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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:
- "Cavender Is Coming" Episode 101, May 25, 1962: Carol Burnett stars as Agnes Grep in this tale of a klutzy usherette "rescued" from a poverty by a guardian angel. This charming episode was considered as a pilot for a new TV show.
- "Passage on the Lady Anne" Episode 119, May 9, 1963, 50 min.: In an effort to save their marriage, a young couple book passage on an old ship, which long ago was reserved for lovers. Former passengers, all now over 75, have gathered for her final mysterious voyage.
- "The Brain Center at Whipple's" Episode 153, May 15, 1964: Callous factory owner Wallace Whipple Richard Deacon automates his plant, putting thousands of men out of work. Smugly self-satisfied, he has no regrets...at first.