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Barnes & Noble -Though cancelled in 1964, The Twilight Zone remains television's most treasured anthology program. The brainchild of writer/narrator Rod Serling -- no doubt inspired by the pulp comics, novels, and sci-fi films of his youth -- the series introduced its own special brand of weirdness to viewers on October 2, 1959. Five years followed, and The Twilight Zone went through the show business wringer as network executives tried to squeeze more profits from the already successful show. Experiments ranged from cutting costs with six episodes shot on videotape to dropping "The" from the series' title -- but no matter what, rave reviews continued, and every week loyal fans tuned in to enter the infamous dimension of sight, sound, and mind. Episodes included here are:
- "The Last Flight" Ep. 18, February 5, 1960: A World War I Flying Ace flies through a mysterious cloud -- and lands at a modern U.S. air base in the year 1960! But the strange part is yet to come.
- "Once Upon a Time" Ep. 78, December 15, 1961 - Woodrow Buster Keaton, a janitor living in the year 1890, accidentally activates a time-travelling helmet which transports him to 1962 -- then promptly breaks down!
- "A Hundred Yards Over the Rim" Ep. 59, April 7, 1961: In 1847, a western settler Cliff Robertson sets out to find medicine for his dying son -- and stumbles into modern-day New Mexico. He returns with much more than just medicine.
- "The Trouble with Templeton" Ep. 45, December 9, 1960: Booth Templeton Brian Ahern is an aging actor who longs for the old days when his wife was alive. Miraculously, he is given a sobering glimpse of the past he holds so dear.