The series was a collection of various tales that range from the tragic to the comedic. They may be scary or just thought-provoking. Most episodes have unexpected endings and a moral lesson. But, no matter what, it's "a journey into a wondrous land, whose boundaries are that of the imagination." Rod Serling, creator and host of the series, won two Emmys for outstanding writing (1960 & '61), and the Golden Globe in 1962 for best TV director/producer. Reruns of the original Twilight Zone can be seen on the US Sci Fi channel. This is the Original 1959 series, not the CBS The Twilight Zone (1985) version nor the UPN The Twilight Zone (2002) version. CBS Programming History October 1959-September 1962 ..... Friday 10:00 January 1963-September 1963 ..... Thursday 9:00 September 1961-September 1964 ..... Friday 9:30 May 1965-September 1965 ..... Sunday 9:00 Note: Seasons 1-3 & 5 have a running time of 30 minutes. All of the episodes in Season 4 have a running time of one hour.
While Ferris is speaking to the mockup, a fly appears, it lands on the car door and remains there.
In the end credits, Jay Overholts is listed as Jay "Overholt"
The glass face of the booth's clock is broken into more pieces when shown in close-up.
Denton passes out and the gun appears to his right hand. When he wakes up, it's next to his left hand.
Although set in the Old West, modern-day (for 1959, anyway) radio antennas can be glimpsed off in the distance.
The windshield on the convertible in the opening scene at the service station, with the camera shooting from the rear of the car, is so opaque or occluded that it would have been impossible to have seen through to drive.
For all the creativity Bedeker put into his attempts to cash in on endangering his life, he seems not to have considered ways to avoid the life sentence. He could attempt to escape, for example. He certainly wouldn't be killed in the attempt, after all.
Actor Nesdon Booth's credit is mispelled as "Nesden Booth" in the closing credits.