National Twilight Zone Day:
National Twilight Zone Day, celebrated on 11th May of every year, is a day to remark the iconic and thrilling television show. This day honors and celebrates the television show: Twilight Zone all over the world.
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Why National Twilight Zone Day?
National Twilight Zone Day is a day dedicated to an American media franchise – The Twilight Zone.
It is an anthology television series created by Rod Serling. This series ran on CBS from 1959 to 1964 for five seasons. The series doesn’t run through a single genre, but its episodes are a mix of different genres. The episodes include a variety of genres like fantasy, science fiction, absurdism, dystopian fiction, suspense, horror, supernatural drama, black comedy, and psychological thriller. All the episodes are fable stories – they usually have a moral ending. The ending often contains unexpected twists that bring a shocking turn in the running script of the episode.
In October 1959, the show made its debut on television, and it took some years to fly high in the skies of fame and popularity. However, when it started to climb the ladder of success, it never looked down. This show went to become one of the best shows of all time. It held an extra special place in the hearts of all the people who watched the show and became the most-watched show all around the globe.
Several other TV shows and radio works of Rod Serling aired before the release of Twilight Zone. However, Twilight Zone gave Rod Serling the fame and appreciation that he deserved. After the success of Twilight Zone, several other works like a feature film, TV film, and radio work were also released and saw a huge success. Later on, the second, third and fourth series also aired on TV.
The original Twilight Zone Series debuted at number 5 on TV Guide’s list of greatest shows of time in 2013 and number 4 on 60 greatest dramas in 2013.
A theme park attraction inspired by the Twilight Zone series is there. The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, situated in Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando.
How we can celebrate the National Twilight Zone Day:
Based on the fictional fantasy TV series Twilight Zone. So, all the fans can gather around because this is the essential part. Re-living the great moments of this series and cherishing the legacy of this TV series is the main highlight of the day. So, here is how you can celebrate this day:
- First, gather all the Twilight Zone loving and crazy fans and friends because there is no celebration without fun and the die-hard fans of Twilight Zone.
- Take up your money because it is time to do some shopping for the party. Get all the decorations for the party. Do the decorations related to the Twilight Zone and ask the party people to dress up according to the party theme.
- Do not forget about the food at all. Make fun food treat and arrange the drinks for the gathering.
- All set, the next thing is to sit and spend the day binging on Twilight Zone. The Twilight Zone series Marathon!
- Enjoy and don’t forget to post the party pictures on your social media account with the hashtag #TwilightZoneDayCelebrations and #TwilightZoneDie-HardFans, so others can also get to know about this day
Don’t worry if you don’t have a group and you are all on your own. You can still enjoy the Twilight Zone marathon.
Interesting Facts on the National Twilight Zone Day:
No special day is complete without fun facts related to that day. So, here are some astonishing facts related to Twilight Zone day, which you cannot miss-
- The first choice for the narrator of the show was Orson Welles. Rod Serling initially approached Orson Welles, but he was unsuccessful in getting him. So, Rod Serling himself did the narration part!
- For around 110 episodes, the makers revived the series in 1985-1989.
- The show’s narrator, Rod Serling, smoked around 3-4 cigarettes packs in a day!
- Robert McCord is the only person who has appeared in all five seasons of the show.
- The Twilight Zone series went to win three Emmy Awards for its writing and cinematography.
History of National Twilight Zone Day :
No one knows the history behind this day. It is a fun holiday celebrated by Twilight Zone fans. You can forget about the history and celebrate it now.