The Best Episodes of The Twilight Zone (1985)
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.
#2 - Her Pilgrim Soul
Season 1 - Episode 28
Two scientists create a holographic projector that has a woman appear in the display.
#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 - 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.
#7 - Shelter Skelter
Season 2 - Episode 16
A survivalist traps himself in his bomb shelter when a nuclear blast finally comes.
#8 - 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.
#9 - 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.
#10 - Aqua Vita
Season 2 - Episode 4
A woman finds a method for eternal youth at a steep price.
#11 - Father & Son Game
Season 3 - Episode 30
A 79-year-old man 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.
#12 - Cat and Mouse
Season 3 - Episode 24
A shy woman finds that a cat is actually a cursed "Casanova". She falls for the man but finds that her Prince Charming is actually a scoundrel.
#14 - 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.
#15 - Private Channel
Season 2 - Episode 17
On board an airplane, a lightning storm transforms a boy's walkman into a telepathic tuning device that informs him that the man sitting next to him is carrying a bomb.
#16 - The Crossing
Season 3 - Episode 3
A stressed-out priest repeatedly encounters a station wagon containing a young girl. The car keeps crashing and bursting into flames.
#17 - 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.
#19 - A Message from Charity
Season 1 - Episode 15
A teenage boy with a fever finds himself in telepathic contact with a girl living in colonial New England.
#20 - 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.
#21 - Extra Innings
Season 3 - Episode 2
Ex-baseball player Ed Hamler, 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.
#22 - Acts of Terror
Season 3 - Episode 11
A battered wife living with her abusive husband finds the strength to leave him in the form of a Doberman pinscher statue.
#23 - Examination Day
Season 1 - Episode 14
In the far future, twelve-year-old Dickie must pass the mandatory government intelligence test.
#24 - Something in the Walls
Season 3 - Episode 19
A doctor arrives at his new job in a sanitarium. He discovers the case of a woman who is terribly frightened of things that appear on her walls.