Twilight Zone (2002)

UPN (ended 2003)
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 1 : Ep 43


    Aired 5/21/03

  • S 1 : Ep 42


    Aired 5/21/03

  • S 1 : Ep 41


    Aired 5/7/03

  • S 1 : Ep 40

    The Executions of Grady Finch

    Aired 5/7/03

  • S 1 : Ep 39


    Aired 4/30/03

  • Cast & Crew
  • Forest Whitaker


  • Kirk 'Sticky Fingaz' Jones


  • Terry Chen

    Nathan Park

  • Kandyse McClure


  • Stephen E. Miller

    Warden Tobey

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  • 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. The original Twilight Zone series aired from 1959 with host Rod Serling, and continued in 1985 with Charles Aidman and Robin Ward in The Twilight Zone (1985). This was the third screening of the show, but was cancelled after only one season.moreless

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  • Quotes (128)

    • Host: (closing narration) The Winslows have finally taken back control of their family, but it cost them one teenage daughter - a deal brokered only in The Twilight Zone.

    • Host: (opening narration) Meet the Winslows: A family searching for a way to control their troubled teen. How far they're willing to go will take them to a gated community whose address can only be found in The Twilight Zone.

    • Host: (opening narration) Our congratulations to Dr. Jay Ferguson who has just saved his first life. But tonight he will meet a patient who will challenge all his assumptions about living and dying in The Twilight Zone.

    • Death: But I should have known I was wasting my time. I'm not even alive.
      Dr. Ferguson: Now what makes you think you're not alive, Mister... uh, what?
      Death: I already told you. Death. You don't like that one, I answer to plenty of others. Anubis, Thanatos, Yeng-Wa, The Big Sleep, take your pick.

    • Death: It's not just my name, it's what I do.

    • Death: The mid 1300s, the Black Plague. Took out a third of Europe, went a little light on France. If that's not enough to get you depressed, I don't know what is.

    • Dr. Ferguson: If you quit, why try to commit suicide?
      Death: Because they're not just going to let me quit, are they?
      Dr. Ferguson: They?
      Death: They, they. The Celestial Choir, the Harmonies of the Unvierse. The ancient gods, the Fates or whatever you want to call "them."

    • Dr. Ferguson: How did you get out of your restraints?
      Death: Please. I took out the dinosaurs, he thinks a couple of belts are going to hold me?

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    Notes (43)

    • An episode of The X-Files (season 6) titled, interestingly enough, "Arcadia," revolved around several residents who had recently disappeared after failing to comply with the rules and regulations of the community they lived in. The synopsis of this episode is essentially the same, and "Arcadia" was the name on the side of the truck that took Amber Tamblyn's character away.

    • Interestingly enough, a year later in Amber Tamblyn's show, Joan of Arcadia, she goes to Arcadia High School.

    • Note the reference to "Maple Street", a possible allusion to the original TZ episode "The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street".

    • This was the premiere episode, although it wasn't the first episode to be produced (that was "The Lineman (1)").

    • "Death" has been a prominent character throughout many previous versions of TZ, one of the best episodes to feature "Death" was "One For the Angels" in which Murray Hamilton as "Death" informed a sidewalk salesman (Ed Wynn) he would die at midnight. Other TZ episodes to feature "living" incarnations of Death include "Nothing in the Dark" starring a young Robert Redford, and "Stranger in a Dark Place" with Stephen McHattie in a story written by J. Michael Straczynski of Babylon 5 fame.

    • This was scheduled to be the third episode aired, but was moved to be the second of the two premiering episodes

    • The idea of a man's race magically transforming to force him to sympathize with others has been explored before in the original TZ episode "A Quality of Mercy," as well as in the first segment of Twilight Zone: The Movie.

    • The idea of a man creating his dream girl was explored in the original Twilight Zone episode, "A World of His Own."

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    Trivia (10)

    • When Jenna confronts her parents about stripping away all signs of her individuality, Julie says that she herself was made to remove her earrings. However, when Jenna woke up she was still wearing two rings on her right hand. Throughout the episode she is seen still wearing rings and earrings.

    • In the close-up of Jenna before she's put in the truck, the other Winslows follow and stand behind her to watch. In the next shot when Jenna is thrown inside, the Winslows walk up to the truck again.

    • Jay's last name is mispelled "Fergurson" in Death's book at the end.

    • Elizabeth Wicker was called Elizabeth Carter by the secretary at the beginning of the episode, then after Sean uncovers her real last name, he uses Wicker when calling the magazine and they never mention the name Carter, so why bring it up in the first place unless someone goofed!

    • When Marshall is walking up the path to see the new neighbors, we can see a white car parked in the drive next to the house. Earlier, when everyone first came out of their houses, there was no car parked there, and we just found out that the cars don't work.

    • At the neighborhood meeting when all the phones go off, and the power goes out, we see the window shatter and the punch bowl break. When the camera pans around after the shaking, we catch a glimpse of the punch bowl, fully intact, on the table, then see that the window is fine too.

    • Trivia: The game the Commander is playing is Halo (2001), where supersoldier Master Chief fights alien villains. It is on the Microsoft Xbox and PC.

    • Why do Shannon and (once he knows what's going on) Mario keep calling Harry "Harry"? He's not Harry - he's John Holland. Holland is mentioned at the beginning but after that the fact he's the guy in charge is totally ignored.

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    Allusions (6)

    • Dog Bites Man In the 1947 musical Finian's Rainbow, a man's skin color is magically changed from white to black. In the 1968 movie of the musical, his dog attacks him just as this man's dog does not recognize him and drives him off.

    • Adam: Do you understand what happens at the end of Basic Instinct? Is Sharon Stone the killer or what? Basic Instinct is a very popular erotic thriller from 1992, starring Michael Douglas as a police detective investigating a writer (Sharon Stone) who may or may not be a killer.

    • Tyler: Yeah, for some kind of Frankenstein.
      Referencing the book by Mary Shelley, Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus. The story is about Doctor Frankenstein who creates a living being out of the parts of dead people.

    • Jason: This is just like ID4. Referring to the blockbuster movie Independence Day (1996), starring Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, and Randy Quaid. The movie features aliens that invade Earth.

    • Danielle: She wanted Buffy and Spike to hook up.
      A nod to another UPN supernatural show.

    • Miranda: Shelley's a doll, not Sydney Bristow
      Referencing Sydney Bristow, a spy in the series Alias. She is played by Jennifer Garner

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  • Fan Reviews (21)
  • Works...

    By da_dunker, Sep 04, 2007

  • Its not as good as the original but its still great

    By tacoman771, Feb 10, 2011

  • A remake of the original Twilight Zone.

    By viking99g, Feb 19, 2007

  • Great show!

    By TvPatriik, Oct 02, 2008

  • Fun sci-fi TV series with a different story every week.

    By QuadzillaNU, Nov 23, 2006

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