A look back at the Twilight Zone

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A look back at the Twilight Zone

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https://www.truthorfiction.com/did-rod- ... k-censors/

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Rod Serling's "The Twilight Zone" originally endeavored to sneak weighty political topics past network censors who gutted his prior social commentaries.
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Star Trek did it too
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Wasn't Science Fiction invented to slip social/political commentary past the censors?
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https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-cul ... 180971837/

He did stuff already, but it was Emmitt Till that learnt him.
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The nutcases (of the white conservative stripe) have zero sense of irony and even less understanding of what so many TZ episodes were describing.


I have to laugh at their outrage regarding who Peele casts as lead actors. Doubtful any single one of them has ever batted an eye at the number of white directors who never cast a person of color into a lead role.
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Séamas wrote: The nutcases (of the white conservative stripe) have zero sense of irony and even less understanding of what so many TZ episodes were describing.


I have to laugh at their outrage regarding who Peele casts as lead actors. Doubtful any single one of them has ever batted an eye at the number of white directors who never cast a person of color into a lead role.


Peele is making movies about black people though, so, like, duh?

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"You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it." - Robin Williams

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