While perusing the title, I can sense what you may be thinking: what would the iconic television character of Detective Columbo have to do with the vintage but short-lived television program, Twilight Zone?
A lot, as it turns out.
How do we know this?
There exists empirical evidence, the creator, narrator and host of the vintage, ground-breaking, and formerly popular television program The Twilight Zone, which featured half-hour long vignettes of speculative fiction during the era of the early 1960’s, did not “die” in the mid-1970’s, but went on to become mainstream television’s lovable, bumbling, but oh so calculating Los Angeles police Lieutenant, Columbo.
Not only was it discovered the career arc of both Serling’s and Falk’s official biographies merge chronologically, but Serling’s features connections to the US military, connections which we’ve witnessed, time and again, represent a suspicious and rather pertinent commonality between nearly every celebrity entertainer/popular culture figure examined in the past.
Further examination of Falk’s biographies revealed telling connections to the prominent family of American merchant bankers, the Rockefellers, and to the historically prescient socio-political formulation of anarcho-communism/Marxism. Continue reading “Into The Twilight Zone with Detective Columbo”