The Twilight Zone (1959 TV series)
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The Twilight Zone (1959 TV series)

The Twilight Zone original opening.
NameThe Twilight Zone
GenreScience fiction / Fantasy / Horror / Suspense / Drama / Speculative fiction
FormatAnthology series
Created byRod Serling
StarringHost: Rod Serling
Various guests
ComposerBernard Herrmann (also season 1 theme)
Marius Constant (theme from season 2 onwards, uncredited)
Jerry Goldsmith
Fred Steiner
Leith Stevens
Leonard Rosenman
Franz Waxman et al.|network=CBS
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons5
No. of episodes156
List of episodesList of The Twilight Zone episodes
Executive producerRod Serling
ProducerBuck Houghton (1959 � 62)
Herbert Hirschman (1963)
Bert Granet (1963 � 64)
William Froug (1963 � 64)
CinematographyGeorge T. Clemens
Running time25 min. (Seasons 1 � 3,5)
51 min. (Season 4)
Production companyCayuga Productions
CBS Television Studios
Original channelCBS
First airedOctober 2, 1959
Last airedJune 19, 1964
Followed byThe Twilight Zone

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'The Twilight Zone' is an American anthology television series created by Rod Serling, which ran for five seasons on CBS from 1959 to 1964. The series consisted of unrelated episodes depicting paranormal, futuristic, dystopian, or simply disturbing events; each show typically featured a surprising plot twist and was usually brought to closure with some sort of message. The series was also notable for featuring both established stars (e.g. Cliff Robertson) and younger actors who later became famous (e.g. Robert Redford). Rod Serling served as executive producer and head writer, penning 92 of the show's 156 episodes. He was also the show's host, delivering on-or-off-screen monologues at the beginning and end of each episode. During the first season, except for the season's final episode, Serling's narrations were off-camera voiceovers; he only appeared on-camera at the end of each show to promote the next episode (footage that was removed from syndicated versions but restored for DVD release, although some of these promotions exist today only in audio format).

The "twilight zone" itself is not presented as being a tangible plane, but rather a metaphor for the strange circumstances befalling the protagonists. Serling's opening and closing narrations usually summarized the episode's events in a cryptic, dramatized manner, thus demonstrating how the episode's main character had "entered the Twilight Zone."

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The Twilight Zone

SeriesThe Twilight Zone (1959-1964) * The Twilight Zone (1985-1989) * The Twilight Zone (2002-2003)
Key peopleRod Serling * Buck Houghton * Charles Beaumont * Richard Matheson * Jerry Sohl * George Clayton Johnson * Earl Hamner, Jr. * Reginald Rose * Ray Bradbury * Paul Chitlik * Jeremy Bertrand Finch
See alsoList of The Twilight Zone episodes * List of The Twilight Zone guest stars * The Twilight Zone (pinball) * Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983) * The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

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