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The Twilight Zone 

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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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Rod Serling
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5   4   3   2   1  
1964   1963   1962   1961   1960   1959  
Top Rated TV #18 | Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 8 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Rod Serling ...  Narrator / ... 156 episodes, 1959-1964
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Storyline

The Twilight Zone is a place that can exist at any moment of time, of space or of mind....but especially when you least expect it. When you enter this realm of unlimited possibility, tread very carefully Traveler and know this: The right decisions can help you find your way back out or sometimes even provide you with happiness and wealth is the wrong decisions may lead you to raving madness and horrific death. Sometimes you don't even get a choice. Tread warily past the sign post ahead. Written by Bryan Ells

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 October 1959 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Twilight Zone See more »

Filming Locations:

Yuma, Arizona, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

All episodes in seasons one, two, three, and five were thirty minutes in length. Episodes in season four (airing from January to May 1963) were one hour in length, due to CBS' switching the show's available time-slot where only an hour could be taken. See more »

Quotes

[Opening narration - season 4 & 5]
Narrator: You unlock this door with the key of imagination. Beyond it is another dimension - a dimension of sound, a dimension of sight, a dimension of mind. You're moving into a land of both shadow and substance, of things and ideas. You've just crossed over into the Twilight Zone.
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Alternate Versions

The syndicated version has about 2-4 minutes cut from each episode and starts all episodes with the second season opening credits. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Psych: Game, Set... Muuurder? (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Twilight Zone Theme
(theme song)
Composed by Bernard Herrmann
(season 1)
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User Reviews

A Show of Depth Well Ahead of it's Time
7 December 2002 | by yarboroughSee 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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