Twilight Zone Facts That Are Submitted For Your Approval

In 1959, The Twilight Zone began airing on television screens across America. This show caused audiences to question the very nature of their existence and to contend with the weird, the wacky, the spooky, and the totally unbelievable.

Six decades later, The Twilight Zone was reborn, this time with a new host and some new takes on old stories. Keep reading to discover facts about both the original Twilight Zone series and Jordan Peele’s recent reboot.

The Origin Of The Title

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Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage

Rod Serling thought he had come up with the term “The Twilight Zone” on his own. He just thought that the phrase sounded cool and that twilight was a sort of spooky time of night. He liked the sound of the words “twilight” and “zone” together.

After the show aired, Serling found out that “the twilight zone” is an actual term used by U.S. Air Force pilots when they fly over the boundary between day and night.