The Best Episodes of The Twilight Zone (2002)

Last Updated: Dec 2, 2018

You're travelling to another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound... but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land, whose boundaries are only that of the imagination... you're entering... the Twilight Zone... What began in 1959 with the great Rod Serling continues into the 21st century with a new host, Forest Whitaker, on a new network and told with completely new stories. Although there are minor similarities to older episodes of TZ, and a remake or two tossed in, these are still new ideas, told with a fresh and modern approach and delivered in that same chilling yet romantic style that still manages to captivate, compel and enchant us all... The show aired on UPN for one season (44 episodes) and it aired double pack episodes every week.

Memphis

#1 - Memphis

Season 1 - Episode 33

A dying man is transported back to the South in 1968 on the day of Martin Luther King's assassination and tries to stop the killing.

star 7.97
29 votes
Directors: Eriq La Salle
Writers: Eriq La Salle
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The Pharaoh's Curse

#2 - The Pharaoh's Curse

Season 1 - Episode 37

A young magician becomes the protege of an elderly conjurer to learn the secret of an impossible escape - The Pharaoh's Curse.

star 7.86
21 votes
Directors: Bob Balaban
Writers: Stephen Beck
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Hunted

#3 - Hunted

Season 1 - Episode 18

A futuristic society, without murder, discovers one of the old mutated apes, previously thought wiped out, is killing people. To save their society, a cop and his team have to track it down and kill it!

star 7.82
39 votes
Directors: Patrick Norris
Writers: Christopher Mack
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Future Trade

#4 - Future Trade

Season 1 - Episode 21

A man with a dead-end job and a dysfunctional family is lured into trading his future for that of a seemingly privileged man with his trophy wife.

star 7.73
26 votes
Directors: Bob Balaban
Writers: Clyde Hayes
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The Collection

#5 - The Collection

Season 1 - Episode 38

A babysitter must deal with a girl who has a collection of dolls that come to life.

star 7.70
23 votes
Writers: Erin Maher, Kay Reindl
Placebo Effect

#6 - Placebo Effect

Season 1 - Episode 35

A hypochondriac with the power to manifest his beliefs into reality poses a danger to the entire world.

star 7.68
31 votes
Writers: Brent V. Friedman
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Sunrise

#7 - Sunrise

Season 1 - Episode 43

Several college students are thrust into a virtual nightmare when they discover an Aztec artifact that causes the sun to vanish and the only solution is a human sacrifice.

star 7.56
27 votes
Writers: Frederick Rappaport
Upgrade

#8 - Upgrade

Season 1 - Episode 14

Annie fantasizes about her ideal family, a far cry from the dysfunctional group of people she sees everyday. But when her fantasies seemingly become reality, she is horrored to discover she is next on the replacement list.

star 7.51
41 votes
Directors: Joe Chappelle
Writers: Robert Hewitt Wolfe
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Burned

#9 - Burned

Season 1 - Episode 44

A crooked real estate mogul pays the price for having a building burned down to collect the insurance money.

star 7.50
28 votes
Writers: Seth Weisburst, Daniel Wolowicz
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The Path

#10 - The Path

Season 1 - Episode 25

Ally, a young writer for a tabloid, meets a man who claims he sees others the path they are destined to follow. His predictions for her prove uncannily accurate and she soon becomes dependent on his predictions to guide her life. When he gets hit by a car and killed she finds herself without hope.

star 7.50
32 votes
Directors: Jerry Levine
Writers: James Crocker
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Mr. Motivation

#11 - Mr. Motivation

Season 1 - Episode 19

A sinister toy doll encourages a timid man to stand up to his boss and take control of his life.

star 7.47
38 votes
Writers: Brent V. Friedman
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Eye of the Beholder

#12 - Eye of the Beholder

Season 1 - Episode 39

Meet Mrs. Janet Tyler. She was born abnormally ugly and has undergone many plastic surgeries to change her appearence. None of them worked. Now after one last attempt the bandages are coming off. But will the latest surgery succeed where the others failed?

star 7.46
28 votes
Directors: David Ellis
Writers: Rod Serling
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The Pool Guy

#13 - The Pool Guy

Season 1 - Episode 9

A pool cleaner loses the ability to distinguish dreams from reality.

star 7.46
41 votes
Directors: Brad Turner
Writers: Brent V. Friedman, Paul Shapiro
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Sanctuary

#14 - Sanctuary

Season 1 - Episode 20

Stranded in a modern day Garden of Eden, a man and woman cannot resist the temptation of technology.

star 7.46
37 votes
Directors: Patrick Norris
Writers: James Crocker
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Homecoming

#15 - Homecoming

Season 1 - Episode 42

A teenager has a brief reunion with his father, returned from the war.

star 7.37
35 votes
Writers: Michael Angeli
Shades of Guilt

#16 - Shades of Guilt

Season 1 - Episode 3

Matt McGreevy is driving when a black man runs up to his car and begs for help. Matt drives away as a gang falls on the man and beat him to death. When he arrives home, Matt first bleeds from the cuts the dead man suffers, then his skin changes. By the time he gets back home he has transformed into the dead man, a college professor...

star 7.36
59 votes
Directors: Perry Lang
Writers: Ira Steven Behr
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Night Route

#17 - Night Route

Season 1 - Episode 6

A young woman's seemingly happy life unravels after a close call with a speeding car. The woman, Melina, begins to forget details of her lfie and how she met her fiance. Worse, she is haunted by strange phenomena: a mysterious bus that follows her and people who know her name that she's never met. Finally her fiance disappears without a trace, leaving her in a desolte life where she knows no one.

star 7.34
50 votes
Writers: Jill Blotevogel
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One Night at Mercy

#18 - One Night at Mercy

Season 1 - Episode 2

A young doctor meets a suicide who claims to be Death incarnate. When Death insists he wants to stop his killing ways, the doctor is forced to contemplate what life would be like without death.

star 7.33
87 votes
Directors: Peter O'Fallon
Writers: Christopher Mack
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The Executions of Grady Finch

#19 - The Executions of Grady Finch

Season 1 - Episode 41

A prisoner, Grady Finch, who insists on his innocence discovers that he can't be killed. He survives multiple execution attempts and his attorney eventually manages to get him released. Finch is elated, but as he emerges he confesses to his attorney that he was really guilty...and then he is finally killed as a statue of Nemesis, the Goddess of Vengeance, falls on top of him.

star 7.33
30 votes
Writers: Ira Steven Behr, Brent V. Friedman
Rewind

#20 - Rewind

Season 1 - Episode 28

Jonah, a gambler, never can beat ""the house"" no matter how hard he tries. But then he gets an interesting device that enables him to go back in time up to 5 minutes, and that means he has big chances for his gambling.

star 7.30
33 votes
Directors: Kevin Bray
Writers: James Crocker
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Into the Light

#21 - Into the Light

Season 1 - Episode 30

A teacher on her last few days of teaching high school suddenly starts seeing lights on peoples faces just before they die. When she starts seeing it on most of her students faces, she decides to find out what will happen.

star 7.26
27 votes
Writers: Moira Kirland Dekker, Moira Kirland
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Evergreen

#22 - Evergreen

Season 1 - Episode 1

When rebellious teenager Jenna and her family move into an exclusive gated community that her parents hope will help them better control the troubled teen, Jenna soon discovers the dark truth behind how her new neighbors deal with discipline problems.

star 7.25
109 votes
Directors: Allan Kroeker
Writers: Jill Blotevogel
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How Much Do You Love Your Kid?

#23 - How Much Do You Love Your Kid?

Season 1 - Episode 34

A woman's son is kidnapped and she becomes involved in a licensed reality TV show broadcasting her attempts to recover him.

star 7.22
27 votes
Directors: Allison Liddi
Writers: Michael Angeli
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Time Lapse

#24 - Time Lapse

Season 1 - Episode 7

After an unconscious high-security patient arrives in his ward, Doctor Zack Taylor finds himself suffering from blackouts. On each occasion he wakes up partway along a byzantine assassination plot to kill the President's daughter with a plastic gun. He gets to the target's location, pulls out his gun, and...shoots an assassin behind the girl...

star 7.22
46 votes
Writers: James Crocker
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Developing

#25 - Developing

Season 1 - Episode 40

A widow finds photos of their dream house improving with each picture she takes.

star 7.21
28 votes
Directors: Allison Liddi
Writers: Moira Kirland Dekker, Moira Kirland