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The Twilight Zone: Only fiction show of the 1950s and 1960s to mention the current year?

I am extremely familiar with the television of the 1950s and 1960s. For shows that were set in the present, unlike science fiction shows where they used the year (sometime laughably close, like less ...
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Why do the lights go out when someone enters the dining room on this ship?

In the tenth episode of the first season of The Twilight Zone named Judgment Night which takes place during the 2nd World War a civilian ship is on its way from London to New York and is trying to ...
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Did the previous owner of "A Kind of Stopwatch" know that it could stop time?

In the 1963 Twilight Zone episode "A Kind of Stopwatch", the main character Patrick McNulty meets a strange man in a bar named Potts. The latter seems to have a foreign accent, and uses outdated ...
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Why did the Twilight Zone not feature a more diverse cast?

I'm watching re-runs of Twilight Zone and I was wondering why most of the cast the predominantly white? Rod Serling liked to write episodes about social issues, so it's surprising that Twilight Zone ...
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Was the Sailor a Ghost Too?

In the The Twilight Zone episode "The Hitch-Hiker", Nan Adams picks up a sailor along the way. Now as we find out at the end of the episode, she was actually a ghost, as, presumably, was her car since ...
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Was Cliff Robertson a Real Ventriloquist?

In the Twilight Zone episode The Dummy, there's a scene where "Jerry and Willie" (Robertson's character and the titular ventriloquist dummy) are performing and it looks like the actor's lips move a ...
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Nightmare at 20,000 Feet: which airplane? [closed]

In several of the still images from the Twilight Zone episode "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" (the one with William Shatner and the gremlin), the window of the plane looks unusually square when compared to ...
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Sci-Fi TV episode about a man who doesn't know he's an alien [closed]

I think this was an Outer Limits or Twilight Zone episode. I remember watching this in the early 2010s, but I think the episode was a repeat of an earlier series, possibly from the 1960s. In the ...
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Did any stories of The Twilight Zone end with a happy ending and no twist or shocking ending?

The web series Longbox of the Damned reviewed the comic Twilight Zone #4, published by Gold Key. The final story involved a navy pilot who crashed into the water and is found by merfolk. After winning ...
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The Twilight Zone - Mr Denton on Doomsday

I thought a lot after watching the Twilight Zone episode "Mr. Denton on Doomsday". I think that this story is similar to the state of and relations between Russia and USA in the period: end of 1800s - ...
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Who was Pip in the Twilight Zone episode "A Nice Place to Visit"?

There's an episode of the Twilight Zone called A Nice Place to Visit. In it, a man dies and is greeted by a character who calls himself "Pip". Some people claim that Pip is but leaves open the ...
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