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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:
- "Nick of Time" Ep. 43, November 18, 1960: A superstitious newlywed William Shatner becomes obsessed by a penny fortune-telling machine. But are his pennies revealing his future -- or determining it?
- "The Prime Mover" Ep. 57, March 24, 1961: Ace Larsen has discovered that his business partner Buddy Ebsen can move things with his mind! They set out for Las Vegas and win -- for a while anyway.
- "It's a Good Life" Ep. 73, November 3, 1961: He knows your every thought, can feel your every emotion. He can eliminate all you hold dear. Who is he? A 6 year old boy Billy Mumy from Peaksville, Ohio!
- "The Mind and the Matter" Ep. 63, May 12, 1961: A book on the power of thought enables an irritable worker Shelley Berman to re-create the world exactly as he wants it. But what he wants and what he gets are two different things!