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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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Top Rated TV #17 | Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 8 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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Rod Serling ...  Narrator / ... 156 episodes, 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 October 1959 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Twilight Zone See more »

Filming Locations:

Yuma, Arizona, USA See more »

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Runtime:

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

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

On August 11, 2009 the U.S. Postal Service issued a pane of twenty 44-cent commemorative postage stamps honoring early U.S. television programs. A booklet with twenty picture post cards was also issued. On the stamp honoring this show, is a picture of its creator, host, and narrator Rod Serling. Other shows honored in the "Early TV Memories" issue were: The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (1952), Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955), The Dinah Shore Show (1951), Dragnet (1951), The Ed Sullivan Show (1948), The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (1950), Hopalong Cassidy (1952), The Honeymooners (1955), The Howdy Doody Show (1947), I Love Lucy (1951), Kukla, Fran and Ollie (1947), Lassie (1954), The Lone Ranger (1949), Perry Mason (1957), The Phil Silvers Show (1955), The Red Skelton Hour (1951), Texaco Star Theatre (1948), The Tonight Show (which began as Tonight! (1953)), and You Bet Your Life (1950). See more »

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[Opening narration (season 1)]
Narrator: There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man's fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call the Twilight Zone.
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Connections

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Soundtracks

Twilight Zone Theme
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Composed by Bernard Herrmann
(season 1)
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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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