5 THE Sci-fi anthology show.ArmchairPundit | 16/09/2007 | See all ArmchairPundit's reviews (22)The originality of this show is outstanding, it is the yardstick by which all other Sci-Fi Anthology shows have to be measured.Nearly every episode is an absolute Gem.I can still remember as a child having to go out the room when "The Children of Spider County's", "Bear" appeared. (Well I was a nervous child.)Joseph Stefano was pressurised by "external forces" to include a monster of the week even when the story was strong enough not to need one.One of those monsters the Zanti's have got to be THE most weird and wackiest aliens that have ever been shown on TV.See my customer image if you haven't seen them.~~~~There must have being some kind of conspiracy among TV Sci-fi writers in the 60's,about having insectoid life forms beginning with the letter Z. The Outer Limits had it's Zanti's,and Doctor Who had it's Zarbi's.This show had the guts to step outside the formulaic format and take risks.(Example:~ comedy episodes like Controlled Experiment.)Everything from the directing,the editing,the filming and the lighting are so stylishly done, you find yourself overlooking plot deficiencies.This show is only worthy of praise.~~~~32 episodes,Originally broadcast:~16/9/63-4/5/64.