"The Twilight Zone" is the third track on Rush's album 2112. It was the last track done for the album. It was released as a single in 1976, and was the first single to be released from 2112. As with most Rush songs, the lyrics are written by Neil Peart. It is based on two episodes of The Twilight Zone: "Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up?" (first verse) and "Stopover in a Quiet Town" (second verse). It is notable that Rush had already credited Rod Serling, the host of The Twilight Zone television series, on their last album and would again on their next.
The people who created the MarvelDefenders 1977 comic book series dedicated their 45th issue to the members of the band. In that issue, a character named Red Rajah says: "Truth is false and logic lost, consult the Raja at all cost."