Serling wrote the script for Planet Of The Apes. Think of that classic Statue of Liberty reveal as the greatest Twilight Zone twist there never was.
S er ling returned toTV with another anthology show, Night Gallery ( out now on DVD). Between 1970 and 1973, it told occult- flavoured stories.
S erling’s fame was such that he appeared in TV commercials, fronting campaigns for Ford, Radio Shack and Gulf Oil.
The Twilight Zone episode “A World Of His Own” revealed that Serling himself was simply the creation of playwright Gregory West.