Twilight Zone-thon:
July 4th Marathon 2011

There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man's fears, and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call…THE TWILIGHT ZONE.
Jul 2 05:30 AM  The Trouble With Templeton
Jul 3 Zonethon starts:
      09:00 AM  The Rip Van Winkle Caper
Jul 3 09:30 AM  Mirror Image
Jul 3 10:00 AM  The Lonely
Jul 3 10:30 AM  Hocus-pocus And Frisby
Jul 3 11:00 AM  The Last Rights Of Jeff Myrtlebank
Jul 3 11:30 AM  Mr. Bevis
Jul 3 12:00 PM  A Thing About Machines
Jul 3 12:30 PM  Number Twelve Looks Just Like You
Jul 3 01:00 PM  The Shelter
Jul 3 01:30 PM  A Short Drink From A Certain Fountain
Jul 3 02:00 PM  I Shot An Arrow Into The Air
Jul 3 02:30 PM  A Kind Of Stopwatch
Jul 3 03:00 PM  Little Girl Lost
Jul 3 03:30 PM  The 7th Is Made Up Of Phantoms
Jul 3 04:00 PM  Mr. Dingle, The Strong
Jul 3 04:30 PM  People Are Alike All Over
Jul 3 05:00 PM  A Game Of Pool
Jul 3 05:30 PM  The Bewitchin' Pool
Jul 3 06:00 PM  Death's Head Revisited
Jul 3 06:30 PM  Long Distance Call
Jul 3 07:00 PM  Living Doll
Jul 3 07:30 PM  Nightmare At 20,000 Feet
Jul 3 08:00 PM  Time Enough At Last
Jul 3 08:30 PM  The Howling Man
Jul 3 09:00 PM  The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street
Jul 3 09:30 PM  The Masks
Jul 3 10:00 PM  To Serve Man
Jul 3 10:30 PM  Where Is Everybody
Jul 3 11:00 PM  It's A Good Life
Jul 3 11:30 PM  A Most Unusual Camera
Jul 3 12:00 AM  The Midnight Sun
Jul 3 12:30 AM  A Hundred Yards Over The Rim
Jul 3 01:00 AM  Nightmare As A Child
Jul 3 01:30 AM  I Am The Night - Color Me Black
Jul 3 02:00 AM  Nothing In The Dark
Jul 3 02:30 AM  The After Hours
Jul 3 03:00 AM  The Fear
Jul 3 03:30 AM  A Nice Place To Visit
Jul 3 04:00 AM  In Praise Of Pip
Jul 3 04:30 AM  What's In The Box
Jul 3 05:00 AM  Perchance To Dream
Jul 3 05:30 AM  What You Need
      06:00 AM (infomercials, then marathon resumes @ 8am)
Jul 4 08:00 AM  Two
Jul 4 08:30 AM  The Changing Of The Guard
Jul 4 09:00 AM  Dead Man's Shoes
Jul 4 09:30 AM  Ninety Years Without Slumbering
Jul 4 10:00 AM  The Hunt
Jul 4 10:30 AM  The Old Man In The Cave
Jul 4 11:00 AM  The Last Flight
Jul 4 11:30 AM  The Fever
Jul 4 12:00 PM  A Penny For Your Thoughts
Jul 4 12:30 PM  Stopover In A Quiet Town
Jul 4 01:00 PM  A World Of His Own
Jul 4 01:30 PM  Mr. Denton On Doomsday
Jul 4 02:00 PM  The Little People
Jul 4 02:30 PM  Nick Of Time
Jul 4 03:00 PM  The Dummy
Jul 4 03:30 PM  And When The Sky Was Opened
Jul 4 04:00 PM  Escape Clause
Jul 4 04:30 PM  Mr. Garrity And The Graves
Jul 4 05:00 PM  Probe 7 Over And Out
Jul 4 05:30 PM  One For The Angels
Jul 4 06:00 PM  The Obsolete Man
Jul 4 06:30 PM  Third From The Sun
Jul 4 07:00 PM  The Hitch-hiker
Jul 4 07:30 PM  Eye Of The Beholder
Jul 4 08:00 PM  Will The Real Martian Please Stand Up
Jul 4 08:30 PM  Kick The Can
Jul 4 09:00 PM  The Odyssey Of Flight 33
Jul 4 09:30 PM  A Stop At Willoughby
Jul 4 10:00 PM  Five Characters In Search Of An Exit
Jul 4 10:30 PM  The Invaders
Jul 4 11:00 PM  I Sing The Body Electric
Jul 4 11:30 PM  Walking Distance
Jul 4 12:00 AM  Night Of The Meek
Jul 4 12:30 AM  Night Call
Jul 4 01:00 AM  The Grave
Jul 4 01:30 AM  Queen Of The Nile
Jul 4 02:00 AM  Ring-a-ding Girl
Jul 4 02:30 AM  The Four Of Us Are Dying
Jul 4 03:00 AM  A Piano In The House
Jul 4 03:30 AM  Twenty-two
      04:00 AM (infomercials, then regular programming resumes @ 8am)
Jul 8 08:00 AM  The Mighty Casey
Jul 8 08:30 AM  The Lateness Of The Hour
Jul 8 09:00 AM  The Prime Movers
Jul 10 09:00 AM  The Silence
Jul 10 09:30 AM  The Arrival
Jul 10 05:30 AM  The Four Of Us Are Dying
Jul 11 08:00 AM  The Jungle
Jul 11 08:30 AM  Once Upon A Time
Jul 13 08:00 AM  A Quality Of Mercy
Jul 15 08:00 AM  Four O'clock
Jul 17 05:30 AM  Third From The Sun
Jul 23 09:00 AM  The Trade-ins
Jul 23 09:30 AM  The Gift
Jul 23 05:00 AM  Dust
Jul 23 05:30 AM  Back There
Jul 24 04:30 AM  The Whole Truth
Jul 24 05:00 AM  The Mind And The Matter
Jul 24 05:30 AM  I Shot An Arrow Into The Air
Jul 25 08:00 AM  You Drive
Jul 26 TWILIGHT ZONE Mini-marathon of 1/2 -hour eps
       08:00 AM  Cavender Is Coming
       08:30 AM  Steel
       09:00 AM  From Agnes With Love
       09:30 AM  Sounds And Silences
       10:00 AM  Caesar And Me
       10:30 AM  The Brain Center At Whipple's
       11:00 AM  Come Wander With Me
       11:30 AM  The Jeopardy Room
       12:00 PM  Still Valley
       12:30 PM  One More Pallbearer
       01:00 PM  Showdown With Rance Mcgrew 
       01:30 PM  Person Or Persons Unknown
       02:00 PM  The Last Night Of A Jockey
       02:30 PM  Uncle Simon
       03:00 PM  Black Leather Jackets
       03:30 PM  The Long Mirror
       04:00 PM  The Self-improvement Of Salvadore Ross
Jul 28 08:00 AM  Spur Of The Moment
Jul 30 09:00 AM  The Fugitive
Jul 30 05:30 AM  The Passersby
Jul 31 09:00 AM  Young Man's Fancy
Jul 31 05:00 AM  The Mirror
Jul 31 05:30 AM  The Hitch-hiker
Aug 2 08:00 AM  I Dream Of Genie
Aug 6 05:00 AM  The Last Rights Of Jeff Myrtlebank
Aug 6 05:30 AM  A Stop At Willoughby
Aug 7 09:00 AM  The Sixteen-millimeter Shrine
Aug 7 05:00 AM  Mr. Bevis
Aug 7 05:30 AM  The Fever
Aug 8 08:00 AM  Judgement Night
Aug 8 08:30 AM  What You Need
Aug 10 TWILIGHT ZONE Mini-marathon of 1-hour eps
       08:00 AM  No Time Like The Past
       09:00 AM  The Parallel
       10:00 AM  The New Exhibit
       11:00 AM  Of Late I Think Of Cliffordville
       12:00 PM  The Incredible World Of Horace Ford
       01:00 PM  On Thursday We Leave For Home
       02:00 PM  Passage On The Lady Anne
       03:00 PM  The Bard
Aug 13 05:00 AM  A World Of Difference
Aug 13 05:30 AM  Execution
Aug 14 05:30 AM  The Last Flight
Aug 18 08:00 AM  Long Live Walter Jameson
Aug 19 08:00 AM  The Big Tall Wish
Aug 20 05:00 AM  You Drive
Aug 20 05:30 AM  Spur Of The Moment

The Twilight Zone series of 156 episodes originally aired in 25-minute formats (50 minutes in Season Four) over five seasons from 1959 to 1964. Series creator Rod Serling wrote over half of the scripts.
Characters portrayed people caught in unusual circumstances where fantasy intrudes into reality or moral or ethical decisions come into question. There is always something to think about after the episode ends. A simple message runs through the series: that only by reaching out to others and trusting in their common humanity can people overcome fear, alienation, and despair. Giving in to fear means total loss; only through imagination, beauty, and our relationships with others can we transcend the darkness.

By today's standards, The Twilight Zone may appear dated or perhaps even heavy-handed to some viewers. There is no doubt television arts have developed considerably since Rod Serling and his crew created The Twilight Zone some forty years ago. Compared with today's color video with its seemingly unlimited possibilities for digital special effects, black and white film is a completely different, almost rustic, medium. As for content, today's primetime TV fiction features more situation comedy, serial drama, and suspense than analysis of moral and ethical dilemmas.

Although derived from and set in a different era, The Twilight Zone still captivates. Its twisting plots, interesting characters, surreal settings, and existential questions endure, as those of classics will. Young audiences who look beyond the surface, who suspend their techno-sophistication and allow themselves to explore the fifth dimension that Rod Serling drew upon, will find rich reward for their efforts.
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Last New Year's marathon (2010/2011) One part the spirit of Christmas and one part the magic that can only be found in The Twilight Zone
Previous July 4th marathon (2009) Global Flight 33 is Lost

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