The Twilight Zone was a weird show whose inspiration came from the mind of a traumatized man. The case could be made for Rod Serling, TV writer, and war veteran, who suffered with post-traumatic stress disorder and turned his nightmares into one of the most successful TV shows in American history. Rod's brother would agree, as quoted in Rod Serling American Masters Documentary, "He had terrible nightmares. He didn't just have war experiences, they were branded into his hide and his soul and his mind. And produced some of the finest work as a result."