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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 Chaser" Ep. 31, May 13, 1960: Roger Shackleforth George Grizzard, desperate to win the affection of the beautiful Leila Patricia Barry, slips her a love potion. He is overjoyed that the potion works so well--at first.
- "The Rip Van Winkle Caper" Ep. 60, April 21, 1961: Thieves put themselves into suspended animation for 100 years after hiding a million dollars worth of gold bars. But even in the future, wealth is still far out of reach for two greedy crooks Oscar Beregi, Simon Oakland.
- "The New Exhibit" Ep. 115, April 4, 1963, 50 min.: The curator Martin Balsam of a murderers' row in a soon-to-be-defunct wax museum persuades the owner to let him keep the figures for awhile. When his wife attempts to destroy them, a new murderous rampage begins.