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The Critics Rave!

A sampling:

Five stars to Scott Skelton and Jim Benson's Night Gallery: An After-Hours Tour. This gorgeous book is a tour de force. I am so appreciative of their expanded and careful research. More importantly, my father would have been awed and beyond grateful. Kudos, gentlemen.

Anne Serling —Author of As I Knew Him: My Dad, Rod Serling, from her review, November 19, 2023

Jim and Scott,

Wanted to let you know that the book arrived and I'm just about at a loss for words (which would be a first for me). This is an astonishing piece of work, and I hope you're both justifiably proud of the results. It is, to my mind, the ultimate study of a TV series. That would be true if there was not one illustration in the book, but the production and design aspects are simply staggering. Impressive seems like a weak description. It is many times well beyond that. Awesome is an overused word in today's pop culture, but that description is apt. Bravo!

Mark Dawidziak

—Author of The Columbo Phile: A Casebook, The Shawshank Redemption Revealed, Everything I Need to Know I Learned in The Twilight Zone, and A Mystery of Mysteries: The Death and Life of Edgar Allan Poe

Scott and Jim—

I knew this would be impressive, but I had no idea just how impressive it would be. I’m really kind of astonished, now over 800 pages with amazing color and a real coffee-table book look and feel. (It’s so beautiful that it will never be on my coffee table, where someone would inevitably spill something on it.)

It’s an unbelievable accomplishment, and while I have no doubt that it’s been a long and perhaps difficult road, what a book it finally is. I can’t imagine that any other book has ever covered a series in this depth and with so much care.

I adored the Art of Darkness book, of course, and now this takes its place beside it.

Hats off to you both for a helluva job. I feel quite safe in saying no TV book writer will ever top it.

Congratulations again, and best wishes always—

Jon Burlingame

—Journalist for Variety; author of The Music of James Bond, Music by John Barry, TV’s Biggest Hits, and Sound and Vision: Sixty Years of Motion Picture Soundtracks


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