels themes from the Serling-pennedThe Twilight Zone episode "The Eye of the Beholder"|
|"Tell David…"||December 29, 1971||Gerald Sanford||Jeff Corey||Sandra Dee, Jared Martin||Based on a short story of the same title byPenelope Wallace|
|"Logoda's Heads"||December 29, 1971||Robert Bloch||Jeannot Szwarc||Patrick Macnee, Brock Peters, Denise Nicholas, Tim Matheson||Based on a short story of the same title byAugust Derleth|
|"Green Fingers"||January 5, 1972||Rod Serling||John Badham||Cameron Mitchell, Elsa Lanchester,Michael Bell||Based on a short story by R. C. Cook|
|"The Funeral"||January 5, 1972||Richard Matheson||John Meredyth Lucas||Joe Flynn, Werner Klemperer, Jack Laird||Based on the short story of the same name by Richard Matheson|
|"The Tune in Dan's Café"||January 5, 1972||Gerald Sanford & Garrie Bateson||David Rawlins||Pernell Roberts, Susan Oliver||Based on a short story by Shamus Frazier|
|"Lindemann's Catch"||January 12, 1972||Rod Serling||Jeff Corey||Stuart Whitman, Harry Townes|
|"A Feast of Blood"||January 12, 1972||Stanford Whitmore||Jeannot Szwarc||Sondra Locke, Norman Lloyd,Hermione Baddeley||Based on a short story "The Fur Brooch" by Dulcie Gray|
|"The Late Mr. Peddington"||January 12, 1972||Jack Laird||Jeff Corey||Harry Morgan, Kim Hunter||Based on a short story "The Flat Male" by Frank Sisk; features a brief, late appearance by Randy Quaid|
|"The Miracle at Camafeo"||January 19, 1972||Rod Serling||Ralph Senesky||Harry Guardino, Julie Adams, Ray Danton||Based on a short story by C. B. Gilford|
|"The Ghost of Sorworth Place"||January 19, 1972||Alvin Sapinsley||Ralph Senesky||Richard Kiley, Jill Ireland||Based on the short story "Sorworth Place" by Russell Kirk|
|"The Waiting Room"||January 26, 1972||Rod Serling||Jeannot Szwarc||Steve Forrest, Albert Salmi, Lex Barker, Jim Davis, Buddy Ebsen|
|"Last Rites for a Dead Druid"||January 26, 1972||Alvin Sapinsley||Jeannot Szwarc||Bill Bixby, Carol Lynley, Donna Douglas, Ned Glass|
|"Deliveries in the Rear"||February 9, 1972||Rod Serling||Jeff Corey||Cornel Wilde, Rosemary Forsyth, Kent Smith|
|"Stop Killing Me"||February 9, 1972||Jack Laird||Jeannot Szwarc||Geraldine Page, James Gregory||Based on a short story of the same title by Hal Dresner|
|"Dead Weight"||February 9, 1972||Jack Laird||Timothy Galfas||Jack Albertson, Bobby Darin||Based on the short story "Out of the Country" by Jeffry Scott|
|"I'll Never Leave You—Ever"||February 16, 1972||Jack Laird||Daniel Haller||Lois Nettleton, Royal Dano, John Saxon||Based on a short story of the same title by Rene Morris|
|"There Aren't Any More MacBanes"||February 16, 1972||Alvin Sapinsley||John Newland||Joel Grey, Howard Duff||Features a brief, early appearance by a young Mark Hamill. Based on the short story "By One, By Two and By Three" by Stephen Hall|
|"You Can't Get Help like That Anymore"||February 23, 1972||Rod Serling||Jeff Corey||Cloris Leachman, Broderick Crawford,Lana Wood|
|"The Sins of the Fathers"||February 23, 1972||Halsted Welles||Jeannot Szwarc||Geraldine Page, Richard Thomas,Michael Dunn||Based on a short story of the same title byChristianna Brand|
|"The Caterpillar"||March 1, 1972||Rod Serling||Jeannot Szwarc||Joanna Pettet, Laurence Harvey, John Williams||Based on the short story "Boomerang" byOscar Cook|
|"Little Girl Lost"||March 1, 1972||Stanford Whitmore||Timothy Galfas||Ed Nelson, William Windom, Ivor Francis||Based on a short story of the same title byE.C. Tubb|
|"Satisfaction Guaranteed"||March 22, 1972||Jack Laird||Jeannot Szwarc||Victor Buono||Vignette, premiered during a repeat broadcast of the September 22, 1971 episode, replacing "Witches' Feast"|
|"Return of the Sorcerer"||September 24, 1972||Halsted Welles||Vincent Price, Patricia Sterling, Bill Bixby||Based on a short story of the same title byClark Ashton Smith|
|"The Girl with the Hungry Eyes"||October 1, 1972||Robert Malcolm Young||James Farentino, John Astin, Joanna Pettet||Based on a short story of the same title byFritz Leiber|
|"Rare Objects"||October 22, 1972||Rod Serling||Mickey Rooney, Raymond Massey|
|"Spectre in Tap-Shoes"||October 29, 1972||Gene Kearney||Sandra Dee, Dane Clark, Christopher Connelly||Story by Jack Laird|
|"Through a Flame Darkly"||November 5, 1972||Dick Nelson||John Newland||Sandra Dee, John Anderson|
|"You Can Come Up Now, Mrs. Millikan"||November 12, 1972||Rod Serling||Ozzie Nelson, Harriet Nelson, Roger Davis, Michael Lerner||Based on the short story "The Secret of the Vault" by J. Wesley Rosenquist|
|"Smile, Please"||November 12, 1972||Jack Laird||Cesare Danova, Lindsay Wagner|
|"The Other Way Out"||November 19, 1972||Gene Kearney||Burl Ives, Ross Martin||Story by Kurt van Elting|
|"Fright Night"||December 10, 1972||Robert Malcolm Young||Stuart Whitman, Barbara Anderson,Alan Napier||Story by Kurt van Elting|
|"Finnegan's Flight"||December 17, 1972||Rod Serling||Burgess Meredith, Cameron Mitchell,Barry Sullivan|
|"She'll Be Company for You"||December 24, 1972||David Rayfiel||Leonard Nimoy, Lorraine Gary, Kathryn Hays||Based on a short story of the same title byAndrea Newman|
|"The Ring with the Red Velvet Ropes"||January 7, 1973||Robert Malcolm Young||Gary Lockwood, Joan van Ark, Chuck Connors||Based on a short story of the same title byEdward D. Hoch|
|"Something in the Woodwork"||January 14, 1973||Rod Serling||Leif Erickson, Paul Jenkins, John McMurtry, Geraldine Page, Barbara Rhoades||Based on the short story "Housebound" byR. Chetwynd-Hayes|
|"Death on a Barge"||March 4, 1973||Halsted Welles||Leonard Nimoy||Lesley Ann Warren, Lou Antonio,Brooke Bundy, Robert Pratt||Based on the short story "The Canal" by Everil Worrell; it was Nimoy's directing debut|
|"Whisper"||May 13, 1973||David Rayfiel||Dean Stockwell, Sally Field||Based on a short story by Martin Waddell|
|"The Doll of Death"||May 20, 1973||Jack Guss||Susan Strasberg, Alejandro Rey||Based on a short story by Vivian Meik|
|"Hatred unto Death"||May 27, 1973||Halsted Welles||Steve Forrest, Dina Merrill, Fernando Lamas||Based on an Inner Sanctum Mysteryepisode from 1941 titled The Man from Yesterday, written by Milton Geiger|
|"How to Cure the Common Vampire"||May 27, 1973||Jack Laird||Jack Laird||Richard Deacon, Johnny Brown|
|"Die Now, Pay Later"||Will Geer, Slim Pickens||Based on the short story "Year-End Clearance" by Mary Linn Roby|
|"Room for One Less"||Jack Laird||Jack Laird||Lee Jay Lambert, James Metropole|
Night Gallery was nominated for an Emmy Award for its first-season episode "They're Tearing Down Tim Riley's Bar" as the Outstanding Single Program on U.S. television in 1971. In 1972, the series received another nomination (Outstanding Achievement in Makeup) for the second-season episode "Pickman's Model."
Rod Serling’s Night Gallery: An After-Hours Tour is a compelling and comprehensive look at the making of dramatist and pop-culture icon Rod Serling’s last anthology series. One of the most unusual and innovative television series of its day, Night Gallery captured the imagination of a generation of viewers with its brilliant mix of classic horror-fantasy tales and stories reflective of the mod, revolutionary mood of the late 1960s. For the first time, Rod Serling’s Night Gallery: An After-Hours Tour reveals the inside story of the young artists who got their start on the show, many of whom would later achieve fame in the industry. Night Gallery helped launch the careers of Steven Spielberg, Diane Keaton, Mark Hamill, John Badham,Lindsay Wagner, Jeannot Szwarc, Deidre Hall, and many others. It also marked the directorial debuts of Steven Spielberg, John Astin, and Leonard Nimoy. Also: uncovered for the first time in any book, new revelations regarding Steven Spielberg’s sometimes tumultuous tenure on the show, including an attempt by an NBC executive to ban him from the industry. Four years in the making, Rod Serling’s Night Gallery: An After-Hours Tour features more than 160 interviews with virtually every actor, writer, director, producer, and technician involved in the show. With evocative and often humorous anecdotes, this book details the day-to-day creative struggles among the talented filmmakers who fought for innovation in an industry that understood only conformity. Also explored: intimate firsthand reports of Rod Serling’s battles with NBC, Universal Studios, and producer Jack Laird, and archival proof that Serling was not rewritten as aggressively as past biographies have reported. Illustrated with rare, never-before-published photographs, Rod Serling’s Night Gallery: An After-Hours Tour examines a studio system that, long before The X-Files, refused to acknowledge the commercial potential of a horror-fantasy TV show. The series was so popular among young people that students at Harvard and Yale created Night Gallery viewing clubs, and fans bootlegged 16 millimeter dupe copies of the show in a pre-videotape era. Night Gallery’s sponsors actually begged NBC not to cancel it—to no avail. Rod Serling’s Night Gallery: An After-Hours Tour features a lineup of interviews that reads like a mid-’70s Who’s Who of Hollywood: Leonard Nimoy, Lindsay Wagner, John Astin, Leslie Nielsen, Desi Arnaz Jr., Richard Thomas, Sydney Pollack, Roddy McDowall, Zsa Zsa Gabor, William Windom, Pat Boone, Sondra Locke, Stuart Whitman,Phyllis Diller, John Saxon, René Auberjonois, Joanna Pettet, Joseph Campanella, Richard Kiley, James Farentino, Michele Lee,Bradford Dillman, Henry Darrow, and many more. Literate and engrossing, humorous and ironic, Rod Serling’s Night Gallery: An After-Hours Tour is a must-read for any fan of Rod Serling, of television, or of the industry itself. Not a fluff-filled, “just add water” TV companion, this book deserves space on the bookshelf of anyone who remembers their weekly visits into the eerie darkness of Rod Serling’s Night Gallery. .
In order to increase the number of episodes that were available for syndication, the 60-minute episodes were reedited into a 30-minute time slot, with many segments severely cut, and others extended by inserting 'new' scenes of recycled, previously discarded, or stock footage to fill up the time. In their book Rod Serling's Night Gallery: An After-Hours Tour, authors Scott Skelton and Jim Benson identify 39 of the 98 individual segments that were produced for Night Gallery as being "severely altered" in syndication. As well, 25 episodes of a short-lived (and otherwise unrelated) supernatural series from 1972, The Sixth Sense, were also incorporated into the syndicated version of the series, with Serling providing newly filmed introductions to those episodes. As The Sixth Sense was originally a one-hour show, these episodes were all severely edited to fit into the half-hour timeslot.
In recent years, the original, uncut version of the series (and without the additional Sixth Sense episodes) has been shown on the Encore Mystery cable network, allowing fans to see the episodes in their original format for the first time in 30 years. The show is also available in some markets through the Retro Television Network and MeTV. All three seasons, excluding the pilot episode and the "Witches Feast" segment from Season Two, are available on Hulu free of charge.
New introductions with Rod Serling were filmed, and the paintings for the 25 additional episodes were painted by the artist for the Gallery pilot, Jaroslav Gebr. None of these 25 extra paintings are included here. Most of the original paintings for Night Gallery were either altered for use in other productions or sold by Universal Studios years ago. For the most part they remain in private hands, although occasionally one shows up at an auction house. There are some forgeries floating around, the exact number unknown. In December 2002, two forgeries were offered in an online auction from Sotheby’s through eBay. Before the auction started, one of the fakes was pulled, a bad copy of “The Late Mr. Peddington”—which had, accurately enough, its original title scrawled on the back of the painting, “The Flat Male,” meaning that the forger had access to the original during the forging process. Still, an obvious fake of “The Flip-Side of Satan” was auctioned off at that time. Care must be taken by potential buyers if a Night Gallery painting is spotted at auction. If there is a question of authenticity, seek out an expert’s help.
Universal Studios released a series of twelve art-print posters of some of the Gallery paintings in 1972. They are long out of print, although they occasionally show up at a collector’s store or in an eBay auction. None of the reproductions included paintings from the pilot film or the first season of the series. Second season titles included “House—with Ghost,” “You Can’t Get Help like That Anymore,” “The Dear Departed,” “The Devil Is Not Mocked,” “The Tune in Dan’s Café,” and “Phantom of What Opera?” Third season titles included “You Can Come Up Now, Mrs. Millikan,” “Fright Night,” “Spectre in Tap-Shoes,” “She’ll Be Company for You,” and “Rare Objects” (this last was altered from the version shown in the series episode). The last of the twelve art prints, titled “The Return of the Sorcerer,” was not the painting used for that episode in the series. It is definitely by Tom Wright, but it may have been painted for an unproduced segment of the show.
In 2004, Universal released the Region 1 DVD collection (including the pilot film and the six episodes of the first season) of the series, plus bonus episodes from Seasons 2 and 3 as extras. On October 16, 2006, the first season (including the pilot film and two bonus episodes, one from Season 2 and one from Season 3) was released on Region 2 DVD.
In August 2008, Universal announced a November 11, 2008, release of the complete Season 2 DVD collection (only Region 1). Later, they announced that one story segment from Season 2, "Witches' Feast", would not be included, due to the fact that "Universal was not able to locate portions of the 40-year-old episode."
Season three was released on April 10, 2012. "Witches' Feast" is included as bonus material.
|DVD name||Ep #||Release date||Additional information|
|The Complete First Season||17||August 24, 2004|
|Season 2||61||November 11, 2008||
|Season 3||20||April 10, 2012|
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