The Twilight Zone Episodes

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The Twilight Zone Episode: "The Obsolete Man"

Season 2, Episode 29
Episode Synopsis: In a bookless society, a librarian (Burgess Meredith) is condemned to death for being obsolete. But he may not go alone. Chancellor: Fritz Weaver. Guard: Harry Fleer. Subaltern: Joseph Elic. Rod Serling is the host.
Original Air Date: Jun 2, 1961
Guest Cast Jane Romeyn: Woman Joseph Elic: Subaltern Harry Fleer: Guard Barry Brooks: 1st Man Fritz Weaver: Chancellor Burgess Meredith: Romney Wordsworth Harold Innocent: 2nd Man
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Season 2, Episode 29
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Length: 25:11
Aired: 6/2/1961
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Premiered: October 02, 1959, on CBS
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: A classic anthology of sci-fi, suspense and goose-bump-inducing tales that explore 'a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man.' Filled with invention and irony, the stories are tightly constructed, ingenious flights of imagination with often cautionary themes---and frequently a terrific twist at the end. Host and prolific writer Rod Serling penned most of the episodes himself. Influential and often (poorly) imitated, the series was resurrected twice, in 1985 on CBS and in 2002 on UPN.



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