Happy 50th Anniversary to ‘The Twilight Zone’!

Glenn Hauman

Glenn is VP of Production at ComicMix. He has written Star Trek and X-Men stories and worked for DC Comics, Simon & Schuster, Random House, arrogant/MGMS and Apple Comics. He's also what happens when a Young Turk of publishing gets old.

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3 Responses

  1. Vinnie Bartilucci says:

    There will simply never be a better science-fiction anthology show. Partly because anthologies are passe, partly because we don't have anyone as blisteringly creative in so many varied ways as Serling. At its core, Twilight Zone stories were about people; that they were in a science fiction motif was just window dressing. The Midnight Sun is a story about a very hot day in an uncaring city. If you came in late and didn't hear the part about the earth heading towards the sun, you'd have no problem understanding why people were acting so cruelly. It dealt in fear and paranoia, things the world of the fifties had in spades. It treid to teach us on occasion, and never failed to entertain. With the sole exception of Alfred Hitchcock Presents, no other show came close to its regular quality. And Hitchcock had a couple of Sci-Fi episodes as well – Ray Bradbury did quite a few for him. Outer Limits tried, two remakes tried…we will never see its equal.

  2. Vinnie Bartilucci says:

    Forgive me for double-posting, but I've just learned of another testament to the power of TZ's stories.Hugh Jackman will be in a remake of the episode "Steel", about an ex-boxer who now promotes a robot boxer. You can read about it here- http://www.cinematical.com/2009/10/01/hugh-jackma… Matheson's gettng a lot of work lately – also another of his stories, "Button Button" that's been made into a film "The Box", by Richard Kelly.

  3. Steve Chaput says:

    I remember watching the original broadcasts with my parents and later watching them in reruns (as I still do on occasion). I agree with Vinnie that no other show was so consistently entertaining as TZ. I enjoyed Alfred Hitchcock's program, but more so later, than when it originally ran, perhaps because of my age. Only Outer Limits (the original) even came close in my opinion to the quality that Serling and his crew put together week after week.