Mark Silverman, voice of Rod Serling, part 2

by MouseStation Crew, staff writer

MouseStation 212 - Mark Silverman, voice of Rod Serling, part 2

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We celebrated their 200th show with a balloon drop on the MouseStation (you'll have to take our word for it, we forgot to take pictures). We realized that there's probably over a solid week's worth of audio between all of the shows that we've recorded, and we've actually spent months worth of time working on the podcast.

Featured Topic - Mark Silverman, the voice of Rod Serling, part 2

In this week's feature, Mark and Mike talk with Mark Silverman, who dubbed dialog for Rod Serling in the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror attraction, among other Disney voiceovers.

Mark S. wondered about whether the Jungle Cruise confuses insects and birds.

Mark S. asked what the latest is on the reopening of the Sleeping Beauty Castle walkthrough; Mark G. had to point him toward David Koenig's story, as he doesn't have any other information.

Mark S. and Mark G. talked a bit about doing various voices.

Next was some discussion of the actual Tower of Terror rides, expecially comparing the experiences. Mark and Mark spent a bunch of time just talking about the effects in the fifth dimension room.

IN a discussion about our favorite episodes of The Twilight Zone, Mark S. mentioned "Stopover in a Quiet Town," the episode where Dennis Weaver keeps having the eame dream that he's going to the electric chair and "It's a GOOD Life." Mike mentioned "Stopover in a Quiet Town" and the one where Ann Francis is a mannequin that comes to life. Mark G. went for "Time Enough at Last," which triggereed Mark S. to give Burgess Meredith's closing line and Rod Serling's epilogue narration.

That brought us to talking about Burgess Meredith, the futility of most remakes, including Twilight Zone: The Movie. That also led to discussions of "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" (another of Mark G.'s favorite episodes), the closing scene of the movie with Dan Ackroyd and Albert Brooks, a time where Mark S. was doing impressions for Albert Brooks in a parking lot at midnight, and great voiceover casting.

We spent a while on The Hunchback of Notre Dame and the jobs done by Tom Hulce, Demi Moore and Tony Jay. We talked about why the movie may not have done as well as hoed, despite the great sequences such as "Hellfire/Heaven's Light."

After some more discussion, we went into a discussion of the job done by Cliff Edwards on Pinocchio and in singing "When You Wish Upon a Star."

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