Why The Twilight Zone is the King of Sci-Fi

The Twilight Zone was more than just a science fiction television show. It was theater that made you think, a showcase for Rod Serling's vision for television, and it was a proving ground for talented but relatively unknown actors, like William Shatner.
The Twilight Zone featured some of Hollywood’s most famous faces… or at least faces that would eventually become famous. Looking back at the original series and seeing such star power, most of whom were just budding actors and actresses at the time, is actually quite interesting. Many of these celebrities may not be familiar to younger readers. However, others should certainly be easily recognizable. One such celeb was William Shatner (a man synonymous with sci-fi) who six years prior to “boldly going where no man had gone before” appeared as a newlywed obsessed with a small diner’s spooky fortune-telling machine.

Shatner, as we all know, went on to star in another classic Twilight Zone episode entitled Nightmare at 20,000 Feet, where he played a man slowly driven insane by a creature only he was able to see prancing about on the wing of his plane.

Read about more Twilight Zone actors who went on to stardom afterward, and other reasons that made The Twilight Zone a masterpiece. Link

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Don't see what his being a Marine has to do with anything. He was a writer. But he did not write all the episodes of Twilight Zone. He did have a very particular voice and manner as presenter, which added something to the mix, for sure.

My favorite (the one that still makes me cringe the most) is the one with the earwig. Yikes!
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