"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.' " Rod Serling
I loved The Twilight Zone as a kid...hey, I love The Twilight Zone as an oldster. I loved the feeling it gave me. And today I think that zone is in my kitchen bedroom....no seriously. I love that show.
My favorite was the couple's whose car breaks down and while it is being repaired they sit at a diner and a devil headed fortune machine gives them direction and fear. That couple finally breaks free of the devil machine and head out of time, while another couple, too fearful quickly dart into the diner, and head for that same table. Controlled by the devil himself, through the machine.
But there were others equally enticing...So what was your favorite Twilight Zone?
PS...Friday, the 50th anniversary...SyFy Channel will broadcast a 15-show marathon Friday. Rod's wife, Carol, has said, "Through parable and suggestion, he could make points that he couldn't make on straight television because there were too many sacred cows and sponsors and people who said you couldn't do that...referring to networks' reluctance to deal with contemporary issues in it's prime-time programming (typical of the day? Ozzie and Harriet, Make Room for Daddy). Rod wrote 92 of the 156 episodes from the original series, and other contributors included Richard Matheson and Ray Bradbury.