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.
July 4th Marathon 2012
Jul 4 08:00 AM Probe 7 Over And Out Jul 4 08:30 AM Caesar And Me Jul 4 09:00 AM The Old Man In The Cave Jul 4 09:30 AM Mr. Dingle, The Strong Jul 4 10:00 AM A Kind Of Stopwatch Jul 4 10:30 AM A Hundred Yards Over The Rim Jul 4 11:00 AM Little Girl Lost Jul 4 11:30 AM A Game Of Pool Jul 4 12:00 PM Long Distance Call Jul 4 12:30 PM A Most Unusual Camera Jul 4 01:00 PM Stopover In A Quiet Town Jul 4 01:30 PM Number Twelve Looks Just Like You Jul 4 02:00 PM I Sing The Body Electric by Ray Bradbury Jul 4 02:30 PM Five Characters In Search Of An Exit Jul 4 03:00 PM Night Of The Meek Jul 4 03:30 PM Kick The Can Jul 4 04:00 PM Where Is Everybody Jul 4 04:30 PM Dead Man's Shoes Jul 4 05:00 PM The Hitch-hiker Jul 4 05:30 PM The Dummy Jul 4 06:00 PM The Invaders Jul 4 06:30 PM The Bewitchin' Pool Jul 4 07:00 PM Living Doll Jul 4 07:30 PM The Howling Man Jul 4 08:00 PM Will The Real Martian Please Stand Up Jul 4 08:30 PM The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street Jul 4 09:00 PM Nightmare At 20,000 Feet Jul 4 09:30 PM Time Enough At Last Jul 4 10:00 PM To Serve Man Jul 4 10:30 PM A Stop At Willoughby Jul 4 11:00 PM Eye Of The Beholder Jul 4 11:30 PM The Obsolete Man Jul 4 12:00 AM The Midnight Sun Jul 4 12:30 AM The Odyssey Of Flight 33 Jul 4 01:00 AM The Masks Jul 4 01:30 AM Third From The Sun Jul 4 02:00 AM It's A Good Life Jul 4 02:30 AM Nick Of Time Jul 4 03:00 AM Night Call Jul 4 03:30 AM A Penny For Your Thoughts Jul 4 04:00 AM The After Hours Jul 4 04:30 AM The Little People Return to the Twilight Zone
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.The SYFY ChannelPrevious July 4th marathon (2011) Global Flight 33 is Lost
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