“There is a Fifth Dimension…”

Here’s a second interesting piece of trivia: what do all of the following actors and actresses have in common (hint: read the title of this post):

  • Martin Landau
  • Ida Lupino
  • Martin Balsam
  • Gig Young
  • Joe Flynn
  • Jack Warden
  • Ted Knight
  • Jean Marsh
  • Burgess Meredith
  • James Franciscus
  • Ross Martin
  • Inger Stevens
  • Dick York
  • Jeff Morrow
  • Vera Miles
  • Martin Milner
  • Roddy McDowell
  • Ivan Dixon
  • Sebastian Cabot
  • Jack Klugman
  • Orson Bean
  • Anne Francis
  • Keenan Wynn
  • Donna Douglas
  • William Shatner
  • Patricia Breslin
  • Art Carney
  • Arte Johnson
  • Agnes Moorehead
  • Jonathan Harris
  • Don Rickles
  • Buddy Ebsen
  • Bill Mumy
  • Cliff Robertson
  • Dennis Weaver
  • Charles Bronson
  • Elizabeth Montgomery
  • Jonathan Winters
  • Peter Falk
  • Lee Marvin
  • Lee Van Cleef
  • Cloris Leachman
  • Buster Keaton
  • William Windom
  • Dean Stockwell
  • Leonard Nimoy
  • Robert Redford
  • Frank Sutton
  • Carol Burnett
  • Donald Pleasence
  • Bill Bixby
  • James Doohan
  • Ann Jillian
  • Robert Duvall
  • William Sargent
  • Julie Newmar
  • James Broderick
  • Joyce Van Patten
  • Burt Reynolds
  • Mickey Rooney
  • Telly Savalas
  • James Coburn
  • Sir Cedric Hardwicke
  • Richard Basehart
  • Greg Morris
  • Robert Lansing
  • Mariette Hartley
  • Wally Cox
  • William Demarest
  • Alan Sues
  • Jackie Cooper
  • George Takei

All of the actors and actresses listed above starred in the original run of the TV series The Twilight Zone in the early-1960s.

While writing about the Outer Limits TV show, and after Joel Libava’s comment, I thought I’d do the other show.

Remember this?

“There is a fifth dimension, beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space… and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition… and it lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call… The Twilight Zone.”

You couldn’t make a TV show today with all of those people in it — there’s too many of them.

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