List of The Twilight Zone episodes

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This is a list of The Twilight Zone episodes.


[edit] Before the Twilight Zone (1958)

Rod Serling wrote a teleplay intending for it to be the pilot episode of a new series called The Twilight Zone. Although it ended up airing on a different show, Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse, it is still considered the pilot episode of The Twilight Zone and has even been adapted as one of the The Twilight Zone radio-show episodes.

Title Director Writer(s) Original AirDate
"The Time Element" Allen Reisner Rod Serling November 24, 1958
A man (William Bendix) visits a psychoanalyst, complaining about a recurring dream in which he imagines waking up in Honolulu just prior to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. 

[edit] The Twilight Zone television series (original series 1959–1964)

Seasons 1–3 and 5 were half-hour shows; Season 4 ran a full hour per episode. The series was hosted by Rod Serling.

Season Episodes Originally aired DVD Release Discs
Region 1 Region 2 Region 3 Region 4
1 36 19591960 December 28th, 2004 6
2 29 19601961 March 29, 2005 5
3 37 19611962 June 28, 2005 5
4 18 1963 October 18, 2005 6
5 36 19631964 December 26, 2005 6

[edit] Season 1: (1959–1960)

36 episodes Note: Episode titles were not presented on screen, but instead were usually announced by Rod Serling at the end of the preceding week's episode. "Where is Everybody?" is an exception being the first episode. Serling's promotional announcements were stripped from syndicated versions of Season 1 but restored (often only in audio form) on the Image Entertainment DVD releases.

Episode # Title Director Writer(s) Original AirDate Production Code
1 "Where Is Everybody?" Robert Stevens Rod Serling October 2, 1959 173-3601
A man (Earl Holliman) finds himself wandering in an abandoned town while struggling to find the answers about his identity and where he is. 
2 "One for the Angels" Robert Parrish Rod Serling October 9, 1959 173-3608
A pitchman (Ed Wynn) makes a deal with Death to continue living until he makes one great sale. 
3 "Mr. Denton on Doomsday" Allen Reisner Rod Serling October 16, 1959 173-3609
A washed up gunslinger (Dan Duryea) is given another chance by a mystery man. 
4 "The Sixteen-Millimeter Shrine" Mitchell Leisen Rod Serling October 23, 1959 173-3610
An aging film star (Ida Lupino) lives a life of seclusion in her private screening room. 
5 "Walking Distance" Robert Stevens Rod Serling October 30, 1959 173-3605
While visiting his boyhood hometown, a middle aged executive (Gig Young) finds himself in the past. 
6 "Escape Clause" Mitchell Leisen Rod Serling November 6, 1959 173-3603
A mean-spirited, abusive hypochondriac (David Wayne) sells his soul to the Devil in exchange for immortality. 
7 "The Lonely" Jack Smight Rod Serling November 13, 1959 173-3602
An inmate (Jack Warden) sentenced to solitary confinement on a desert planet is given a gift by a sympathetic supply ship captain. 
8 "Time Enough at Last" John Brahm Lyn Venable / Rod Serling November 20, 1959 173-3614
A man who loves to read (Burgess Meredith) survives a nuclear explosion. 
9 "Perchance to Dream" Robert Florey Charles Beaumont November 27, 1959 173-3616
A man with a heart condition (Richard Conte) is afraid to fall asleep. 
10 "Judgment Night" John Brahm Rod Serling December 4, 1959 173-3604
A former U-boat commander (Nehemiah Persoff) is condemned to relive his past. 
11 "And When the Sky Was Opened" Douglas Heyes Richard Matheson / Rod Serling December 11, 1959 173-3611
The crew of an experimental spaceship begin disappearing one by one after returning to earth. 
12 "What You Need" Alvin Ganzer Lewis Padgett / Rod Serling December 25, 1959 173-3622
A salesman (Ernest Truex) has the ability to sell his customers exactly what they need. 
13 "The Four of Us Are Dying" John Brahm George Clayton Johnson / Rod Serling January 1, 1960 173-3618
Arch Hammer (Harry Townes) is a con man who can change his face to make it look like anyone he chooses. 
14 "Third from the Sun" Richard L. Bare Richard Matheson / Rod Serling January 8, 1960 173-3615
With a nuclear war about to happen, two men steal a spacecraft to take their families to a new planet. 
15 "I Shot an Arrow Into the Air" Stuart Rosenberg Madelon Champion / Rod Serling January 15, 1960 173-3626
A manned space flight crash lands on what the astronauts believe to be an unknown asteroid. 
16 "The Hitch-Hiker" Alvin Ganzer Rod Serling January 22, 1960 173-3612
A mysterious hitch-hiker keeps appearing on the road as a woman (Inger Stevens) drives across the country. 
17 "The Fever" Robert Florey Rod Serling January 29, 1960 173-3627
While on a vacation his wife won to Las Vegas, a man who shuns gambling becomes addicted to playing a slot machine. 
18 "The Last Flight" William Claxton Richard Matheson February 5, 1960 173-3607
A British World War I fighter pilot lands his Nieuport biplane on a 1959 American airbase after flying through a strange cloud. 
19 "The Purple Testament" Richard L. Bare Rod Serling February 12, 1960 173-3619
A lieutenant serving in World War II suddenly gains the mysterious ability to discover who is about to die via a strange flash of light across their face. 
20 "Elegy" Douglas Heyes Charles Beaumont February 19, 1960 173-3625
Running out of fuel, astronauts Meyers, Webber and Kirby land their spaceship on a remote asteroid and find that it is already occupied. 
21 "Mirror Image" John Brahm Rod Serling February 26, 1960 173-3623
A woman (Vera Miles) waiting in a bus station begins to see strange things. 
22 "The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street" Ronald Winston Rod Serling March 4, 1960 173-3620
At the sound of the roar and the flash of light, neighbors whose contact with the outside world is mysteriously cut off begin to suspect each other of being aliens. 
23 "A World of Difference" Ted Post Richard Matheson March 11, 1960 173-3624
A businessman (Howard Duff) suddenly finds his life is just a role in a movie. 
24 "Long Live Walter Jameson" Tony Leader Charles Beaumont March 18, 1960 173-3621
Walter Jameson (Kevin McCarthy), a professor, has the gift of eternal youth. 
25 "People Are Alike All Over" Mitchell Leisen Paul W. Fairman / Rod Serling March 25, 1960 173-3613
On a mission to Mars, an astronaut (Roddy McDowall) finds out that people are alike all over. 
26 "Execution" David Orrick McDearmon George Clayton Johnson / Rod Serling April 1, 1960 173-3628
A criminal about to be executed (Albert Salmi) is brought to the future. 
27 "The Big Tall Wish" Ron Winston Rod Serling April 8, 1960 173-3630
A washed up boxer (Ivan Dixon) has his fate reversed by a child's wish. 
28 "A Nice Place to Visit" John Brahm Charles Beaumont April 15, 1960 173-3632
A criminal (Larry Blyden) who is killed in a shootout with the police believes that he has made it to heaven. 
29 "Nightmare as a Child" Alvin Ganzer Rod Serling April 29, 1960 173-3635
Schoolteacher Helen Foley (Janice Rule) finds a strange and very serious little girl, named Markie (Terry Burnham), on the stairs outside her apartment. 
30 "A Stop at Willoughby" Robert Parrish Rod Serling May 6, 1960 173-3629
An advertising executive (James Daly) who has grown exasperated with the stress of the business life longs to get off a train at a stop called Willoughby. 
31 "The Chaser" Douglas Heyes John Henry Collier / Robert Presnell, Jr. May 13, 1960 173-3636
A man uses a love potion to win a girl's heart. 
32 "A Passage for Trumpet" Don Medford Rod Serling May 20, 1960 173-3633
A down on his luck trumpet player (Jack Klugman) gets a second chance at life. 
33 "Mr. Bevis" William Asher Rod Serling June 3, 1960 173-3631
A man's (Orson Bean) guardian angel tries to improve his life. 
34 "The After Hours" Douglas Heyes Rod Serling June 10, 1960 173-3637
Marsha White (Anne Francis) is a woman browsing for a gift for her mother in a department store. She ends up finding out that she's not the person she thinks she is. 
35 "The Mighty Casey" Robert Parrish &
Alvin Ganzer
Rod Serling June 17, 1960 173-3617
The coach (Jack Warden) of a broken-down baseball team allows a robot named Casey to play on his team. 
36 "A World of His Own" Ralph Nelson Richard Matheson July 1, 1960 173-3634
A playwright (Keenan Wynn) has the power to create what he describes on his recording machine. 

[edit] Season 2: (1960–1961)

29 episodes

Note: Six episodes of this season were consecutively recorded on videotape (not on film as all other episodes) at CBS Television City, as a cost-cutting measure mandated by CBS programming head James T. Aubrey.

Episode # Title Director Writer(s) Original AirDate Production Code
37 "King Nine Will Not Return" Buzz Kulik Rod Serling September 30, 1960 173-3639
A World War II bomber, King Nine, has crashed in the desert. Captain James Embry (Robert Cummings) finds himself stranded, alone except for the wreckage and the mystery of what happened to his crew, all of whom have disappeared. 
38 "The Man in the Bottle" Buck Houghton Rod Serling October 7, 1960 173-3638
A downtrodden pawnbroker (Luther Adler) and his wife are offered four wishes by a genie. 
39 "Nervous Man in a Four Dollar Room" Douglas Heyes Rod Serling October 14, 1960 173-3641
An insecure, unsuccessful gangster named Jackie (Joe Mantell) waits in a cheap, dirty hotel room for his boss--and is harassed by his own reflection. 
40 "A Thing About Machines" David Orrick McDearmon Rod Serling October 28, 1960 173-3645
An ill-tempered writer (Richard Haydn) who reviles and constantly abuses machines starts to think machines are conspiring against him. 
41 "The Howling Man" Douglas Heyes Charles Beaumont November 4, 1960 173-3642
A man traveling in Europe on foot stumbles across a religious order that has trapped the Devil (Robin Hughes). 
42 "The Eye of the Beholder" Douglas Heyes Rod Serling November 11, 1960 173-3640
In a strange society where everyone is ugly, a beautiful woman (Donna Douglas, voice of Maxine Tyler) undergoes plastic surgery in order to be like everyone else. 
43 "Nick of Time" Richard L. Bare Richard Matheson November 18, 1960 173-3643
While on his honeymoon, a man (William Shatner) begins to be controlled by the answer cards given by a fortune telling machine. 
44 "The Lateness of the Hour" Jack Smight Rod Serling December 2, 1960 173-3652
A woman (Inger Stevens) is concerned over her parents reliance on life-like robot servants. 
45 "The Trouble With Templeton" Buzz Kulik E. Jack Neuman December 9, 1960 173-3649
Booth Templeton (Brian Aherne) is a Broadway actor nostalgic for his youth and his late wife. During rehearsals for a new play, he finds himself back in the milieu of his first success in 1927. 
46 "A Most Unusual Camera" Buzz Kulik Rod Serling December 16, 1960 173-3606
While robbing an antique shop, two thieves (Fred Clark, Jean Carson) find out that they have stolen a future predicting camera. 
47 "The Night of the Meek" Jack Smight Rod Serling December 23, 1960 173-3663
A drunk, out-of-work department store Santa (Art Carney) finds a magical sack that can create Christmas presents and soon becomes the real Santa Claus
48 "Dust" Douglas Heyes Rod Serling January 6, 1961 173-3653
An unscrupulous peddler (Thomas Gomez) sells a bag of "magic dust" to the family of a condemned man. 
49 "Back There" David Orrick McDearmon Rod Serling January 13, 1961 173-3648
A man (Russell Johnson) who has traveled back through time tries to stop Lincoln's assassination. 
50 "The Whole Truth" James Sheldon Rod Serling January 20, 1961 173-3666
A used car dealer (Jack Carson) finds he's purchased a car that makes him tell the truth. 
51 "The Invaders" Douglas Heyes Richard Matheson January 27, 1961 173-3646
A woman (Agnes Moorehead) living in isolation is terrorized by space aliens. 
52 "A Penny for Your Thoughts" James Sheldon George Clayton Johnson February 3, 1961 173-3650
A man (Dick York) gains the ability to read minds when a coin he flips stands on its edge. 
53 "Twenty Two" Jack Smight Rod Serling February 10, 1961 173-3664
A stripper (Barbara Nichols) recuperating in the hospital is haunted by nightmares of a nurse leading her to a morgue. 
54 "The Odyssey of Flight 33" Justus Addiss Rod Serling February 24, 1961 173-3651
An airliner traveling from London to New York travels back in time. 
55 "Mr. Dingle, the Strong" John Brahm Rod Serling March 3, 1961 173-3644
In an experiment, two Martians give vacuum-cleaner salesman and perennial loser Luther Dingle (Burgess Meredith) superhuman strength. 
56 "Static" Buzz Kulik Charles Beaumont March 10, 1961 173-3665
A man's (Dean Jagger) old radio plays programs from the past that only he can hear. 
57 "The Prime Mover" Richard L. Bare George Clayton Johnson /
Charles Beaumont
March 24, 1961 173-3647
Ace Larsen (Dane Clark) discovers his partner, Jimbo Cobb (Buddy Ebsen), has telekinetic powers after a car crashes outside their café. 
58 "Long Distance Call" James Sheldon William Idelson &
Charles Beaumont
March 31, 1961 173-3667
A boy (Billy Mumy) receives phone calls from his recently deceased grandmother on the toy phone she gave him. 
59 "A Hundred Yards Over the Rim" Buzz Kulik Rod Serling April 7, 1961 173-3654
While searching alone for water, the leader (Cliff Robertson) of a 1847 wagon train ends up in the future. 
60 "The Rip Van Winkle Caper" Justus Addiss Rod Serling April 21, 1961 173-3655
A gang of gold thieves use suspended animation to escape to the future. 
61 "The Silence" Boris Sagal Rod Serling April 28, 1961 173-3658
A man (Liam Sullivan) makes a bet that he can go without speaking for a year. 
62 "Shadow Play" John Brahm Charles Beaumont May 5, 1961 173-3657
A man (Dennis Weaver) convicted of murder tries to convince those about to execute him that it’s all just a recurring nightmare of his. 
63 "The Mind and the Matter" Buzz Kulik Rod Serling May 12, 1961 173-3659
Mr. Archibald Beechcroft (Shelley Berman) uses mental powers to change the world he lives in. 
64 "Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up?" Montgomery Pittman Rod Serling May 26, 1961 173-3660
A group of bus travelers find that there is an extra person when they stop at a diner. 
65 "The Obsolete Man" Elliot Silverstein Rod Serling June 2, 1961 173-3661
In a future totalitarian society where books have been banned, librarian Romney Wordsworth (Burgess Meredith) is put on trial for the crime of being obsolete. 

[edit] Season 3: (1961–1962)

37 episodes

Episode # Title Director Writer(s) Original AirDate Production Code
66 "Two" Montgomery Pittman Montgomery Pittman September 15, 1961 4802
A male (Charles Bronson)and female (Elizabeth Montgomery) survivor from opposite armies of an apocalyptic world war meet in a deserted, war-ravaged town. 
67 "The Arrival" Boris Sagal Rod Serling September 22, 1961 4814
After a plane arrives without a crew or passengers, Grant Sheckly (Harold J. Stone), an FAA inspector, tries to solve the mystery. 
68 "The Shelter" Lamont Johnson Rod Serling September 29, 1961 4803
During a nuclear attack warning neighbors try to break into their friend's (Larry Gates) fallout shelter. 
69 "The Passersby" Elliot Silverstein Rod Serling October 6, 1961 4817
A woman (Joanne Linville) on the porch of her war damaged house watches a stream of wounded soldiers pass by during the Civil War. 
70 "A Game of Pool" Buzz Kulik George Clayton Johnson October 13, 1961 4815
A "pool shark" (Jack Klugman) challenges a long dead pool great (Jonathan Winters) to a game to find out who's the best. 
71 "The Mirror" Don Medford Rod Serling October 20, 1961 4819
A revolutionary leader (Peter Falk) sees enemies everywhere, including his mirror. 
72 "The Grave" Montgomery Pittman Montgomery Pittman October 27, 1961 3656
An old west hired gun (Lee Marvin) goes to the grave of his enemy on a dare. 
73 "It's a Good Life" James Sheldon Jerome Bixby / Rod Serling November 3, 1961 4801
The citizens of a small town must pretend they're happy in order to placate a boy (Billy Mumy) who has amazing mental powers. 
74 "Deaths-Head Revisited" Don Medford Rod Serling November 10, 1961 4804
A former captain in the Nazi military, Gunther Lutze (Oscar Beregi, Jr.), returns to the ruins of Dachau concentration camp to relive the memories. 
75 "The Midnight Sun" Anton Leader Rod Serling November 17, 1961 4818
A woman (Lois Nettleton) tries to survive as the earth hurtles toward the sun. 
76 "Still Valley" James Sheldon Rod Serling November 24, 1961 4808
A Confederate officer (Gary Merrill) is offered a deal with the Devil to help the Confederacy. 
77 "The Jungle" William Claxton Charles Beaumont December 1, 1961 4806
A man (John Dehner) working on a dam project in Africa doesn't believe he's been cursed. 
78 "Once Upon a Time" Norman Z. McLeod &
Les Goodwins
Richard Matheson December 15, 1961 4820
A janitor (Buster Keaton) from the 1890s uses a time helmet, in the lab he's cleaning, to travel to the future. 
79 "Five Characters in Search of an Exit" Lamont Johnson Rod Serling December 22, 1961 4805
An Army major in dress uniform (William Windom), a clown, a hobo, a ballet dancer and a bagpiper find themselves in a giant cylinder with no memory of who they are or how they got there. 
80 "A Quality of Mercy" Buzz Kulik Sam Rolfe / Rod Serling December 29, 1961 4809
During the final days of World War II, a new gung-ho American Lieutenant (Dean Stockwell) orders his war-weary soldiers to make a near-suicidal attack on a group of sick and wounded Japanese soldiers holed up in a cave. 
81 "Nothing in the Dark" Lamont Johnson George Clayton Johnson January 5, 1962 3662
A woman (Gladys Cooper) in a condemned apartment is scared to let a wounded police officer (Robert Redford) into her home for fear he is Mr. Death 
82 "One More Pallbearer" Lamont Johnson Rod Serling January 12, 1962 4823
A rich eccentric man (Joseph Wiseman) tries to trick three people he feels wronged him into apologizing. 
83 "Dead Man's Shoes" Montgomery Pittman Charles Beaumont &
OCee Ritch
January 19, 1962 4824
A homeless man (Warren Stevens) takes a dead man's shoes and is taken over by the personality of the shoe's previous owner. 
84 "The Hunt" Harold Schuster Earl Hamner, Jr. January 26, 1962 4810
A man (Arthur Hunnicutt) hunting with his dog finds out he has died. 
85 "Showdown with Rance McGrew" Christian Nyby Rod Serling February 2, 1962 4812
A television western hero (Larry Blyden) is taken to task by a ghost from the old west. 
86 "Kick the Can" Lamont Johnson George Clayton Johnson February 9, 1962 4821
A retirement home resident (Ernest Truex) thinks that he has found the secret to youth. 
87 "A Piano in the House" David Greene Earl Hamner, Jr. February 16, 1962 4825
A mean-spirited drama critic (Barry Morse) finds out that an old player piano he has purchased causes people to reveal their emotions. 
88 "The Last Rites of Jeff Myrtlebank" Montgomery Pittman Montgomery Pittman February 23, 1962 4811
A man (James Best) returns from the dead during his funeral. 
89 "To Serve Man" Richard L. Bare Damon Knight / Rod Serling March 2, 1962 4807
An alien race arrives on earth with a promise to help solve mankind's problems. 
90 "The Fugitive" Richard L. Bare Charles Beaumont March 9, 1962 4816
An alien fugitive (J. Pat O'Malley) hiding on earth befriends a group of children. 
91 "Little Girl Lost" Paul Stewart Richard Matheson March 16, 1962 4828
A little girl crawls through an interdimensional doorway that has appeared in her room. 
92 "Person or Persons Unknown" John Brahm Charles Beaumont March 23, 1962 4829
A man (Richard Long) wakes up in bed to find that his life has been erased. 
93 "The Little People" William Claxton Rod Serling March 30, 1962 4822
A spaceman (Joe Maross) finds a tiny society on a planet that his ship lands on. 
94 "Four O'Clock" Lamont Johnson Price Day / Rod Serling April 6, 1962 4832
Oliver Crangle (Theodore Bikel) is a man who maintains records of people he deems evil. 
95 "Hocus-Pocus and Frisby" Lamont Johnson Frederic Louis Fox / Rod Serling April 13, 1962 4833
A teller of tall tales (Andy Devine) meets a group of aliens. 
96 "The Trade-Ins" Elliot Silverstein Rod Serling April 20, 1962 4831
An older couple (Joseph Schildkraut, Alma Platt) must decide which one will be made young. 
97 "The Gift" Allen H. Miner Rod Serling April 27, 1962 4830
A misunderstood alien (Geoffrey Horne) has brought a gift for mankind. 
98 "The Dummy" Abner Biberman Lee Polk / Rod Serling May 4, 1962 4826
A ventriloquist (Cliff Robertson) is controlled by his dummy. 
99 "Young Man's Fancy" Buck Houghton Richard Matheson May 11, 1962 4813
A newlywed man (Alex Nicol) refuses to let go of the memory of his deceased mother and his childhood home. 
100 "I Sing the Body Electric" James Sheldon &
William Claxton
Ray Bradbury May 18, 1962 4826
A robotic grandmother (Josephine Hutchinson) helps a widower raise his children. 
101 "Cavender Is Coming" Christian Nyby Rod Serling May 25, 1962 4827
A guardian angel (Jesse White) tries to help a woman (Carol Burnett) improve her life. 
102 "The Changing of the Guard" Robert Ellis Miller Rod Serling June 1, 1962 4835
A professor (Donald Pleasence) being forced to retire is visited by the ghosts of the students he inspired. 

[edit] Season 4: (1963)

18 episodes

Note: This season of The Twilight Zone was used as a mid-season replacement for the show that had replaced it on the 1962 fall schedule. To fill the timeslot, episodes were lengthened to one hour and moved to Thursday nights.

Episode # Title Director Writer(s) Original AirDate Production Code
103 "In His Image" Perry Lafferty Charles Beaumont January 3, 1963 4851
A man (George Grizzard) is troubled by his quickly-aged hometown and strange noises. 
104 "The Thirty-Fathom Grave" Perry Lafferty Rod Serling January 10, 1963 4857
A Navy destroyer in 1963 discovers a sunken World War II submarine on the ocean floor that's making noise. 
105 "Valley of the Shadow" Perry Lafferty Charles Beaumont January 17, 1963 4861
A reporter (Ed Nelson) finds that a town has amazing technology. 
106 "He's Alive" Stuart Rosenberg Rod Serling January 24, 1963 4856
An American neo-Nazi (Dennis Hopper) is inspired by the ghost of Adolf Hitler. 
107 "Mute" Stuart Rosenberg Richard Matheson January 31, 1963 4858
A mute girl (Ann Jillian) with telepathic abilities is orphaned when her parents die in a fire. 
108 "Death Ship" Don Medford Richard Matheson February 7, 1963 4850
After landing on a planet, a spaceship crew finds an identical wrecked ship with their dead doppelgangers onboard. 
109 "Jess-Belle" Buzz Kulik Earl Hamner, Jr. February 14, 1963 4855
A woman named Jess-Belle (Anne Francis) enlists a local witch to win back her sweetheart. 
110 "Miniature" Walter Grauman Charles Beaumont February 21, 1963 4862
A man (Robert Duvall) who doesn't fit in falls in love with a wooden doll in a museum display. 
111 "Printer's Devil" Ralph Senensky Charles Beaumont February 28, 1963 4864
The owner (Robert Sterling) of a failing paper is given help by the Devil (Burgess Meredith). 
112 "No Time Like the Past" Justus Addiss Rod Serling March 7, 1963 4853
A man (Dana Andrews) with a time machine tries to change historic events of the past. 
113 "The Parallel" Alan Crosland, Jr. Rod Serling March 14, 1963 4859
An astronaut (Steve Forrest) blacks out while orbiting the earth and ends up in a parallel universe. 
114 "I Dream of Genie" Robert Gist John Furia, Jr. March 21, 1963 4860
A man (Howard Morris) contemplates what to wish for when he is offered only one wish by a genie (Jack Albertson). 
115 "The New Exhibit" John Brahm Charles Beaumont / Jerry Sohl April 4, 1963 4866
An employee (Martin Balsam) takes the wax figures of five murderers home when the wax museum he works in closes. 
116 "Of Late I Think of Cliffordville" David Lowell Rich Malcolm Jameson / Rod Serling April 11, 1963 4867
An elderly business tycoon (Albert Salmi) makes a deal with a female Devil (Julie Newmar) to go back to his hometown and start life anew. 
117 "The Incredible World of Horace Ford" Abner Biberman Reginald Rose April 18, 1963 4854
A toy designer (Pat Hingle) nostalgic for his youth returns to the neighborhood he grew up in. 
118 "On Thursday We Leave for Home" Buzz Kulik Rod Serling May 2, 1963 4868
The leader (James Whitmore) of a group of spaceship crash survivors tries to maintain his control over his people as they are being rescued. 
119 "Passage on the Lady Anne" Lamont Johnson Charles Beaumont May 9, 1963 4869
A couple (Lee Philips, Joyce Van Patten) with a troubled marriage end up on a ship voyage with a group of elderly passengers. 
120 "The Bard" David Butler Rod Serling May 23, 1963 4852
A bumbling script writer (Jack Weston) uses black magic to conjure up William Shakespeare. 

[edit] Season 5: (1963–1964)

36 episodes

Episode # Title Director Writer(s) Original AirDate Production Code
121 "In Praise of Pip" Joseph M. Newman Rod Serling September 27, 1963 2607
A bookie (Jack Klugman) makes the ultimate sacrifice to trade his life for the life of his dying son (Billy Mumy, Bobby Diamond). 
122 "Steel" Don Weis Richard Matheson October 4, 1963 2602
At a time when human boxing is outlawed, a manager (Lee Marvin) takes the place of his broken robot fighter. 
123 "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" Richard Donner Richard Matheson October 11, 1963 2605
A man (William Shatner) recovering from a nervous breakdown sees a creature on the wing of the airplane he's on. 
124 "A Kind of a Stopwatch" John Rich Rod Serling October 18, 1963 2609
A man (Richard Erdman) receives a stopwatch that can stop time from a stranger in a bar. 
125 "The Last Night of a Jockey" Joseph M. Newman Rod Serling October 25, 1963 2616
A jockey (Mickey Rooney) banned from horseracing for fixing races wishes to be a big man. 
126 "Living Doll" Richard C. Sarafian Charles Beaumont / Jerry Sohl November 1, 1963 2621
A girl receives a talking doll that has a life of its own. 
127 "The Old Man in the Cave" Alan Crosland Jr. Rod Serling November 8, 1963 2603
A mysterious "old man in the cave" guides a group of townspeople after a nuclear war. 
128 "Uncle Simon" Don Siegel Rod Serling November 15, 1963 2604
A woman (Constance Ford) kills her uncle (Cedric Hardwicke) to get her inheritance. 
129 "Probe 7, Over and Out" Ted Post Rod Serling November 29, 1963 2622
Space explorer Adam Cook (Richard Basehart) crash lands on a seemingly deserted planet. 
130 "The 7th Is Made Up of Phantoms" Alan Crosland Jr. Rod Serling December 6, 1963 2606
A National Guard tank crew begins to see strange things while on war game manuvers near the Little Bighorn battleground. 
131 "A Short Drink From a Certain Fountain" Bernard Girard Rod Serling December 13, 1963 2614
An elderly man (Patrick O'Neal) who has a young wife (Ruta Lee) takes an experimental youth serum. 
132 "Ninety Years Without Slumbering" Roger Kay George Clayton Johnson / Richard DeRoy December 20, 1963 2615
A man (Ed Wynn) fears he will die if his grandfather clock stops. 
133 "Ring-a-Ding Girl" Alan Crosland Jr. Earl Hamner, Jr. December 27, 1963 2623
A movie star (Maggie McNamara) receives a magic ring from her hometown fan club. 
134 "You Drive" John Brahm Earl Hamner, Jr. January 3, 1964 2625
After striking a boy, a hit and run driver's (Edward Andrews) car forces him to confess. 
135 "The Long Morrow" Robert Florey Rod Serling January 10, 1964 2624
A space explorer (Robert Lansing) on a solitary 40 year mission makes a life altering decision. 
136 "The Self-Improvement of Salvadore Ross" Don Siegel Jerry McNeely January 17, 1964 2612
A man (Don Gordon) uses magic to make trades with people to improve himself. 
137 "Number 12 Looks Just Like You" Abner Biberman Charles Beaumont / John Tomerlin January 24, 1964 2618
In a society of the future, a young woman (Collin Wilcox) chooses not to undergo a medical procedure which everyone has at the age of nineteen to make themselves beautiful and immune to disease. 
138 "Black Leather Jackets" Joseph M. Newman Earl Hamner, Jr. January 31, 1964 2628
Although looking like members of a motorcycle gang, a group of men are really the vanguard of an alien invasion force. 
139 "Night Call" Jacques Tourneur Richard Matheson February 7, 1964 2610
An elderly, wheelchair-bound lady (Gladys Cooper) receives strange anonymous phone calls overnight when she's alone. 
140 "From Agnes—With Love" Richard Donner Bernard C. Schoenfeld February 14, 1964 2629
A computer programmer (Wally Cox) has his life upset when the supercomputer he works with falls in love with him. 
141 "Spur of the Moment" Elliot Silverstein Richard Matheson February 21, 1964 2608
A young woman (Diana Hyland) is terrorized by a mysterious woman on horseback. 
142 "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" Robert Enrico Ambrose Bierce February 28, 1964 NA
A Civil War civilian prisoner is about to be hanged from Owl Creek Bridge. 
143 "Queen of the Nile" John Brahm Jerry Sohl /
Charles Beaumont
March 6, 1964 2626
A movie actress (Ann Blyth) is interviewed by a columnist who learns the secret of her enduring youth. 
144 "What's in the Box" John Brahm Martin M. Goldsmith March 13, 1964 2635
A man's (William Demarest) television starts showing his past, present and future after being repaired. 
145 "The Masks" Ida Lupino Rod Serling March 20, 1964 2601
During Mardi Gras, an elderly dying man (Robert Keith) uses magical Cajun masks to have his family members see their true selves. 
146 "I Am the Night—Color Me Black" Abner Biberman Rod Serling March 27, 1964 2630
The sun doesn't rise on the execution day of a man (Terry Becker) who was wrongly accused. 
147 "Sounds and Silences" Richard Donner Rod Serling April 3, 1964 2631
A man (John McGiver) who enjoys loudness begins having problems. 
148 "Caesar and Me" Robert Butler A.T. Strassfield April 10, 1964 2636
An unsuccessful ventriloquist (Jackie Cooper) starts to commit robberies based on the advice of his dummy. 
149 "The Jeopardy Room" Richard Donner Rod Serling April 17, 1964 2639
A KGB agent (Martin Landau) who is trying to defect is trapped in his hotel room. 
150 "Stopover in a Quiet Town" Ron Winston Earl Hamner, Jr. April 24, 1964 2611
A married couple (Barry Nelson, Nancy Malone) wake up alone in a deserted strange town after leaving a party the night before. 
151 "The Encounter" Robert Butler Martin M. Goldsmith May 1, 1964 2640
A World War II vet (Neville Brand) and a young Japanese man (George Takei) have a fateful encounter. 
152 "Mr. Garrity and the Graves" Ted Post Rod Serling May 8, 1964 2637
A traveling peddler (John Dehner) offers to raise up all the dead in an old west town. 
153 "The Brain Center at Whipple's" Richard Donner Rod Serling May 15, 1964 2632
The owner (Richard Deacon) of a manufacturing plant replaces his employees with machines. 
154 "Come Wander With Me" Richard Donner Anthony Wilson May 22, 1964
The Rock-A-Billy Kid (Gary Crosby) arrives at a small town in search of a new song. 
155 "The Fear" Ted Post Rod Serling May 29, 1964 2633
A sheriff (Peter Mark Richman) and a brooding New York socialite (Hazel Court) find themselves trapped in a remote cabin as unexplained occurrences indicate the presence of a mysterious force. 
156 "The Bewitchin' Pool" Joseph M. Newman Earl Hamner, Jr. June 19, 1964 2619
Two children (Mary Badham, Jeffrey Byron) escape their unhappy lives to a never-never land by way of their swimming pool. 

[edit] Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)

This two-hour Twilight Zone movie contains an original prologue and four segments. The first segment, "Time Out", develops the themes of two of the original series episodes (A Quality of Mercy and Deaths-Head Revisited) into an entirely new story. The three remaining segments are remakes of the original series episodes.

  • Note- The links in the table below are to the original episodes that were the basis for the movie adaptation.
Segment Title Director Movie Screenplay Writer(s)
"Really Scary" John Landis John Landis
A man (Albert Brooks) who has picked up a hitchhiker (Dan Aykroyd) is given the scare of his life. 
1 "Time Out" John Landis John Landis
After getting fired from his job and replaced by a Jewish man, a bigot (Vic Morrow) is transported through time and made to see discrimination firsthand as a Jew in Nazi Germany, a black man about to be lynched by the Ku Klux Klan in the Deep South, and a Vietnamese man during The Vietnam War. 
2 "Kick the Can" Steven Spielberg Richard Matheson & Melissa Mathison
A newly arrived retiree (Scatman Crothers) helps his fellow nursing home residents relearn the joys of life. 
3 "It's a Good Life" Joe Dante Richard Matheson
A single woman (Kathleen Quinlan) moving to a new job encounters a young boy who is using his mental powers to make the world bow to his every whim. 
4 "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" George Miller Richard Matheson
During an airplane flight through a severe storm, a nervous man (John Lithgow) is the only one to see a creature on the plane's wing. 

[edit] The Twilight Zone television series (First revival 1985–1989)

The show was hosted by:

Season Episodes Originally aired DVD Release
Region 1 Discs
1 24 19851986
2 11 19861987
3 30 19881989

[edit] Season 1: (1985–1986)

Season One consisted of two or three segments within each episode.

Episode # and segment Title Director Writer(s) Original AirDate Production Code
1a "Shatterday" Wes Craven Harlan Ellison / Alan Brennert September 27, 1985
A man (Bruce Willis) accidentally phones his own home and winds up talking to his alter ego. 
1b "A Little Peace and Quiet" Wes Craven James Crocker September 27, 1985
A woman (Melinda Dillon) discovers a necklace that gives its owner the ability to freeze time. 
2a "Wordplay" Wes Craven Rockne S. O'Bannon October 4, 1985
An overworked businessman (Robert Klein), when pressed to learn his company's new product line, is surprised when the entire world starts speaking in gibberish. 
2b "Dreams for Sale" Tommy Lee Wallace Joe Gannon October 4, 1985
A woman (Meg Foster) finds that a relaxing outdoor picnic with her family is nothing more than an escapist fantasy being beamed directly into her brain. 
2c "Chameleon" Wes Craven James Crocker October 4, 1985
A space shuttle returns from a mission and NASA discovers that something unusual has been picked up. 
3a "Healer" Sigmund Neufeld Jr. Michael Bryant October 11, 1985
A man (Eric Bogosian) steals a stone from a museum that gives him the power to heal. 
3b "Children's Zoo" Robert Downey Chris Hubbell and Gerrit Graham October 11, 1985
A girl trades in her parents (Lorna Luft, Steven Keats) for new ones. 
3c "Kentucky Rye" John Hancock Delree Todd
Chip Duncan
Richard Krzemien
October 11, 1985
A drunk driver (Jeffrey DeMunn) comes to in front of a strange bar called "Kentucky Rye." 
4a "Little Boy Lost" Tommy Lee Wallace Michael Cassutt October 18, 1985
A young photojournalist (Season Hubley) is forced to choose between her career and her current relationship when she meets a strange boy (Scott Grimes) who turns out to be the son she'll never have. 
4b "Wish Bank" Rick Friedberg Michael Cassutt October 18, 1985
A woman (Dee Wallace Stone) finds a magic lamp at a garage sale. 
4c "Nightcrawlers" William Friedkin Philip DeGuere October 18, 1985
A drifter (Scott Paulin) who fought during the Vietnam War possesses the power of mind over matter and turns his flashbacks into reality. 
5a "If She Dies" John Hancock David Bennett Carren October 25, 1985
A father (Tony Lo Bianco) who has a daughter in a coma is guided to purchase an old bed by a young girl's ghost. 
5b "Ye Gods" Peter Medak Anne Collins October 25, 1985
A man (David Dukes) who ignores Cupid's (Robert Morse) arrow finds himself untangling the love lives of the gods. 
6a "Examination Day" Paul Lynch Henry Slesar / Philip DeGuere November 1, 1985
A 12-year-old boy (David Mendenhall) must go for mandatory intelligence testing. 
6b "A Message From Charity" Paul Lynch William M. Lee / Alan Brennert November 1, 1985
A teenage boy (Robert Duncan McNeill) with a fever finds himself in telepathic contact with a girl (Kerry Noonan) living in colonial New England. 
7a "Teacher's Aide" B.W.L. Norton Steven Barnes November 8, 1985
A teacher (Adrienne Barbeau) at a gang-filled school is possessed by a mysterious gargoyle
7b "Paladin of the Lost Hour" Gilbert Cates
(credited as Alan Smithee)
Harlan Ellison November 8, 1985
Mr. Gaspar (Danny Kaye) is the protector of a magical timepiece, a pocket watch that holds The Last Hour. 
8a "Act Break" Ted Flicker Haskell Barkin November 15, 1985
A playwright (James Coco) uses an ancient relic to make a single wish. 
8b "The Burning Man" J.D. Feigelson Ray Bradbury / J.D. Feigelson November 15, 1985
A woman (Piper Laurie) and her nephew pick up a hitchhiker who warns of danger ahead. 
8c "Dealer's Choice" Wes Craven Donald Todd November 15, 1985
A group of friends playing cards suspect that their guest (Dan Hedaya) is the Devil. 
9a "Dead Woman's Shoes" Peter Medak Lynn Barker November 22, 1985
A shy woman (Helen Mirren) tries on a pair of high heels at a thrift store that make her assertive, self-confident--and a target for murder. 
9b "Wong's Lost and Found Emporium" Paul Lynch William F. Wu / Alan Brennert November 22, 1985
An Asian man (Brian Tochi) and an old white woman search for a mysterious shop that holds the secret to gaining back their lost emotions. 
10a "The Shadow Man" Joe Dante Rockne S. O'Bannon November 29, 1985
The Shadow Man (Jeff Calhoun), a mysterious entity made of darkness, defends a boy (Jonathan Ward) in exchange for being allowed to stay under his bed. 
10b "The Uncle Devil Show" David Steinberg Donald Todd November 29, 1985
A young boy learns strange magic tricks from an unusual children's show. 
10c "Opening Day" John Milius Gerrit Graham
Chris Hubbell
November 29, 1985
A man (Jeffrey Jones) is targeted for murder on the opening day of duck hunting season by his wife and her lover. 
11a "The Beacon" Gerd Oswald Martin Pasko
Rebecca Parr
December 6, 1985
A young doctor (Charles Martin Smith) stumbles into a strange town where the citizens fear and worship a lighthouse. 
11b "One Life, Furnished in Early Poverty" Don Carlos Dunaway Harlan Ellison / Alan Brennert December 6, 1985
A man (Peter Riegert) who returns to his childhood home is transported to his past. 
12a "Her Pilgrim Soul" Wes Craven Alan Brennert December 13, 1985
Two scientists (Kristoffer Tabori, Gary Cole) create a holographic projector that has a woman (Anne Twomey) appear in the display. 
12b "I of Newton" Kenneth Gilbert Joe Haldeman December 13, 1985
A professor (Sherman Hemsley) attempting to solve a difficult math problem finds himself matching wits with a demon. 
13a "Night of the Meek" Martha Coolidge Rockne S. O'Bannon December 20, 1985
A drunk, out-of-work department store Santa (Richard Mulligan) finds a magic gift-giving bag and becomes a real-life Santa Claus. 
13b "But Can She Type" Shelley Levinson Alan Brennert December 20, 1985
An overworked secretary (Pam Dawber) is sent into a parallel reality by a malfunctioning Xerox machine. 
13c "The Star" Gerd Oswald Arthur C. Clarke / Alan Brennert December 20, 1985
On an interstellar journey, far in the future, an astrophysicist (Donald Moffat) and a priest (Fritz Weaver) learn they have discovered a long-dead world that has been emitting a signal for eons. 
14a "Still Life" Peter Medak Gerrit Graham
Chris Hubbell
January 3, 1986
A professional photographer (Robert Carradine) discovers an old camera containing mysterious photos of a long-ago expedition. 
14b "The Little People of Killany Woods" J.D. Feigelson J.D. Feigelson January 3, 1986
A story-telling town drunk (Hamilton Camp) has an encounter with little people. 
14c "The Misfortune Cookie" Allan Arkush Charles E. Fritch / Steven Rae aka Rockne S. O'Bannon January 3, 1986
A food critic (Elliot Gould) receives fortune cookie messages that get fulfilled. 
15a "Monsters!" B.W.L. Norton Robert Crais January 24, 1986
A boy who loves monster movies has a strange neighbor (Ralph Bellamy) move in. 
15b "A Small Talent for War" Claudia Weill Alan Brennert
Carter Scholz
January 24, 1986
An alien race that claimed to have invented mankind returns to judge them. 
15c "A Matter of Minutes" Sheldon Larry Theodore Sturgeon
Rockne S. O'Bannon
January 24, 1986
A married couple (Adam Arkin, Karen Austin) awakens to find reality being constructed around them. 
16a "The Elevator" R.L. Thomas Ray Bradbury January 31, 1986
Two brothers (Stephen Geoffreys, Robert Prescott) searching for their father discover a factory full of giant animal bodies. 
16b "To See the Invisible Man" Noel Black Robert Silverberg / Steven Barnes January 31, 1986
An uncaring man (Cotter Smith) is sentenced to a year of social isolation. 
16c "Tooth and Consequences" Robert Downey Haskell Barkin January 31, 1986
The Tooth Fairy gives a dentist (David Birney) what he wishes for. 
17a "Welcome to Winfield" Bruce Bilson Les Enloe February 7, 1986 48
A man fleeing Death (Gerrit Graham) ends up in an old west town. 
17b "Quarantine" Martha Coolidge Alan Brennert February 7, 1986 49
An ill weapons designer (Scott Wilson) is cryogenically frozen and awakened three centuries later. 
18a "Gramma" Bradford May Stephen King / Harlan Ellison February 14, 1986
A young boy (Barret Oliver) is convinced his ailing grandmother is really a monster. 
18b "Personal Demons" Peter Medak Rockne S. O'Bannon February 14, 1986
A scriptwriter (Martin Balsam) suffering from writers block is tormented by a group of small creatures. 
18c "Cold Reading" Gus Trikonis Martin Pasko
Rebecca Parr
February 14, 1986
A actor (Larry Poindexter) gets a job on a popular radio show only to find that everything described on the show becomes real inside the studio. 
19a "The Leprechaun Artist" Tommy Lee Wallace Tommy Lee Wallace February 21, 1986
A vacationing leprechaun is forced to grant wishes to the three boys who captured him. 
19b "Dead Run" Paul Tucker Greg Bear
Alan Brennert
February 21, 1986
A truck driver (Steve Railsback) accepts the job of delivering souls to Hell. 
20a "Profile in Silver" John Hancock J. Neil Schulman March 7, 1986
A history professor (Lane Smith) from the future is sent back to observe the assassination of President John F. Kennedy
20b "Button, Button" Peter Medak Richard Matheson March 7, 1986
A stranger gives a down-and-out couple (Mare Winningham, Brad Davis) a box with a button on it. He states that if they press the button, they would receive a large sum of money but also that someone would die. 
21a "Need to Know" Paul Lynch Mary Sheldon March 21, 1986
A government scientist/agent (William Petersen) sent to a small town to help investigate a bizarre outbreak of insanity which is spreading through the town. 
21b "Red Snow" Jeannot Szwarc Michael Cassutt March 21, 1986
A KGB colonel (George Dzundza) is sent to a Siberian town to investigate the deaths of the local Communist Party officials. 
22a "Take My Life...Please!" Gus Trikonis Gordon Mitchell March 28, 1986
A successful comedian (Tim Thomerson) who steals a routine from another comedian (Xander Berkeley) ends up paying a high price. 
22b "Devil's Alphabet" Ben Bolt Arthur Gray March 28, 1986
A group of friends in Victorian England find themselves haunted by an oath they took as young men. 
22c "The Library" John Hancock Anne Collins March 28, 1986
A woman (Frances Conroy) is hired to work in a private library and soon discovers that the books document the lives of everyone alive, updated instantly and in the smallest detail. 
23a "Shadow Play" Paul Lynch James Crocker April 4, 1986
A man (Peter Coyote) is convinced that reality as we perceive it is dependent on his staying alive. 
23b "Grace Note" Peter Medak Patrice Messina April 4, 1986
A young woman (Julia Migenes) gains a glimpse of her future. 
24a "A Day in Beaumont" Philip DeGuere David Gerrold April 11, 1986
After witnessing the landing of a flying saucer, a young couple (Victor Garber, Stacy Nelson) find themselves in the midst of an alien invasion. 
24b "The Last Defender of Camelot" Jeannot Szwarc Roger Zelazny
George R.R. Martin
April 11, 1986
In modern-day England, the last of King Arthur's knights (Richard Kiley) teams with Morgan le Fay (Jenny Agutter) to stop the return of Merlin (Norman Lloyd). 

[edit] Season 2: (1986–1987)

Each Season Two episode was composed of one, two, or three segments.

Episode # Title Director Writer(s) Original AirDate Production Code
25a "The Once and Future King" Jim McBride Bryce Maritano/George R.R. Martin September 27, 1986
An Elvis impersonator named Gary (Jeff Yagher) travels back in time and meets the real Elvis Presley. 
25b "A Saucer of Loneliness" John D. Hancock David Gerrold/Theodore Sturgeon September 27, 1986
A man finds a woman (Shelley Duvall) who earlier had encountered a mysterious saucer. 
26a "What Are Friends For?" Gus Trikonis J. Michael Straczynski October 4, 1986
A child's (Fred Savage) imaginary friend (Lukas Haas) turns out to be more than just his friend. 
26b "Aqua Vita" Paul Tucker Jeremy Bertrand Finch & Paul Chitlik October 4, 1986
A woman (Mimi Kennedy) finds a method for eternal youth at a steep price. 
27a "The Storyteller" Paul Lynch Rockne S. O'Bannon October 11, 1986
A young woman (Glynnis O'Connor) finds that the secret to immortality resides in stories. 
27b "Nightsong" Bradford May Michael Reaves October 11, 1986
A DJ (Lisa Eilbacher) struggles with the disappearance of her lover. 
28a "The After Hours" Bruce Malmuth Rod Serling/Rockne S. O'Bannon October 18, 1986
A young woman (Terry Farrell) is pursued by mysterious strangers. 
28b "Lost and Found" Gus Trikonis Phyllis Eisenstein/George R.R. Martin October 18, 1986
A woman's (Akosua Busia) possessions mysteriously vanish. 
28c "The World Next Door" Paul Lynch Lan O'Kun October 18, 1986
A door in the basement leads two people (George Wendt, Bernadette Birkett) to enhance their lives. 
29 "The Toys of Caliban" Thomas J. Wright Terry Matz/George R.R. Martin December 4, 1986
A mentally retarded child (David Greenlee) has strange powers. 
30 "The Convict's Piano" Thomas J. Wright Patrice Messina/James Crocker December 11, 1986
A wrongfully-convicted convict (Joe Penny) discovers an old piano in his prison with special powers. 
31 "The Road Less Traveled" Wes Craven George R.R. Martin December 18, 1986
A draft-dodger (Cliff DeYoung) is haunted by the specter of a familiar-looking man in a wheelchair. 
32a "The Card" Bradford May Michael Cassutt February 21, 1987
A woman (Susan Blakely) with out-of-control spending habits finds her new credit card comes with unexpected penalties. 
32b "The Junction" Bill Duke Virginia Aldridge February 21, 1987
A modern-day miner (William Allen Young) has an argument with his wife and then goes off to work in the local mine. A collapse traps him, but he finds another survivor - a miner who claims to be from 1912. The two men figure out that somehow they have become connected through time. 
33a "Joy Ride" Gil Bettman Cal Willingham May 21, 1987
Four teens take a recently deceased man's classic car for a joyride. But the driver (Rob Knepper) acts increasingly irrational during the ride... 
33b "Shelter Skelter" Martha Coolidge Ron Cobb May 21, 1987
A survivalist (Joe Mantegna) and his friend find themselves cut off in his shelter after a nuclear bomb detonation. 
33c "Private Channel" Peter Medak Edward Redlich May 21, 1987
After accidentally dropping his portable stereo in an airplane lavatory, a young man (Scott Coffey) discovers that it allows him to hear other people's thoughts. 
34a "Time and Teresa Golowitz" Shelley Levinson Alan Brennert/Parke Godwin July 10, 1987
A Broadway composer (Paul Sand) accepts an offer from the Prince of Darkness (Gene Barry) and returns to his high school years to see his crush again. It's not as pleasant as he expected and soon, he sees a classmate who met a tragic end that night. He uses the opportunity to prevent the classmate's suicide. 
34b "Voices in the Earth" Curtis Harrington Alan Brennert July 10, 1987
People return to a barren Earth to find that not everything had left when they thought it did. 
35a "Song of the Younger World" Noel Black Anthony & Nancy Lawrence July 17, 1987
In 1916 a girl (Jennifer Rubin) and a young man (Peter Kowanko) from a reformatory for wayward boys fall in love and try to get away from her father, the superintendent. He finds out and doesn't approve of their love, locking away his daughter and punishing the boy. Luckily, the girl has a secret plan to escape so she can be forever with the love of her life. 
35b "The Girl I Married" Philip DeGuere J. M. DeMatteis July 17, 1987
An attorney (James Whitmore Jr.) and his wife (Linda Kelsey) have successful careers. They feel something is lacking in their marriage. Soon, they encounter younger versions of their mates. 

[edit] Season 3: (1988–1989)

Season Three was made up of half-hour episodes that aired individually.

Episode # Title Director Writer(s) Original AirDate Production Code
36 "The Curious Case of Edgar Witherspoon" René Bonnière Haskell Barkin / J. Michael Straczynski 9/24/1988
A woman tries to get her Uncle Edgar (Harry Morgan) committed, believing that he is senile. The investigating doctor finds Edgar living in an apartment containing all kinds of junk. Edgar claims that a mysterious Voice tells him him what junk to collect, and to assemble it into a device that constantly keeps the world in balance. 
37 "Extra Innings" Douglas Jackson Tom Palmer 10/1/1988
Ex-baseball player Ed Hamler (Marc Singer), lame from an injury and forced to retire early, is given a 1909 baseball card of a player that looks exactly like him. The card is magical in that he becomes drawn into it and lives out the life of the player in the past. 
38 "The Crossing" Paul Lynch Ralph Phillips 10/8/1988
A stressed-out priest (Ted Shackelford) repeatedly encounters a station wagon containing a young girl. The car keeps crashing and bursting into flames. 
39 "The Hunters" Paul Lynch Paul Chitlik & Jeremy Bertrand Finch 10/15/1988
A young boy falls into an undiscovered cave near a housing project. An archeologist (Louise Fletcher) studies strange paintings on its walls and then bizarre things begin to happen. Cave items move around and animals are killed and brought into the cave. 
40 "Dream Me a Life" Allan King J. Michael Straczynski 10/22/1988
A man (Eddie Albert) in a retirement home dreams of a woman holding back a monster, and in real life realizes the woman is his cataleptic neighbor. 
41 "Memories" Ryszard Bugajski Bob Underwood 10/29/1988
A hypnotist (Barbara Stock) who specializes in helping people relive their past lives tries to find her own history. She hypnotizes herself and when she awakens, she learns that everyone can now remember their past lives. They also desperately want to forget them. 
42 "The Hellgramite Method" Gilbert M. Shilton William Selby 11/5/1988
An alcoholic (Timothy Bottoms) goes through an extremely painful and potentially deadly cure for his drinking problem. He has to choose which is more important - the bottle or his life. 
43 "Our Selena is Dying" Bruce Pittman J. Michael Straczynski / Rod Serling 11/12/1988
A young woman, Debra (Terri Garber), comes to visit her family, including the dying matriarch Selena (Charmion King). After Selena clutches Debra’s hand firmly leaving an odd spot on it, Debra starts to age very fast while Selena rejuvenates. 
44 "The Call" Gilbert M. Shilton J. Michael Straczynski 11/19/1988
A lonely man (William Sanderson) accidentally phones the wrong number and finds an intriguing female to whom he grows attached. When she refuses to meet him, he investigates and finds the phone in a museum next to the statue of a woman. 
45 "The Trance" Randy Bradshaw Jeff Stuart & J. Michael Straczynski 11/26/1988
A scam artist (Peter Scolari) purports to channel the spirit of Delos, a former inhabitant of Atlantis. Together with a partner, he makes a living off of it. The day of his big break, he channels another spirit, one who could cause him to lose everything. Is it punishment or a lesson from the Twilight Zone? 
46 ""Acts of Terror"" Brad Turner J. Michael Straczynski 12/3/1988
A woman (Melanie Mayron) terrorized by her abusive husband finds some small consolation in a statue of a dog given to her by her sympathetic sister. 
47 "20/20 Vision" Jim Purdy Robert Walden 12/10/1988
Newly promoted bank loan officer Warren Cribbens (Michael Moriarty) cracks his eyeglasses and discovers he can see the future through them. Faced with seeing the future of the farmers whose farms he must foreclose on, Warren can't bring himself to foreclose. Right away he's torn between doing his job and standing up for the people he helps. 
48 "There Was an Old Woman" Otta Hanus Tom J. Astle 12/17/1988
A writer of children's books (Colleen Dewhurst) autographs a book for a sick young fan. Later, she starts hearing the sound of children in her house. 
49 "The Trunk" Steve DiMarco Paul Chitlik & Jeremy Bertrand Finch 12/24/1988
A young man (Bud Cort) at a motel discovers an empty trunk that grants any wishes. He uses it for popularity, but at a party he discovers who his true friends are. 
50 "Appointment on Route 17" René Bonnière Haskell Barkin 12/31/1988
After finishing a heart transplant, a man (Paul Le Mat) finds his personality has changed. He also discovers that he has a strange attraction to a waitress at a road diner. 
51 "The Cold Equations" Martin Lavut Alan Brennert / Tom Godwin 1/7/1989
A rescue pilot (Terence Knox) on the frontiers of space is faced with unpleasant prospects when he finds an innocent stowaway on his ship. 
52 "Stranger in Possum Meadows" Sturla Gunnarsson Paul Chitlik & Jeremy Bertrand Finch 1/14/1989
A young boy playing in a field meets an old man (Steve Kanaly) who is really an alien collecting specimens to bring back to his planet. 
53 "Street of Shadows" Ryszard Bugajski Michael Reaves 1/21/1989
While taking a walk in a wealthy neighborhood, an unemployed man (Charles Haid) living in a shelter experiences an unusual transformation. 
54 "Something in the Walls" Allan Kroeker J. Michael Straczynski 1/28/1989
A doctor (Damir Andrei) arrives at his new job in a sanitarium. He discovers the case of a woman (Deborah Raffin) who is terribly frightened of things that appear on her walls. 
55 "A Game of Pool" Randy Bradshaw George Clayton Johnson 12/31/1989
A pool champion (Esai Morales) has defeated everyone. Except for the long dead legend, Fats Brown (Maury Chaykin). 
56 "The Wall" Atom Egoyan J. Michael Straczynski 2/25/1989
A U.S. military experiment opens a portal to an unknown place. After sending through one team, the Army calls upon a career soldier (John Beck) to investigate, where he finds an idyllic planet. He has to decide whether to stay or go back to his old life. 
57 "Room 2426" Ryszard Bugajski Jeremy Bertrand Finch & Paul Chitlik 2/11/1989
Martin Decker (Dean Stockwell) is confined to a special room for acts and thoughts against the state. They want the formula for a weapon he does not want to reveal. Escape for Martin comes from the mind. 
58 "The Mind of Simon Foster" Douglas Jackson J. Michael Straczynski 2/18/1989
In an impoverished future, Simon Foster (Bruce Weitz) goes to a pawnshop to sell some personal items to raise money for rent. The shop owner offers to buy some of his memories. In Simon Foster's life, what could be possibly be valuable? 
59 "Cat and Mouse" Eric Till Christy Marx 3/4/1989
A shy woman (Pamela Bellwood) finds that a cat is actually a cursed "Casanova." She falls for the man (Page Fletcher) but finds that her Prince Charming is actually a scoundrel. 
60 "Many, Many Monkeys" Ryszard Bugajski William Froug 3/18/1989
An epidemic breaks out and many people are struck blind. Something more happens, however: People have become cold and heartless toward each other. 
61 "Rendezvous in a Dark Place" René Bonnière J. Michael Straczynski 3/12/1989
An old woman (Janet Leigh) with an obsession with death attends funerals for entertainment. One night when an injured thief breaks into her home, she lets him die and waits for Death to come and collect him. 
62 "Special Service" Randy Bradshaw J. Michael Straczynski 4/8/1989
A man (David Naughton) finds that his life has been on TV for the past five years. 
63 "Love is Blind" Gilbert M. Shilton Cal Willingham 3/25/1989
A man (Ben Murphy) plotting to murder his wife's lover meets a blind singer who seems to know all about his plans. 
64 "Crazy as a Soup Sandwich" Paul Lynch Harlan Ellison 4/1/1989
A man sells his soul to a demon for some racing tips. After being terrified by the demon he goes for help from the criminal boss he borrowed the track money from. 
65 "Father and Son Game" Randy Bradshaw Jeremy Bertrand Finch & Paul Chitlik 4/15/1989
A 79-year-old man (Ed Marinaro) wants to keep on living so he transplants his brain into a younger body. His son, however, resents his father's continued life and tries to wrestle power from him. 

[edit] Rod Serling's Lost Classics (1994)

After Rod Serling's widow found an unfilmed screenplay among his belongings, CBS decided to create a new Twilight Zone TV-movie in 1994.

2 episodes

Title Original airdate #
Where the Dead Are (IMDB) May 19, 1994 1
The Theater (IMDB) May 19, 1994 2

[edit] The Twilight Zone television series (Second revival 2002–2003)

These episodes ran for a half-hour each, but were aired together in pairs to make a full-hour format. They were hosted by Forest Whitaker.

[edit] Season 1: 2002–2003

Episode # Title Director Writer(s) Original AirDate Production Code
01 "Evergreen" Allan Kroeker Jill Blotevogel September 18, 2002 (2002-09-18)
Jenna (Amber Tamblyn) is a rebellious teenager. In a bid to control their daughter, Jenna's family decides to move to an exclusive gated community, Evergreen Estates, which her parents believe will help change her for the better. 
02 "One Night at Mercy" Peter O'Fallon Christopher Mack September 18, 2002 (2002-09-18)
Dr. Jay Ferguson saves a man dying, but then a new patient (Jason Alexander) arrives in the hospital. He tries to hang himself but the doctor saves him. When they ask him what his name is, he replies, "I'm... Death". 
03 "Shades of Guilt" Perry Lang Ira Steven Behr September 25, 2002 (2002-09-25)
After leaving a black man who's asking for help, Matt McGreevy (Vincent Ventresca) soon learns to regret his action as he slowly begins to resemble the man. 
04 "Dream Lover" Peter O'Fallon Frederick Rappaport September 25, 2002 (2002-09-25)
Andrew Lomax (Adrian Pasdar) somehow makes his dream girl (Shannon Elizabeth) real to help him with his writer's block. However, who is real and who is fictional becomes unclear. 
05 "Cradle of Darkness" Jean de Segonzac Kamran Pasha October 2, 2002 (2002-10-02)
Andrea Collins (Katherine Heigl) discovers an incredible gift-she has the power of time travel. She decides to go back in time to kill young Adolf Hitler and prevent World War II. She manages to snatch the young infant from his crib-but her plan has a flaw. 
06 "Night Route" Jean de Segonzac Jill Blotevogel October 2, 2002 (2002-10-02)
After nearly being hit by a car, a woman (Ione Skye) is haunted by a strange bus appearing in her street. The driver says he is "waiting for her". 
07 "Time Lapse" John T. Kretchmer James Crocker October 9, 2002 (2002-10-09)
A man (Ethan Embry) experiences periods of missing time, with the 'gaps' seeming to involve a plot to assassinate the President's daughter. 
08 "Dead Man's Eyes" Jerry Levine Frederick Rappaport October 9, 2002 (2002-10-09)
After a woman's (Portia de Rossi) husband is murdered, she is inconsolable. At the trial, she absentmindedly places his glasses on her face-and suddenly, she is able to see through his eyes. The glasses recorded the man's last moments, so his wife decides to try and solve the case-but she must face a very dangerous and familiar murderer. 
09 "The Pool Guy" Brad Turner Paul Shapiro, Brent V. Friedman October 16, 2002 (2002-10-16)
A pool cleaner (Lou Diamond Phillips) has repeated nightmares of being shot. 
10 "Azoth the Avenger is a Friend of Mine" Brad Turner Brent V. Friedman October 16, 2002 (2002-10-16)
A young boy (Rory Culkin), beset by an abusive father and neighborhood bullies, wills his favorite superhero (Patrick Warburton) to life, who teaches him about vengeance and courage. 
11 "The Lineman, Part 1" Jonathan Frakes Pen Densham October 23, 2002 (2002-10-23)
After being struck by lightning, Tyler (Jeremy Piven) gains the ability to hear other people's thoughts. 
12 "The Lineman, Part 2" Jonathan Frakes Pen Densham October 23, 2002 (2002-10-23)
Using his newfound powers for his own personal and financial gain, he soon realizes that everything comes with a price. 
13 "Harsh Mistress" Brad Turner David Weddle, Bradley Thompson October 30, 2002 (2002-10-30)
A struggling musician named Cory (Lukas Haas) purchases an infamous guitar, which leads to him gaining vast international stardom and wealth, but both come with surprising price tag. 
14 "Upgrade" Joe Chappelle Robert Hewitt Wolfe October 30, 2002 (2002-10-30)
A housewife (Susanna Thompson) gets her dream of replacing her immediate relatives with an ideal family. She soon discovers that someone wants to replace her too. 
15 "To Protect and Serve" Joe Chappelle Kamran Pasha November 6, 2002 (2002-11-06)
An idealistic cop (Usher), determined to keep a prostitute (Samantha Becker) safe from her pimp, will stop at nothing in this world to protect her. 
16 "Chosen" Winrich Kolbe Ira Steven Behr November 6, 2002 (2002-11-06)
A hopeless and destitute man (Jake Busey) angrily rebuffs two persistent missionaries who may well have the answer to all of his problems. 
17 "Sensuous Cindy" John T. Kretchmer James Crocker November 13, 2002 (2002-11-13)
Having sworn off all other women upon getting engaged, a man (Greg Germann) is put to the test by a virtual-reality beauty (Jaime Pressly). 
18 "Hunted" Patrick Norris Christopher Mack November 13, 2002 (2002-11-13)
A futuristic society is attacked by a vicious and mysterious murderer. 
19 "Mr. Motivation" Deran Serafian Steven Aspis, Brent V. Friedman November 20, 2002 (2002-11-20)
A sinister toy doll encourages a timid man (Wallace Langham) to stand up to his boss (Christopher McDonald) and take control of his life. 
20 "Sanctuary" Patrick Norris James Crocker November 20, 2002 (2002-11-20)
Stranded in a modern day Garden of Eden, a man (Rob Estes) and woman (Elizabeth Berkley) cannot resist the temptation of technology. 
21 "Future Trade" Bob Balaban Clyde Hayes November 27, 2002 (2002-11-27)
A man (Frank Whaley) with a dead-end job and a dysfunctional family is lured into trading his future for that of a seemingly privileged man with a trophy wife (Sofia Milos). But he must have forgotten the age-old cliche: if something seems too good to be true, it probably is... 
22 "Found and Lost" Vern Gillum Bill Mumy, Frederick Rappaport November 27, 2002 (2002-11-27)
A businessman (Brian Austin Green) gets a chance to revisit the past and make another bid for the woman (Moira Kelly) he loved. 
23 "Gabe's Story" Allan Kroeker Dusty Kay December 4, 2002 (2002-12-04)
A man (Christopher Titus) suffering from consistent bad luck is given a surprising chance to change his destiny. 
24 "Last Lap" Brad Turner Rob Hedden December 4, 2002 (2002-12-04)
A terminally ill young man (Clifton Collins Jr.) and his best friend (Greg Serano) take a final ride in their souped-up racer that results in unexpected consequences for both. 
25 "The Path" Jerry Levine James Crocker December 11, 2002 (2002-12-11)
A dissatisfied tabloid writer (Linda Cardellini) entrusts her fate in the hands of a fortune teller named Kneigh (Method Man) who gives her scoops in advance. However, her "sure thing" has hidden problems. 
26 "Fair Warning" John T. Kretchmer David Weddle, Bradley Thompson December 11, 2002 (2002-12-11)
A flower shop clerk (Taryn Manning) is viciously stalked by one of the multiple personalities of a troubled pet store employee (Devon Gummersall). 
27 "Another Life" Risa Bramon Garcia Brent V. Friedman, Amir Mann December 18, 2002 (2002-12-18)
Famous rapper Marvin Gardens (Wood Harris) overcame a tough childhood in the projects to become a millionaire with a wife, son, and mansion. However, painful, confusing visions plague him to the point that the thin line between real and fantasy is crossed. 
28 "Rewind" Kevin Bray James Crocker December 18, 2002 (2002-12-18)
A compulsive gambler (Eddie Kaye Thomas) who mysteriously learns how to travel back in time, believes he has found a sure bet to win big at the casinos. He soon discovers, however, that everything is a gamble. 
29 "Tagged" James Head Charles Largent, Michael Angeli December 25, 2002 (2002-12-25)
A gang member (Todd Williams) confesses to murder when a mural painted by the victim transforms itself into a version of the crime scene. 
30 "Into the Light" Lou Diamond Phillips Moira Kirland December 25, 2002 (2002-12-25)
A teacher (Samantha Mathis) inherits a horrifying gift that enables her to foresee the deaths of her students. Loosely based on 1960 episode The Purple Testament
31 "It's Still a Good Life" Allan Kroeker Ira Steven Behr, Jerome Bixby February 19, 2003 (2003-02-19)
In a sequel of It's a Good Life, we have Anthony Fremont (Billy Mumy) and his daughter, Audrey (Liliana Mumy). Anthony still causing havoc in the town of Peaksville, Ohio his daughter has inherited his God-like powers. 
32 "The Monsters Are on Maple Street" Debbie Allen Rod Serling, Kay Reindl, Erin Maher February 19, 2003 (2003-02-19)
When a suburban neighborhood loses power and communications, they suspect a mysteriously unaffected family of terrorism. Remake of the Rod Serling classic script; stars Andrew McCarthy
33 "Memphis" Eriq La Salle Eriq La Salle February 26, 2003 (2003-02-26)
Ray Ellison (Eriq La Salle), a law clerk, is a single black man in his 30s. After just finding out that he has a brain tumor and only has six months to live, he's hit by an oncoming car and is temporarily knocked out. Waking up, he finds himself in Memphis of April 1968. He later finds out that it is the same time Martin Luther King, Jr. is assassinated. He then tries to change history. Based on The Twilight Zone 1959 episode, Back There
34 "How Much Do You Love Your Kid?" Allison Liddi Brown Michael Angeli February 26, 2003 (2003-02-26) 4814
A woman (Bonnie Somerville) who is contemplating divorce finds herself on a twisted game show. She must put herself in horribly dangerous situations for two big, big prizes. The first is a million dollars, but the second prize is her son. 
35 "The Placebo Effect" Jerry Levine Rebecca Swanson, Brent V. Friedman March 4, 2003 (2003-03-04)
A man (Jeffrey Combs) goes to a hospital believing that he has a horribly deadly disease, which he describes in great detail. The man's housekeeper and a doctor (Sydney Tamiia Poitier) contract the disease. 
36 "Cold Fusion" Eli Richbourg Ashley Edward Miller, Zack Stentz March 4, 2003 (2003-03-04)
A brilliant physicist (Sean Patrick Flanery) is ordered by the military to a remote Arctic lab where the final start-up preparations for an infinite power source are taking place. He becomes involved in a deadly psychological struggle with the device's creator (Ian McShane). 
37 "The Pharaoh's Curse" Bob Balaban Stephen Beck March 11, 2003 (2003-03-11)
An aspiring magician (Shawn Hatosy) seeks to learn the secret behind a legendary trick. 
38 "The Collection" John T. Kretchmer Erin Maher, Kay Reindl March 11, 2003 (2003-03-11)
A night of babysitting turns to cold terror when a young woman (Jessica Simpson) realizes that the childs eerily lifelike doll collection may explain the mysterious disappearance of the previous sitters. 
39 "Eye of the Beholder" David R. Ellis Rod Serling March 18, 2003 (2003-03-18)
A woman (Molly Sims) desperate to conform to society's physical ideal goes under the knife for the eleventh time, leading her into a literal chamber of horrors. Remake of the Rod Serling episode. 
40 "Developing" Allison Liddi Brown Moira Kirland March 18, 2003 (2003-03-18)
A young widow (Robin Tunney) discovers photos of her dead husband that could never had been taken and remains convinced that it is her deceased spouse calling her to be with him in death. 
41 "The Executions of Grady Finch" John Peter Kousakis Ira Steven Behr, Frederick Rappaport, Brent V. Friedman March 25, 2003 (2003-03-25)
After three gruesome execution attempts, a death row inmate (Jeremy Sisto) is granted a new trial. His lawywer (Alicia Witt) succeeds in freeing him, only to see a greater justice prevail. 
42 "Homecoming" Risa Bramon Garcia David Weddle, Bradley Thompson, Michael Angeli March 25, 2003 (2003-03-25)
An Army officer (Gil Bellows) comes home to try and make amends with his wayward son (Penn Badgley) before the boy learns his terrible secret. 
43 "Sunrise" Tim Matheson Frederick Rappaport, Katrina Cabrera Ortega April 1, 2003 (2003-04-01)
Five college students explore an Aztec site. They carelessly knock over a jug filled with blood-and in an instant, the sun goes out. The Earth will die unless something is done- and according to some carvings, the only way to reverse the curse is to sacrifice someone. 
44 "Burned" John T. Kretchmer Daniel Wolowicz, Seth Weisburst April 1, 2003 (2003-04-01)
An agoraphobic man (Jason Bateman) is haunted by the ghosts of children killed in an arson he paid a man to commit. 

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