The Twilight Zone (1959-1964)

USA, 2 October 1959-19 June 1964
5 seasons, 156 episodes, 138x25m, 18x50m
35mm film, black and white, 4:3
mono, English

An American science fiction, fantasy and occasionally horror anthology television series created by Rod Serling. Series three and four were titled simply Twilight Zone.

Premise

An anthology of science fiction and horror stories with unpredictable twists in the tail.

Alternative Titles

Ai confini della realtà – Italian title
Alacakaranlik Kusagi – Turkish title
Além da Imaginação – Brazilian title
La dimensió desconeguda – Catalan Spanish title
Dimensión desconocida – Spanish title
La dimensión desconocida – Argentine/Mexican title
En los límites de la realidad – Spanish title
Hämärän rajamailla – mielikuvitusta vai totta? – Finnish title
Hämärän rajamailla – Finnish title
Mien Ao Anh – Vietnamese title
Mystery Zone – Japanese title
Obmocje somraka – Slovenian title
La Quatrième dimension – French title
Quinta Dimensão – Portuguese title
Strefa mroku – Polish title
Tweeduister – Dutch title
Twilight Zone – alternative title
The Twilight Zone: The Original Series – Australian title
Unglaubliche Geschichten – West German title
Zona sumraka – Croatian, Serbian title

Extracts included in
78/52 (2017)

See also
The Twilight Zone (1985-1989)
The Twilight Zone (2002-2003)
Twilight Zone: Rod Serling’s Lost Classics (1994)
Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)

Episodes

Season One (1959-1960)
Where Is Everybody? (2 October 1959)
One for the Angels (9 October 1959)
Mr Denton on Doomsday (16 October 1959)
The Sixteen-Millimeter Shrine (23 October 1959)
Walking Distance (30 October 1959)
Escape Clause (6 November 1959)
The Lonely (13 November 1959)
Time Enough at Last (20 November 1959)
Perchance to Dream (27 November 1959)
Judgment Night (4 December 1959)
And When the Sky Was Opened (11 December 1959)
What You Need (25 December 1959)
The Four of Us Are Dying (1 January 1960)
Third From the Sun (8 January 1960)
I Shot an Arrow into the Air (15 January 1960)
The Hitch-Hiker (22 January 1960)
The Fever (29 January 1960)
The Last Flight (5 February 1960)
The Purple Testament (12 February 1960)
Elegy (19 February 1960)
Mirror Image (26 February 1960)
The Monsters are Due on Maple Street (4 March 1960)
A World of Difference (11 March 1960)
Long Live Walter Jameson (18 March 1960)
People Are Alike All Over (25 March 1960)
Execution (1 April 1960)
The Big Tall Wish (8 April 1960)
A Nice Place to Visit (15 April 1960)
Nightmare as a Child (29 April 1960)
A Stop at Willoughby (6 May 1960)
The Chaser (13 May 1960)
A Passage for Trumpet (20 May 1960)
Mr Bevis (3 June 1960)
The After Hours (10 June 1960)
The Mighty Casey (17 June 1960)
A World of His Own (1 July 1960)

Season Two (1960-1961)
King Nine Will Not Return (30 September 1960)
The Man in the Bottle (7 October 1960)
Nervous Man in a Four Dollar Room (14 October 1960)
A Thing about Machines (28 October 1960)
The Howling Man (4 November 1960)
The Eye of the Beholder (11 November 1960)
Nick of Time (18 November 1960)
The Lateness of the Hour (2 December 1960)
The Trouble with Templeton (9 December 1960)
A Most Unusual Camera (16 December 1960)
Night of the Meek (23 December 1960)
Dust (6 January 1961)
Back There (13 January 1961)
The Whole Truth (20 January 1961)
The Invaders (27 January 1961)
A Penny for Your Thoughts (3 February 1961)
Twenty-Two (10 February 1961)
The Odyssey of Flight 33 (24 February 1961)
Mr Dingle, the Strong (3 March 1961)
Static (10 March 1961)
The Prime Mover (24 March 1961)
Long Distance Call (31 March 1961)
A Hundred Yards Over the Rim (7 April 1961)
The Rip Van Winkle Caper (21 April 1961)
The Silence (28 April 1961)
Shadow Play (5 May 1961)
The Mind and the Matter (12 May 1961)
Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up (26 May 1961)
The Obsolete Man (2 June 1961)

Season Three (1961-1962)
Two (15 September 1961)
The Arrival (22 September 1961)
The Shelter (29 September 1961)
The Passersby (6 October 1961)
A Game of Pool (13 October 1961)
The Mirror (20 October 1961)
The Grave (27 October 1961)
It’s a Good Life (3 November 1961)
Deaths-Head Revisited (10 November 1961)
The Midnight Sun (17 November 1961)
Still Valley (24 November 1961)
The Jungle (1 December 1961)
Once Upon a Time (15 December 1961)
Five Characters in Search of an Exit (22 December 1961)
A Quality of Mercy (29 December 1961)
Nothing in the Dark (5 January 1962)
One More Pallbearer (12 January 1962)
Dead Man’s Shoes (19 January 1962)
The Hunt (26 January 1962)
Showdown with Rance McGrew (2 February 1962)
Kick the Can (9 February 1962)
A Piano in the House (16 February 1962)
The Last Rites of Jeff Myrtlebank (23 February 1962)
To Serve Man (2 March 1962)
The Fugitive (9 March 1962)
Little Girl Lost (16 March 1962)
Person or Persons Unknown (23 March 1962)
The Little People (30 March 1962)
Four O’Clock (6 April 1962)
Hocus-Pocus and Frisby (13 April 1962)
The Trade-Ins (20 April 1962)
The Gift (27 April 1962)
The Dummy (4 May 1962)
Young Man’s Fancy (11 May 1962)
I Sing the Body Electric (18 May 1962)
Cavender is Coming (25 May 1962)
The Changing of the Guard (1 June 1962)

Season Four (1963)
In His Image (3 January 1963)
The Thirty-Fathom Grave (10 January 1963)
Valley of the Shadow (17 January 1963)
He’s Alive (24 January 1963)
Mute (31 January 1963)
Death Ship (7 February 1963)
Jess-Belle (14 February 1963)
Miniature (21 February 1963)
Printer’s Devil (28 February 1963)
No Time Like the Past (7 March 1963)
The Parallel (14 March 1963)
I Dream of Genie (21 March 1963)
The New Exhibit (4 April 1963)
Of Late I Think of Cliffordville (11 April 1963)
The Incredible World of Horace Ford (18 April 1963)
On Thursday We Leave for Home (2 May 1963)
Passage on the Lady Anne (9 May 1963)
The Bard (23 May 1963)

Season Five (1963-1964)
In Praise of Pip (27 September 1963)
Steel (4 October 1963)
Nightmare at 20,000 Feet (11 October 1963)
A Kind of a Stopwatch (18 October 1963)
The Last Night of a Jockey (25 October 1963)
Living Doll (1 November 1963)
The Old Man in the Cave (8 November 1963)
Uncle Simon (15 November 1963)
Probe 7 – Over and Out (29 November 1963)
The 7th Is Made Up of Phantoms (6 December 1963)
A Short Drink from a Certain Fountain (13 December 1963)
Ninety Years without Slumbering (20 December 1963)
Ring-a-Ding Girl (27 December 1963)
You Drive (3 January 1964)
The Long Morrow (10 January 1964)
The Self-Improvement of Salvadore Ross (17 January 1964)
Number Twelve Looks Just Like You (24 January 1964)
Black Leather Jackets (31 January 1964)
Night Call (7 February 1964)
From Agnes – With Love (14 February 1964)
Spur of the Moment (21 February 1964)
An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge (28 February 1964)
Queen of the Nile (6 March 1964)
What’s in the Box (13 March 1964)
The Masks (20 March 1964)
I Am the Night – Color Me Black (27 March 1964)
Sounds and Silences (3 April 1964)
Caesar and Me (10 April 1964)
The Jeopardy Room (17 April 1964)
Stopover in a Quiet Town (24 April 1964)
The Encounter (1 May 1964)
Mr Garrity and the Graves (8 May 1964)
The Brain Center at Whipple’s (15 May 1964)
Come Wander with Me (22 May 1964)
The Fear (29 May 1964)
The Bewitchin’ Pool (19 June 1964)

References

Periodicals
Sight & Sound vol.28 no.1 (January 2018) pp.62-65 – illustrated article (Another dimension by Dick Fiddy)
Video Watchdog no.184 (June 2017) pp.18-19 – illustrated review of the episode And When the Sky Was Opened (Larry Blamire’s Star Turn by Larry Blamire)

Books
A Critical History of Television’s The Twilight Zone, 1959-1964 by Don Presnell and Marty McGee – article
(In the Zone: The Twilight World of Rod Serling by Peter Wolfe); article (Into the Twilight Zone by Jean-Marc and Randy Lofficier – articles
Outrageous Conduct: Art, Ego, and the Twilight Zone Case by Stephen Farber and Marc Green
The Rise and Twilight of Television’s Last Angry Man by Gordon F. Sander
Rod Serling: The Dreams and Nightmares of Life in the Twilight Zone by Joel Engel
Rod Serling’s Night Gallery: An After Hours Tour by Scott Skelton and Jim Benson
The Twilight Zone Companion by Marc Scott Zicree