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  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 1, 1959
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6
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  • Starring: Patricia Smith, William D. Gordon, Wayne Heffley
  • Summary: The series was a collection of various tales that range from the tragic to the comedic. They may be scary or just thought-provoking. Most episodes have unexpected endings and a moral lesson. But, no matter what, it's "a journey into a wondrous land, whose boundaries are that of the imagination."

    Rod Serling, creator and host of the series, won two Emmys for outstanding writing (1960 & '61), and the Golden Globe in 1962 for best TV director/producer.

    Reruns of the original Twilight Zone can be seen on the US Sci Fi channel.

    This is the Original 1959 series, not the CBS The Twilight Zone (1985) version nor the UPN The Twilight Zone (2002) version.

    CBS Programming History
    October 1959-September 1962 ..... Friday 10:00 January 1963-September 1963 ..... Thursday 9:00 September 1961-September 1964 ..... Friday 9:30 May 1965-September 1965 ..... Sunday 9:00

    Note: Seasons 1-3 & 5 have a running time of 30 minutes. All of the episodes in Season 4 have a running time of one hour.
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  • Genre(s): Drama, Horror, Suspense, Science Fiction
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  1. Sep 23, 2012
    10
    This show is absolute genius. This show is so good, I wish i was born 70 years later so I could watch it new instead of reruns on SYFY. A perfect show, no doubt about it. Rod Serling is a 1960's William Shakespeare. Expand
  2. Oct 6, 2011
    10
    Eerie, creepy classic of a science fiction/drama is a televised masterpiece.

    If you have not watched the original TWILIGHT ZONE yet, get to
    your couch and find it on TV. There are quite a few channels re-running these vintage stories by Rod Serling. It is one of the classics that not only made history, but leaves you wanting more. Expand
  3. RRJ
    Dec 31, 2013
    10
    The best anthology show ever. Shout out to Alfred Presents.

    But this show...man this show is just so good. Creepy, freaky, scary, spooky,
    weird, suspenseful, tension building, its just...10.

    Watch this show.
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  4. Aug 12, 2010
    10
    Absolutely perfect. Just PERFECT. Rod Serling was THE Master Of Suspense. The show has a hypnotic affect. And the writing is SPECTACULAR! And the acting, directing, and the suspense affect makes you wonder how it is going to end. Expand
  5. Aug 7, 2013
    8
    An eerie classic still to this day and age, always finding new bizarre and creepy ways to get into the minds of the viewer. This is one show that has aged tremendously well. Expand