The Twilight Zone 60th Anniversary: "Where is Everybody?"
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60 years ago a test pilot, with no knowledge of who or where he is, wandered into an empty town. This man would wander throughout this seemingly abandoned town and neither he nor the en captured audience watching from there living rooms would be entirety sure if he was truly alone or not, however, one thing was for certain, this man, and the world had just found their way into, The Twilight Zone.
On October 2nd, 1959, Rod Serling's cult classic was projected onto America's televisions for the first time. The Twilight Zone was discovered. The Twilight Zone is a sci-fi/horror show that is widely known for it's completely unexpected and usually somewhat dark twists. It was a show that took odd and unfamiliar circumstances but then would blatantly acknowledge a somewhat unspoken, moral flaw in the world, most of them still applicable today, 60 years later.
My set idea is based off of the very first episode, which if you didn't know was called "Where is Everybody?". The set has 1771 pieces and includes three minifigures:
The test pilot, the main character of the episode.
The mannequin, who the test pilot mistakes for a person.
And Rod Serling, the creator and Narrator of the show.
The set also includes the cafe, the delivery van and the phone booth.
The cafe features a removable roof and opening back walls for easy access to the interior. The outside features a light post, oil pumps, some plants, trashcans, and boxes. The cafe has a full interior featuring tables, chairs, posters on the walls, a jukebox, and a counter with bar stools and a cash register. There is also a shelf with plates and cups as well as coffee dispensers. The Kitchen is also fully detailed with an opening fridge, a sink, ovens, drawers, cabinets, tables, shelves, a pie, coffee pot, bowls, plates, cups, and even the broken clock.
The delivery van features opening and closing doors, an easily removable roof, and room in the back.
The Twilight Zone is a show that teaches morals in an interesting and original way, much like the way LEGO teaches creativity, which is why I think that The Twilight Zone and LEGO would be a perfect combination. It is a show that is still relevant and enjoyable to watch, and due to the time period it came out in, it is appropriate and suitable for almost anyone to watch. This set could remind adults who watched the show as kids, or grandparents who watched it with their kids, or it could even introduce a brand new generation of kids. Whatever the outcome however, we will always remember our journey into the Twilight Zone.