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The Twilight Zone (1959-64), CBS
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Reruns on Syfy (including marathons for New Year's and 4th of July)
A classic anthology series that ran from 1959 to 1964, hosted by creator and head writer Rod Serling. I'm sure I haven't seen nearly enough of it. But there are alot of classic episodes that you absolutely have to see, like "It's a Good Life", "To Serve Man", "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet", etc. (One of my favorites, though I don't know how much of a classic it is, is "Of Late I Think of Cliffordville.") It was great for like social commentary and stuff, in a science fictiony kinda way. (Maybe not every episode was all that sci-fi, but mostly it was. And it was always weird.) And it's important as a pop culture reference, particularly in some of the Halloween episodes of "The Simpsons." I should probably say more, but I don't know what.


I don't remember this well enough to rate it.

The Twilight Zone (1985-89), CBS
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A revival of the classic series. I vaguely remember a couple episodes ("Children's Zoo" and "To See the Invisible Man"), which I liked. I suppose I'd like to see the whole series someday. Can't think of anything else to say.


I don't remember this well enough to rate it.

The Twilight Zone (2002-03), UPN
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Another revival, this one hosted by Forest Whitaker. I'm not sure how much of this I saw, and the only episode I really remember at all was a follow-up to "It's a Good Life" from the original series. Aside from that, I guess I don't really have any interest in this incarnation of Twilight Zone.



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