Written by Richard MathesonDirected by Richard DonnerFirst broadcast Oct. 11, 1963 Future Enterprise Captain William Shatner appeared twice on 'The Twilight Zone' - once as a newlywed who becomes too trusting of a. TVGuide has every full episode so you can stay-up-to-date and watch your favorite show The Twilight Zone anytime, anywhere. The Twilight Zone episode guides on TV.com. Watch The Twilight Zone episodes, view pictures, get episode information, cast, join the conversation and more. Available for Pre-order. This item will be released on October 11, 2016. Rod Serling and the TV Show You can find the complete The Twilight Zone seasons in this account. If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact us.
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The Top 1. 0 Twilight Zone Episodes - IGNContinued from Page 1. Nightmare at 2. 0,0. Feet. Released October 1. Another classic Twilight Zone episode written by Richard Matheson and starring the mighty William Shatner (and directed by Richard Donner), this episode finds Shatner’s Bob Wilson on an airplane, convinced that there’s a gremlin on the wing outside his window. Sadly, Wilson’s recently recovered from a nervous breakdown, so nobody on the plane, including his wife, believes him. Tensions grow as Bob becomes more and more desperate, concerned that the gremlin will cause the engine to crash.
Finally, he nearly kills himself stealing a cop’s gun and opening an exit window to shoot the gremlin, causing hysterics on the plane. As an audience we’re nearly convinced that Bob is, in fact, crazy. But when he’s taken away in a straightjacket after landing, the cruelest irony of all hits as we see the damaged wing of the plane, proving the gremlin was there all along. The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street. Released March 4, 1. The Twilight Zone had a penchant for cutting social commentary and “The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street” just might be the best example in the show’s history. An allegory for the increasing perceived Communist threat in the United States, this episode finds an average suburban neighborhood forming lynch mobs when they suspect their neighbors of being aliens.
Another classic Twilight Zone episode written by Richard Matheson and starring the mighty William Shatner (and directed by Richard Donner), this episode finds Shatner’s Bob Wilson on an airplane, convinced that. One of television's most rightly revered series, The Twilight Zone (which originally ran from 1959-64) stands as the role model for TV anthologies. Its trenchant sci-fi/fantasy parables explore humanity's hopes, despairs. The Twilight Zone episodes at CBS.com 'Film Music Review: The Twilight Zone Revisited'. AmericanMusicPreservation.com. Archived from the original on April 1, 2013 The Twilight Zone-related.
After their power and radio signals go out, the folks in the neighborhood panic and become increasingly paranoid, throwing suspicions at one another with no real evidence to back them up. The situation escalates into a riot as citizens arm themselves and cut loose. The twist ending reveals that while there are indeed aliens involved, but it’s not anyone on Maple Street.
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Instead, the aliens sit nearby and watch the people tear themselves apart, musing how simple it was to rile up their paranoia, deducing that the best way for them to take over the planet would be to simply let us destroy ourselves. Living Doll. Released November 1, 1.
Perhaps the most referenced Twilight Zone episode in pop culture, “Living Doll” was the introduction of Talky Tina, the sadistic toy filled with bloodlust for her owner’s stepfather. When a mother buys the expensive new doll for her daughter, her husband takes issue with it, quite obviously projecting his issues of inferiority onto his relationship with his new family.
Slowly, Talky Tina begins to threaten him, causing him to act even more harshly. At one point, at the height of Tina’s threads, he even declares to his stepdaughter, “I’m not your Daddy!”After many failed attempts to destroy the doll and insistence from his wife that she hasn’t heard the doll say anything out of the ordinary, he decides that maybe he’s just imagining things and decides to let it go. Soon after, Talky Tina informs him that he won’t be forgiven and causes him a fatal trip down the stairs. The episode ends with a warning to the wife: “My name is Talky Tina, and you’d better be nice to me.”Bet you never looked at your little sister’s dolls the same after this one.
The Eye of the Beholder. Released November 1. One of the most technically impressive episodes in addition to being one of the most tense, “The Eye of the Beholder” is shot entirely without seeing the faces of any actors until the final moments. It’s an episode full of clever and coordinated blocking, camera angles, and editing tricks. It’s also got a heavy reliance on voice acting, considering the actors are almost entirely draped in shadow. Or, in the case of the main character, wrapped in bandages. The episode depicts a woman that’s undergone multiple procedures to fix what we assume is a horribly disfigured face.
But over the course of the episode, we begin to get the sense that the world she lives in isn’t quite right; there’s talk of treason and camps where people that look a certain way – that look different - - are sent to. Finally, the woman’s bandages are removed (in one of the most suspenseful scenes in Twilight Zone history) and the beautiful face of actress Donna Douglas is revealed. We’re meant to think that the procedure was successful, but Douglas’ shriek of terror when she discovers her face tells us otherwise. Only then do we discover that the rest of the people in this world look like pig- people; despite the woman’s beauty in context of the real world, in the Twilight Zone she was a disfigured freak. Indeed, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Time Enough at Last.
Released November 2. The Twilight Zone was known for exploring themes of isolation and loneliness (its pilot episode, in fact, was about a man who winds up completely alone in a small town) but “Time Enough at Last” does it better than any other. Social misfit, bank teller, and book nerd Henry, brilliantly played by Burgess Meredith, often finds his daily life and obligations impeding on his one true desire: reading books. He’s apart from the world yet the world is constantly hindering his one true passion. Until the day he decides to take his lunch break in the bank vault; the day an H- bomb wipes out all of humanity.
Finding himself alone on the planet, Henry contemplates killing himself. That is, until he discovers the ruins of a library with thousands upon thousands of books to read and literally no one on Earth to interrupt him. The Twilight Zone thrives on irony, of course, and Henry trips as he picks up his first book, shattering his glasses, leaving him essentially blind. Meredith delivers the classic “There was time now! There was all the time I needed! That’s not fair!” lines and we leave the character alone, with all of the time in the world, cruelly surrounded by the one thing he enjoyed in life, never able to enjoy them again.
To see all of the classic sci- fi series, check out the Twilight Zone: The Complete Series, and for a behind the scenes look at Rod Serling's creation, see The Twilight Zone: The Complete Definitive Collection. Cliff Wheatley is a freelance writer and a fiend.