Wikipedia:WikiProject The Twilight Zone

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Welcome to the The Twilight Zone WikiProject. We are a group dedicated to improving Wikipedia's coverage of The Twilight Zone.

Goal[edit]

To create a consistent and detailed look for each episode page.

Status[edit]

Current tasks:

  • Gain consensus on the style guide, which will allow us to begin standardizing the episode pages.

Completed tasks:

Future work:

  • Standardize existing articles.
  • Create articles for episodes with no article.
  • Improve the content of the episode articles.
  • Improve the content of the non-episode articles.

Featured Articles[edit]

The following articles have received Featured Article status.

Good Articles[edit]

The following articles have received Good Article status.

Original series[edit]

All 156 episodes need to be updated to conform to the style guide.

The Twilight Zone original series articles;
gray background indicates unassessed; red indicates standardization needed; orange indicates standardization complete and ready to have content improvement.
Season 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36
Season 2 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65
Season 3 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102
Season 4 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120
Season 5 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156

Lost Classics[edit]

Two articles need to be created for the two stories: Where the Dead Are and The Theater

The Twilight Zone - First Revival (1985 - 1989)[edit]

Of the 110 episodes, 52 articles need to be updated to conform to the style guide. The remaining 58 need to have articles created.

The Twilight Zone - First Revival (1985 - 1989) articles;
gray background indicates unassessed; red indicates standardization needed; orange indicates standardization complete and ready to have content improvement.
Season 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59
Season 2 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80
Season 3 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110

The Twilight Zone - Second revival (2002-2003)[edit]

Of the 44 episodes, only three articles exist (Evergreen, One Night at Mercy, and It's Still a Good Life), which need to be updated to conform to the style guide. The remaining 41 need to have articles created (see List of The Twilight Zone episodes#Second revival).

The Twilight Zone - Second Revival (2002 - 2003) articles;
gray background indicates unassessed; red indicates standardization needed; orange indicates standardization complete and ready to have content improvement.
Season 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44

Style guide[edit]

This is only a draft and should not be considered policy.

The Twilight Zone is an American show and therefore all the pages related to the show should use American spelling.

Italicize when referring to TV shows such as The Twilight Zone and use quotes when referring to a single episode. For example, "The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street" is the an episode of The Twilight Zone.

Using the template Template:Infobox Television episode creates this infobox:

"WikiProject The Twilight Zone"

After creating the box, the following parameters (or information) may be inserted into the infobox so that it will appear during editing as:

{Infobox Television episode
| Title =
| Series =
| Image =
| Caption =
| Season =
| Episode =
| Airdate =
| Production =
| Writer =
| Director =
| Photographer =
| Guests =
| Episode list =
| Prev =
| Next =
} <---Single Bracket - (See Note Below)

  • Note - Single bracket used for display purposes. When using this template, double brackets are required at the beginning and end of infobox template.

Templates[edit]

Use Template:Infobox Television episode as an interim infobox until these last three are created.

Userboxes[edit]

Code Result
 {{User:Shinerunner/Twilight}}
Twilight Zone tv icon.png This user is a member of WikiProject - The Twilight Zone.
Transclusions
 {{User:UBX/Twilight Zone}}
TZ This user was once trapped in
The Twilight Zone.
Transclusions
 {{User:IdLoveOne/Userboxes/twilightzone}}
Fog.jpg This user has just crossed into...
The Twilight Zone.
Transclusions
 {{User:SonPraises/ubx/TwilightZone}}
TZ This user knows the manifesto To Serve Man is really a cookbook!!!
Transclusions

Sections[edit]

Each page should contain the following sections:

Section What to include
Details: Added by the TTW episode details template.
Cast: The cast listing should be formatted as follows:
  • Cast: Following on-screen cast list, with the name of the character followed by an em dash ( or &mdash;) followed by the name of the actor
    • Cast notes: Notes regarding casting or cast members.

Any special cast notes (for example, pointing out that this was the fourth appearance of an actor in The Twilight Zone) should be added to the Cast Note subsection.

Synopsis: The synopsis should contain a summary of the episode. Spoiler warnings are unnecessary, as they're redundant when used in a ==Synopsis== section that clearly is going to discuss the plot.
Episode notes: Acceptable subsections of "Episode notes," if needed, are Themes, Reception, and Media. Consider answering questions such as:
  • How was this episode produced?
  • What were the thoughts of the writers, producers, and actors?
  • Was there written a special song for the episode or did it include an already known song?
  • Did anything special happen during the broadcasting of the episode?
  • Has this episode been reviewed by a notable reviewer or commented somewhere else? Has it been nominated for an award or even won one?
  • If this episode had an impact on popular culture, explain this.
  • What are its TV.com and IMDB ratings?
  • The Episode notes section should not be used for trivia.

Scott Zircree's The Twilight Zone Companion may provide additional useful information.

References: Zircree's book is a substantial primary source. Other sources (e.g., script books) should be noted here as well. It is not necessary to cite the episode itself.
External links: Its pages at IMDB and TV.com, and other related websites, if appropriate.

It should be noted that a collection of quotes doesn't belong to Wikipedia (see Wikipedia:What Wikipedia is not), but instead belongs to Wikiquote. Therefore a link should be provided to the relevant section on Wikiquote.

Trivia sections should be eliminated and their relevant contents rolled into the article.

Also do not provide any other air dates than the original US run. Wikipedia is not a TV guide.

Members[edit]

Please feel free to add yourself here to the bottom, and to indicate any areas of particular interest.

  1. travisl (talk · contribs): Getting the ball rolling
  2. Romanspinner (talk · contribs): Standardizing complete cast lists; highlighting repeat actors, directors and other creative personnel
  3. Lugnuts (talk · contribs): I wont committ to spending anytime on this, but I'll help out where I can.
  4. Matthew (talk · contribs): I'm mostly interested in the 2002 revival, I also enjoy the 1985 series.
  5. Tygrrr (talk · contribs): work on standardizing, particularly the 1st revival to begin with.
  6. Shinerunner (talk · contribs): Standardizing original series and 1st revival
  7. Cinemaniac (talk · contribs): Will help out and lend support to any related articles whenever I can.
  8. GoodDay (talk · contribs): Freelancing.
  9. Musdan77 (talk · contribs): Standardization of original series [not the "copycat" "wannabes"]
  10. Grapple X (talk · contribs): General dogsbody.

External watchlist[edit]