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By Angela Garrity, Guest Blogger
Since the 1950’s, the phrase “You are traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination. Your next stop, the Twilight Zone!” has struck viewers to gather around their television sets to see where the journey leads.
Generations have gathered to take a closer look at life and various phenomena and take nothing for granted, thanks to the series unique combination of science fiction, mystery, and thriller/horror themes. The series consisted of fans of all ages and many beloved actors got their start including Bert Reynolds, Leonard Nimoy, and William Shatner. The show is one of the world’s first and most popular Science Fiction series and TV Guide listed it as the 29th in The 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time.
“To Serve Man”, “It’s a Good Life”, or “The Eye of the Beholder”, episodes that are widely considered some of the very best in the entire series, but between the original series (1959-1964) the first revival (1985-1989) Rod Serling’s Lost Classics (1994), the second revival (2002-2003) or the third revival (2019-present), you’re likely to find a few favorites lurking in the series or other forms of media. How about a nice little 20-year crossover of “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet”?
Twilight Zone Day was created not only to celebrate this thought-provoking series created by Rod Serling, but also to relish in things strange and surreal. After all, who doesn’t want to see something really scary?