The Twilight Zone was a groundbreaking American Sci-Fi/Horror anthology TV show. The series has had an incalculable impact on the genre and on popular culture in general. So much so that certain episode's twists and plots are widely known, even without someone ever having seen an episode.
Before he was ever cast, Earl Holliman ran into Rod Serling in the CBS parking lot. They were talking about Serling’s new pilot he was going to shoot, and that a big name celebrity wanted too much money for the starring role. That same day, Holliman was sent the script, and that night he read it. He was shocked and thrilled, later remarking, “The hair was standing up on the back of my neck.”11 More Trivia
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"Sure, American money. Well, we got that much settled. I'm an American."
|1||Where Is Everybody?||10/02/1959|
|2||One for the Angels||10/09/1959|
|3||Mr. Denton on Doomsday||10/16/1959|
|4||The Sixteen Millimeter Shrine||10/23/1959|
|8||Time Enough at Last||11/20/1959|
|9||Perchance to Dream||11/27/1959|
|11||And When the Sky Was Opened||12/11/1959|
|12||What You Need||12/25/1959|
|13||The Four of Us Are Dying||01/01/1960|
|14||Third from the Sun||01/08/1960|
|15||I Shot an Arrow into the Air||01/15/1960|
|18||The Last Flight||02/05/1960|
|19||The Purple Testament||02/12/1960|
|22||The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street||03/04/1960|
|23||A World of Difference||03/11/1960|
|24||Long Live Walter Jameson||03/18/1960|
|25||People Are Alike All Over||03/25/1960|
|27||The Big Tall Wish||04/08/1960|
|28||A Nice Place to Visit||04/15/1960|
|29||Nightmare as a Child||04/29/1960|
|30||A Stop at Willoughby||05/06/1960|
|32||A Passage for Trumpet||05/20/1960|
|34||The After Hours||06/10/1960|
|35||The Mighty Casey||06/17/1960|
|36||A World of His Own||07/01/1960|
The sequence ends with a tilt down from a star field, which dissolves into the first shot of an episode.
" 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. "
" You're 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! "
" You're traveling through another dimension. A dimension not only of sight and sound, but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land who's boundaries are that of imagination. Your next stop, the Twilight Zone. "
" 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. "
" You're traveling through another dimension. A dimension not only of sight and sound, but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land who's boundaries are that of imagination. There's the signpost up ahead. Your next stop, the Twilight Zone. "
" This highway leads to the shadowy tip of reality. You're on a through route to the land of the different, the bizarre, the unexplainable. Go as fas as you like on this road. It's limits are only those of the mind itself. Ladies and Gentlemen, you're entering the wondrous dimension of imagination. Next stop, the Twilight Zone. "
|Date of 1st Airing||Oct. 2, 1959|
|Date of Last Airing||June 19, 1964|
|Original Air Day||Monday|
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