The Twilight Zone (1959 Series)

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    Oct 29, 2012 6:13 PM GMT
    Does anyone on here like the original Twilight Zone where Rod Serling was in control of most of the show? I really enjoyed the early seasons, especially episodes like "The Fever", "Stop At Willowby" and "The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street." Well to be honest I loved every episode. What really got me interested is the fact that each episode contains different characters but still manages to pull me in. The storytelling by Rod is just fantastic and keeps me wanting more. So does anyone else feel this way?
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    Oct 29, 2012 6:16 PM GMT
    Always loved Twilight Zone. Great show.
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    Oct 30, 2012 2:32 AM GMT
    I loved 'The Twilight Zone'; preferred it to more well known science fiction series like 'Star Trek'. TZ had a bigger ambit, fantasy, horror, etc.

    One of its best features was its literary quality, as if every episode was more like a short story, with an individual timing (unlike other series with standard times).

    The eighties series was pretty good, too.
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    Oct 30, 2012 7:06 PM GMT
    Lincsbear saidI loved 'The Twilight Zone'; preferred it to more well known science fiction series like 'Star Trek'. TZ had a bigger ambit, fantasy, horror, etc.

    One of its best features was its literary quality, as if every episode was more like a short story, with an individual timing (unlike other series with standard times).

    The eighties series was pretty good, too.


    This. The thing about it, that a lot of people often believe, is that it was a horror show. The Twilight Zone was a literary analysis of the issues of the past and what Rod Serling saw a possible issues of the future. He felt very strongly for social issues, particularly racism and women's rights, and you can see it in a lot of the episodes. Like he said, putting it under the guise of a fantasy/science fiction show let him get away with his stories filled with allegory.

    I think the greatest episode that he ever wrote was actually "The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street" because the ideas of prejudice/paranoia he portrayed in the episode being still relevant today.