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The Twilight Zone 

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

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Top Rated TV #17 | Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 8 wins & 12 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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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)

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Trivia

Michael Jackson sampled Serling's narrations in his song "Threatened". He sampled from several episodes, but the two most noticeable ones are "It's a Good Life" and "In His Image". See more »

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[Opening narration - season 2]
Narrator: 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!
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Spoofed in Really Weird Tales (1987) See more »

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Twilight Zone Theme
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Composed by Bernard Herrmann
(season 1)
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Tucson, AZ
23 July 2002 | by See all my reviews

Whatever incantation, whatever form, whatever decade, this show has managed to intrigue and defy logic with its use of imaginary story lines and ideas, mixing a palate of intrigue and genius to allow the common viewer to become engrossed in the weirdest television has to offer. While the original series was cheesy at some points, this show was always different, always something to look forward to in regards to the eeriness it created. Rod Serling helped usher in a generation of paranoia and science fiction thanks to this groundbreaking show, and I'm thankful for this. I could only imagine what the world would be like if all we had were terrible dramas and average sitcoms filling the airwaves. This show will rank as one of the best in my book, no matter what people say.


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