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First episode you saw?

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    isidroman

    [1]May 23, 2006
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    My first episode had to be "Time Enough at Last"

    "WHAT A TWIST!" I thought. Obviously, I didn't know that was common in the TZ universe. Oh yes

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    Mad_Buck

    [2]May 24, 2006
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    It seems like it was either "The Hunt" or "Where is Everybody?", the series pilot.  Not really sure since it's been a while.
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    SRP76

    [3]May 25, 2006
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    "Printer's Devil", with Burgess Meredith.

    It is one of the hour-long episodes, and still one of my favorites.
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    JBsVeryBadDay

    [4]May 30, 2006
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    My first was Shadow Play, on a buyddy's computer.
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    TOOLFRENZY

    [5]Jun 21, 2006
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    The After Hours was mine. Freaked the hell out of me too.
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    _crazy_cool_

    [6]Jun 22, 2006
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    "The After Hours" I was flipping through the channel and I came upon "The Twilight Zone" and i was like "Woah, I've never seen this show." so I watched it and now I'm obsessed
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    kurby123

    [7]Jun 25, 2006
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    Mine was "The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street." Freaky stuff, with the guys as aliens in the end.
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    carolynnrennee

    [8]Jun 26, 2006
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    The first episode I saw was "The After Hours"...my favorite episode would have to be "The Eye of the Beholder" but that isn't really related....
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    MadeInIreland23

    [9]Jun 28, 2006
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    I saw A Stop At Wiloughby and it was pretty good. Kept me watching enough to see Stopover in a Quiet Town, which really freaked me out, and made me a major TZ addict.

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    The1Factotum1i1

    [10]Jul 6, 2006
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    The first episode of TZ I ever saw I can recall easily. I was a kid and I had asked and pleaded that my mother permit me to see the episode that I'd seen promos for through the week, that being the one where the man buys the waxworks statues of infamous murderers from a closing down exhibition hall. This was about 1963, when they were first run. 

    Well I finally did stay up to see it and it scared the Hell out of me! So much so that I didn't even stick around to see most of it! I have seen it again in the intervening years, and now it looks pretty weak. It's amazing how such a lackluster product can be taken so earnestly by a child, even moreso when I was that child. But at the time I believed in Father Christmas and the Easter Bunny. So the magic of fantasy, especially in the deft hands of Rod Serling & Company, had the power to reach everyone in those days.

    I wonder if kids today could be so affected. Maybe not the "scary" stuff so much, but I'd like to assume that the thought-provoking fables of good and evil, of  loneliness and uncertainty that were TZ's stock-in-trade could still evoke the same excitement now.

    In the 1960's to about 1980, TZ was a staple of syndication to every U.S. & Canadian market, usually shown in the afternoon for the benefit of kids returning from school. At the time we lamented that they were being cut down for extra commercial time. When you consider that in their original run, the sponsor (usually American Tobacco company)  had three ads in a half hour. One in the middle and one at each end.

    But the running of TZ on "SCI-FI" cable network is just intolerable.  There's 15 or more ads per half hour! The shows have lots of interesting atmosphere stuff eviscerated! And the leavings are slightly speeded up to boot. They even steal the ending credits by squeezing it down to postage stamp size and cut out the sound to plaster over it another running of one of their three or four commercials selling other Sci-Fi shows. This is no way to treat one of the top five TV series of all time! Hell! This is no way to see anything! 

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    vokilj

    [11]Jul 9, 2006
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    I was about eight or nine (1998-1999) and I was watching some channel early in the morning and they had the episode "Lost Little Girl" and even though there was no creepy monster or killer the episode still scared the hell out of me.
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    pavement1041

    [12]Jul 23, 2006
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    I can't remember but I do know that it was on new year's eve. It was during the marathon and my dad made me watch because it was his favorite show when he was a kid.
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    gguirao

    [13]Aug 5, 2006
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    I think it was "To Serve Man".
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    leaguer1

    [14]Sep 3, 2006
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    "last night as a jockey" or "the invaders" - I was six and it was during a new year's marathon.

    Kind of a bizarre episodes to get a person hooked on.  But I've never looked back...


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    pr_oktubre

    [15]Sep 20, 2006
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    I'm not sure... but I think "People are alike all over" was my first journey over the fifth dimension... after that, I became a fan of TZ... One episode could be better than others, but I think there's no a "bad" episode in the series.

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    The1Princess

    [16]Dec 3, 2006
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    The first episode I saw was the one with Talking Tina...I forget the name of the ep.
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    The1Princess

    [17]Dec 3, 2006
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    SRP76 wrote:
    "Printer's Devil", with Burgess Meredith. It is one of the hour-long episodes, and still one of my favorites.

    I Love this episode too...this is #2 on my list!
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    cflfan_06

    [18]Dec 3, 2006
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    The1Princess wrote:
    The first episode I saw was the one with Talking Tina...I forget the name of the ep.

    The name of the episode is "Living Doll".

    Anyway, the first Twilight Zone episode I ever saw was "A Piano In The House" from Season Three. A pretty good episode as well I might add.

    Edited on 12/03/2006 7:14pm
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    Suspekt29

    [20]Dec 3, 2006
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    I can't remember the title but it was the one with Burgess Meredith where he could see the future and the ensued arguements with his wife on the television set. That was the one that got me hooked. Classic episode!!
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