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A Fifth Dimension!

A Fifth Dimension is a collaborative project to establish the most definitive,
accurate and accessible source of reference for everything related to
The Twilight Zone.

572 articles and 582 images since January of 2007.

The Twilight Zone
was created by Rod Serling.

The original TV series premiered on October 2, 1959, starting a franchise that would expand to include two more TV series, a motion picture, a TV movie, and numerous books, plays and comics.
Twilight Zone News

July 7, 2009: Rod Serling to be featured in stamp collection
The U.S. Postal Service has announced plans to release a collection of stamps honoring legends from the Golden Age of Television. Rod Serling will be featured, representing his iconic anthology series, The Twilight Zone Sci Fi Wire reports that the set is planned to include other such notable TV stars as Lucille Ball and Vivian Vance (from I Love Lucy), the Lone Ranger, George Burns and Gracy Allen, Ozzie and Harriet Nelson, original Tonight Show host Steve Allen, Jackie Gleason and Art Carney (from The Honeymooners), Alfred Hitchcock, Raymond Burr as Perry Mason, Jack Webb from Dragnet, , William "Hopalong Cassidy" Boyd, Lassie, Red Skelton, Milton Berle, Dinah Shore, Groucho Marx, Phil Silvers, and from the world of puppets, Kukla, Fran, and Ollie as well as Howdy Doody.

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July 1, 2009: SciFi Fourth of July 2009 Marathon Schedule
This year, the network is prefacing the marathon of the original series with a marathon of the The New Twilight Zone series from 1985. The marathon starts Thursday, July 2 at 8:00 AM EST. Check the full marathon schedule for the episodes and times.

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May 11, 2009: The Twilight Zone June marathons
The Sci Fi Channel has scheduled two daytime marathons for the month of June:

  • Tuesday, June 9, 2009 - 8:00AM-4:00PM EST
  • Wednesday, June 24, 2009 - 8:00AM-4:00PM EST

The site is also featuring a poll where visitors can submit their votes for ten episodes they want to see aired on the channel during the Fourth of July holiday marathon.

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April 21, 2009: TZ Alums Making Appearances This Summer
Hollywood Show. Burbank, California. Burbank Marriott-Airport. Saturday-Sunday, April 25-26, 2009. RICHARD ERDMAN ("A Kind of a Stopwatch"), WARREN STEVENS ("Dead Man's Shoes") [1]

Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention. Aberdeen, Maryland. The Clarion Hotel. Thursday-Saturday, August 27-29, 2009. JAMES BEST ("Jess-Belle", "The Last Rites of Jeff Myrtlebank", "The Grave"), BOB HASTINGS ("I Dream of Genie") [2]

Dragon-Con. Atlanta, Georgia. (see link for location details) September 4-7, 2009. LEONARD NIMOY ("A Quality of Mercy") [3]

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April 20, 2009: Philosophy in the Twilight Zone book announced
Philosophy in the Twilight Zone ISBN 978-1-4051-4905-1; May 2009; $24.95, PB) by Noel Carroll and Lester H. Hunt introduces the cult classic television show (1959-1964) as a shining example of science fiction that was both popular with the public, as well as an innovative and model example of the genre. Rod Serling is given the spotlight for his role as the auteur of one of the most popular television shows of all time, where he found himself living at the edge of the aesthetic, conceptual, and artistic outer limits. The authors emphasize his “writerly” style and image as a new variety of television executive, as well as how his work shaped future forms of the genre, as well as suspense and horror films.

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April 4, 2009: Maxine Cooper Gomberg dies at 84
Maxine Cooper Gomberg, an actress best known for playing the secretary in the 1955 film noir classic "Kiss Me Deadly," has died. She was 84. Gomberg, who also was a social activist, died of natural causes April 4 at her Los Angeles home, her family said...

In 1946, she went to Europe to perform in shows for soldiers. Gomberg stayed for five years, appearing in BBC-TV and theatrical productions.

Upon returning to Los Angeles, Gomberg appeared mainly on TV throughout the 1950s in such shows as "Dragnet," "Perry Mason" and "The Twilight Zone."

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March 16, 2009: Ithaca College to celebrate Twilight Zone's 50th Anniversary
Scheduled for Oct. 2 and 3, at Ithaca College, a major convention in which noted scholars will deliver papers on Rod Serling and The Twilight Zone. Also many special events are planned...

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January 25, 2009: New TZ book published
Barricade Books will publish Rod Serling and The Twilight Zone: The Fiftieth Anniversary Tribute by Douglas Brode and Carol Serling. The bookstore price will be $24.95. At this time, both Barricade Books and Amazon.com are selling the book...

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January 6, 2009: Actor James Whitmore dies
(CNN) -- Craggy-faced film, television and stage actor James Whitmore has died at 87, the Los Angeles County, California, Sheriff's Department confirmed Saturday.

Actor James Whitmore, pictured in December 2006, had a 60-year career on stage, in films and on television.

Details of his death and funeral arrangements were not available.

Whitmore notably portrayed Harry Truman, Will Rogers and Theodore Roosevelt in one-man stage shows and created memorable characters in many movies and TV shows, including "The Twilight Zone."

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Did You Know

...Ida Lupino, star of "The Sixteen-Millimeter Shrine", became the only woman to direct an episode of The Twilight Zone (Original Series) in directing the Season 5's "The Masks"?

...that creator of Sin City and 300, Frank Miller, got his start in The Twilight Zone comics?

...in the X-files episode, "4-D", the address of Monica Reyes' new apartment, 67 Bennett Avenue, is actually the street address for Rod Serling's childhood home in Binghamton, New York?


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Twilight Zone on TV
The Twilight Zone (Original Series)

SciFi Channel (USA):

  • Saturdays 5:00-6:00AM EST
  • Sundays 5:00-6:00AM EST
  • Weeknights (various)
  • July 4th all-day marathon
  • New Year's all-day marathon
The Twilight Zone (Second Series)

Chiller (USA):

  • 5:00-6:00AM EST
  • 6:00-7:00AM EST
  • 5:00-6:00PM EST
The Twilight Zone (Third Series)

myNetwork TV (USA):

  • (check local listings)
Feature Article
Mr. Denton on Doomsday

The episode starred Dan Duryea and Martin Landau

"Mr. Denton On Doomsday" is the third episode of the The Twilight Zone.

From the CBS Video Library cover:

"Town drunk Al Denton (Dan Duryea), once a feared gunslinger but now an object of pity and scorn is forced to draw against a sadistic bully (Martin Landau). A glance from mysterious peddler Mr. Fate (Malcolm Atterbury) allows Denton to get off two miraculous shots, saving his life. Now a town hero, Denton regains his self-respect and swears off liquor.

But soon, the routine that drove him to the bottle in the first place begins again -Denton is challenged to a shootout by a young hotshot (Doug McClure). Practicing, Denton finds his ability with a gun is long gone, In desperation, he turns to Fate for more magic. What Fate provides might just save Debton from a bullet...or it might do much, much more." Read More...


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Rod Serling life-size cutout, looking perturbed


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