1950s Psychedelic Drug Endorsement of the Week: One Step Beyond

Neil StraussPublic

Everyone knows The Twilight Zone. Many know The Outer Limits. There were so many rip-offs and spin-offs afterward.

But before them all was an obscure show that’s rarely rerun: One Step Beyond.

And in perhaps the most bizarre and controversial episode of the show (and perhaps any 1950’s TV show), they deal with the true Twilight Zone: psychedelic mushrooms.

No joke, John Newland and half of them were actually on magic mushrooms when making this:

If you’re a Twilight Zone fan and want to see a regular, classic One Step Beyond episode, try this one: The Return of Mitchell Campion: