About Anthology

Anthology is a podcast exploring science fiction anthology storytelling during television’s first golden age beginning with The Twilight Zone (and eventually covering The Outer Limits, Tales of Tomorrow, Science Fiction Theatre, and One Step Beyond).

Each episode of the podcast, I review one episode of The Twilight Zone as well as a movie or show related to the week’s main topic.

I’m hoping that by being a first time viewer of the show and connecting the episodes with other works of the time, I can offer an interesting perspective on this timeless classic.

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About the Host

My name is Matt Hurt. I run ObsessiveViewer.com and host/produce The Obsessive Viewer Podcast. “Anthology” is my side project podcast. I started it as an excuse to watch all of The Twilight Zone.

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2 thoughts on “About Anthology

  1. Matt, I just started listing and you’re doing a fantastic job! I happen to be old enough to have viewed the original TZ when it premiered in 1959. Trust me, it was often VERY scary at the time to a 9 year old. And though I knew nothing of Serling’s intent at the time, as an adult I have come to appreciate his skill at making the episodes socially relevant. Your approach is at times very humorous (like when you can’t pronounce the actors names!) but always enlightening. While Tom Elliot’s Twilight Zone Podcast remains the touchstone, and Twilight Pwn is/was definitely another take on the approach to appreciating the TZ, your’s is truly insightful. I assume your obsession with movies and TV accounts for that. You have noticed things and come up with connections that none of the others (nor I) have. I’m teaching a course this Fall (Twilight Zone: Tropes & Tales) at College of Dupage (Illinois) and will be using some of your commentary (w/attribution) for the class. Thnx again. BTW…did you get the blu ray set yet? It is fantastic and worth it for a TZ enthusiast. Mike Lynn

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    1. Hey Mike,

      Thank you so much for the kind words! It’s incredibly cool (and flattering) that you are going to use some of my work in the course you’re teaching! That is very awesome (and I think you’ll enjoy how I attempt to pronounce Dupage in the next ep I’m going to record).

      I think I mentioned it at some point in the podcast, but I remember briefly stumbling upon one of the TZ marathons when I was a kid. I really wish I could go back and tell myself to watch as much of it as I could. Even though I like having the podcast as a way to track my experience watching the show for the first time, I really wish I had grown up watching it.

      And to answer your question, I haven’t pulled the trigger on getting the blu-ray set yet. I do have one of the DVD box sets that includes the 80s series too. I really like it and it has a ton of features.

      Thanks again for listening and for reaching out! I’m glad you’re liking the show and best of luck with the course you’re teaching.

      Matt

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