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Photos: On this day – October 2, 1959 – The Twilight Zone premieres

Posted Oct 02, 2012


You’re 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.
—Rod Serling (1961-1962)

On this day – October 2, 1959 – The anthology series The Twilight Zone premieres on CBS television.

The Twilight Zone is an American anthology television series created by Rod Serling, which ran for five seasons on CBS from 1959 to 1964. The series consists of unrelated episodes depicting paranormal, futuristic, dystopian, kafkaesque, or simply disturbing events; each story typically features a surprising plot twist and usually containing a moral.

The Twilight Zone was ranked No. 26 on TV Guide’s 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time.

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