The BEST episodes written by James Crocker

Shadow Play
71 votes

#1 - Shadow Play

The Twilight Zone (1985) - Season 1 - Episode 56

A man is convinced that reality as we perceive it is dependent on his staying alive.

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Identity Crisis
91 votes

#2 - Identity Crisis

The Outer Limits (1995) - Season 4 - Episode 10

Captain Cotter McCoy (Lou Diamond Phillips) is the first of a new breed of soldier. As part of a top secret program overseen by Dr. Greg Olander (Robert Joy), General Langston Chase (Dale Wilson), and Cotter's friend, Colonel Pete Butler (Scott Kraft), the contents of McCoy's brain can be temporarily transferred into an android version of himself. This process creates a virtually indestructible fighting machine with the smarts and experience of a human being. But, one day something goes wrong. During the transfer, the real McCoy's body is blasted with electricity, stopping his heart, inflicting serious brain damage and leaving Cotter's mind trapped in the android body. To make matters worse, the interface between his mind and the android body is flawed. McCoy's motor control is already beginning to break down and the interface will likely collapse within 12 hours.

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The Haven
32 votes

#3 - The Haven

The Outer Limits (1995) - Season 5 - Episode 15

Caleb Vance lives on the 52nd floor of The Haven, a high-tech marvel of an apartment building that is driven by a supercomputer named Argus and filled with machines and appliances that respond to the orders of The Haven's residents. The building's design almost completely eliminates the need for human contact, a desirable feature in an age in which all communication is mediated by one form of technology or another and a strong selling point for the residents of The Haven. But things begin to go wrong. It begins with a fritz in George, The Haven's holographic concierge, but soon grows more serious. Appliances stop working, cutting off the supply of food and water. The sensors on the doors cut out, trapping Caleb in his apartment. Desperate, he uses steak knives to break through the wall into the next apartment, where he encounters Alyssa, the neighbor he has never met. Together, they try to get out of the building. On their way, they meet Morgan, a lawyer who t

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Love, Christy
50 votes

#4 - Love, Christy

Simon & Simon - Season 1 - Episode 2

Rick uses some of his old and shady contacts when he and AJ try to recover the stolen sports car of a pretty co-ed who Rick is determined to impress.

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No Way Down
16 votes

#5 - No Way Down

Beauty and the Beast - Season 1 - Episode 4

Vincent is blinded after an explosion and must escape a street gang that is holding him hostage. Once he is free he must find his way home.

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Within the Serpent's Grasp (2)
1951 votes

#6 - Within the Serpent's Grasp (2)

Stargate SG-1 - Season 1 - Episode 22

SG-1 escapes through the Stargate before it is shut down, and learns that Daniel's alternate reality vision is true: Apophis is moving to attack Earth from above. The team must stop Apophis and his son, Klorel, who inhabits the body of their friend Skaara.

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The Maquis (1)
1436 votes

#7 - The Maquis (1)

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Season 2 - Episode 20

Federation colonists reject a treaty with Cardassia and take matters into their own hands, forming a terrorist group called 'The Maquis'.

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39 votes

#8 - Decompression

The Outer Limits (1995) - Season 6 - Episode 13

Senator Wyndom Brody has just won the New Hampshire primary, upsetting a heavily favored opponent, and he's flying to South Carolina to press his campaign for the Presidency. As the plane files south, it's hit by lightning. The plane and its passengers appear unaffected, but a mysterious woman appears in Brody's private quarters and warns him the strike has damaged the airplane, which will crash on landing, killing him and six others. She explains she is a projection from the future, a virtual time-traveler sent here to save him because his presidency is the key to preventing an apocalyptic future. If he is to live he must shoot out the emergency exit and allow himself to be sucked out of the plane by decompression, whereupon he will be saved by the stranger's sophisticated technology.

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Earth to Stacey
15 votes

#9 - Earth to Stacey

Simon & Simon - Season 1 - Episode 10

Rick needs money in a hurry when his truck is repossessed, so he grabs the first client he can, which turns out to be one of Myron's. Rick and AJ's new client is a jilted bride and trying to find her runaway groom is more trouble than it's worth.

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The Awakening
178 votes

#10 - The Awakening

The Outer Limits (1995) - Season 3 - Episode 10

Beth Carter lives in black and white, unable to experience emotions because of a conditioncalled primary alexithymia. But when Dr. Steven Molstad implants a small device in her brain, Beth's world explodes into brilliant color. For the first time in her life, she can truly feel love, happiness and even fear. Beth is thrilled by the transformation, by her feelings of friendship for Molstad's assistant Joan Garrison and her attraction to Joan's landlord Kevin Flynn -- but there are some troubling signs. Beth begins to hear strange voices. She is abducted by aliens only to find herself back in the hospital. Is her brain rebelling at the sudden flow of emotions or is Molstad's implant defective? Or is something more sinister going on?

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1497 votes

#11 - Cardassians

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Season 2 - Episode 5

A custody battle emerges over an orphaned Cardassian boy who was raised by Bajorans.

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58 votes

#12 - Rakers

Max Headroom - Season 1 - Episode 2

Theora goes AWOL when she learns her estranged brother is involved in the brutal and dangerous ""sport"" of raking, which the promoters are trying to have legalized and televised.

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1434 votes

#13 - Melora

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Season 2 - Episode 6

Bashir falls in love with a wheelchair-bound woman, who is unable to walk in Deep Space Nine's level of gravity.

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Doppleganger (1)
120 votes

#14 - Doppleganger (1)

7 Days - Season 1 - Episode 6

When the team at Never Never Land compound hears news that the United States is in danger of being taken over by terrorists, Operation Back Step is put into effect. However, after Dr. Ballard modifies the sphere, a glitch causes Frank Parker to separate into two people.

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1214 votes

#15 - Paradise

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Season 2 - Episode 15

Sisko and O'Brien are stranded on a planet with a human colony that has forbidden all forms of technology.

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Doppleganger (2)
153 votes

#16 - Doppleganger (2)

7 Days - Season 1 - Episode 7

Good-Frank tries to make his way to Backstep to stop Starker from initiating his military coup and taking over the U.S. government (with the aid of Parker's evil duplicate) while the U.S. and China are on the brink of nuclear war.

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The Deprogrammers
157 votes

#17 - The Deprogrammers

The Outer Limits (1995) - Season 2 - Episode 16

With Earth under alien rule and millions dead, the human race has been programmed to slavery. A small band of rebels kidnaps Evan, alien leader Koltok's personal slave. Trent Davis, leader of the rebels, tries to return Evan to his former self through arduous deprogramming sessions. To aid in the process, Evan is reintroduced to his wife Jill. As his sessions progress, Evan learns of the death of his daughter. He agrees to join the rebels and assassinate his former master - with devastating results.

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Patient Zero
73 votes

#18 - Patient Zero

The Outer Limits (1995) - Season 7 - Episode 2

A desperate man from the future travels back to the present to find and kill the carrier of a deadly plague that threatens to annihilate humankind. The time portal is disengaged, and Beckett (MICHAEL ROOKER) steps out of the machine only to discover that his visit to the past has not changed the present. Many millions of people are still dying of a mysterious plague and his mission to kill the carrier and stop the epidemic before it ever gets started has failed. With the very survival of the human race at stake, Beckett agrees to travel back into the past again, this time one week earlier than before, to remove the person whom scientists now believe to be Patient Zero, a woman named Amy Berrett (TANYA ALLEN). But a twist of fate will alter Beckett's resolve. Instead of eliminating Amy to arrest the plague, he believes he knows a way to save the humanity of the future without harming Amy in the present. Can the fate of humankind hinge on a single act? Or are we helpless to change our de

Bits of Love
195 votes

#19 - Bits of Love

The Outer Limits (1995) - Season 3 - Episode 1

Aidan Hunter may be the last man on earth after a nuclear holocaust, but he's not lonely. In his subterranean bomb shelter, hes surrounded by his family, friends, lovers, anyone he wants ... Unfortunately, they're holograms -- computer generated people controlled by a beautiful holographic interface named Emma. But when curiosity turns to touch and Aidan makes love to Emma in a virtual reality pod, he quickly learns that trifling with a computers feelings can be dangerous ... and the morning after can be all too real.

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The Path
105 votes

#20 - The Path

The Twilight Zone (2002) - 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.

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84 votes

#21 - Sanctuary

The Twilight Zone (2002) - Season 1 - Episode 20

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

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Out of Body
149 votes

#22 - Out of Body

The Outer Limits (1995) - Season 2 - Episode 20

What really happens during an out-of body experience? Husband and wife scientists Rebecca Warfield and Ben McCormick are trying to find out by subjecting monkeys to electric impulses. They see it as pure science, but to religious groups like Family Foremost, it is sacrilege. Desperate for funding, Rebecca decides to run the experiment with a human subject -- herself. She asks her assistant, Amy, to help. Amy, a secret religious fanatic, alters the experiment. Rebecca escapes from her body, but, unless she finds a way to communicate, she will remain trapped in an other dimension.

The Leprechaun Artist
32 votes

#23 - The Leprechaun Artist

The Twilight Zone (1985) - Season 1 - Episode 47

Vacationing in the United States, an Irish leprechaun is caught by three boys. To be freed, he must grant them three wishes.

1327 votes

#24 - Fascination

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Season 3 - Episode 10

Lwaxana Troi pursues Odo during the Bajoran Gratitude Festival as members of the crew suddenly become infatuated with one another.

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69 votes

#25 - Rewind

The Twilight Zone (2002) - 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.

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A Little Peace and Quiet
297 votes

#26 - A Little Peace and Quiet

The Twilight Zone (1985) - Season 1 - Episode 2

In a modern remake of the classic episode, "A Kind of a Stopwatch", a woman discovers a necklace that gives its owner the ability to freeze time

Time Lapse
93 votes

#27 - Time Lapse

The Twilight Zone (2002) - 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...

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Family Values
107 votes

#28 - Family Values

The Outer Limits (1995) - Season 7 - Episode 1

A man believes all his family problems will be solved when he purchases a robot to help around the house.

226 votes

#29 - Chameleon

The Twilight Zone (1985) - Season 1 - Episode 5

A space shuttle returns from a mission and NASA discovers that something unusual has been picked up.

Sensuous Cindy
116 votes

#30 - Sensuous Cindy

The Twilight Zone (2002) - Season 1 - Episode 17

A man, who's fiancée wants to wait wait until after they're married to have sex, is convinced to try a virtual reality game, Sensuous Cindy. It's not really cheating if it's with a virtual girl, right?

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