Imagine if you will a city down on its luck – holding on to the grand days of its past when parades filled the streets with cheer and every hand was full, now left forgotten, abandoned by prosperity to fend for itself. For the people in this city and its hard streets, hope is hard to come by, a catastrophe seemingly waiting around every corner. Now cue a movement, a feeling, a breath of fresh air full of inspiration and the world begins to change. The flowers grow, the children learn and the sun shines highlighting a path to a new horizon, a new destiny. What happens when a community walks that path together? Come with me on a voyage through another dimension – a dimension of sight, a dimension of sound, a dimension of mind. A voyage to a place without prejudice, fear or poverty.
Follow me to a place of happiness and redemption and take a walk down the brick streets of … The Twilight Zone.
An anthology TV series created by writer and producer Rod Serling, “The Twilight Zone” offered science fiction, horror, suspense, comedy and more. It first aired on October 2, 1959 and ran for five seasons, a total of 156 episodes. A movie was filmed in 1983 and the series was revived for three seasons in 1985.
At the time of its airing, the show caught the imagination of the nation’s viewers and afterward influenced countless stories, shows and movies. Its progressive messages and fearless narratives stood out amongst its competition. Each episode dared to tell the truth about human nature and all its fallibilities while holding viewers in suspense as they awaited the famous “plot twist.”
The series is regarded as one of the best of all time and today, is still enjoyed by new generations of fans. So, in honor of the great Rod Serling and his groundbreaking creation, take the time on May 11 to contemplate and build a new dimension outside your own. Take a chance you never before dared to, speak to someone new, try a different style, do something unfamiliar and open a door to your own … Twilight Zone.