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Encyclopedia > The Twilight Zone (1959 TV series)
The Twilight Zone
The Twilight Zone original opening.
Genre Science Fiction
Running time 30 min. (Seasons 1-3,5);
60 min. (Season 4)
Creator(s) Rod Serling
Starring Rod Serling (Host)
Country of origin USA
Original channel CBS
Original run October 2, 1959June 19, 1964
No. of episodes 156
IMDb profile
TV.com summary

The Twilight Zone is a television series created by Rod Serling. The original series ran for five seasons on CBS from 1959 to 1964 and remains syndicated to this day. Rod Serling was not the original choice for narrator. Orson Welles was considered, but the producers felt he asked for too much money. The original version of the Twilight Zone pilot Where Is Everybody? featured Westbrook Van Voorhis as the narrator. twilight zone logo (fair use) This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... Rodman Rod Edward Serling (December 25, 1924 – June 28, 1975) was an American screenwriter, most famous for his science fiction anthology series The Twilight Zone. ... Rodman Rod Edward Serling (December 25, 1924 – June 28, 1975) was an American screenwriter, most famous for his science fiction anthology series The Twilight Zone. ... CBS is derived from an abbreviation of Columbia Broadcasting System, the former legal name of a company Westinghouse Electric Corporation acquired in 1995. ... October 2 is the 275th day (276th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 90 days remaining. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... June 19 is the 170th day of the year (171st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 195 days remaining. ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... This is a list of The Twilight Zone episodes. ... A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... Rodman Rod Edward Serling (December 25, 1924 – June 28, 1975) was an American screenwriter, most famous for his science fiction anthology series The Twilight Zone. ... CBS is derived from an abbreviation of Columbia Broadcasting System, the former legal name of a company Westinghouse Electric Corporation acquired in 1995. ... See also: 1958 in television, other events of 1959, 1960 in television and the list of years in television. For the American network television schedule, please see 1959-60 American network television schedule. ... See also: 1963 in television, other events of 1964, 1965 in television and the list of years in television. For the American network television schedule, please see 1964-65 American network television schedule. ... In the television industry (as in radio), syndication is the sale of the right to broadcast programs to multiple stations, without going through a broadcast network. ... George Orson Welles (May 6, 1915 – October 10, 1985) was an American theater and film producer and director, and a theater, radio and film actor. ... Where Is Everybody? could also refer to a Nine Inch Nails song on the album The Fragile. ... Westbrook Van Voorhis (September 21, 1903 - July 13, 1968) was a narrator for television programs and movies. ...


As an anthology series, each episode presented its own separate story, often involving people who face unusual or extraordinary circumstances, therefore entering "The Twilight Zone." Rod Serling served as a head writer, executive producer and host of the program, delivering on-or-off-screen monologues at the beginning and end of each episode. Except for the season's final episode, Serling's narrations during the first season were off-camera voiceovers—he only appeared on-camera at the end of each show to introduce previews of the next episode. ANThology is the first major label album by Alien Ant Farm. ... The term writer can apply to anyone who creates a written work, but the word more usually designates those who write creatively or professionally, or those who have written in many different forms. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

Contents

Series history

Development

By the late 1950s, Rod Serling was not a new name to television. His successful teleplays included Patterns (for Kraft Television Theater) and Requiem for a Heavyweight (for Playhouse 90), but constant changes and edits made by the networks and sponsors frustrated Serling, who decided that creating his own show was the best way to get around these obstacles. He thought that behind a television series with robots, aliens and other supernatural occurrences, he could also express his political views in a more subtle fashion. // Recovering from World War II and its aftermath, the economic miracle emerged in West Germany and Italy. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Kraft Television Theatre. ... Requiem for a Heavyweight was originally a 1956 teleplay written by Rod Serling and produced for the live television show Playhouse 90 in 1957. ... Playhouse 90 is the name of a 90-minute long dramatic television series that ran on CBS from 1956 to 1961. ... Censorship is the removal of information from the public, or the prevention of circulation of information, where it is desired or felt best by some controlling group or body, that others are not allowed to access the information which is being censored. ... ASIMO, a humanoid robot manufactured by Honda. ... The Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico, currently used by the SETI project in the search for extraterrestrial life Extraterrestrial life is life that may exist and originate outside the planet Earth, the only place in the universe currently known to support life. ... Look up Supernatural in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


The Time Element was Serling's 1957 pilot pitch for his show, a time travel adventure about a man who travels back to Honolulu in 1941 and unsuccessfully tries to warn everyone about the impending attack on Pearl Harbor. The script, however, was rejected and shelved for a year until Bert Granet discovered and produced it as an episode of Desilu Playhouse in 1958. The show was a huge success and enabled Serling to finally begin production on his anthology series, "The Twilight Zone." The Twilight Zones original opening The Twilight Zone was a television anthology series created (and often written) by its narrator and host Rod Serling. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section may contain original research or unverified claims. ... Time travel is a concept that has long fascinated humanity—whether it is Merlin experiencing time backwards, or religious traditions like Mohammeds trip to Jerusalem and ascent to heaven, returning before a glass knocked over had spilt its contents. ... Honolulu as seen from the International Space Station Honolulu is the largest city and the capital of the U.S. state of Hawai‘i. ... For the movie, see 1941 (film). ... Combatants United States Empire of Japan Commanders Husband Kimmel (USN), Walter Short (USA) Chuichi Nagumo (IJN), Mitsuo Fuchida (IJNAS), Shigekazu Shimazaki (IJNAS) Strength 8 battleships, 8 cruisers, 29 destroyers, 9 submarines, ~50 other ships, ~390 planes 6 aircraft carriers, 9 destroyers, 2 battleships, 2 heavy cruisers, 1 light cruiser, 8... Bert Granet (July 10, 1910 - November 15, 2002) was a writer and television producer. ... Desilu Productions was a company jointly owned by American actors Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. ... Year 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Season 1 (1959-1960)

The Twilight Zone premiered the night of October 2, 1959 to rave reviews. "...Twilight Zone is about the only show on the air that I actually look forward to seeing. It's the one series that I will let interfere with other plans," said Terry Turner for the Chicago Daily News. Others agreed, the Daily Variety ranking it with "the best that has ever been accomplished in half-hour filmed television" and the New York Herald Tribune finding it to be "certainly the best and most original anthology series of the year". October 2 is the 275th day (276th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 90 days remaining. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Chicago Daily News was an afternoon daily newspaper based in Chicago, Illinois, and published between 1876 and 1978. ... Variety is a daily magazine for the entertainment industry. ... The New York Herald Tribune was a newspaper created in 1924 when the New York Tribune acquired the New York Herald. ...

Even as the show proved popular to television's critics, it struggled to find a receptive audience of television viewers. CBS was banking on a rating of at least 21 or 22, but its initial numbers were much worse. The series' future was jeopardized when its third episode, Mr. Denton on Doomsday earned an abysmal 16.3 rating. The show attracted a large enough audience to survive a brief hiatus in November, during which it finally surpassed its competition on ABC and NBC and convinced its sponsors (General Foods and the Kimberly-Clark Corporation) to stay on until the end of the season. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (469x601, 40 KB) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (469x601, 40 KB) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Burgess Meredith in Probe (1972) Oliver Burgess Meredith (November 16, 1907 – September 9, 1997) was a versatile American actor and is best known for portraying Rocky Balboas trainer Mickey Goldmill in the Rocky films and the Penguin in the television series Batman. ... Time Enough at Last is a half-hour episode of the original version of The Twilight Zone. ... When TV viewers or entertainment professionals in the United States mention ratings they are generally referring to Nielsen Ratings, a system developed by Nielsen Media Research to determine the audience size and composition of television programming. ... “Mr. ... Look up November in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... NBC (an abbreviation for National Broadcasting Company, its former corporate name) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... General Foods Corporation was a company established under that name by Marjorie Merriweather Post in 1929. ... Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE: KMB) is an American corporation that produces mostly paper-based consumer products. ...


With one exception (The Chaser), the first season featured only scripts written by Rod Serling, Charles Beaumont and Richard Matheson, a team that was eventually responsible for 127 of the show's 156 episodes. Many of the first season's episodes proved to be among the series' most celebrated, including Time Enough at Last, Walking Distance and The After Hours. The first season won Serling an unprecedented fourth Emmy for dramatic writing, a Producers Guild Award for Serling's creative partner Buck Houghton and the Hugo Award for best dramatic presentation. “The Chaser” is an episode of the television series The Twilight Zone. ... Charles Beaumont (January 2, 1929 – February 21, 1967) was a prolific U.S. author of fantasy and science fiction short stories who frequently wrote for The Twilight Zone TV series and scripts for such films as The Masque of the Red Death. ... Richard Matheson Richard Burton Matheson (born February 20, 1926) is an American author and screenwriter, typically of fantasy, horror or science fiction. ... Time Enough at Last is a half-hour episode of the original version of The Twilight Zone. ... “Walking Distance” is an episode of the television series The Twilight Zone. ... The After Hours is an episode of the television series The Twilight Zone. ... An Emmy Award. ... Buck Houghton was a television producer for The Twilight Zone, as well as many other television programs from the 1950s through the 1990s. ... The 2005 Hugo Award with base designed by Deb Kosiba. ...


Season 2 (1960-1961)

The second season premiered on September 30, 1960 with King Nine Will Not Return, Serling's fresh take on the pilot episode Where Is Everybody?. The familiarity of this first story stood in stark contrast to the novelty of the show's new packaging: Bernard Herrmann's original theme had been replaced by Marius Constant's guitar-and-bongo riff, the Daliesque landscapes of the original opening were replaced by an even more surreal introduction inspired by the new images in Serling's narration ("That's the signpost up ahead"), and Serling himself stepped in front of the cameras for the first time to present his opening narration surrounded by the scenery he was describing. September 30 is the 273rd day of the year (274th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... “King Nine Will Not Return” is an episode of the television series The Twilight Zone. ... Where Is Everybody? could also refer to a Nine Inch Nails song on the album The Fragile. ... Bernard Herrmann (June 29, 1911 – December 24, 1975) was an Academy Award-winning composer and is today generally regarded as one of the greatest of all film composers. ... Marius Constant (Born February 7, 1925 in Bucharest, Romania-Died May 15, 2004 in Paris, France) is a Romanian-born French composer. ... Salvador Felipe Jacinto Dalí Domènech, Marquis of Pubol or Salvador Felip Jacint Dalí Domènech (May 11, 1904 – January 23, 1989), known popularly as Salvador Dalí, was a Spanish artist and one of the most important painters of the 20th century. ...

William Shatner and Patricia Breslin in Nick of Time.
William Shatner and Patricia Breslin in Nick of Time.

A new sponsor, Colgate-Palmolive, replaced the previous year's Kimberly-Clark Corporation and a new network executive, James Aubrey took over CBS. "Jim Aubrey was a very, very difficult problem for the show", said associate producer Del Reisman. "He was particularly tough on The Twilight Zone because for its time it was a particularly costly half hour show.... Aubrey was real tough on [the show's budget] even if it was a small number of dollars". Image File history File links Zonenicktime. ... William Bill Shatner (born March 22, 1931) is an Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning Canadian actor, who gained fame for his starring role as Captain James T. Kirk of the USS Enterprise in the television show Star Trek from 1966 to 1969 and in seven of the subsequent movies. ... “Nick of Time” is an episode of the television series The Twilight Zone. ... Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE: CL) is a multinational corporation in the business of the provision of products such as soaps, detergents, and oral hygiene products such as toothpaste and toothbrushes. ... Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE: KMB) is an American corporation that produces mostly paper-based consumer products. ... James T. Aubrey, circa 1959. ...


In a push to keep Twilight Zone's expenses down, Aubrey ordered that seven fewer episodes be produced than last season and that six of those being produced would be shot on videotape rather than film. Bottom view of VHS videotape cassette with magnetic tape exposed Videotape is a means of recording television pictures and accompanying sound onto magnetic tape as opposed to movie film. ...


The second season saw the production of many of the series' most acclaimed episodes, including The Eye of the Beholder and The Invaders. The trio of Serling, Matheson and Beaumont began to admit new writers, and this season saw the television debut of George Clayton Johnson. Emmys were won by Serling (his fifth) for dramatic writing and by director of photography George T. Clemens and, for the second year in a row, the series won the Hugo Award for best dramatic presentation. It also earned the Unity Award for "Outstanding Contributions to Better Race Relations" and an Emmy nomination for "Outstanding Program Achievement in the Field of Drama". “Eye of the Beholder” is an episode of the American television anthology series The Twilight Zone. ... “The Invaders” is an episode of the television series The Twilight Zone. ... George Clayton Johnson is a science fiction writer most famous for his novel and screenplay Logans Run but also known for his work in television, writing screenplays for such noted series as The Twilight Zone and Star Trek. ... George T. Clemens (July 26, 1902 - October 29, 1992) was a cinematographer who worked on such television shows as The Twilight Zone and Twelve OClock High. ... The 2005 Hugo Award with base designed by Deb Kosiba. ...


Season 3 (1961-1962)

Susan Cummings and Richard Kiel in To Serve Man.
Susan Cummings and Richard Kiel in To Serve Man.

In his third year as executive producer, host, narrator and primary writer for The Twilight Zone, Serling was beginning to feel exhausted. "I've never felt quite so drained of ideas as I do at this moment", said the 37-year old playwright at the time. In the first two seasons he contributed 48 scripts, or 73% of the show's total output. He contributed only 56% of the third season's. "The show now seems to be feeding off itself", said a Variety reviewer of the season's second episode, who couldn't understand Serling's endless and exhaustive treatment of themes, "Twilight Zone seems to be running dry of inspiration". Image File history File links Toserveman. ... For the heiress convicted of killing her boyfriend, see Susan Cummings Susan Cummings is an American actress of the 1950s and 1960s. ... Richard Kiel as Jaws from two James Bond movies, showing the characters eponymous metal teeth. ... Actors Richard Kiel and Lloyd Bochner in the Twilight Zone episode To Serve Man “To Serve Man” is an episode of the television series The Twilight Zone. ... Variety is a daily magazine for the entertainment industry. ...


Despite his avowed weariness Serling again managed to produce several teleplays that are widely regarded as classics, including It's a Good Life, To Serve Man and Five Characters in Search of an Exit. Scripts by Montgomery Pittman and Earl Hamner Jr. supplemented Matheson and Beaumont's output, and George Clayton Johnson submitted three teleplays that examined complex themes. The episode I Sing the Body Electric could boast: "Written by Ray Bradbury". By the end of the third season, the series had reached over 100 episodes. “It’s a Good Life” is an episode of the television series The Twilight Zone. ... Actors Richard Kiel and Lloyd Bochner in the Twilight Zone episode To Serve Man “To Serve Man” is an episode of the television series The Twilight Zone. ... “Five Characters in Search of an Exit” is an episode of the television series The Twilight Zone. ... Montgomery Pittman (March 1, 1917 - June 26, 1962) was a television writer, director and actor. ... Earl Henry Hamner Jr. ... “I Sing the Body Electric” is an episode of the television series The Twilight Zone. ... Ray Douglas Bradbury (born August 22, 1920) is an American literary, fantasy, horror, science fiction, and mystery writer best known for The Martian Chronicles, a 1950 book which has been described both as a short story collection and a novel, and his 1953 dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451. ...


The Twilight Zone received two Emmy nominations (for cinematography and art design), but was awarded neither. It again received the Hugo Award for "Best Dramatic Presentation", making it the only three-time recipient. The 2005 Hugo Award with base designed by Deb Kosiba. ...


In Spring 1962, The Twilight Zone was late in finding a sponsor for its fourth season and was replaced on CBS' fall schedule with a new hour-long situation comedy called Fair Exchange. In the confusion that followed this apparent cancellation, producer Buck Houghton left the series for a position at Four Star Productions. Serling meanwhile accepted a teaching post at Antioch College, his "alma mater". Though the series was eventually renewed, Serling's contribution as executive producer decreased in its final seasons. 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ... Fair Exchange was a television comedy that ran from 1962 to 1963 on CBS. It starred Eddie Foy Jr. ... Four Star Television, also called Four Star Films and Four Star International, was an American television production company which operated from 1952 to 1989. ... Antioch College is a private, independent liberal arts college in Yellow Springs, Ohio. ...


Season 4 (1963)

In November 1962 CBS contracted Twilight Zone (now sans the The) as a mid-season January replacement for Fair Exchange, the very show that replaced it in the September 1962 schedule. In order to fill Fair Exchange’s timeslot each episode had to be expanded to an hour, an idea which did not sit well with the production crew. “Ours is the perfect half-hour show,” said Serling just a few years earlier. “If we went to an hour, we’d have to fleshen our stories, soap opera style. Viewers could watch fifteen minutes without knowing whether they were in a Twilight Zone or Desilu Playhouse". 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ... A midseason replacement is a television show that premieres in the second half of a television season usually between January and April. ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ... For Philippine Soap opera, see Teleserye. ...


Herbert Hirschman was hired to replace long-time producer Buck Houghton. One of Hirschman's first decisions was to direct a new opening sequence, this one illustrating a door, eye, window and other objects suspended Magritte-like in space. His second task was to find and produce quality scripts. Herbert Hirschman (April 13, 1914 - July 3, 1985) was a television producer and director. ... This is not a pipe. ...


This season of Twilight Zone once again turned to the reliable trio of Serling, Matheson and Beaumont. However, Serling’s input was limited this season; he still provided the lion’s-share of the teleplays, but as executive producer he was virtually absent and as host, his artful narrations had to be shot back-to-back against a gray background during his infrequent trips to Los Angeles. Due to complications from a developing brain disease, Beaumont’s input also began to diminish significantly. Additional scripts were commissioned from Earl Hamner, Jr. and Reginald Rose to fill in the gap. Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Earl Hamner Jr. ... This article or section is missing needed references or citation of sources. ...


With five episodes left in the season, Hirschman received an offer to work on a new NBC series called Espionage and was replaced by Bert Granet, who had previously produced The Time Element. Among Granet’s first assignments was On Thursday We Leave for Home, which Serling considered the season's most effective episode. There was an Emmy nomination for cinematography, and a nomination for the Hugo Award. The show returned to its half-hour format for the fall schedule. NBC (an abbreviation for National Broadcasting Company, its former corporate name) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... Espionage was a 1963 Associated TeleVision (ATV) series, distributed outside the UK by ITC Entertainment and networked in the United States by NBC. The series of 24 one-hour monchrome episodes had no regular cast, choosing instead to follow various spies as they did their jobs. The episodes featured spies... Bert Granet (July 10, 1910 - November 15, 2002) was a writer and television producer. ... “On Thursday We Leave for Home” is an episode of the television series The Twilight Zone. ... The 2005 Hugo Award with base designed by Deb Kosiba. ...


Season 5 (1963-1964)

Serling later claimed, “I was writing so much, I felt I had begun to lose my perspective on what was good and what was bad.” By the end of this final season, he had contributed 92 scripts in five years.


Beaumont was now out of the picture entirely, contributing scripts only through the ghostwriters Jerry Sohl and John Tomerlin, and after producing only thirteen episodes, Bert Granet left and was replaced by William Froug, with whom Serling had worked on Playhouse 90. Gerald Allan Sohl Sr. ... William Froug is an Emmy award-winning American television writer and producer. ... Playhouse 90 is the name of a 90-minute long dramatic television series that ran on CBS from 1956 to 1961. ...

Froug made a number of unpopular decisions, first by shelving several scripts purchased under Granet’s term (including Matheson’s The Doll, which was nominated for a Writer’s Guild Award when finally produced in 1986 on Amazing Stories). Secondly, Froug alienated George Clayton Johnson when he hired Richard deRoy to completely rewrite Johnson’s teleplay Tick of Time, eventually produced as Ninety Years Without Slumbering. “It makes the plot trivial,” complained Johnson of the resulting script. Tick of Time became Johnson’s final submission to The Twilight Zone. Image File history File links This is a screenshot of a copyrighted website, video game graphic, computer program graphic, television broadcast, or film. ... Image File history File links This is a screenshot of a copyrighted website, video game graphic, computer program graphic, television broadcast, or film. ... William Bill Shatner (born March 22, 1931) is an Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning Canadian actor, who gained fame for his starring role as Captain James T. Kirk of the USS Enterprise in the television show Star Trek from 1966 to 1969 and in seven of the subsequent movies. ... “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet” is an episode of the television series The Twilight Zone. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Amazing Stories was the name of an American television show put together by director Stephen Spielberg from 1985 to 1987. ... “Nintey Years Without Slumbering” is an episode of the television series The Twilight Zone. ...


Even under these conditions, several episodes were produced that are generally remembered, including Nightmare at 20,000 Feet, A Kind of a Stopwatch and Living Doll. Although this season received no Emmy recognition, episode number 142, An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge—a French-produced short film—received the Academy Award for best short film, making Twilight Zone one of only two television series in history (the other being the Canadian news/documentary series The fifth estate) to win both an Emmy and an Oscar. “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet” is an episode of the television series The Twilight Zone. ... “A Kind of a Stopwatch” is an episode of the television series The Twilight Zone. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... An Emmy Award. ... “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” is an episode of the television series The Twilight Zone. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... This name for the Academy Award for Live Action Short Film was introduced in 1974. ... The correct title of this article is the fifth estate. ...


In late January 1964, CBS announced Twilight Zone's cancellation. "For one reason or other, Jim Aubrey decided he was sick of the show", explained Froug. "He claimed that it was too far over budget and that the ratings weren't good enough". Serling countered by telling the Daily Variety that he had "decided to cancel the network". ABC showed interest in bringing the show over to their network under the new name Witches, Warlocks and Werewolves, but Serling wasn't impressed. "[The network executives seem] to prefer weekly ghouls, and we have what appears to be a considerable difference in opinion. I don't mind my show being supernatural, but I don't want to be booked into a graveyard every week". Shortly afterwards Serling sold his 40% share in The Twilight Zone to CBS, leaving the show and indeed all projects involving the supernatural behind him until 1969 and the debut of Night Gallery. 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... Variety is a daily magazine for the entertainment industry. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... Year 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... Night Gallery was Rod Serlings follow-up to The Twilight Zone, airing on NBC from 1970 to 1973. ...


Notable Guest Stars

Rod Serling himself provided the opening and closing commentary for all episodes as well as appearing on-camera starting with the final episode of the first season and the Episodes featured some of Hollywood's most familiar faces, including Philip Abbott (twice), Casey Adams, Stanley Adams (twice), Jay Adler (twice), Luther Adler, Brian Aherne, Claude Akins (twice), Jack Albertson (twice), Denise Alexander, John Anderson (four times), Dana Andrews, Edward Andrews (twice), R.G. Armstrong, John Astin, Barry Atwater, Eleanor Audley, Mary Badham, Raymond Bailey (three times), Martin Balsam (twice), Trevor Bardette, Barbara Barrie, Richard Basehart, Orson Bean, James Best (three times), Bill Bixby, Joan Blondell, Ann Blyth, Neville Brand, a young Morgan Brittany [billed as Suzanne Cupito] (three times), Charles Bronson, Edgar Buchanan, Carol Burnett, Sebastian Cabot, Art Carney, John Carradine, Jack Carson, Dane Clark, Fred Clark, James Coburn, Steve Cochran, Richard Conte, Gladys Cooper (three times), Bob Crane (voice only), Jackie Cooper, Wally Cox, Gary Crosby, Patricia Crowley, Robert Cummings, James Daly, Richard Deacon, John Dehner (three times), William Demarest, Andy Devine, Ivan Dixon (twice), James Doohan, Donna Douglas (twice), Howard Duff, Dan Duryea, Robert Duvall, Buddy Ebsen, Jack Elam, Shelley Fabares, Peter Falk, John Fiedler (twice), Paul Fix, Joe Flynn, June Foray (voice only), Constance Ford, Byron Foulger, Anne Francis (twice), James Franciscus, Harold Gould (twice), Mariette Hartley, Charles Herbert, Earl Holliman, Dennis Hopper, Jim Hutton, a young Ann Jillian, Arte Johnson, Russell Johnson (twice), Buster Keaton, Richard Kiel, Jack Klugman (four times), Martin Landau (twice), Cloris Leachman, Ida Lupino, Ross Martin, Lee Marvin (twice), Kevin McCarthy, Roddy McDowall, Burgess Meredith (four times), Elizabeth Montgomery, Agnes Moorehead, a very young Billy Mumy (twice) and an even younger Ronny Howard, Alan Napier, Julie Newmar, Leonard Nimoy, Suzy Parker, Donald Pleasance, Robert Redford, Burt Reynolds, Don Rickles, Cliff Robertson (twice), Mickey Rooney, Albert Salmi (three times), Telly Savalas, Joseph Schildkraut (twice), William Shatner (twice), George Takei, Stephen Talbot (twice), Rod Taylor, Jack Warden, David Wayne, Dennis Weaver, Fritz Weaver (twice), James Whitmore, Jonathan Winters, Ed Wynn, Keenan Wynn, Dick York (twice) and Gig Young, and Vaughn Taylor (a record five times). 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See also

The Twilight Zones original opening The Twilight Zone was a television anthology series created (and often written) by its narrator and host Rod Serling. ... This is a list of The Twilight Zone episodes. ... Night Gallery was Rod Serlings follow-up to The Twilight Zone, airing on NBC from 1970 to 1973. ... The Outer Limits is an American television series. ... The attraction facade at the Disney-MGM Studios, October 2005. ... Walt Disney Parks and Resorts is the division of The Walt Disney Company which manages and builds the theme parks and vacation resorts for which Disney is famous. ...

References

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  • Sander, Gordon F. Serling: The Rise and Twilight of Television's Last Angry Man. New York: Penguin Books, 1992.
  • Zicree, Marc Scott. The Twilight Zone Companion. Sillman-James Press, 1982 (second edition).

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Rod Serling | Buck Houghton | Charles Beaumont | Richard Matheson | Jerry Sohl | George Clayton Johnson | Earl Hamner Jr. | Reginald Rose | Ray Bradbury Rodman Rod Edward Serling (December 25, 1924 – June 28, 1975) was an American screenwriter, most famous for his science fiction anthology series The Twilight Zone. ... Buck Houghton was a television producer for The Twilight Zone, as well as many other television programs from the 1950s through the 1990s. ... Charles Beaumont (January 2, 1929 – February 21, 1967) was a prolific U.S. author of fantasy and science fiction short stories who frequently wrote for The Twilight Zone TV series and scripts for such films as The Masque of the Red Death. ... Richard Matheson Richard Burton Matheson (born February 20, 1926) is an American author and screenwriter, typically of fantasy, horror or science fiction. ... Gerald Allan Sohl Sr. ... George Clayton Johnson is a science fiction writer most famous for his novel and screenplay Logans Run but also known for his work in television, writing screenplays for such noted series as The Twilight Zone and Star Trek. ... Earl Henry Hamner Jr. ... This article or section is missing needed references or citation of sources. ... Ray Douglas Bradbury (born August 22, 1920) is an American literary, fantasy, horror, science fiction, and mystery writer best known for The Martian Chronicles, a 1950 book which has been described both as a short story collection and a novel, and his 1953 dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451. ...

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Playhouse 90 | List of The Twilight Zone episodes | The Twilight Zone (pinball) | Twilight Zone: The Movie | The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror Playhouse 90 is the name of a 90-minute long dramatic television series that ran on CBS from 1956 to 1961. ... This is a list of The Twilight Zone episodes. ... The Twilight Zone is a 1993 widebody pinball game, designed by Pat Lawlor and released by Midway (under the Bally label). ... Twilight Zone: The Movie was a 1983 movie produced by Steven Spielberg as a theatrical version of The Twilight Zone, a long-running early TV series. ... The attraction facade at the Disney-MGM Studios, October 2005. ...


 
 

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