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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:
- "One for the Angels" Ep. 2, October 9, 1959: A salesman Ed Wynn cleverly eludes Death. But if he lives, a little girl must die in his place. Only the salesman's greatest pitch can save her!
- "The Man in the Bottle" Ep. 38, October 7, 1960: A discontented curio shop owner thinks he's finally found happiness when a genie he discovers in an old bottle grants him four wishes. But be careful what you wish for.
- "The Arrival" Ep. 67, September 22, 1961: A plane lands safely, but all its passengers, pilot and crew are missing! When a veteran FAA investigator is called upon to solve the mystery, his own past provides the answer.
- "In Praise of Pip" Ep. 121, September 27, 1963: An alcoholic bookie Jack Klugman regrets that he wasn't a better father to his son, Pip Bill Mumy, critically wounded in South Vietnam. A visit to an amusement park gives them both a second chance.