The Twilight Zone - Season 1

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Episode Guide

  • The Last Defender of Camelot
    4/11/86
    6.4
    Sir Lancelot, still alive in 1986, seeks the help of the sleeping Merlin in one final battle. But he soon finds himself facing off against the revived wizard, who has other plans.
  • A Day in Beaumont
    A Day in Beaumont
    Episode 58
    4/11/86
    6.6
    A young couple sees a flying saucer land, but everyone they try to tell seems to be an alien.
  • Grace Note
    Grace Note
    Episode 57
    4/4/86
    8.3
    An aspiring opera singer gets an inspiring glimpse of her future, courtesy of a dying wish by her youngest sister.
  • Shadow Play
    Shadow Play
    Episode 56
    4/4/86
    8.5
    A condemned man, Adam Grant, insists that everything and everyone around him is a dream: one that he can't wake up from. He claims that every time he is executed, he fails to wake up and must relive the whole thing again.
  • The Library
    The Library
    Episode 55
    3/28/86
    8.4
    A girl who lands a new job at a private library 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.
  • Devil's Alphabet
    Devil's Alphabet
    Episode 54
    3/28/86
    5.5
    In Victorian England, a group of college friends, the Devil's Alphabet Society, pledges to meet every year, even if death takes them. As the years pass, many meet with gruesome ends, yet the members continue to meet.
  • Take My Life... Please!
    3/28/86
    6.3
    A comedian is killed by the rival he stole his work from. When he comes to, he is in one strange stage show, but there is something extremely wrong...
  • Red Snow
    Red Snow
    Episode 52
    3/21/86
    6.5
    A KGB investigator is sent to Siberia to investigate the deaths of communist party officials. Later, he discovers that Stalin's exiles are alive and well. He also discovers dead people drained of blood.
  • Need to Know
    Need to Know
    Episode 51
    3/21/86
    7.4
    In a little town people start going crazy. Edward Sayers is sent by the state senator to investigate. He makes the usual tests but doesn't find anything. He traces it to one person with a very special secret...
  • Button, Button
    Button, Button
    Episode 50
    3/7/86
    8.2
    An unhappy couple is given an unusual offer. Push a button on a box and someone they don't know will die, but they will get $200,000.
  • Profile in Silver
    Profile in Silver
    Episode 49
    3/7/86
    8.2
    A time traveling researcher attending the assassination of John F. Kennedy impulsively changes history.
  • Dead Run
    Dead Run
    Episode 48
    2/21/86
    8.0
    A truck driver accepts a job to deliver souls to Hell.
  • The Leprechaun Artist
    2/21/86
    6.8
    Vacationing in the United States, an Irish leprechaun is caught by three boys. To be freed, he must grant them three wishes.
  • Cold Reading
    Cold Reading
    Episode 46
    2/14/86
    8.0
    Actors in a radio play find everything they say becoming reality.
  • Personal Demons
    Personal Demons
    Episode 45
    2/14/86
    5.6
    A screenwriter is having writer's block when strange impish creatures start haunting him. Sadly, only he can see them.
  • Gramma
    Gramma
    Episode 44
    2/14/86
    5.9
    A young boy is left to care for his old, scary grandmother. He finally confronts his fears and steps up to her…
  • Quarantine
    Quarantine
    Episode 43
    2/7/86
    7.9
    A peaceful post-war society that shuns technology awakens a man from suspended animation and asks him to reactivate some old defense satellites as a defense against an approaching meteor.
  • Welcome to Winfield
    Welcome to Winfield
    Episode 42
    2/7/86
    6.7

    A grim reaper, tracking a fleeing young man whose soul he is collecting, follows the trail to a town seemingly from the Old West.

  • Tooth and Consequences
    1/31/86
    4.8
    Dentist Myron Mandel believes his patients hate him. When the tooth fairy appears, he makes a wish to be loved.
  • To See the Invisible Man
    1/31/86
    9.0
    For the crime of emotional coldness, Mitchell Chaplin is sentenced to social invisibility for a year.
  • The Elevator
    The Elevator
    Episode 39
    1/31/86
    5.3
    Two twenty-something brothers go to their father's laboratory to steal his fathers' growth serum research and sell for their own profit. They find a web-like material, which tastes great. They find large plants. Some plants have increased in size more than others. Then they find animals that have also grown in different degrees of magnitude, but they are all dead.moreless
  • A Matter of Minutes
    A Matter of Minutes
    Episode 38
    1/24/86
    8.4
    A young couple wakes up one morning to find their street mysteriously devoid of people and blue-suited workers constructing everything in their world.
  • A Small Talent for War
    1/24/86
    7.8
    When an alien visitor tells delegates at the United Nations that humanity will be exterminated because it has "a small talent for war," the countries of the world struggle to forge a disarmament treaty before the visitor's deadline.
  • Monsters!
    Monsters!
    Episode 36
    1/24/86
    6.9
    A young monster fan meets a new neighbor who claims to be a vampire.
  • The Misfortune Cookie
    1/3/86
    7.5
    A vicious food critic meets his fate through fortune cookies that always tell the future.
  • The Little People of Killany Woods
    1/3/86
    5.7
    An Irishman who has regaled his fellow pub-goers for years with stories of Leprechauns attracts unwelcome attention when he starts paying his debts with bits of gold.
  • Still Life
    Still Life
    Episode 33
    1/3/86
    4.6
    Finding an old trunk, a couple realizes that it has a false bottom containing a 70-year-old film from the Amazon.
  • The Star
    The Star
    Episode 32
    12/20/85
    7.4
    A starship finds the star of Bethlehem and the remnants of a civilization that died when it went nova.
  • But Can She Type?
    But Can She Type?
    Episode 31
    12/20/85
    6.9
    A frazzled secretary is transported to a parallel universe where it is a profession with enormous respect and compensation.
  • Night of the Meek
    Night of the Meek
    Episode 30
    12/20/85
    7.6
    A down-on-his-luck department store Santa shows the store's owner the true meaning of Christmas.
  • I of Newton
    I of Newton
    Episode 29
    12/13/85
    8.1
    A mathemetics professor accidentally makes a bargain with the devil and has to figure a way out.
  • Her Pilgrim Soul
    Her Pilgrim Soul
    Episode 28
    12/13/85
    8.5
    Two scientists named Kevin and Daniel are experimenting with a holographic device. One day they are confronted with a fetus in their machine. Growing, it becomes a woman whose life story fascinates and allures Kevin.
  • One Life, Furnished in Early Poverty
    12/6/85
    8.2
    Angry with his adult life, a man, Gus Rosenthal, returns to his childhood stomping ground in Ohio and while digging up an old toy soldier finds himself transported back to when he was a boy. Taking on the guise of a writer he meets himself as a child - angry, frustrated and misunderstood. Taking the name of 'Harry Rosenthal', Gus tries to guide his younger self but sickens from his place out-of-time. When he has to leave he tells his younger self to stay behind...which was what frustrated himself as a child and led to him being so angry throughout his life. Returning to his own time, the old Gus returns to his life, sadder but wiser.moreless
  • The Beacon
    The Beacon
    Episode 26
    12/6/85
    5.6
    A physician with car trouble is stuck in an isolated village where the people seem to fear their lighthouse beacon.
  • Opening Day
    Opening Day
    Episode 25
    11/29/85
    6.5
    A woman and her lover plan to kill her husband on the first day of duck season. But in the Twilight Zone, the lover learns what it feels like to be the other man.
  • The Uncle Devil Show
    11/29/85
    4.8
    Parents don't realize that the video their child watches demonstrates magic tricks like turning parents into lizards and giving dogs four eyes.
  • The Shadow Man
    The Shadow Man
    Episode 23
    11/29/85
    8.6
    A frightened boy finds comfort and misplaced courage after he sees the Shadow Man coming out from under his bed and it promises not to harm him.
  • Wong's Lost and Found Emporium
    11/22/85
    7.8
    David Wong searches for something he lost. He seeks the Lost and Found Emporium where he finds others looking for their lost items.
  • Dead Woman's Shoes
    Dead Woman's Shoes
    Episode 21
    11/22/85
    6.7
    Shy Maddie finds a pair of shoes and after trying them on, is possessed by the vengeful spirit of a rich murdered woman.
  • Dealer's Choice
    Dealer's Choice
    Episode 20
    11/15/85
    8.2

    A last-minute replacement player at a Friday night poker game elicits suspicions from the others as a result of his uncanny ability to draw the same cards with each hand dealt.

  • The Burning Man
    The Burning Man
    Episode 19
    11/15/85
    6.2
    During a heat wave in the 1930s a woman and her nephew enjoy a drive in the country. They encounter a strange man who wants a ride.
  • Act Break
    Act Break
    Episode 18
    11/15/85
    5.5
    A landlord hounds a playwright named Maury for his rent. When the playwright's partner dies of a heart attack, Maury wishes he could have the greatest playwright ever as his partner. Maury is transported back in time and meets Shakespeare.
  • Paladin of the Lost Hour
    11/8/85
    8.7
    A Vietnam vet named Billy saves an old man named Gaspar from a mugging at a cemetery. He discovers that this old man holds the future of time in his watch.
  • Teacher's Aide
    Teacher's Aide
    Episode 16
    11/8/85
    5.9
    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.
  • A Message from Charity
    11/1/85
    8.9
    A 16-year old in 1985 finds himself in telepathic contact with a girl in 1700. Her knowledge of the future gets her accused of being a witch.
  • Examination Day
    Examination Day
    Episode 14
    11/1/85
    7.5
    In the far future, twelve-year-old Dickie must take the government intelligence test.
  • Ye Gods
    Ye Gods
    Episode 13
    10/25/85
    5.8
    Cupid arrives in the modern world. A love spell for his target does not work as well as he hopes.
  • If She Dies
    If She Dies
    Episode 12
    10/25/85
    6.3
    A year after his wife died a man is involved in a car accident that leaves his young daughter in a coma. On his way home the man has a vision.
  • Nightcrawlers
    Nightcrawlers
    Episode 11
    10/18/85
    8.7
    A highway trooper stops by a diner during a rainstorm where a Vietnam veteran's nightmares come to life.
  • Wish Bank
    Wish Bank
    Episode 10
    10/18/85
    5.7
    Janice finds a magic lamp at a garage sale. Restrictions and lots of paperwork apply for her three wishes.
  • Little Boy Lost
    Little Boy Lost
    Episode 9
    10/18/85
    7.1
    A photographer, torn between taking a plum overseas assignment and getting married, meets a strangely familiar little boy.
  • Kentucky Rye
    Kentucky Rye
    Episode 8
    10/11/85
    7.7
    Bob Spindler, a drunk driver, arrives at the "Kentucky Rye" bar where the customers are all victims of drunk drivers.
  • Children's Zoo
    Children's Zoo
    Episode 7
    10/11/85
    7.8
    A little girl's parents are always fighting and screaming at each other. She takes them to the Children's Zoo with a special invitation and she gets something very special, something her parents could not even imagine.
  • Healer
    Healer
    Episode 6
    10/11/85
    7.2
    Jackie Thompson steals a unique stone from a museum. Wounded during his escape, he finds that it has healing powers and becomes a faith healer. But he loses his way, giving in to greed and the stone stops working.
  • Chameleon
    Chameleon
    Episode 5
    10/4/85
    7.6
    A space shuttle returns from a mission and NASA discovers that something unusual has been picked up. They discover that they have a shape-changing alien in their holding tank that poses a danger to all.
  • Dreams for Sale
    Dreams for Sale
    Episode 4
    10/4/85
    7.8
    A woman finds that a relaxing outdoor picnic with her family is nothing more than an escapist fantasy being beamed directly into her brain.
  • Wordplay
    Wordplay
    Episode 3
    10/4/85
    6.8
    A salesman is horrified and frustrated when everyone else inexplicably starts to speak English with the words completely jumbled from their original meanings.
  • A Little Peace and Quiet
    9/27/85
    8.7
    A harried housewife finds a medallion that gives her the power to freeze time.
  • Shatterday
    Shatterday
    Episode 1
    9/27/85
    7.5
    A man named Peter Jay Novins accidentally dials his home phone number, and it's answered by Peter Jay Novins.
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