The Twilight Zone
- For other incarnations, see The Twilight Zone disambiguation page
In its day, The Twilight Zone was considered part of the horror genre, though today it would most likely be classified as science fiction. The show's preferred method of scaring the audience was psychological; the viewer had no idea what turns could happen in an episode. The show revolutionized the television medium by introducing the twist ending. Though unlike most modern uses of the twist ending, Serling was careful to make sure that the twist was not for its own sake, as it usually showed irony with what had happened before.
In addition, The Twilight Zone is also noted for its moral messages that focused on humanity without delving into political messages. Today, The Twilight Zone has done a fabulous job of standing the test of time, not succumbing to looking aged, as other contemporary shows such as The Outer Limits did. This can probably be attributed to Serling's focus on psychological horror as opposed to the use of heavy special effects. The Twilight Zone's popularity has never waned, spawning two remake series as well as numerous knockoffs.
Cayuga Productions produced the series in association with CBS. CBS Television Distribution is the show's distributor.
|Season One||October 2, 1959||July 1, 1960||36|
|Season Two||September 30, 1960||June 2, 1961||29|
|Season Three||September 15, 1961||June 1, 1962||37|
|Season Four||January 3, 1963||May 23, 1963||18|
|Season Five||September 27, 1963||June 19, 1964||36|
- At a Glance: Additional information about the series
DVD and Blu-ray Releases
|The Definitive Edition - Season 1||December 28, 2004||6|
|The Definitive Edition - Season 2||March 29, 2005||5|
|The Definitive Edition - Season 3||June 28, 2005||7|
|The Definitive Edition - Season 4||October 18, 2005||6|
|The Definitive Edition - Season 5||December 27, 2005||6|
|Season 1||September 14, 2010||5||purchase|
|Season 2||November 16, 2010||4||purchase|
|Season 3||February 15, 2011||5||purchase|