In this continuation of the original CBS series, each hour-long episode presents two half-hour stories of the strange, the science fiction, and the supernatural. Several of the stories are remakes and sequels to stories from the original, but most are all-new tales of horror and imagination.\
Runtime: 30 minutes
The Twilight Zone - The Twilight Zone (1959 TV series) - Netflix
The Twilight Zone (also marketed as Twilight Zone, sans “The”) is an American science fiction horror fantasy anthology television series created and presented by Rod Serling, which ran for five seasons on CBS from 1959 to 1964. Each episode presents a standalone story in which characters find themselves dealing often disturbing or unusual events, an experience described as entering “the Twilight Zone,” often ending with a surprise ending and a moral. Although predominantly science-fiction, the show's paranormal, futuristic and Kafkaesque events leaned the show towards fantasy, horror, and the supernatural. The series featured both established stars and younger actors who would become much better known later. Serling served as executive producer and head writer; he wrote or co-wrote 92 of the show's 156 episodes. He was also the show's host and narrator, delivering monologues at the beginning and end of each episode. Serling's opening and closing narrations usually summarize the episode's events encapsulating how and why the main character(s) had entered the Twilight Zone. In 1997, the episodes “To Serve Man” (directed by: Richard L. Bare), and “It's a Good Life” (directed by: James Sheldon), were respectively ranked at 11 and 31 on TV Guide's 100 Greatest Episodes of All Time; Serling himself stated that his favorite episodes of the series were “The Invaders” (directed by: Douglas Heyes), and “Time Enough at Last”,(Directed by: John Brahm), In 2016, it was ranked No. 8 on Rolling Stone's list of the 100 greatest shows of all time. In 2002, The Twilight Zone was ranked No. 26 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time. In 2013, the Writers Guild of America ranked it as the third best-written TV series ever and TV Guide ranked it as the fifth greatest show of all time.
The Twilight Zone - Radio - Netflix
In 2002, producer Carl Amari licensed the rights to turn the TV series into a weekly radio drama series from CBS Enterprises and the Rod Serling Estate. The series features Stacy Keach in Rod Serling's role as narrator and each 40-minute audio drama includes a Hollywood celebrity in the starring role. Some of the stars include Jim Caviezel, Blair Underwood, Jason Alexander, Jane Seymour, Lou Diamond Phillips, Luke Perry, Michael York, Sean Astin, and Ernie Hudson. The episodes air nationally on hundreds of radio stations and Sirius/XM, and are available for download.
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