The Twilight Zone Companion Themes

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Rod Serling was one of the most innovative writers of his time. Serling had always been fascinated by tales of the supernatural, dating back to his childhood when he and older brother Bob would devour the stories featured in magazines such as "Amazing Stories," "Weird Tales," and "Astounding Stories." The brothers also loved pulp fiction and saw every movie available, often acting out the parts when they got home. This love of the supernatural and Serling's propensity to having nightmares surely led to the writer's ability to create both shocking and innovative stories. These stories would eventually lead into the creation of several books as well as two different television series, "The Twilight Zone" and "Rod Serling's Night Gallery." The ability to create innovative story lines also led Serling into the adaptation of the novel "Planet of the Apes" as well as a career as a teacher and lecturer.

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