"You're traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination. That's the signpost up ahead - your next stop, The Twilight Zone!"
Spoken by Rod Serling before the Twilight Zone episode
"Nick of Time".Welcome to mysticseer.com. Your home for information and history related to the Twilight Zone Mystic Seer prop that appeared in the season two episode titled "Nick of Time". Here you will also find detailed instructions if you want to build your own replica. I had previousely detailed my journey into building the Mystic Seer prop replica on my other web site www.B9RobotResource.com. That is the site I created so I could document the construciton of my Lostin Space B9 Robot replica. One thing lead to another and I included information about building my Mystic Seer. I intend on moving all of that infomation to this site and upping the ante by expanding the information. Bare with me as I gather the info and organize it into a more comprehensive and joyful experience.
Now listen to what Mr. Serling has to say about my web site.
Rod Serling Greeting
I came across a small red plastic devil head being sold on ebay as a "replica" of the one in the classic Twilight Zone episode "Nick of Time". That's the episode where William Shatner keeps dropping pennies into the Mystic Seer fortune telling machine and reads all the fortunes that it spits out. He becomes obsessed with the machine and it almost ruins his life. This episode was always one of my favorites. The devil head on ebay was the wrong color and looked pretty cheesy. I figured I could make one myself that looked better using the plastic molding skills I learned making various Lost in Space B9 Robot parts.
To the left is my Devil Head in action on top of a custom Mystic Seer machine I made. It's just waiting for William Shatner to walk through the door with more pennies! I made the Mystic Seer out of some scrap plastic left over from my B9 Robot project. I even reproduced a set of the Mystic Seer fortune cards with the same fortunes as seen in the Twilight Zone episode.
Richard Matheson, writer of the Twilight Zone episode "Nick of Time" dies at 87 - A prolific American science fiction author and screenwriter whose stories were made into movies and TV episodes, has died. He was 87.
During a career that spanned more than 60 years, Matheson wrote more than 25 novels and nearly 100 short stories, plus screenplays for TV and film. Several of his novels were made into movies.
"I Am Legend," released in 1954, inspired three films, including 2007's movie of the same name that starred Will Smith.
His 1956 novel "The Shrinking Man" was adapted for the big screen, becoming "The Incredible Shrinking Man."
Matheson was a major contributor to Rod Serling's classic TV series "The Twilight Zone," penning more than a dozen scripts from 1959 to 1964, including "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet." He also wrote for "The Alfred Hitchcock Hour" and was the creative force behind the classic "Star Trek" episode "The Enemy Within."
Matheson's death comes as he was about to be honored by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films. He was to have received the organization's Visionary Award at Wednesday's annual Saturn Awards.