Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Twilight Zone Day 2011

Is observed on May 11th - Twilight Zone Day is mysterious, weird, surreal and perhaps a little scary. We can think of many other adjectives, but I think you get the picture. Every once in a while, you have a day like this. And, today is designed to be that day.

The television show The Twilight Zone, was created, written and narrated by Rod Serling (I wonder if Stephen King was a fan?).  It premiered on October 1, 1959. The episodes were wildly popular, stretched the imagination, and captivated viewers. The show aired from 1959-1964.

The Twilight Zone is an American television anthology series created by Rod Serling. Each episode (156 in the original series) is a mixture of self-contained drama, psychological thriller, fantasy, science fiction, suspense, or horror, often concluding with a macabre or unexpected twist. A popular and critical success, it introduced many Americans to serious science fiction and abstract ideas through television and also through a wide variety of Twilight Zone literature.

I can not even to begin to count the number of nightmares, screems in the night, pranks, and so scared, we would hesitate walking down a hallway with the lights on after watching an episode.  There are a few very funny stories to be told, but that will need to wait for another day.  From time to time, I do find reruns showing one a cable channel and if unable to watch during the broadcast, set the DVR so we can watch it later.

Do you have a favorite eposide?  One the kept you awake into the wee hours of the morning?  Made you jumping just thinking about it?

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