Tuesday, May 11, 2021

May Every Day | Twilight Zone Day

May Every Day is a series of daily blog posts for May 2021 sharing days and weeks that we celebrate or observe. Some of these days are well-known holidays while others are more obscure observances, some are celebrated internationally while others are more nationally focused, some are significant while others are just plain FUN!

When I hear this introduction coming from the TV (or laptop or iPad), I know immediately what Robbie's watching: 

There is a fifth dimension, beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call The Twilight Zone.

The Twilight Zone first aired in 1959 and many of the original episodes can still be viewed on TV, Prime Video, Netflix, etc. These shows are a unique combination of sci-fi, mystery, horror, comedy, and superstition. It's completely bizarre at times, but the old black and white thought-provoking shows stand up to the test of time.

Two of Robbie's favorite episodes are Time Enough at Last (the story of a bank clerk who loves to read but can never find the time, until he is left completely alone after an H-bomb attack) and It's a Good Life (starring Bill Mumy who also played Will Robinson on Robbie's all-time favorite TV show, Lost in Space). This show is definitely not for the faint-of-heart, but if you're willing to travel into the bizarre and horrifying dimension known as The Twilight Zone, here's a scene from It's a Good Life where 6-year-old Anthony controls everything. (If you're reading this on email, you may need to click over to the blog to view this video.)

We'll be watching a few episodes of The Twilight Zone on Netflix this evening. How about you? Will you be entering The Twilight Zone today?

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