“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.”—Rod Serling
The Twilight Zone (October 2,1959) Very few television shows withstand the test of time, and Rod Serling’s The Twilight Zone has easily earned its firm place in Popular Culture. Since its debut on CBS in October 1959, many Hollywood producers, screenwriters and directors have been inspired and influenced by this series.
Author Martin Grams Jr. is no exeption, his amazingly thorough book THE TWILIGHT ZONE: Unlocking The Door to a Television Classic is regarded as THE most definitive literature that exists on the series, and Martin is my very special guest