You’d be hard pressed to find a horror/sci-fi series as revered and enduring as The Twilight Zone, which ran on CBS between 1959 and 1964. With a 21st Century reboot currently in the works at CBS All Access (with Jordan Peele on board as a producer) it seemed like a great time to look back on the film’s immense legacy with an emphasis on lesser-known facts.
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As we often do, we turn to our favorite Australian film critic/comedian Mark Bishop for an insightful and entertaining exploration; specifically, we’re featuring his recent offering: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About The Twilight Zone! Give it a spin and let us know what you think in the comments section! Which facts did you find most illuminating?
If you can’t stream, the 10 things you probably didn’t know about The Twilight Zone are briefly summarized below the video. Enjoy!
The Twilight Zone was the brainchild of Emmy Award-winner Rod Serling, who served as host and wrote more than 80 episodes of the original show’s 150-plus episode run. It’s a strange mix of horror, science-fiction, drama, comedy, and superstition. Serling introduced each episode, and many of the black and white episodes concluded with a surprise ending. Actors such as Burt Reynolds, Roddy McDowell, and Robert Redford made appearances in some of the more well-known stories.