There’s a Signpost Up Ahead: Next Stop, The Twilight Zone

50 years ago today, Rod Serling’s original Twilight Zone debuted on CBS. The impact of this series, and its influence on popular culture, has been amazing, and the episodes are still interesting and occasionally terrifying a half-century later.

I give you the classic opening theme and narration:

A ‘condensed’ version of one of my favorite episodes, “To Serve Man”, starring Canadian Lloyd Bochner:

And, of course, one of the appearances of the great thespian William Shatner, combined with the storytelling of my favorite author, Richard Matheson, creates the absolute classic “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet”. This is part 1 of 3:

We salute you, Mr. Serling, and your contribution to geek history!

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