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Cult Television Essentials: The Twilight Zone

The Twilight Zone is an American television anthology series created by Rod Serling. It is a series of unrelated stories containing drama, psychological thriller, fantasy, science fiction, suspense, and/or horror, often concluding with a macabre or unexpected twist. A popular and critical success, it introduced many Americans to serious science-fiction and abstract ideas through television and also through a wide variety of Twilight Zone literature.

Season 1 (1959-1960)

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1 1 “Where Is Everybody?” Robert Stevens Rod Serling October 2, 1959 (1959-10-02) 173-3601
2 2 “One for the Angels” Robert Parrish Rod Serling October 9, 1959 (1959-10-09) 173-3608
3 3 “Mr. Denton on Doomsday” Allen Reisner Rod Serling October 16, 1959 (1959-10-16) 173-3609
4 4 “The Sixteen-Millimeter Shrine” Mitchell Leisen Rod Serling October 23, 1959 (1959-10-23) 173-3610
5 5 “Walking Distance” Robert Stevens Rod Serling October 30, 1959 (1959-10-30) 173-3605
6 6 “Escape Clause” Mitchell Leisen Rod Serling November 6, 1959 (1959-11-06) 173-3603
7 7 “The Lonely” Jack Smight Rod Serling November 13, 1959 (1959-11-13) 173-3602
8 8 “Time Enough at Last” John Brahm Teleplay: Rod Serling
Based on a Short Story by: Lyn Venable
November 20, 1959 (1959-11-20) 173-3614
9 9 “Perchance to Dream” Robert Florey Charles Beaumont November 27, 1959 (1959-11-27) 173-3616
10 10 “Judgment Night” John Brahm Rod Serling December 4, 1959 (1959-12-04) 173-3604
11 11 “And When the Sky Was Opened” Douglas Heyes Teleplay: Rod Serling
Based on a Short Story by: Richard Matheson
December 11, 1959 (1959-12-11) 173-3611
12 12 “What You Need” Alvin Ganzer Teleplay: Rod Serling
Based on the Short Story by: Lewis Padgett
December 25, 1959 (1959-12-25) 173-3622
13 13 “The Four of Us Are Dying” John Brahm Teleplay: Rod Serling
Based on a Short Story by: George Johnson
January 1, 1960 (1960-01-01) 173-3618
14 14 “Third from the Sun” Richard L. Bare Teleplay: Rod Serling
Based on the Short Story by: Richard Matheson
January 8, 1960 (1960-01-08) 173-3615
15 15 “I Shot an Arrow into the Air” Stuart Rosenberg Teleplay: Rod Serling
Based on the Story by: Madelon Champion
January 15, 1960 (1960-01-15) 173-3626
16 16 “The Hitch-Hiker” Alvin Ganzer Teleplay: Rod Serling
Based on the Radio Play by: Lucille Fletcher
January 22, 1960 (1960-01-22) 173-3612
17 17 “The Fever” Robert Florey Rod Serling January 29, 1960 (1960-01-29) 173-3627
18 18 “The Last Flight” William Claxton Richard Matheson February 5, 1960 (1960-02-05) 173-3607
19 19 “The Purple Testament” Richard L. Bare Rod Serling February 12, 1960 (1960-02-12) 173-3619
20 20 “Elegy” Douglas Heyes Charles Beaumont February 19, 1960 (1960-02-19) 173-3625
21 21 “Mirror Image” John Brahm Rod Serling February 26, 1960 (1960-02-26) 173-3623
22 22 “The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street” Ronald Winston Rod Serling March 4, 1960 (1960-03-04) 173-3620
23 23 “A World of Difference” Ted Post Richard Matheson March 11, 1960 (1960-03-11) 173-3624
24 24 “Long Live Walter Jameson” Anton Leader Charles Beaumont March 18, 1960 (1960-03-18) 173-3621
25 25 “People Are Alike All Over” Mitchell Leisen Teleplay: Rod Serling
Based on a Short Story by: Paul Fairman
March 25, 1960 (1960-03-25) 173-3613
26 26 “Execution” David Orrick McDearmon Teleplay: Rod Serling
Based on a Short Story by: George Clayton Johnson
April 1, 1960 (1960-04-01) 173-3628
27 27 “The Big Tall Wish” Ronald Winston Rod Serling April 8, 1960 (1960-04-08) 173-3630
28 28 “A Nice Place to Visit” John Brahm Charles Beaumont April 15, 1960 (1960-04-15) 173-3632
29 29 “Nightmare as a Child” Alvin Ganzer Rod Serling April 29, 1960 (1960-04-29) 173-3635
30 30 “A Stop at Willoughby” Robert Parrish Rod Serling May 6, 1960 (1960-05-06) 173-3629
31 31 “The Chaser” Douglas Heyes Teleplay: Robert Presnell, Jr.
Based on the Short Story by: John Collier
May 13, 1960 (1960-05-13) 173-3636
32 32 “A Passage for Trumpet” Don Medford Rod Serling May 20, 1960 (1960-05-20) 173-3633
33 33 “Mr. Bevis” William Asher Rod Serling June 3, 1960 (1960-06-03) 173-3631
34 34 “The After Hours” Douglas Heyes Rod Serling June 10, 1960 (1960-06-10) 173-3637
35 35 “The Mighty Casey” Alvin Ganzer and Robert Parrish Rod Serling June 17, 1960 (1960-06-17) 173-3617
36 36 “A World of His Own” Ralph Nelson Richard Matheson July 1, 1960 (1960-07-01) 173-3634


Season 2 (1960-1961)

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37 1 “King Nine Will Not Return” Buzz Kulik Rod Serling September 30, 1960 (1960-09-30) 173-3639
38 2 “The Man in the Bottle” Don Medford Rod Serling October 7, 1960 (1960-10-07) 173-3638
39 3 “Nervous Man in a Four Dollar Room” Douglas Heyes Rod Serling October 14, 1960 (1960-10-14) 173-3641
40 4 “A Thing About Machines” David Orrick McDearmon Rod Serling October 28, 1960 (1960-10-28) 173-3645
41 5 “The Howling Man” Douglas Heyes Charles Beaumont November 4, 1960 (1960-11-04) 173-3642
42 6 “The Eye of the Beholder”
“The Private World of Darkness”
Douglas Heyes Rod Serling November 11, 1960 (1960-11-11) 173-3640
43 7 “Nick of Time” Richard L. Bare Richard Matheson November 18, 1960 (1960-11-18) 173-3643
44 8 “The Lateness of the Hour” Jack Smight Rod Serling December 2, 1960 (1960-12-02) 173-3652
45 9 “The Trouble with Templeton” Buzz Kulik E. Jack Neuman December 9, 1960 (1960-12-09) 173-3649
46 10 “A Most Unusual Camera” John Rich Rod Serling December 16, 1960 (1960-12-16) 173-3606
47 11 “The Night of the Meek” Jack Smight Rod Serling December 23, 1960 (1960-12-23) 173-3663
48 12 “Dust” Douglas Heyes Rod Serling January 6, 1961 (1961-01-06) 173-3653
49 13 “Back There” David Orrick McDearmon Rod Serling January 13, 1961 (1961-01-13) 173-3648
50 14 “The Whole Truth” James Sheldon Rod Serling January 20, 1961 (1961-01-20) 173-3666
51 15 “The Invaders” Douglas Heyes Richard Matheson January 27, 1961 (1961-01-27) 173-3646
52 16 “A Penny for Your Thoughts” James Sheldon George Clayton Johnson February 3, 1961 (1961-02-03) 173-3650
53 17 “Twenty Two” Jack Smight Rod Serling
Based on an Anecdote from:
Bennett Cerf’s “Famous Ghost Stories”
February 10, 1961 (1961-02-10) 173-3664
54 18 “The Odyssey of Flight 33” Jus Addiss Rod Serling February 24, 1961 (1961-02-24) 173-3651
55 19 “Mr. Dingle, the Strong” John Brahm Rod Serling March 3, 1961 (1961-03-03) 173-3644
56 20 “Static” Buzz Kulik Charles Beaumont
Based on a Story by: OCee Rich
March 10, 1961 (1961-03-10) 173-3665
57 21 “The Prime Mover” Richard L. Bare Charles Beaumont March 24, 1961 (1961-03-24) 173-3647
58 22 “Long Distance Call” James Sheldon Charles Beaumont and William Idelson March 31, 1961 (1961-03-31) 173-3667
59 23 “A Hundred Yards Over the Rim” Buzz Kulik Rod Serling April 7, 1961 (1961-04-07) 173-3654
60 24 “The Rip Van Winkle Caper” Jus Addiss Rod Serling April 21, 1961 (1961-04-21) 173-3655
61 25 “The Silence” Boris Sagal Rod Serling April 28, 1961 (1961-04-28) 173-3658
62 26 “Shadow Play” John Brahm Charles Beaumont May 5, 1961 (1961-05-05) 173-3657
63 27 “The Mind and the Matter” Buzz Kulik Rod Serling May 12, 1961 (1961-05-12) 173-3659
64 28 “Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up?” Montgomery Pittman Rod Serling May 26, 1961 (1961-05-26) 173-3660
65 29 “The Obsolete Man” Elliot Silverstein Rod Serling June 2, 1961 (1961-06-02) 173-3661


Season 3 (1961-1962)

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66 1 “Two” Montgomery Pittman Montgomery Pittman September 15, 1961 (1961-09-15) 4802
67 2 “The Arrival” Boris Sagal Rod Serling September 22, 1961 (1961-09-22) 4814
68 3 “The Shelter” Lamont Johnson Rod Serling September 29, 1961 (1961-09-29) 4803
69 4 “The Passersby” Elliot Silverstein Rod Serling October 6, 1961 (1961-10-06) 4817
70 5 “A Game of Pool” Buzz Kulik George Clayton Johnson October 13, 1961 (1961-10-13) 4815
71 6 “The Mirror” Don Medford Rod Serling October 20, 1961 (1961-10-20) 4819
72 7 “The Grave” Montgomery Pittman Montgomery Pittman October 27, 1961 (1961-10-27) 3656
73 8 “It’s a Good Life” James Sheldon Teleplay: Rod Serling
Based on a Short Story by: Jerome Bixby
November 3, 1961 (1961-11-03) 4801
74 9 “Deaths-Head Revisited” Don Medford Rod Serling November 10, 1961 (1961-11-10) 4804
75 10 “The Midnight Sun” Anton Leader Rod Serling November 17, 1961 (1961-11-17) 4818
76 11 “Still Valley” James Sheldon Teleplay: Rod Serling
Based on a Short Story by: Manly Wade Wellman
November 24, 1961 (1961-11-24) 4808
77 12 “The Jungle” William Claxton Charles Beaumont December 1, 1961 (1961-12-01) 4806
78 13 “Once Upon a Time” Norman Z. McLeod Richard Matheson December 15, 1961 (1961-12-15) 4820
79 14 “Five Characters in Search of an Exit” Lamont Johnson Teleplay: Rod Serling
Based on a Short Story by: Marvin Petal
December 22, 1961 (1961-12-22) 4805
80 15 “A Quality of Mercy” Buzz Kulik Teleplay: Rod Serling
Based on an Idea by: Sam Rolfe
December 29, 1961 (1961-12-29) 4809
81 16 “Nothing in the Dark” Lamont Johnson George Clayton Johnson January 5, 1962 (1962-01-05) 3662
82 17 “One More Pallbearer” Lamont Johnson Rod Serling January 12, 1962 (1962-01-12) 4823
83 18 “Dead Man’s Shoes” Montgomery Pittman Charles Beaumont January 19, 1962 (1962-01-19) 4824
84 19 “The Hunt” Harold Schuster Earl Hamner January 26, 1962 (1962-01-26) 4810
85 20 “Showdown with Rance McGrew” Christian Nyby Rod Serling
Based on an Idea by: Frederic L. Fox
February 2, 1962 (1962-02-02) 4812
86 21 “Kick the Can” Lamont Johnson George Clayton Johnson February 9, 1962 (1962-02-09) 4821
87 22 “A Piano in the House” David Greene Earl Hamner February 16, 1962 (1962-02-16) 4825
88 23 “The Last Rites of Jeff Myrtlebank” Montgomery Pittman Montgomery Pittman February 23, 1962 (1962-02-23) 4811
89 24 “To Serve Man” Richard L. Bare Teleplay: Rod Serling
Based on a Story by: Damon Knight
March 2, 1962 (1962-03-02) 4807
90 25 “The Fugitive” Richard L. Bare Charles Beaumont March 9, 1962 (1962-03-09) 4816
91 26 “Little Girl Lost” Paul Stewart Richard Matheson March 16, 1962 (1962-03-16) 4828
92 27 “Person or Persons Unknown” John Brahm Charles Beaumont March 23, 1962 (1962-03-23) 4829
93 28 “The Little People” William Claxton Rod Serling March 30, 1962 (1962-03-30) 4822
94 29 “Four O’Clock” Lamont Johnson Teleplay: Rod Serling
Based on a Short Story by: Price Day
April 6, 1962 (1962-04-06) 4832
95 30 “Hocus-Pocus and Frisby” Lamont Johnson Teleplay: Rod Serling
Based on a Story by: Frederic Louis Fox
April 13, 1962 (1962-04-13) 4833
96 31 “The Trade-Ins” Elliot Silverstein Rod Serling April 20, 1962 (1962-04-20) 4831
97 32 “The Gift” Allen H. Miner Rod Serling April 27, 1962 (1962-04-27) 4830
98 33 “The Dummy” Abner Biberman Teleplay: Rod Serling
Based on a Story by: Lee Polk
May 4, 1962 (1962-05-04) 4834
99 34 “Young Man’s Fancy” John Brahm Richard Matheson May 11, 1962 (1962-05-11) 4813
100 35 “I Sing the Body Electric” William Claxton and James Sheldon Ray Bradbury May 18, 1962 (1962-05-18) 4826
101 36 “Cavender Is Coming” Christian Nyby Rod Serling May 25, 1962 (1962-05-25) 4827
102 37 “The Changing of the Guard” Robert Ellis Miller Rod Serling June 1, 1962 (1962-06-01) 4835


Season 4 (1963)

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103 1 “In His Image” Perry Lafferty Charles Beaumont January 3, 1963 (1963-01-03) 4851
104 2 “The Thirty-Fathom Grave” Perry Lafferty Rod Serling January 10, 1963 (1963-01-10) 4857
105 3 “Valley of the Shadow” Perry Lafferty Charles Beaumont January 17, 1963 (1963-01-17) 4861
106 4 “He’s Alive” Stuart Rosenberg Rod Serling January 24, 1963 (1963-01-24) 4856
107 5 “Mute” Stuart Rosenberg Richard Matheson January 31, 1963 (1963-01-31) 4858
108 6 “Death Ship” Don Medford Richard Matheson February 7, 1963 (1963-02-07) 4850
109 7 “Jess-Belle” Buzz Kulik Earl Hamner, Jr. February 14, 1963 (1963-02-14) 4855
110 8 “Miniature” Walter Grauman Charles Beaumont February 21, 1963 (1963-02-21) 4862
111 9 “Printer’s Devil” Ralph Senensky Charles Beaumont February 28, 1963 (1963-02-28) 4864
112 10 “No Time Like the Past” Jus Addiss Rod Serling March 7, 1963 (1963-03-07) 4853
113 11 “The Parallel” Alan Crosland, Jr. Rod Serling March 14, 1963 (1963-03-14) 4859
114 12 “I Dream of Genie” Robert Gist John Furia, Jr. March 21, 1963 (1963-03-21) 4860
115 13 “The New Exhibit” John Brahm Charles Beaumont April 4, 1963 (1963-04-04) 4866
116 14 “Of Late I Think of Cliffordville” David Lowell Rich Rod Serling
Based on a Short Story “Blind Valley” by: Malcolm Jameson
April 11, 1963 (1963-04-11) 4867
117 15 “The Incredible World of Horace Ford” Abner Biberman Reginald Rose April 18, 1963 (1963-04-18) 4854
118 16 “On Thursday We Leave for Home” Buzz Kulik Rod Serling May 2, 1963 (1963-05-02) 4868
119 17 “Passage on the Lady Anne” Lamont Johnson Charles Beaumont May 9, 1963 (1963-05-09) 4869
120 18 “The Bard” David Butler Rod Serling May 23, 1963 (1963-05-23) 4852


Season 5 (1963-1964)

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121 1 “In Praise of Pip” Joseph M. Newman Rod Serling September 27, 1963 (1963-09-27) 2607
122 2 “Steel” Don Weis Richard Matheson October 4, 1963 (1963-10-04) 2602
123 3 “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet” Richard Donner Richard Matheson October 11, 1963 (1963-10-11) 2605
124 4 “A Kind of a Stopwatch” John Rich Teleplay: Rod Serling
Based on a Story by: Michael D. Rosenthal
October 18, 1963 (1963-10-18) 2609
125 5 “The Last Night of a Jockey” Joseph M. Newman Rod Serling October 25, 1963 (1963-10-25) 2616
126 6 “Living Doll” Richard C. Sarafian Charles Beaumont November 1, 1963 (1963-11-01) 2621
127 7 “The Old Man in the Cave” Alan Crosland, Jr. Teleplay: Rod Serling
Based on a Short Story “The Old Man” by: Henry Slesar
November 8, 1963 (1963-11-08) 2603
128 8 “Uncle Simon” Don Siegel Rod Serling November 15, 1963 (1963-11-15) 2604
129 9 “Probe 7, Over and Out” Ted Post Rod Serling November 29, 1963 (1963-11-29) 2622
130 10 “The 7th Is Made Up of Phantoms” Alan Crosland Jr. Rod Serling December 6, 1963 (1963-12-06) 2606
131 11 “A Short Drink from a Certain Fountain” Bernard Girard Teleplay: Rod Serling
Based on a Story by: Lou Holz
December 13, 1963 (1963-12-13) 2614
132 12 “Ninety Years Without Slumbering” Roger Kay Teleplay: Richard De Roy
Story: Johnson Smith
December 20, 1963 (1963-12-20) 2615
133 13 “Ring-a-Ding Girl” Alan Crosland, Jr. Earl Hamner, Jr. December 27, 1963 (1963-12-27) 2623
134 14 “You Drive” John Brahm Earl Hamner, Jr. January 3, 1964 (1964-01-03) 2625
135 15 “The Long Morrow” Robert Florey Rod Serling January 10, 1964 (1964-01-10) 2624
136 16 “The Self-Improvement of Salvadore Ross” Don Siegel Teleplay: Jerry McNeely
Based on a Short Story by: Henry Slesar
January 17, 1964 (1964-01-17) 2612
137 17 “Number 12 Looks Just Like You” Abner Biberman Charles Beaumont and John Tomerlin January 24, 1964 (1964-01-24) 2618
138 18 “Black Leather Jackets” Joseph M. Newman Earl Hamner, Jr. January 31, 1964 (1964-01-31) 2628
139 19 “Night Call” Jacques Tourneur Richard Matheson February 7, 1964 (1964-02-07) 2610
140 20 “From Agnes – With Love” Richard Donner Bernard C. Schoenfeld February 14, 1964 (1964-02-14) 2629
141 21 “Spur of the Moment” Elliot Silverstein Richard Matheson February 21, 1964 (1964-02-21) 2608
142 22 “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” Robert Enrico From a Story by: Ambrose Bierce
Adapted by: Robert Enrico
February 28, 1964 (1964-02-28) N/A
143 23 “Queen of the Nile” John Brahm Charles Beaumont March 6, 1964 (1964-03-06) 2626
144 24 “What’s in the Box” Richard L. Bare Martin M. Goldsmith March 13, 1964 (1964-03-13) 2635
145 25 “The Masks” Ida Lupino Rod Serling March 20, 1964 (1964-03-20) 2601
146 26 “I Am the Night – Color Me Black” Abner Biberman Rod Serling March 27, 1964 (1964-03-27) 2630
147 27 “Sounds and Silences” Richard Donner Rod Serling April 3, 1964 (1964-04-03) 2631
148 28 “Caesar and Me” Robert Butler Adele T. Strassfield April 10, 1964 (1964-04-10) 2636
149 29 “The Jeopardy Room” Richard Donner Rod Serling April 17, 1964 (1964-04-17) 2639
150 30 “Stopover in a Quiet Town” Ron Winston Earl Hamner, Jr. April 24, 1964 (1964-04-24) 2611
151 31 “The Encounter” Robert Butler Martin M. Goldsmith May 1, 1964 (1964-05-01) 2640
152 32 “Mr. Garrity and the Graves” Ted Post Teleplay: Rod Serling
Based on a Story by: Mike Korologos
May 8, 1964 (1964-05-08) 2637
153 33 “The Brain Center at Whipple’s” Richard Donner Rod Serling May 15, 1964 (1964-05-15) 2632
154 34 “Come Wander with Me” Richard Donner Anthony Wilson May 22, 1964 (1964-05-22) 2641
155 35 “The Fear” Ted Post Rod Serling May 29, 1964 (1964-05-29) 2633
156 36 “The Bewitchin’ Pool” Joseph M. Newman Earl Hamner, Jr. June 19, 1964 (1964-06-19) 2619

The New Twilight Zone

Season 1 (1985-1986)

Episode # and segment Title Director Writer(s) Original AirDate Production Code
1 “Shatterday” Wes Craven Harlan Ellison / Alan Brennert September 27, 1985 (1985-09-27)
A man (Bruce Willis) accidentally phones his own home and winds up talking to his alter ego.
2 “A Little Peace and Quiet” Wes Craven James Crocker September 27, 1985 (1985-09-27)
In a modern remake of the classic episode, “A Kind of Stopwatch,” a woman (Melinda Dillon) discovers a necklace that gives its owner the ability to freeze time.
3 “Wordplay” Wes Craven Rockne S. O’Bannon October 4, 1985 (1985-10-04)
An overworked businessman (Robert Klein) suddenly finds himself left out while the rest of his world speaks in mangled slang.
4 “Dreams for Sale” Tommy Lee Wallace Joe Gannon October 4, 1985 (1985-10-04)
A woman (Meg Foster) in the future traps herself in an idyllic, computer-generated fantasy in her mind.[4]
5 “Chameleon” Wes Craven James Crocker October 4, 1985 (1985-10-04)
A space shuttle returns from a mission and NASA discovers that something unusual has been picked up.
6 “Healer” Sigmund Neufeld Jr. Michael Bryant October 11, 1985 (1985-10-11)
A thief (Eric Bogosian) steals a stone from a museum that gives him the power to heal and tries to pass himself as a faith healer.
7 “Children’s Zoo” Robert Downey Chris Hubbell and Gerrit Graham October 11, 1985 (1985-10-11)
A girl trades in her parents (Lorna Luft, Steven Keats) for new ones at a zoo.
8 “Kentucky Rye” John Hancock Delree Todd
Chip Duncan
Richard Krzemien
October 11, 1985 (1985-10-11)
A drunk driver (Jeffrey DeMunn) comes to in front of a strange bar called “Kentucky Rye.”
9 “Little Boy Lost” Tommy Lee Wallace Michael Cassutt October 18, 1985 (1985-10-18)
A young photojournalist (Season Hubley) spends time with a boy (Scott Grimes) who harbors a tragic secret.
10 “Wish Bank” Rick Friedberg Michael Cassutt October 18, 1985 (1985-10-18)
A woman (Dee Wallace) finds a magic lamp at a garage sale that takes her to a bank/DMV-style office where wishes are processed and filed.
11 “Nightcrawlers” William Friedkin Robert R. McCammon / Philip DeGuere October 18, 1985 (1985-10-18)
A drifter (Scott Paulin) who fought during the Vietnam War possesses the power of mind over matter and turns his flashbacks into reality.
12 “If She Dies” John Hancock David Bennett Carren October 25, 1985 (1985-10-25)
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.
13 “Ye Gods” Peter Medak Anne Collins October 25, 1985 (1985-10-25)
A man (David Dukes) who ignores Cupid’s (Robert Morse) arrow finds himself untangling the love lives of the gods.
14 “Examination Day” Paul Lynch Henry Slesar / Philip DeGuere November 1, 1985 (1985-11-01)
A 12-year-old boy (David Mendenhall) must go for mandatory intelligence testing.
15 “A Message From Charity” Paul Lynch William M. Lee / Alan Brennert November 1, 1985 (1985-11-01)
A teenage boy (Robert Duncan McNeill) with a fever finds himself in telepathic contact with a girl (Kerry Noonan) living in colonial New England.
16 “Teacher’s Aide” B.W.L. Norton Steven Barnes November 8, 1985 (1985-11-08)
A teacher (Adrienne Barbeau) at a gang-filled school is possessed by a mysterious gargoyle.
17 “Paladin of the Lost Hour” Gilbert Cates
(credited as Alan Smithee)
Harlan Ellison November 8, 1985 (1985-11-08)
Mr. Gaspar (Danny Kaye) is the protector of a magical timepiece, a pocket watch that holds The Last Hour.
18 “Act Break” Ted Flicker Haskell Barkin November 15, 1985 (1985-11-15)
A playwright (James Coco) uses an ancient relic to make a single wish.
19 “The Burning Man” J.D. Feigelson Ray Bradbury / J.D. Feigelson November 15, 1985 (1985-11-15)
A woman (Piper Laurie) and her nephew pick up a hitchhiker who warns of danger ahead.
20 “Dealer’s Choice” Wes Craven Donald Todd November 15, 1985 (1985-11-15)
A group of friends (Barney Martin, Garrett Morris, M. Emmet Walsh, and Morgan Freeman) playing cards suspect that their guest (Dan Hedaya) is the Devil.
21 “Dead Woman’s Shoes” Peter Medak Lynn Barker November 22, 1985 (1985-11-22)
A shy woman (Helen Mirren) tries on a pair of high heels at a thrift store that make her assertive, self-confident—and send her on a murderous mission.
22 “Wong’s Lost and Found Emporium” Paul Lynch William F. Wu / Alan Brennert November 22, 1985 (1985-11-22)
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.
23 “The Shadow Man” Joe Dante Rockne S. O’Bannon November 29, 1985 (1985-11-29)
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.
24 “The Uncle Devil Show” David Steinberg Donald Todd November 29, 1985 (1985-11-29)
A boy learns strange magic tricks from a bizarre kids’ show.
25 “Opening Day” John Milius Gerrit Graham
Chris Hubbell
November 29, 1985 (1985-11-29)
A man (Jeffrey Jones) is targeted for murder on the opening day of duck hunting season by his wife and her lover.
26 “The Beacon” Gerd Oswald Martin Pasko
Rebecca Parr
December 6, 1985 (1985-12-06)
A young doctor (Charles Martin Smith) stumbles into a strange town where the citizens fear and worship a lighthouse.
27 “One Life, Furnished in Early Poverty” Don Carlos Dunaway Harlan Ellison / Alan Brennert December 6, 1985 (1985-12-06)
A man (Peter Riegert) who returns to his childhood home is transported to his past.
28 “Her Pilgrim Soul” Wes Craven Alan Brennert December 13, 1985 (1985-12-13)
Two scientists (Kristoffer Tabori, Gary Cole) create a holographic projector that has a woman (Anne Twomey) appear in the display.
29 “I of Newton” Kenneth Gilbert Joe Haldeman December 13, 1985 (1985-12-13)
A professor (Sherman Hemsley) attempting to solve a difficult math problem finds himself matching wits with a demon (Ron Glass).
30 “Night of the Meek” Martha Coolidge Rockne S. O’Bannon/Rod Serling December 20, 1985 (1985-12-20)
In this remake of the classic Twilight Zone episode of the same name, a drunk, out-of-work department store Santa (Richard Mulligan) finds a magic gift-giving bag and becomes a real-life Santa Claus.
31 “But Can She Type?” Shelley Levinson Martin Pasko & Rebecca Parr December 20, 1985 (1985-12-20)
An overworked secretary (Pam Dawber) is sent into a parallel reality by a malfunctioning Xerox machine.
32 “The Star” Gerd Oswald Arthur C. Clarke / Alan Brennert December 20, 1985 (1985-12-20)
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.
33 “Still Life” Peter Medak Gerrit Graham
Chris Hubbell
January 3, 1986 (1986-01-03)
A professional photographer (Robert Carradine) discovers an old camera containing mysterious photos of a long-ago expedition.
34 “The Little People of Killany Woods” J.D. Feigelson J.D. Feigelson January 3, 1986 (1986-01-03)
A story-telling town drunk (Hamilton Camp) has an encounter with little people.
35 “The Misfortune Cookie” Allan Arkush Charles E. Fritch / Steven Rae aka Rockne S. O’Bannon January 3, 1986 (1986-01-03)
A food critic (Elliott Gould) receives fortune cookie messages that get fulfilled.
36 “Monsters!” B.W.L. Norton Robert Crais January 24, 1986 (1986-01-24)
A boy who loves monster movies has a strange neighbor (Ralph Bellamy) move in.
37 “A Small Talent for War” Claudia Weill Alan Brennert
Carter Scholz
January 24, 1986 (1986-01-24)
An alien race that claimed to have invented mankind returns to judge them.
38 “A Matter of Minutes” Sheldon Larry Theodore Sturgeon
Rockne S. O’Bannon
January 24, 1986 (1986-01-24)
A married couple (Adam Arkin, Karen Austin) awakens to find reality being constructed around them.
39 “The Elevator” R.L. Thomas Ray Bradbury January 31, 1986 (1986-01-31)
Two brothers (Stephen Geoffreys, Robert Prescott) searching for their father discover a factory full of giant animal bodies.
40 “To See the Invisible Man” Noel Black Robert Silverberg / Steven Barnes January 31, 1986 (1986-01-31)
An uncaring man (Cotter Smith) is sentenced to a year of social isolation.
41 “Tooth and Consequences” Robert Downey Haskell Barkin January 31, 1986 (1986-01-31)
The Tooth Fairy gives a dentist (David Birney) what he wishes for.
42 “Welcome to Winfield” Bruce Bilson Les Enloe February 7, 1986 (1986-02-07) 48
A man fleeing Death (Gerrit Graham) ends up in an old west town.
43 “Quarantine” Martha Coolidge Alan Brennert February 7, 1986 (1986-02-07) 49
An ill weapons designer (Scott Wilson) is cryogenically frozen and awakened three centuries later.
44 “Gramma” Bradford May Stephen King / Harlan Ellison February 14, 1986 (1986-02-14)
A young boy (Barret Oliver) is convinced his ailing grandmother is really a monster.
45 “Personal Demons” Peter Medak Rockne S. O’Bannon February 14, 1986 (1986-02-14)
A scriptwriter (Martin Balsam) suffering from writers block is tormented by a group of small creatures.
46 “Cold Reading” Gus Trikonis Martin Pasko
Rebecca Parr
February 14, 1986 (1986-02-14)
An 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.
47 “The Leprechaun-Artist” Tommy Lee Wallace Tommy Lee Wallace February 21, 1986 (1986-02-21)
A vacationing leprechaun is forced to grant wishes to the three boys who captured him.
48 “Dead Run” Paul Tucker Greg Bear
Alan Brennert
February 21, 1986 (1986-02-21)
A truck driver (Steve Railsback) accepts the job of delivering souls to Hell.
49 “Profile in Silver” John Hancock J. Neil Schulman March 7, 1986 (1986-03-07)
A history professor (Lane Smith) from the future is sent back to observe the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
50 “Button, Button” Peter Medak Richard Matheson March 7, 1986 (1986-03-07)
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. (This story was remade into the 2009 film “The Box”.)
51 “Need to Know” Paul Lynch Mary Sheldon March 21, 1986 (1986-03-21)
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.
52 “Red Snow” Jeannot Szwarc Michael Cassutt March 21, 1986 (1986-03-21)
A KGB colonel (George Dzundza) is sent to a Siberian town to investigate the deaths of the local Communist Party officials.
53 “Take My Life…Please!” Gus Trikonis Gordon Mitchell March 28, 1986 (1986-03-28)
A successful comedian (Tim Thomerson) who steals a routine from another comedian (Xander Berkeley) ends up paying a high price.
54 “Devil’s Alphabet” Ben Bolt Arthur Gray March 28, 1986 (1986-03-28)
A group of friends in Victorian England find themselves haunted by an oath they took as young men.
55 “The Library” John Hancock Anne Collins March 28, 1986 (1986-03-28)
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.
56 “Shadow Play” Paul Lynch James Crocker/Charles Beaumont April 4, 1986 (1986-04-04)
A man (Peter Coyote) is convinced that reality as we perceive it is dependent on his staying alive.
57 “Grace Note” Peter Medak Patrice Messina April 4, 1986 (1986-04-04)
A young woman (Julia Migenes) gains a glimpse of her future.
58 “A Day in Beaumont” Philip DeGuere David Gerrold April 11, 1986 (1986-04-11)
After witnessing the landing of a flying saucer, a young couple (Victor Garber, Stacey Nelkin) find themselves in the midst of an alien invasion.
59 “The Last Defender of Camelot” Jeannot Szwarc Roger Zelazny
George R.R. Martin
April 11, 1986 (1986-04-11)
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).


Season 2 (1986-1987)

Episode # Title Director Writer(s) Original AirDate Production Code
60 (1) “The Once and Future King” Jim McBride Bryce Maritano/George R.R. Martin September 27, 1986 (1986-09-27)
An Elvis impersonator named Gary (Jeff Yagher) travels back in time and meets the real Elvis Presley.
61 (2) “A Saucer of Loneliness” John D. Hancock David Gerrold/Theodore Sturgeon September 27, 1986 (1986-09-27)
A man finds a woman (Shelley Duvall) who earlier had encountered a mysterious saucer.
62 (3) “What Are Friends For?” Gus Trikonis J. Michael Straczynski October 4, 1986 (1986-10-04)
A child’s (Fred Savage) imaginary friend (Lukas Haas) turns out to be more than just his friend.
63 (4) “Aqua Vita” Paul Tucker Jeremy Bertrand Finch & Paul Chitlik October 4, 1986 (1986-10-04)
A woman (Mimi Kennedy) finds a method for eternal youth at a steep price.
64 (5) “The Storyteller” Paul Lynch Rockne S. O’Bannon October 11, 1986 (1986-10-11)
A young woman (Glynnis O’Connor) finds that the secret to immortality resides in stories.
65 (6) “Nightsong” Bradford May Michael Reaves October 11, 1986 (1986-10-11)
A DJ (Lisa Eilbacher) finds that when she plays a certain song, her deceased lover appears.
66 (7) “The After Hours” Bruce Malmuth Rod Serling/Rockne S. O’Bannon October 18, 1986 (1986-10-18)
A young woman (Terry Farrell) is pursued by mysterious strangers.
67 (8) “Lost and Found” Gus Trikonis Phyllis Eisenstein/George R.R. Martin October 18, 1986 (1986-10-18)
A woman’s (Akosua Busia) possessions mysteriously vanish.
68 (9) “The World Next Door” Paul Lynch Lan O’Kun October 18, 1986 (1986-10-18)
A door in the basement leads two people (George Wendt, Bernadette Birkett) to enhance their lives.
69 (10) “The Toys of Caliban” Thomas J. Wright Terry Matz/George R.R. Martin December 4, 1986 (1986-12-04)
A mentally challenged child (David Greenlee) has strange powers.
70 (11) “The Convict’s Piano” Thomas J. Wright Patrice Messina/James Crocker December 11, 1986 (1986-12-11)
A wrongfully-convicted convict (Joe Penny) discovers an old piano in his prison with special powers.
71 (12) “The Road Less Traveled” Wes Craven George R.R. Martin December 18, 1986 (1986-12-18)
A draft-dodger (Cliff DeYoung) is haunted by the specter of a familiar-looking man in a wheelchair.
72 (13) “The Card” Bradford May Michael Cassutt February 21, 1987 (1987-02-21)
A woman (Susan Blakely) with out-of-control spending habits finds her new credit card comes with unexpected penalties.
73 (14) “The Junction” Bill Duke Virginia Aldridge February 21, 1987 (1987-02-21)
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.
74 (15) “Joy Ride” Gil Bettman Cal Willingham May 21, 1987 (1987-05-21)
Four teens take a recently deceased man’s classic car for a joyride. But the driver (Rob Knepper) acts increasingly irrational during the ride…
75 (16) “Shelter Skelter” Martha Coolidge Ron Cobb May 21, 1987 (1987-05-21)
A survivalist (Joe Mantegna) and his friend find themselves cut off in his shelter after a nuclear bomb detonation.
76 (17) “Private Channel” Peter Medak Edward Redlich May 21, 1987 (1987-05-21)
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.
77 (18) “Time and Teresa Golowitz” Shelley Levinson Alan Brennert/Parke Godwin July 10, 1987 (1987-07-10)
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.
78 (19) “Voices in the Earth” Curtis Harrington Alan Brennert July 10, 1987 (1987-07-10)
People return to a barren Earth to find that not everything had left when they thought it did.
79 (20) “Song of the Younger World” Noel Black Anthony & Nancy Lawrence July 17, 1987 (1987-07-17)
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 does not 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.
80 (21) “The Girl I Married” Philip DeGuere J. M. DeMatteis July 17, 1987 (1987-07-17)
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.

Season 3 (1988-1989)

Episode # Title Director Writer(s) Original AirDate Production Code
81 (1) “The Curious Case of Edgar Witherspoon” René Bonnière Haskell Barkin / J. Michael Straczynski 24 September 1988
An old man known as Uncle Edgar (Harry Morgan) is ordered by a mysterious voice to collect junk in his apartment to keep the world in balance.
82 (2) “Extra Innings” Douglas Jackson Tom Palmer 1 October 1988
Ex-baseball player Ed Hamler (Marc Singer), lame from an injury and forced to retire early, is given a baseball card from the early 1900s that transports Hamler to the past to be the player he used to be.
83 (3) “The Crossing” Paul Lynch Ralph Phillips 8 October 1988
A stressed-out priest (Ted Shackelford) is haunted by the sight of a station wagon with a young girl inside that keeps crashing.
84 (4) “The Hunters” Paul Lynch Paul Chitlik & Jeremy Bertrand Finch 15 October 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.
85 (5) “Dream Me a Life” Allan King J. Michael Straczynski 22 October 1988
A man (Eddie Albert) in a retirement home is trapped in the dreams of a catatonic widow.
86 (6) “Memories” Ryszard Bugajski Bob Underwood 29 October 1988
A hypnotist (Barbara Stock) who specializes in helping people relive their past lives tries to find her own history—and finds that everyone she ever helped hates their past lives.
87 (7) “The Hellgramite Method” Gilbert M. Shilton William Selby 5 November 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.
88 (8) “Our Selena is Dying” Bruce Pittman J. Michael Straczynski / Rod Serling 12 November 1988
A young woman (Terri Garber) and her dying mother switch bodies during a visit.
89 (9) “The Call” Gilbert M. Shilton J. Michael Straczynski 19 November 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.
90 (10) “The Trance” Randy Bradshaw Jeff Stuart & J. Michael Straczynski 26 November 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?
91 (11) “Acts of Terror” Brad Turner J. Michael Straczynski 3 December 1988
A battered wife (Melanie Mayron) living with her abusive husband finds the strength to leave him in the form of a Doberman pinscher statue.
92 (12) “20/20 Vision” Jim Purdy Robert Walden 10 December 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.
93 (13) “There Was an Old Woman” Otta Hanus Tom J. Astle 17 December 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.
94 (14) “The Trunk” Steve DiMarco Paul Chitlik & Jeremy Bertrand Finch 24 December 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.
95 (15) “Appointment on Route 17” René Bonnière Haskell Barkin 31 December 1988
After receiving 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.
96 (16) “The Cold Equations” Martin Lavut Alan Brennert / Tom Godwin 7 January 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.
97 (17) “Stranger in Possum Meadows” Sturla Gunnarsson Paul Chitlik & Jeremy Bertrand Finch 14 January 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.
98 (18) “Street of Shadows” Ryszard Bugajski Michael Reaves 21 January 1989
While taking a walk in a wealthy neighborhood, an unemployed man (Charles Haid) living in a shelter experiences an unusual transformation.
99 (19) “Something in the Walls” Allan Kroeker J. Michael Straczynski 28 January 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.
100 (20) “A Game of Pool” Randy Bradshaw George Clayton Johnson 4 February 1989
In a remake of an episode from the original series, a pool champion (Esai Morales) has defeated everyone at his local pool hall, except for the long dead legend, Fats Brown (Maury Chaykin), who returns from the afterlife to challenge him to a high-stakes game.
101 (21) “Room 2426” Ryszard Bugajski Jeremy Bertrand Finch & Paul Chitlik 11 February 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.
102 (22) “The Mind of Simon Foster” Douglas Jackson J. Michael Straczynski 18 February 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 possibly be valuable?
103 (23) “The Wall” Atom Egoyan J. Michael Straczynski 25 February 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.
104 (24) “Cat and Mouse” Eric Till Christy Marx 4 March 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.
105 (25) “Rendezvous in a Dark Place” René Bonnière J. Michael Straczynski 11 March 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.
106 (26) “Many, Many Monkeys” Ryszard Bugajski William Froug 18 March 1989
An epidemic breaks out and many people (Karen Valentine, Jackie Burroughs, Ken Pogue) are struck blind. Something more happens, however: People have become cold and heartless toward each other.
107 (27) “Love is Blind” Gilbert M. Shilton Cal Willingham 25 March 1989
A man (Ben Murphy) plotting to murder his wife’s lover meets a blind singer who seems to know all about his plans.
108 (28) “Crazy as a Soup Sandwich” Paul Lynch Harlan Ellison 1 April 1989
A man (Wayne Robson) 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.
109 (29) “Special Service” Randy Bradshaw J. Michael Straczynski 8 April 1989
A man (David Naughton) finds that his life has been on TV for the past five years.
110 (30) “Father and Son Game” Randy Bradshaw Jeremy Bertrand Finch & Paul Chitlik 15 April 1989
A 79-year-old man (Ed Marinaro) wants to keep on living so he transplants his brain into a younger body. His son (Eugene Robert Glazer), however, resents his father’s continued life and tries to wrestle power from him.

The Twilight Zone (2002 series)

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
1 “Evergreen” Allan Kroeker Jill Blotevogel September 18, 2002 106
The family of a rebellious teenager (Amber Tamblyn) moves to a gated community which has a unique and grisly way of dealing with troubled youth.
2 “One Night at Mercy” Peter O’Fallon Christopher Mack September 18, 2002 103
A doctor named Dr. Jay Ferguson (Tyler Christopher) saves a strange patient (Jason Alexander) from suicide, only to learn that he is Death incarnate looking to take a break from his life’s work.
3 “Shades of Guilt” Perry Lang Ira Steven Behr September 25, 2002 107
After leaving a dark-skinned professor (Hill Harper) who’s asking for help, Matt McGreevy (Vincent Ventresca) soon learns to regret his action as he slowly begins to resemble the man.
4 “Dream Lover” Peter O’Fallon Frederick Rappaport September 25, 2002 105
A comic book graphic artist named 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.
5 “Cradle of Darkness” Jean de Segonzac Kamran Pasha October 2, 2002 104
A woman (Katherine Heigl) working for a time-travel organization is sent on a mission back to when Adolf Hitler was born so she can kill him to prevent the future dictator’s notorious reign from happening.
6 “Night Route” Jean de Segonzac Jill Blotevogel October 2, 2002 102
After nearly being hit by a car, a female English professor named Melina Kroner (Ione Skye) is haunted by a strange bus appearing in her street.
7 “Time Lapse” John T. Kretchmer James Crocker October 9, 2002 109
An orderly named Zack Walker (Ethan Embry), suffering from blackouts, learns that the gaps in time that he can’t remember were the result of a cop—briefly switching bodies with him—trying to prevent the assassination of the President’s daughter.
8 “Dead Man’s Eyes” Jerry Levine Frederick Rappaport October 9, 2002 108
After the husband of Lauren Janus (Portia de Rossi) 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.
9 “The Pool Guy” Paul Shapiro Hans Beimler October 16, 2002 111
A pool cleaner named Richie Almares (Lou Diamond Phillips) is having a recurring nightmare of a deceased man (Mackenzie Gray) who keeps telling him to wake up before shooting him.
10 “Azoth the Avenger Is a Friend of Mine” Brad Turner Brent V. Friedman October 16, 2002 112
A young boy named Craig Henson (Rory Culkin), beset by an abusive father and neighborhood bullies, wills his favorite superhero Azoth the Avenger (Patrick Warburton) to life, who teaches him about vengeance and courage.
11/12 “The Lineman” Jonathan Frakes Pen Densham October 23, 2002 101
After being struck by lightning, a lineman named Tyler Ward (Jeremy Piven) gains the ability to hear other people’s thoughts. 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 Bradley Thompson & David Weddle October 30, 2002 110
A struggling musician named Cory Williams (Lukas Haas) purchases an infamous guitar, which leads to him gaining vast international stardom and wealth, but both come with a surprising price tag.
14 “Upgrade” Joe Chappelle Robert Hewitt Wolfe October 30, 2002 113
A housewife named Annie (Susanna Thompson), humiliated by her loutish husband and unruly children, wishes for a better life, only to find that reality wants to replace her as well.
15 “To Protect and Serve” Joe Chappelle Kamran Pasha November 6, 2002 115
An idealistic police officer named Eric Boggs (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 114
A hopeless and destitute man named Vincent Hansen (Jake Busey) angrily rebuffs two persistent missionaries who may well have the answer to all of his problems at the time when some people start to disappear.
17 “Sensuous Cindy” John T. Kretchmer James Crocker November 13, 2002 116
Having sworn off all other women upon getting engaged, a man named Benjamin Baker (Greg Germann) is put to the test by a virtual-reality beauty named Cindy (Jaime Pressly).
18 “Hunted” Patrick Norris Christopher Mack November 13, 2002 117
A futuristic society is attacked by a vicious and mysterious murderer.
19 “Mr. Motivation” Deran Sarafian Teleplay by: Brent V. Friedman
Story by: Steven Aspis
November 20, 2002 118
A sinister toy doll (voiced by Pat O’Brien) encourages a timid man named Charles Stickney (Wallace Langham) to stand up to his boss Rick (Christopher McDonald) and take control of his life.
20 “Sanctuary” Patrick Norris James Crocker November 20, 2002 119
Stranded in a modern day Garden of Eden, a sports agent named Scott Turner (Rob Estes) and a real estate agent named Marisa Sanborn (Elizabeth Berkley) soon find their idyllic world crumbling thanks to an injured motorcyclist (Nicki Aycox) and her working cell phone.
21 “Future Trade” Bob Balaban Clyde Hayes November 27, 2002 121
A man named Martin Donner (Frank Whaley) with a dead-end job at a big-box store 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 cliché: if something seems too good to be true, it probably is.
22 “Found and Lost” Vern Gillum Teleplay by: Frederick Rappaport
Story by: Bill Mumy
November 27, 2002 120
A businessman named Sean Moore (Brian Austin Green) gets a chance to revisit the past and make another bid for Elizabeth Wicker (Moira Kelly) who was the woman that he loved.
23 “Gabe’s Story” Allan Kroeker Dusty Kay December 11, 2002 123
A deliveryman named Gabe O’Brien (Christopher Titus) suffering from consistent bad luck is given a surprising chance to change his destiny.
24 “Last Lap” Brad Turner Rob Hedden December 11, 2002 122
A terminally ill young man named Andy Perez (Clifton Collins, Jr.) and his best friend Marco Flores (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 January 8, 2003 125
A dissatisfied tabloid journalist named Ally Warner (Linda Cardellini) entrusts her fate in the hands of a fortune teller named Kamayo (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 January 8, 2003 124
A flower shop clerk named Tina Bishop (Taryn Manning) is viciously stalked by one of the multiple personalities of a troubled pet store employee named George Straitton (Devon Gummersall).
27 “Another Life” Risa Bramon Garcia Amir Mann & Brent V. Friedman February 5, 2003 126
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 February 5, 2003 127
A compulsive gambler named Jonah Beach (Eddie Kaye Thomas) 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 Story by: Charles Largent
Teleplay by: Michael Angeli
February 12, 2003 129
A gang member and tagger named Marcus Fisher (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 Dekker February 12, 2003 128
A teacher (Samantha Mathis) gains the power to predict death.
31 “It’s Still a Good Life” Allan Kroeker Ira Steven Behr
Based on Characters Created by: Jerome Bixby
February 19, 2003 131
In the sequel to the 1961 episode “It’s a Good Life”, Anthony Fremont (Bill Mumy), the young boy who once terrorized his town with his amazing mental powers, is now a man and the proud father of a little girl (Liliana Mumy) whose mental powers are stronger than his.
32 “The Monsters Are on Maple Street” Debbie Allen Teleplay by: Erin Maher & Kay Reindl
Story by: Rod Serling
February 19, 2003 130
In this update of the 1960 episode “The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street,” a neighbourhood begins suspecting their new neighbors of terrorism after the power and water get cut off.
33 “Memphis” Eriq La Salle Eriq La Salle February 26, 2003 133
A law clerk named Ray Ellison (Eriq La Salle) with only six months to live due to a brain tumor finds himself in Memphis, Tennessee in 1968 on the day Martin Luther King, Jr. is going to be assassinated.
34 “How Much Do You Love Your Kid?” Allison Liddi-Brown Michael Angeli February 26, 2003 132
A woman named Donna Saicheck (Bonnie Somerville) who is contemplating divorce from her husband Ted (Steve Bacic) gets a phone call from the police that her son has been kidnapped. Donna then sees this as part of a twisted reality game show hosted by a man known as Nick Dark (Wayne Knight).
35 “The Placebo Effect” Jerry Levine Teleplay by: Brent V. Friedman
Story by: Rebecca Swanson
April 2, 2003 134
A description of an unnamed disease that the hypochondriac Harry Raditch (Jeffrey Combs) has supposedly has comes to life when those around him become infected.
36 “Cold Fusion” Eli Richbourg Ashley Edward Miller & Zack Stentz April 2, 2003 135
A brilliant physicist named Paul Thorson (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 April 23, 2003 139
An aspiring magician named Marco Devlin (Shawn Hatosy) seeks to learn the secret behind a legendary trick by legendary magician Harry Kellog (Xander Berkeley).
38 “The Collection” John T. Kretchmer Erin Maher & Kay Reindl April 23, 2003 138
A night of babysitting turns to cold terror when a young woman named Miranda Evans (Jessica Simpson) realizes that the eerily lifelike doll collection of her client Danielle Rander (Ashley Edner) may explain the mysterious disappearances of the previous babysitters.
39 “Eye of the Beholder” David R. Ellis Rod Serling April 30, 2003 140
In this remake of the classic Twilight Zone episode, a beautiful woman named Janet Tyler (Molly Sims) in a futuristic society where everyone is hideous undergoes her 11th attempt at surgically being like everyone else.
40 “Developing” Allison Liddi-Brown Moira Kirland Dekker April 30, 2003 141
A young photographer named Edie Durant (Robin Tunney) discovers photos of her dead fiancé that could never had been taken and remains convinced that it is her deceased lover calling her to be with him in death.
41 “The Executions of Grady Finch” John Peter Kousakis Teleplay by: Ira Steven Behr and Brent V. Friedman
Story by: Frederick Rappaport
May 7, 2003 143
A death row inmate named Grady Finch (Jeremy Sisto) claims to his lawyer Liz (Alicia Witt) that he is innocent as an unknown force ends up interfering in his executions.
42 “Homecoming” Risa Bramon Garcia Teleplay by: Michael Angeli
Story by: Bradley Thompson & David Weddle
May 7, 2003 142
An army officer named Rob Malone (Gil Bellows) comes home to try and make amends with his wayward son Trace (Penn Badgley) before the boy learns his terrible secret.
43 “Sunrise” Tim Matheson Teleplay by: Frederick Rappaport
Story by: Katrina Cabrera Ortega
May 21, 2003 137
Five college students named Marty (Jonathan Jackson), Amber (Sarah Carter), Noah (Michael Peña), Eve (Lauren Lee Smith), and Wesley (Tyler Labine) 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. According to some carvings, the only way to reverse the curse is to sacrifice someone.
44 “Burned” John T. Kretchmer Seth Weisburst & Daniel Wolowicz May 21, 2003 136
An agoraphobic real-estate mogul named Scott Crane (Jason Bateman) is haunted by the ghosts of twin children killed in an arson he paid a man to commit.


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