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Do you prefer the original 'Twilight Zone' or the reboot?

You're traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. It's a new journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of DVDs or a streaming service. The original series unlocked a door with the key of imagination. Now, the series has returned and once again, you're moving into a land of both shadow and substance, of things and ideas. Which version do you like best of "The Twilight Zone"?

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Technically, there have been several reboots, but none of the previous attempts lasted very long or were met with the kind of enthusiasm surrounding the latest iteration, helmed by Jordan Peele. Bolstered by the hype surrounding his terrifying film "Us," the new version of "The Twilight Zone" is in many ways a faithful revival of the original's tone. But can it compete with Rod Serling's classic, a show that is arguably the greatest speculative fiction series of all time? 

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The original series not only propelled science fiction, magical realism and horror stories out of the pulp magazines and into the limelight of television, it also featured amazing writers such as Ray Bradbury and Richard Matheson. Serling regularly used speculative fiction to produce stories of social and political commentary in addition to those that were more purely entertaining. For example, the famous episode "Eye of the Beholder" skews perceptions of beauty standards and body image, all while freaking the audience out pretty thoroughly. Whether allegorical, funny or frightening, "The Twilight Zone" is the high water mark of television writing. 

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Jordan Peele has rapidly gone from a comedy writer and comedian to a possible heir to Alfred Hitchcock, making him a natural choice as showrunner and host for the new "The Twilight Zone." The show is in many ways extremely faithful to the original, with numerous winking references and visual Easter eggs calling back to its predecessor. 

In one area, though, it is clearly poised to go beyond the original. Serling regularly fought against censorship from networks and sponsors as well as against the same cultural norms he wanted to subvert. The Peele series is far less constrained in topic and character's vocabulary. Further, he's created in the span of a few episodes one of the most ethnically diverse casts in science fiction TV. It's off to a great start. 

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