The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
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A World of His Own 

A writer demonstrates he can control reality simply by dictating changes.



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Peeking into the window of her husband Gregory's study, Victoria West sees him with a beautiful woman. When she finally gets into the room however, the woman is nowhere to be found. His explanation is preposterous - he claims that when he speaks into his dictation machine, the characters for his play come to life before his eyes. Victoria's first reaction is that her husband should be committed and a demonstration still doesn't quite convince her. Gregory has something else to show her. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

1 July 1960 (USA)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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Gregory West's method of working, by using a recorder which would later be transcribed by a secretary, was how Rod Serling produced all of his scripts, although he preferred to do his dictating while lounging beside his pool. See more »


Rod Serling: We hope you enjoyed tonight's romantic story on The Twilight Zone. At the same time, we want you to realize that it was, of course, purely fictional. In real life, such ridiculous nonsense could never...
Gregory West: Rod, you shouldn't!
[Gregory interrupts Rod Serling. He walks over to his safe and pulls out a tape marked Rod Serling]
Gregory West: I mean, you shouldn't say such things as "nonsense" and "ridiculous!"
[Gregory continues as he throws the tape into the fire]
Rod Serling: Well, that's the way it goes.
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Referenced in The Twilight Zone: Dream Lover (2002) See more »

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A welcome funny episode
9 September 2007 | by See all my reviews

While often TWILIGHT ZONE episodes are frightening or disturbing, every so often they created a show that was just plain funny and I welcome these little changes of pace.

Keenan Wynn plays a writer who has an amazing ability to create characters using a tape recorder. When he describes them, they magically appear and only disappear when he burns the portion of tape on which he describes them. Unfortunately, this wonderful ability comes to life when Keenan's pesky wife is told about it by him but she just thinks he's a nut! Even when he creates people before her very eyes, this annoying woman refuses to believe it. This leads to a wonderful twist at the end. Be sure to watch all of it--particularly when Rod Serling himself tries to provide an epilogue.

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