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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 Little People" Ep. 93, March 30, 1962: Spaceship commander Peter Craig declares himself a god when his ship lands on a planet populated by people smaller than ants. After he orders his co-pilot Claude Akins to leave, he learns the true nature of power.
- "No Time Like the Past" Ep. 112, March 7, 1963, 50 min.: Paul Driscoll Dana Andrews travels back in time to try to prevent some of history's catastrophes. Unsuccessful, he decides to stay in the past without interfering until disaster strikes closer to home. "The Encounter" Ep. 151, May 1, 1964: In this rarely seen episode, a World War II veteran Neville Brand and a Japanese-American gardener George Takei battle each other over a war that ended more than 20 years ago. Yet they have more in common than they could imagine.