As somebody born more than 30 years after the final episode of “The Twilight Zone” aired on CBS, I naturally discovered the sci-fi anthology series late. In fact, I’m a little ashamed to say, that it was only around four years ago that I finally gave this legendary TV show a shot, and within just a few minutes of the very first episode, I was completely hooked. 

I’ve since binged my way through almost the entire original run, and it’s become one of my favorite shows of all time. And even putting my personal opinion aside, it’s undeniably one of the most influential pieces of media ever created. Its fingerprints can be felt across the sci-fi genre even today with current favorites like “Black Mirror” owing creator Rod Serling a huge debt.