“You’re traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind; a journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination—next stop, the Twilight Zone!” –Rod Serling
With these words Serling introduced The Twilight Zone, his best-known creation, to millions of television viewers each week. Although the science fiction-fantasy series ran for only five seasons—1959 to 1964—it renewed its hold over each succeeding generation through reruns. With its high-quality writing, startling twist endings, and stark commentary on social themes, The Twilight Zone stood apart from mainstream television of its time. As one of television’s most gifted writers, Serling used science fiction to challenge the prejudices he saw in America.