One of my favorite TV shows of all time is “The Twilight Zone”, and maybe it’s one of yours too. It’s always a blast to catch up with Rod Serling, the host and more often than not, the writer of the show. He had a way with words, and he was the coolest of the cool, looking every bit like he might have been your swingin’ uncle, standing there looking hip like a cat out of Mad Men working his smoke and talking about weird, unexplainable things. Things on the other side. Twisted stories.
Captain Hollywood’s (nearly famous) Curiosity Shop offers an interesting, hard-to-find collection of some of the coolest and most iconic Twilight Zone character figures from that golden age black and white TV show. (Like the show, even the figures are produced black and white.) They’re figures that will stimulate your mind, your memory, and, as Rod used to say, may very well take you to that place that lies somewhere between the pit of your fears and the summit of your knowledge. Brrrrr. Gives me the willies even now.
You’ll find: the Gremlin from “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet”, a classic episode starring William Shatner as a guy on an airplane who sees a strange creature tearing up the wing of his commuter plane. . . which no one else can see. . . . and no one believes him. You’ll see Talky Tina, the nasty little dolly that had it in for, of all people, asskicker Telly Savalas. You’ll see the Alien figure from the episode “Hocus Pocus & Frisby”, and a William Shatner figure that does double-duty as characters from 2 episodes of the show: “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet” and “Nick of Time.”
You’ll even find a prop replica of that famous book from the episode “To Serve Man” that Kanamit the alien was studying. Turns out the book was not that of a kindly benefactor from another galaxy, but a cookbook on how to best serve tasty meals of the human kind!
Also check out the Kanamit tin tote, as well as the Rod Serling lunchbox, so when you head over to the Twilight Zone and you feel a little peckish, you’ll have a light lunch for the trip.
There’s the signpost up ahead. . . next stop. . . , Captain Hollywood’s Curiosity Shop!