The Sin of Omission

“Television, like its big sister, the motion picture, has been guilty of the sin of omission… Hungry for talent, desperate for the so-called ‘new face,’ constantly searching for a transfusion of new blood, it has overlooked a source of wondrous talent that resides under its nose. This is the Negro actor.” — Rod Serling, Creator of The Twilight Zone (quoted in The Twilight Zone Companion by Marc Scott Zicree).


Season 1, Episode 27, “The Big Tall Wish,” features an all-Black principal cast. You can stream it on Netflix: The Twilight Zone (Original Series) | Netflix