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You are about to enter another dimension. Not only of sight and sound, but of mind.
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
Created, narrated, and mostly written by this guy:
And starring the likes of The Penguin and Captain Kirk:
With music written by the guys what wrote these tunes:
Yes sir, The Twilight Zone was a show so far ahead of it's time it's stunning to imagine that it even got greenlit, let alone ran for five years. I've always loved it, ever since I first saw it when I was a kid, but I've never had the opportunity to sit down and really get into it, except when SyFy chooses to have their fourth of July marathon
Well as of April 1st it's on Netflix Instant streaming in it's entirety! And so I've been watching it from the very beginning, and I have to tell you, this is some pretty fucked shit for 1959
So far, I've seen a man broker a deal with Death to save his life, killing a small girl in the process before tricking Death into taking him instead, a man who sold his soul to the fucking Devil, a man sentenced to solitary confinement on an asteroid who comes to love a female android before seeing her gunned down in front of him by his jailors when they come to take him home, and a man surviving a nuclear bomb who lives in the wreckage of the city for days before deciding to stick a gun to his head
Some of it is pretty obvious now, with the "twists" of the episodes, if they have one, being so ingrained into our pop culture sensibilities that we know what will happen without having ever seen it before, but it's still shockingly well written stuff, and at the time I'm sure it was goddamn mindblowing
I'm only twelve or so episodes into the first season, and I am very very impressed so far. I am surprised that Rod Serling has not shown up on camera yet at all! No walk ons as of yet, anyway
So let's talk about our favorite Twilight Zone episodes! Or Night Gallery I guess, I've never seen Night Gallery