Twilight Zone-thon:
July 4th Marathon 2014

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.
08:00 AM The Twilight Zone Five Characters In Search Of An Exit 
08:30 AM The Twilight Zone Nick Of Time 
09:00 AM The Twilight Zone Night Of The Meek 
09:30 AM The Twilight Zone Kick The Can 
10:00 AM The Twilight Zone Where Is Everybody 
10:30 AM The Twilight Zone It's A Good Life 
11:00 AM The Twilight Zone Dead Man's Shoes 
11:30 AM The Twilight Zone The Hitch-hiker 
12:00 PM The Twilight Zone The Dummy 
12:30 PM The Twilight Zone Third From The Sun 
01:00 PM The Twilight Zone The Invaders 
01:30 PM The Twilight Zone The Bewitchin' Pool 
02:00 PM The Twilight Zone The Masks 
02:30 PM The Twilight Zone The Howling Man 
03:00 PM The Twilight Zone The Odyssey Of Flight 33 
03:30 PM The Twilight Zone Living Doll 
04:00 PM The Twilight Zone The Obsolete Man 
04:30 PM The Twilight Zone Eye Of The Beholder 
05:00 PM The Twilight Zone Time Enough At Last 
05:30 PM The Twilight Zone A Stop At Willoughby 
06:00 PM The Twilight Zone The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street 
06:30 PM The Twilight Zone To Serve Man 
07:00 PM The Twilight Zone Will The Real Martian Please Stand Up 
07:30 PM The Twilight Zone Nightmare At 20,000 Feet 
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10:00 PM                   Spartacus: Blood And Sand The Red Serpent 
11:05 PM                   Spartacus: Blood And Sand Sacramentum Gladiatorum 
12:10 AM The Twilight Zone The Midnight Sun 
12:40 AM The Twilight Zone Night Call 
01:10 AM The Twilight Zone I Sing The Body Electric 
01:40 AM The Twilight Zone A Penny For Your Thoughts 
02:10 AM The Twilight Zone Number Twelve Looks Just Like You 
02:40 AM The Twilight Zone Stopover In A Quiet Town 
03:10 AM The Twilight Zone A Most Unusual Camera 
03:40 AM The Twilight Zone Long Distance Call 
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 Channel
Previous July 4th marathon (2012) Global Flight 33 is Lost

New Year's marathon (2012/2013) One part the spirit of Christmas and one part the magic that can only be found in The Twilight Zone

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Rod Serling - Biography and Resources