The BEST episodes written by Steven Barnes

To See the Invisible Man
98 votes

#1 - To See the Invisible Man

The Twilight Zone (1985) - Season 1 - Episode 40

An uncaring man is sentenced to a year of social isolation.

Rescue Bay
44 votes

#2 - Rescue Bay

Baywatch - Season 4 - Episode 18

When TV-producer Don Brand visits the beach, he is delighted to discover that the actions that take place on the beach are perfect for a TV-series. He calls the TV-series ""Rescue Bay"". He gets inspired when he witness Stephanie, Matt and Summer rescue two men on a boat, and when Garner catches a bad guy with the help of a kid's kite. Brand is convinced that he has a number one show in his hand. Brand follows the lifeguards around interviewing them about their jobs and personal lives. Stephanie reveals her and Mitch's relationship to him. Matt and Summer are played by two network-deal ingenues. Stephanie wants to play herself but when C.J. returns from Hawaii unaware of the shooting of a TV-series, she rescues the victims not knowing they are only acting. Brand is immediately smitten and offers Stephanie's part to C.J. and Stephanie becomes real upset. When the two roommates argue over who is best suited to play the role, Mitch agrees to help them with a kissing scene, but that doesn't

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Moaning Stones
10 votes

#3 - Moaning Stones

The Real Ghostbusters - Season 2 - Episode 39

When three ancient stones are reunited at a museum, dinosaurs spring back to terrifying life, and a powerful demon begins to make his presence felt. The Ghostbusters find themselves powerless, and Winston is revealed to be the only individual who can banish the demon.

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Hero Time
231 votes

#4 - Hero Time

Ben 10: Ultimate Alien - Season 1 - Episode 9

Ben's childhood hero makes a comeback while he's on a date with a beautiful, young movie actress.

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41 votes

#5 - Homecoming

Baywatch - Season 5 - Episode 14

Stephanie returns to Baywatch only to become victim of an ultraradical eco-terrorist trying to destroy an offshore oil platform. Mitch makes waves in Garner's relationship with a new lifeguard.

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The Edge
10 votes

#6 - The Edge

Baywatch - Season 9 - Episode 11

Cody has started swimming again. But he is clearly frustrated with his times. They aren't half as good as his times during the qualification races for the Atlanta Olympics back in 1996. Cody couldn't go to Atlanta because of a diving accident (6.22 Go for the Gold). After a race, Cody meets Liz Brooks, a beautiful woman. She turns out to know everything about Cody's past. She wants him to become her spokesperson for a new line of nutritional supplements called ""The Edge 4000"". Cody accepts the offer. When Liz is mixing up an Edge drink for Cody at headquarters, Mitch and Alex start asking questions about ""The Edge 4000"". They are very sceptical. Soon, Cody's training starts to interfere with his lifeguard hours. Mitch tells him to prioritize. He can't do both things. Cody will think about it. Another day, Cody is very cold due to the fact that he has lowered his body fat with 3 %. Therefore, he doesn't have the strength to complete a rescue. When Mitch and Newmie arrive to the scene, t

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Music of the Spheres
159 votes

#7 - Music of the Spheres

The Outer Limits (1995) - Season 3 - Episode 14

Devon Taylor, a 20 year-old physics whiz, has heard a lot of strange sounds coming from space as part of his job assisting Dr. Evan Swift at the radio observatory -- but something tells him this signal, coming from the direction of Certus, is special. Devon's suspicions are confirmed when he takes a tape of the signal home and his 17 year-old sister, Joyce, and her boyfriend Vic react as if they have heard the most beautiful music in the world. But the sound, which seems comprehensible only to teenagers, has a disturbing side-effect; Joyce and Vic's skin begins physically changing, as does the skin of all the other teenagers they expose to the sound. Worse, when Devon's father, Dr. Emory Taylor, orders the ""music"" taken away, the teenagers appear to go through a painful and possibly deadly withdrawal. Faced with the spread of this potentially deadly audio virus, the government imposes martial law as Devon and his father try to figure out why the sound has the effect it does. Is this th

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Lover's Cove
15 votes

#8 - Lover's Cove

Baywatch - Season 4 - Episode 3

Hobie meets a beautiful girl named Lauren Taylor in junior lifeguards. But unfortunately for him, she has a disease called aplastic anemia and has less than a year left to live. Her biggest dream is to save someone's live. Therefore the Make-A-Wish Foundation placed her at Baywatch. Hobie falls in love with her without knowing about her disease. During an exercise, Lauren almost drowns and Hobie has to rescue her. Then her mom Mary decides that it's time for her to go back to Portland again. When Hobie hears about this, he decides to take her to a place called Lover's Cove. It's said that if you kiss someone as long as the bells are ringing, your love will last eternally. He overhears C.J. telling Jackie about it. Hobie and Lauren go to Lover's Cove on a wave-runner, but when they are about to leave, Hobie is attacked by a Portuguese man-of-war, and Lauren have to rescue him for the second time. Later when Mitch, C.J. and Matt have found them, Mitch tells Hobie the truth. He gets re

Brief Candle
2282 votes

#9 - Brief Candle

Stargate SG-1 - Season 1 - Episode 9

SG-1 discovers a race of attractive people who age extremely rapidly. The situation becomes personal when O'Neill begins to suffer from the same accelerated aging, and must live out the rest of his life on the planet.

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A Stitch in Time
192 votes

#10 - A Stitch in Time

The Outer Limits (1995) - Season 2 - Episode 1

FBI agent Jamie Perrin has investigated some pretty strange cases in her time but this one may be the strangest of all. During the last fifty years, seventeen men throughout the country were all murdered with the same gun. This gun is traced to Dr. Theresa Givens, a scientist who recently left a top-secret government agency. This discovery deepens the mystery because Givens was only five years old at the time of the first murder. The gun itself hadn't even been made. While investigating further, Perrin discovers a secret that lies behind the locked door in Dr. Givens' office and learns first-hand of the temptations and dangers of undoing the evils of the past.

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A Small Town
449 votes

#11 - A Small Town

The Twilight Zone (2019) - Season 2 - Episode 8

A quiet church handyman uncovers a magical scale model imbuing him with the power to help his struggling small town. But with the sleazy Mayor Conway taking all the credit, will Jason's good intentions be corrupted?

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Teacher's Aide
101 votes

#12 - Teacher's Aide

The Twilight Zone (1985) - Season 1 - Episode 16

A teacher on a violent and gang infested high school has trouble controlling her students. The building is warded by some mysterious gargoyles, which give some special powers to the teacher.

The Sum of Its Parts
549 votes

#13 - The Sum of Its Parts

Andromeda - Season 1 - Episode 16

A humanoid robot visits the Andromeda crew, helps them fight off a culture of organized machines and learns what it means to be a living being.

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Mind Over Matter
224 votes

#14 - Mind Over Matter

The Outer Limits (1995) - Season 2 - Episode 5

Dr. Sam Stein has always lived for his work. His dedication has paid off with the development of the Computer Aided Visual Environment system of CAVE, which allows doctors to jack-in directly to the brain of patients. When an accident puts his colleague Rachael Carter in a coma, Stein decides to use CAVE for his own purposes, reaching into Rachael's brain to tell her what he couldn't while she was conscious: that he loves her. Stein discovers, however, that love takes strange turns when it enters CAVE's virtual world and that the complexities of the human heart are not easily translated into bits and bytes.

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The Heist
185 votes

#15 - The Heist

The Outer Limits (1995) - Season 2 - Episode 14

Embittered after a friend's betrayal cost him his Army career, Lee Taylor helps a self-styled militia major hijack an Army shipment. He reaps a deadly reward. The militia, which includes Lee's brother Calvin, expected a missile shipment. Instead, they find a mysterious, sealed cargo and a lone Army Guard. Under threat of death, Captain Teri Washington refuses to reveal the nature of the cargo but warns it is deadly. The major thinks she is lying until an alien lifeform begins a chilling series of attacks. Discipline crumbles and loyalties are tested as the creature stalks its prey with impersonal efficiency.

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