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The Monsters Were Due on Maple Street Fifty Years Ago Today

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

One of The Twilight Zone’s best remembered episodes— and a staple of Twilight Zone marathons— is the first season’s “The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street.” Scripted by Rod Serling, it’s one of the series’ social commentaries– on how easily ones neighbors can turn against each other. It stars Claude Akins and Jack Weston, and among the supporting cast is young actor Burt Metcalfe. Metcalfe would become an Emmy-nominated producer (M*A*S*H) in later years. Watch what he had to say about this early acting foray along with Twilight Zone producer Del Reisman (who talks about how Rod Serling created The Twilight Zone specifically to tell these kinds of stories) on the Archive’s new page for “The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street.”