Ever heard a show called The Twilight Zone? If you’re a fan, get ready to celebrate Twilight Zone Day on May 11th!

This show came to fruition in the early 60s. Created by Rod Serling, an Emmy Award winner for outstanding writing in drama, he took to creating a show that was the first of its kind. A mix of science-fiction, horror, drama, and comedy, The Twilight Zone was a show with ordinary people in peculiar situations that eventually solve their way out.

Rod Serling narrated the show and wrote over 80 episodes. The show was filmed in black and white with five seasons and over 150 total episodes. It is said to be the beginning of modern science-fiction within the television/film industry. Twilight Zone Day was created to celebrate this thought-provoking television series; this show challenged the viewer and always posed the question of what reality was.

How to celebrate Twilight Zone Day

  • Binge watch the entire series! All five seasons are available on various streaming services including Netflix, Hulu, and CBS.com (the original broadcasting company that aired the show)!
  • Get together will some friends and play some Twilight trivia. You could also re-watch some iconic episodes from the show like “To Serve Man,” “It’s a Good Life,” or “The Eye of the Beholder.”
  • Don’t forget about refreshments for your party. Consider making a Twilight Zone cocktail by mixing Bacardi White, Dark and 151 Proof Rum, Triple Sec, pineapple and orange juices.

“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.”