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 The Twilight Zone.
The Twilight Zone is a science fiction television series which ran for five seasons from 1959 to 1964. Through 156 episodes, the majority of which were written by Rod Serling, the show's executive producer, the viewer is taken into a strange alternate universe where the laws of nature are suspended to depict some sort of moral lesson. The typical protagonist of each episode usually meets with some glitch in the normal run of events, where they have to resolve some dilemma which has befallen them. Rod Serling narrates the beginning and ending of each episode.
The series was produced by Cayuga Productions Inc. It was a production company owned by Serling. Rod Serling wrote around two thirds of the 156 episodes; other writers include, Charles Beaumont, Ray Bradbury, Earl Hamner, Jr, Richard Matheson, George Clayton and others.
Because of budgetary problems, series two featured some episodes that were shot on videotape rather than the usual film. These episodes (Twenty Two, The Whole Truth, Long Distance Call, The Lateness of the Hour, Static, and the Night of the Meek ) had storylines that were restricted to a studio set-up. This experiment was abandoned after just six episodes.
The show became extremely popular and is still in syndication to this day.
Rod Serling coined the term "Twilight Zone" himself. It was only later that he found the term was also used by the US Air Force.
outerlimitstvseries.com is an episode guide to the sci-fi series "The Outer Limits".
This is an episode guide to the original series. To view a list of all the episodes of the original series, use the navigation buttons at the right of the page.
Get your fortune told with The Mystic Seer from the episode Nick of Time starring William Shatner.
The top episodes are listed here - Best Twilight Zone Episodes
The worst episodes are listed here - Worst Twilight Zone Episodes
Twilight Zone pilot - Twilight Zone Pilot Episode - The Time Element (1958)
Rod Serling also created another series - The Night Gallery in the 1970s.
For some British tales of mystery from the 1970s and 1980s - Tales of the Unexpected
Another mystery tv series is - Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction