The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)

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Ordinary people find themselves in extraordinarily astounding situations, which they each try to solve in a remarkable manner.


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Top 250 TV #20 | Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 7 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »
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Ordinary people find themselves in extraordinarily astounding situations, which they each try to solve in a remarkable manner.

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Release Date:

2 October 1959 (USA)  »

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(18 episodes) (season 4) | (138 episodes) (season 1-3 and season 5)

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(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Other than series creator, host and narrator Rod Serling, Robert McCord was the only actor to appear in all five seasons. In second place are Jack Klugman, John Anderson, Jon Lormer and Vaughn Taylor, who each appeared in four seasons. Klugman and Taylor both appeared in the first, third, fourth and fifth seasons, Anderson appeared in the first, second, fourth and fifth seasons and Lormer appeared in the each of the first four seasons. See more »


[Opening narration - season 3]
Narrator: You are traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land of imagination. Next stop, the Twilight Zone!
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Referenced in Truth or Consequences, N.M. (1997) See more »


Twilight Zone Theme
(theme song)
Composed by Marius Constant
(seasons 2-5)
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A Show of Depth Well Ahead of it's Time
7 December 2002 | by (northridge, ca) – See all my reviews

"The Twilight Zone" brought a complexity and maturity to television that had never existed before and probably hasn't been seen since. The stories were always ironic, briliant, and fascinating, and they often came with a moral lesson. Episodes like "A Kind of a Stopwatch", with Richard Erdmann, "Time Enough At Last", with Burgess Meredith, "Nightmare at 20,00 Feet", with William Shatner, and "Where is Everybody," with Earl Holliman, dove into concepts and situations no other show would have even touched. The entertainment brought on by "The Twilight Zone" was as vast as the Zone itself. Its principal writers, Sterling, Beaumont, and Matheson, were the best of their era. For sheer television entertainment, nothing compares to the brilliant, heavyweight stories of "The Twilight Zone." TO be frank, "The Twilight Zone" was the first show that didn't insult the viewer's intelligence.

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