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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:
- "Mr. Dingle, the Strong" Ep. 55, March 3, 1959: A timid salesman Burgess Meredith is given super strength by a Martian experimenter. He eventually returns to normal -- briefly. For the experiments have just begun!
- "Two" Ep. 66, September 15, 1961: Two lone survivors Elizabeth Montgomery, Charles Bronson of a nuclear holocaust must start the world anew -- a difficult prospect since they are from opposing sides in the war!
- "A Passage for Trumpet" Ep. 32, May 20, 1960: After committing suicide, an unsuccessful trumpet player Jack Klugman is given a second chance at life. But first he must learn what it means to be dead in a world full of life.
- "The Four of Us are Dying" Ep. 13, January 1, 1960: Gifted with the ability to change his face, Arch Hammer devises a plan to elevate himself. The plan works perfectly until he's caught with the wrong face at the wrong time!