Greg Cox wrote:
As to whether it trumps TOS . . . well, it really is an apples-and-oranges comparison, given that one was an ongoing series and one was an anthology. How about we just say that they're both the crown jewels of that era's genre programming, and are of more or less equal stature?
I thought I did.
The failure of the subsequent Twilight Zones speaks for itself, I think.
The classic episodes that everyone is supposed to know and love is a small fraction of the series.
Even the bleaker episodes have what would today be perceived as sentimentality. The monsters on Elm Street episode today would be like Spielberg's War of the Worlds, about the tragic need to unleash our
inner monster to survive the threat. Etc.