Today is the 50th anniversary of the classic sci-fi TV series, The Twilight Zone.   Falling on a Friday, [a]list daily thought you might have some time to spend with NY Times thoughtful commemoration of the anniversary.

The Times has posted four clips ranging from condensed episodes to full acts that define the formulas the series almost religiously followed.  Formulaic storytelling and dated production value aside, Rod Serling’s thought-provoking, sometimes mind-bending, socially conscious stories stand the test of time.  Happy anniversary, fifth dimension.

Watch the clips at NY Times.