31 Days of Halloween: Day 18, The Twilight Zone

31 Days of Halloween: Day 18, The Twilight Zone

“You’re traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind; a journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination. That’s the signpost up ahead—your next stop, the Twilight Zone.”

The original Twilight Zone was an iconic anthology that ran from 1959-1964.

The show was created by Rod Serling challenging sponsor censorship of the era. Many sponsors of television shows would censor lines and set pieces that reminded viewers of their competitors. Serling decided to create a series that refused to allow a sponsor to change the content of the show. Serling narrated the now iconic openings and closings of all the episodes.

The Twilight Zone took viewers into alternate dimensions, such as those controlled by an all powerful little boy, or one where aliens arrive and invite humans to their home world. Many plots were based around political activism, racial tensions, and other issues of the time.

But then again perhaps this isn’t real. Perhaps nothing that you are experiencing is real.  Perhaps you have entered the Twilight Zone. Perhaps it’s time to wake up.