The May 11 honored with the US Day of Twilight Zone (National Day Twilight Zone – often only briefly: Twilight Zone Day ) the mother of all TV mystery series. This article from the calendar of curious holidays from all over the world examines what this is all about and why we should celebrate a long-canceled TV show today . What is it about?
What is the Twilight Zone?
The Twilight Zone is – as already indicated – an American TV series, the first five seasons of which were broadcast on CBS between 1959 and 1965. Above all, the combination of horror, mystery and science fiction elements and macabre, but also psychologically ambiguous punchlines in the 25-minute episodes made the show very popular (see also the calendar of the horror holidays ). And even today, the conception of many of the 156 episodes is considered innovative and groundbreaking (see also the list of further links below).
Who started National Twilight Zone Day?
Unfortunately, even in the case of National Twilight Zone Day, its exact origins – in keeping with the title and concept of the shop – seem to be completely in the dark. It is not known who exactly launched this special day for the American TV show, nor since when it has been celebrated in the United States.
However, it seems plausible that a big fan of the series, which was originally broadcast on US television from 1959 to 1964, somehow had his / her finger in the game.
Why is the Twilight Zone day on May 11th?
Against the background of the TV production, it would be expected that the date of the first broadcast or cancellation played a role here. But neither is the case with the Twilight Zone. The series written by Rod Serling (1924-1975) started on October 2, 1959 and ended on June 19, 1964.
A look at the crimes committed today also Iss what-you-want-day (Engl. Eat What You Want Day) does not really help or does not provide sufficient justification for the choice of today May 11 In this respect, this aspect also remains extremely mysterious. 😉
With this in mind: Have a great Twilight Zone Day to all of you.