Today I was thumbing through the June 2012 #123 edition of Rue Morgue magazine and an item caught my eye. In honor of a new Twilight Zone collection coming to Blu-ray, the magazine interviewed George Clayton Johnson who discussed his contribution to that classic series. Johnson is the writer of several episodes of the series, and when asked about the legacy of The Twilight Zone, Johnson made the interesting remark that in response to the culture of the 1960s the counterculture gave us marijuana, LSD, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and The Twilight Zone. I find it fascinating to lump these elements together, which at first glance might seen incompatible. However, countercultural ideas can be found in each of these examples which challenged the status quo, and in some senses tapped into expansion of the imagination, whether through drugs, music, or televised narrative. Johnson's comment is insightful, and an example of the continuing cultural significance of The Twilight Zone.