The Best Episodes of The Twilight Zone (1985)
Last Updated: Nov 20, 2018
This show is based on Rod Serling's classic TV anthology show, The Twilight Zone. Redoing some episodes and doing new ones 20 years laters after the originals, these are made in color and in one-hour episodes. Most of the episodes contained two or three stories, and were broken up in half hour episodes for syndication. CBS cancelled the show in its second season, but it was picked up by a Canadian producer and aired in syndication in a half-hour format. The show contains mostly ironic or special situations with a twist at the end, which show the human nature, coupled with science fiction, horror or fantasy. Some of the show's writers are well known: Harlan Ellison, Stephen King, Ray Bradbury, Richard Matheson, Sidney Sheldon and J. Michael Straczynski. The opening and closing music was done by The Grateful Dead.
#1 - To See the Invisible Man
Season 1 - Episode 40
An uncaring man is sentenced to a year of social isolation.
#3 - Button, Button
Season 1 - Episode 50
A mysterious man offers a couple a bizarre deal: if they will push a button on a box that will kill one person they don't know, they will get a million dollars.
#4 - The Mind of Simon Foster
Season 3 - Episode 23
In an impoverished future, Simon Foster 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?
#6 - Welcome to Winfield
Season 1 - Episode 42
The grim reaper arrives at a hospital to take possession of a dying man. The man's wife rescues him and takes him to the western town of Winfield where residents have been living for hundreds of years. Apparently, the reaper has failed to collect those living there.
#7 - Need to Know
Season 1 - Episode 51
A government scientist/agent sent to a small town to help investigate a bizarre outbreak of insanity which is spreading through the town.
#8 - Profile in Silver
Season 1 - Episode 49
A researcher from the future, a descendent of President John F. Kennedy goes back in time to witness his ancestor's death.
#14 - The Library
Season 1 - Episode 55
Landing a new job at a private library a girl is warned never to look at the books. Taking a peek she learns that there's a book for everyone alive. When a neighbor pesters her, she rewrites his biography.
#16 - Night of the Meek
Season 1 - Episode 30
A drunken storefront Santa is terminally depressed by the many children who go gift less and starving during Christmas. He is fired from his job at a department store when he shows up late, and subsequently finds a bag that he can pull any present anyone wants from it.
#18 - A Matter of Minutes
Season 1 - Episode 38
A young married couple discovers that their home is being remodeled by blue-clad workers who are workers of time that build and move objects from one time period to another.
#24 - Cold Reading
Season 1 - Episode 46
An actor arrives at a radio station to perform a radio play. An old voodoo stick is accidentally activated and the play becomes more real that anything anyone expected.