Is Central New York In Another Dimension?
While watching the annual Twilight Zone Marathon on New Year's Day, I was struck by the fact that there seemed to be many references to New York. We aren't just talking about the city either. I went about trying to figure out why this was.
In what may be old information to you, dear reader, but was new to me, Rod Serling, creator of The Twilight Zone, was born in Syracuse. He also grew up in the Binghamton area, so he remained local. Even as he entered the workplace, he taught at Ithaca College. Rod was a proud New Yorker and fed that love into the show he created that has endured all these years later.
I decided to try to figure out just how many issues had references to this area and was surprised to find quite a few, with the help of my own knowledge of the show as well as a user on tapatalk.com.
Check out these local moments from a dimension of sound, a dimension of sight, a dimension of mind.
In this episode, you can't help but be bombarded by the New York references. As it takes place in a travel station, there is no shortage of mentions of various places and towns in the area.
On Thursday We Leave For Home
In an episode where colonists made the mistake of going to a planet not quite suitable for living, they reminisce about the places on Earth they loved most.
This episode finds a woman who loves baseball perhaps a bit too much, mistakes our protagonist for a former minor league ball player.
The Midnight Sun
Escape is the name of the game in this classic episode. And the local landmarks get some love.
The Odyssey Of Flight 33
Another absolute classic of a plane that travels not just through the air, but through time.