The Twilight Zone

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DB537

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I have noticed that there are not many screen accurate paper props created from the original Twilight Zone TV series. Since I already have the BluRay set, I will be rewatching episodes and recreating some of the various paper props whenever I'm able to, using the screencaps for reference. Some of this stuff will be beyond my skill level so I will also be posting HD screencaps for those items and I'm open to anyone who wants to help out with these.

EPISODE 1: "Where is Everybody?" October 2, 1959
"The place is here, the time is now, and the journey into the shadows that we're about to watch could be our journey."

A man finds himself alone walking towards a diner. Inside he finds a jukebox playing loudly, and coffee hot on the stove, but no one else. He inquires for some breakfast, but no chef or waitress is to be found. He is dressed in an Air Force flight suit, but he does not remember who he is or how he got there.

After leaving the diner, he walks to a nearby town. The town seems deserted, but everywhere the man goes, he seems to find proof that someone had been there recently: food is cooking on a stove, water dripping in a sink, and a cigar is burning in an ashtray. He grows more and more unsettled as he wanders through the empty town, looking for someone—anyone—to talk to, all the while having the strange feeling that he is being watched.

In a soda shop after talking to himself he idly spins racks filled with paperback books until he comes to an already spinning rack filled from top to bottom with the same book: "The Last Man on Earth, Feb. 1959"

He finally collapses next to a street crossing and presses a button labeled WALK. It is revealed that the walk button is a panic button. The man is really a training astronaut named Mike Ferris, confined to an isolation room located within an aircraft hangar for 484 hours and 36 minutes, testing to see if he can stay sane cooped up in a small spacecraft for the duration of a trip to the Moon. The town was a complete hallucination, an escape valve for his sensory-deprived mind.

As Ferris is carried out of the hangar on a stretcher, he sees the Moon above him, and says wistfully, "Hey! Don't go away up there! Next time it won't be a dream or a nightmare. Next time it'll be for real. So don't go away. We'll be up there in a little while."

"Up there, up there in the vastness of space, in the void that is sky, up there is an enemy known as isolation. It sits there in the stars waiting, waiting with the patience of eons, forever waiting... in the Twilight Zone."
1. View attachment Oakwood Telephone Directory Cover.pdf
Oakwood ATD.JPG

2. View attachment Oakwood High School Basketball Schedule 2.pdf
Oakwood HSBS.JPG
It's not quite perfect but I got the image straight. Maybe someone can work with this one and make it better?
The only state in the US that has towns with all the names on the list is Illinois.

3. "The Last Man on Earth, Feb. 1959" Novel *[MIGHT NEED HELP ON THIS ONE]*

If there's anything else from this episode that I've missed, let me know and I'll see what I can do.

Warning to the paper prop sellers and recasters: I'm posting these for free personal use only, NOT to be sold for any reason.
I take this seriously and I WILL find you and post your contact info if I discover you're selling any of my stuff. Don't do it!
 

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DD28

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Looking good so far.

I've had a go at cleaning up the image for the Last Man on Earth book, but the low res image doesn't make it possible to make a workable replica, however hopefully someone will recognise the image or can suggest a suitable alternative.

I also found a partial shot of the back of the book, and after a bit of research found it was a Charles Atlas advert, however I can't find the correct layout of ad used on the book, again perhaps someone can find the correct ad (probably on the back of a paperback novel from the 50's)

Book Back.png

Last Man on earth WIP.png

Peter
 

DB537

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Looking good so far.

I've had a go at cleaning up the image for the Last Man on Earth book, but the low res image doesn't make it possible to make a workable replica, however hopefully someone will recognise the image or can suggest a suitable alternative.

I also found a partial shot of the back of the book, and after a bit of research found it was a Charles Atlas advert, however I can't find the correct layout of ad used on the book, again perhaps someone can find the correct ad (probably on the back of a paperback novel from the 50's)

View attachment 320069

View attachment 320070

Peter

The background image on the front cover is Monument Valley, but I've not been able to identify the exact location or a matching photo.

The back cover ad might be this one.
 

DD28

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Ok here is my take on the Last Man cover, I have tried to recreate the photo as best I could with images I found online, but there is still a lot of room for improvement.

Last Man on Earth preview.png

The PDF includes both versions shown above, I have used dimensions for standard paperbacks for the period.

PDF Attached.

Peter
 

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DB537

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I do not remember Just where I got this but I thought I would post this Mystic Seer episode cards.

Thanks! The Mystic Seer cards are a prop from Season 2, Episode 7. "Nick of Time".
The text on the originals is a bold condensed Cheltenham. I'll check out this episode later today and see if I can update these.
There is at least one good shot of the card up close so it should be easy to fix them.

I've been meaning to continue the thread with episode 2 "One for the Angels", but it's one of the few episodes that I don't really like all that much. :lol
I don't think that either episode 2 or 3 have much in the way of paper props anyway, but I'll check later to see what I can find.

I see that whoever made the card sheet you posted used Arial Rounded font for the text. No screen accurate props from 1990 or before will ever have
one of the Arial fonts. It's only a computer font that was included with Windows computers after 1992. Similarly, no accurate prop from before the mid
1960s will use Helvetica, which Arial was based on.
 

bossmoss

New Member
Hey - I have actually been wanting to make "The Last Man On Earth" prop, and you've done it better than I ever could. Thanks! I did the Andy Marshak poster from "The Four Of Us Are Dying" a while back. I also have mostly recreated the Pamela Morris painting from "Queen Of The Nile," the Terry Decker RFC credentials from "The Last Flight" and I want to try my hand at the propaganda posters from "Two" - although those might be a bit beyond my skills.
 
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bossmoss

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A work in progress....

queennile_.jpg

Mostly made from splicing together screen grabs and adding colored layers. I'm not totally happy with it yet, but figured I'd post it just for color suggestions.
 

icemanfredtm

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Wondering if you ever got the chance to update the font?
just got a mystic seer from entertainment earth.
I like the detail of the punched hole. That isnt on the cards that came with the replica.

check out entertainmentearth.com
search mystic seer.
they have pdf files of about half of the cards used in the show. also blanks.

but they have a little more detail in the scroll under the words "mystic seer"

missed one:
If you move soon

a couple corrections:
that makes a good deal of sense
Do you dare risk finding out
Your chances are good
if that's what you really want
That's up to you to find out
 
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DB537

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Yeah I found it. I'll see if I can remake them with the other cards you suggested. Might take a couple of days.

I've been meaning to get back to this thread but I've been busy. Eventually I'm going to have some replicas of the various newspaper props made like the ones from 'Time Enough at Last' and 'To Serve Man'.

If anyone needs Blu-Ray screencaps from a specific episode for reference, I've got the complete series, so just post what you need.

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MAKE BELIEVE

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Ok here is my take on the Last Man cover, I have tried to recreate the photo as best I could with images I found online, but there is still a lot of room for improvement.


The PDF includes both versions shown above, I have used dimensions for standard paperbacks for the period.


Peter


Hi Peter


A bit late but here it is "your" book cover. Thanks for the work

book1.jpg book2.jpg book3.jpg book4.jpg
 

dorianfaust

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RISE FROM YOUR GRAVE! Howdy everyone, bringing this back so there isn't multiple Twilight Zone threads. Has anyone ever made the cookbook from To Serve Man? Also, any other paper props from this series?
 

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