May 11 Twilight Zone Day + VR Game

By Todd Russell May11,2024

May 11 is Twilight Zone Day.

Widely considered one of the greatest television shows of all time, “The Twilight Zone” has led to a number of spin-offs and derivatives, including graphic novels, movies, radio series, board games, and more. On May 11 we can dive into the show’s 60-year history and what it has meant to viewers and fans across the globe

TWILIGHT ZONE DAY – May 11, 2024 – National Today

The classic black and white Rod Serling Twilight Zone is my favorite TV show of all time, so it’s no surprise I’m interested in games associated with the show, including the pinball game from Bally/Williams:

photo credit: Mat Jarvis

The virtual pinball version of this are fun to play, too, thanks to Zen Pinball and in VPX.

And, yes, this VR game, too: The Twilight Zone™ on Meta Quest | Quest VR Games | Meta Store. Although, after reading some of the reviews, I find myself wondering if it’s the type of game that uses the IP but doesn’t honor the sacred source material. The following review on Meta’s review page is concerning:

I don’t want to play some lazy uninspired horror (Rod Serling wasn’t about horror, despite hosting Night Gallery after Twilight Zone) and sometimes shooter that has little to nothing to do with the classic series.

Heck, VR minigames could be made on noteworthy episodes like “The Monsters are Due on Maple Street”, “Third from the Sun” or those Kannamits in “To Serve Man” (It’s a cookbook!). Black and white, drop me in game-inspired versions of those stories. I’m sure Carol Serling (Rod’s wife) would oblige … or whomever is looking after that IP at Paramount.

Anybody play this Twilight Zone VR game that’s reading? There are positive reivews of the game, too, so not just going off one review from somebody I don’t know. Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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2 thoughts on “May 11 Twilight Zone Day + VR Game”
    1. Wow, that’s a tough one! Not sure I could rank my overall top favorite three, but here are a few I enjoy a lot from the first three seasons, either for their gut-punch ending, the characterization or the gut-punch twist endings (or some combination of all):

      SEASON 1
      “Where Is Everybody?” (very first episode)
      “Time Enough at Last”
      “Third from the Sun” (written by Richard Matheson)
      “The Fever”
      “People Are Alike All Over”

      SEASON 2
      “The Night of the Meek”
      “The Odyssey of Flight 33”
      “The Rip Van Winkle Caper”
      “Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up?”

      SEASON 3
      “To Serve Man”

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