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Season 1 episodes (36)
1 Where Is Everybody?
Mike Ferris finds himself in a town strangely devoid of people. But despite the emptiness, he has the odd feeling that he's being watched...
2 One for the Angels
A street salesman cleverly eludes Death. But if he lives, a little girl must die in his place.
3 Mr. Denton on Doomsday
A has-been, drunk gunslinger finds his fast-draw abilities magically restored.
4 The Sixteen-Millimeter Shrine
An aging, former movie star lives and dreams in the past, constantly watching her old movies alone in her room.
5 Walking Distance
Martin Sloan, driving through the country, leaves his car and starts to walk toward his hometown, Homewood. He finds things exactly as they were when he was a child.
6 Escape Clause
A hypochondriac exchanges his soul for immortality and indestructibility.
7 The Lonely
Corry is stranded on an asteroid after being convicted of a crime. He receives as a present a robot who looks, sounds, and acts like a real woman.
8 Time Enough at Last
A bank teller, Henry Bemis, longs for time alone to read books. He gets his wish...
9 Perchance to Dream
A man is terrified of falling asleep for fear he might die.
10 Judgment Night
In 1942, a German wonders why he's on the deck of a British steamship, with no memory of how he got there, and an overwhelming sense of impending doom.
11 And When the Sky Was Opened
Three astronauts have returned from this first space flight. Major Gart is hospitalized with a broken leg. The other two, Colonels Harrington and Forbes head for a bar. Harrington gets a strange feeling...
12 What You Need
A two-bit thug thinks he's found the key to a better life in an old sidewalk salesman who has the uncanny ability to tell people what they need the most.
13 The Four of Us are Dying
A man who can change his face to resemble others gets into hot water with gangsters.
14 Third From the Sun
With all-out nuclear war about to ignite, a scientist and his pilot friend plot to escape on an experimental spaceship.
15 I Shot an Arrow into the Air
Three astronauts crash on what they believe to be an asteroid. Unfortunately they have only limited water supplies to sustain them.
16 The Hitch-Hiker
Alone on a cross-country trip, a woman continually sees the same hitch-hiker everywhere she looks.
17 The Fever
Tight fisted Franklin Gibbs is not pleased when his wife wins a trip for two to Las Vegas. But things change when he falls under the spell of a slot machine that calls his name.
18 The Last Flight
A World War I flying ace flies through a mysterious cloud - and lands at a modern U.S. air base in the year 1959!
19 The Purple Testament
Lt. Fitzgerald has found his own special wartime hell. Looking into the faces of his men prior to battle, he has the disquieting ability to see who is about to die.
Three astronauts land on what looks like Earth 200 years before they left - only all of the people seem frozen in time.
21 Mirror Image
Millicent Barnes sees her double at a bus terminal.
22 The Monsters are Due on Maple Street
Paranoia strikes the residents of Maple Street when they believe human-looking aliens have invaded the neighborhood.
23 A World of Difference
Businessman Arthur Curtis discovers that life as he knows it doesn't really exist.
24 Long Live Walter Jameson
Walter Jameson is an excellent history teacher who talks about the past as if he had lived it.
25 People Are Alike All Over
When a space exploration crashes on Mars, the surviving passenger is surprised to find that Martians are human-looking, very friendly and apparently just like us...
26 The Execution
Just before being hanged for shooting a man in the back, a man in 1880 is transported into the future.
27 The Big Tall Wash
An over-the-hill boxer gets a boost from one of his biggest fans - a little boy with an unwavering belief in magic.
28 A Nice Place to Visit
After being shot to death, Rocky Valentine encounters the amiable white-haired Mr. Pip, who gives Rocky everything he wishes for.
29 Nightmare as a Child
Schoolteacher Helen Foley finds a strange and very serious little girl on the stairs outside her apartment. The little girl seems to know her, and tries to jog her memory about a man she saw earlier that day.
30 A Stop at Willoughby
Riding home on the train one day, a man falls asleep and dreams it is 1880, and he is entering a small town called Willoughby.
31 The Chaser
A man, desperate to win the affection of a beautiful woman, slips her a love potion. He is overjoyed that the potion works so well...at first.
32 A Passage for Trumpet
A trumpet player who's convinced he'll never amount to anything attempts suicide and finds himself in a world where no one can hear or see him.
33 Mr. Bevis
An eccentric loser gets a new life from his guardian angel, but there is a price to keeping it.
34 The After Hours
A woman discovers that the floor of a department store, on which she bought a gold thimble, doesn't exist - and that her "saleslady" is really a mannequin!
35 The Mighty Casey
Dr. Stillman arranges to have his human-looking robot signed up as the star pitcher of the Hoboken Zephyrs.
36 A World of His Own
A playwright makes characters come to life.
About this show
The Twilight Zone became the role model for TV anthologies. The parables which usually resided in the world of fantasy or science fiction expertly explored humanity's hopes, despairs, prides and prejudices in metaphoric ways conventional drama cannot.