The BEST episodes of One Step Beyond

Every episode of One Step Beyond ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of One Step Beyond!

During the era of The Twilight Zone, One Step Beyond is a show that told real stories about supernatural encounters. Host John Newland narrated stories of ghosts, monsters, mysterious disappearances, and supernatural circumstances in which no logical answer to explain the events was found. Along with dramatic and eerie re-enactments, viewers couldn't help but wonder if the paranormal truly exists.

Last Updated: 1/15/2023Network:ABC (US)
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The Voice
star
9.00
1 votes

#1 - The Voice

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/22/1960

A reporter investigating a case of arson is driven by a voice that encourages more fires.

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Dead Ringer
star
9.00
33 votes

#2 - Dead Ringer

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/1/1959

A turn-of-the-century newlywed claims that her evil twin sister is responsible for a series of fires set in orphanages. When her husband has the claim investigated, he learns that his wife's sister died years ago -- in a fire at the orphanage where the sisters lived . . .

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The Executioner
star
9.00
2 votes

#3 - The Executioner

Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired 1/3/1961

A Confederate soldier lost behind Union lines is framed for spying. His dog saves him even after death.

Directors: John Newland
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The Promise
star
8.50
2 votes

#4 - The Promise

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/29/1960

A bomb deactivator in postwar London who decides to dismantle just one last bomb.

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Brainwave
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8.25
4 votes

#5 - Brainwave

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/6/1959

During WWII, a drunken pharmacist's mate must operate on the injured captain of his ship. The chief medical officer on a near-by ship assists the terrified young man perform the operation by providing instructions over the ship's radio. But at a crucial moment in the operation, the young man needs much more than this . . . and he receives it from an unearthly source . . .

Directors: John Newland
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Earthquake
star
8.03
32 votes

#6 - Earthquake

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired 1/12/1960

In 1906 San Francisco, many famous people gather at a hotel to hear renowned opera singer Enrico Caruso perform. However, a bellboy at the hotel suddenly has visions of impending mass destruction and death, but he can't get anyone to listen to him.

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The Return
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8.03
32 votes

#7 - The Return

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/11/1960

On patrol during the Korean war young corporal Fred Cossage gets separated from the rest of his unit who, after a fruitless search for him, give him up as dead and return behind their own lines. But Cossage is still alive and, despite being blinded and severely wounded, is able via psychic help to make a return.

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Message from Clara
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8.03
33 votes

#8 - Message from Clara

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/10/1959

An English instructor teaching immigrants finds herself writing at the blackboard in a language she doesn't understand. It turns out to be a warning against one of her students.

Directors: John Newland
Writer: Larry Marcus
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House of the Dead
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8.00
31 votes

#9 - House of the Dead

Season 2 - Episode 37 - Aired 6/7/1960

A British army officer stationed in Hong Kong frantically searches for his missing Oriental wife before his scheduled return to the US. In desperation he seeks the help of an old Chinese man . . . who writes a cryptic message on paper and tells him to look for his wife in the ""House of the Dead"" . . .

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Delia
star
8.00
31 votes

#10 - Delia

Season 2 - Episode 32 - Aired 5/3/1960

While vacationing at a tropical resort, a cynical and unhappy young man meets a beautiful young lady who speaks cryptically about the many times they've met before. The two fall instantly in love -- but the next day he cannot find her . . . and the other resort guests claim he spent the evening alone.

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Goodbye Grandpa
star
8.00
1 votes

#11 - Goodbye Grandpa

Season 2 - Episode 38 - Aired 6/14/1960

A brother and sister are devastated by the death of their grandfather, to whom they were inordinately close. However, they soon begin to suspect that he may be trying to contact them from beyond the grave.

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The Storm
star
8.00
1 votes

#12 - The Storm

Season 2 - Episode 39 - Aired 6/21/1960

A dead artist's fame rests on one painting, unfinished when he died but now complete.

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If You See Sally
star
8.00
2 votes

#13 - If You See Sally

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/18/1960

Pa Ellis blames his daughter Sally following the accidental death of her brother Paul and she moves to the city but Pa relents and asks her to come home. Sally sets out to hitch-hike and is caught up in a terrible storm and killed. However, over the following years many drivers on the road where Sally perished see her ghost thumbing lifts and some pick her up though she never makes it back home.

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The Trap
star
8.00
1 votes

#14 - The Trap

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/15/1960

Just before he falls asleep, a man is suddenly aware that there is another life that seems to be in direct conflict with his own. He is astounded to discover that he has stumbled upon what seems to be a parallel universe--one in which he also exists. but in not quite the same way he does in this one.

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Tonight at 12:17
star
8.00
31 votes

#15 - Tonight at 12:17

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/6/1960

An expectant mother envisions a plane crash with startling clarity.

Writer: Larry Marcus
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Where Are They?
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8.00
1 votes

#16 - Where Are They?

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/13/1960

Stones fall on Chico, California; a man goes to Washington, D.C with effervescent tablets that turn water into fuel for automobiles.

Directors: John Newland
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The Sacred Mushroom
star
8.00
1 votes

#17 - The Sacred Mushroom

Season 3 - Episode 18 - Aired 1/24/1961

Andrija Puharich's expedition in search of the sacred mushroom, with the help of a brujo, and ESP tests before and after.

Directors: John Newland
The Gift
star
8.00
1 votes

#18 - The Gift

Season 3 - Episode 19 - Aired 1/31/1961

A phony fortuneteller has a real vision: she sees her son committing a murder.

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Night of Decision
star
8.00
1 votes

#19 - Night of Decision

Season 3 - Episode 21 - Aired 2/21/1961

The Continental Army is camped at Valley Forge and Washington is debating whether to surrender to the English.

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Justice
star
8.00
1 votes

#20 - Justice

Season 3 - Episode 23 - Aired 3/7/1961

In a small Welch town, Wyndham Roberts flags down a constable, leads him to a young woman's body, and confesses to her murder. Witnesses testify, however, that Roberts was in church at the time, nodding off during the sermon. Though it seems impossible that Roberts could be in two places at once, Constable Jones maintains that he did confess the murder.

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The Face
star
8.00
1 votes

#21 - The Face

Season 3 - Episode 24 - Aired 3/14/1961

Since childhood, Stephen Bolt's dreams have been haunted by a man intent on destroying him.

Directors: John Newland
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Signal Received
star
8.00
1 votes

#22 - Signal Received

Season 3 - Episode 26 - Aired 4/4/1961

Three sailors from the H.M.S. Hood ship have premonitions; two see death, but one sees living to an old age.

Directors: John Newland
Writer: Derry Quinn
The Prisoner
star
8.00
1 votes

#23 - The Prisoner

Season 3 - Episode 29 - Aired 5/2/1961

The survivor of a concentration camp receives a visit from a German officer who is dead.

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Blood Flower
star
8.00
1 votes

#24 - Blood Flower

Season 3 - Episode 30 - Aired 5/16/1961

A political theorist, who doesn't believe in involvement, sniffs a rare flower and becomes a fiery revolutionary.

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The Sorcerer
star
8.00
1 votes

#25 - The Sorcerer

Season 3 - Episode 31 - Aired 5/23/1961

An army officer is acquitted of a murder he insists he committed.

Directors: John Newland
Writer: Derry Quinn
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