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Old 24th February 2011, 09:17 AM
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Default Season 1 - Recollections and Recommendations...

I'm sure when the BD's come out we'll dig into each episode a bit more, but for now those in the know, give some spoiler free recommendations from The Twilight Zone season 1 for those who may be contemplating picking up the BD's or DVD's.

Here's a list of episodes:

Ep 1 - Where is Everybody?

A man (Earl Holliman) finds himself wandering in an abandoned town while struggling to find the answers about his identity and where he is.

Ep 2 - One For the Angels

A pitchman (Ed Wynn) makes a deal with Death to continue living until he makes one great sale.

Ep 3 - Mr Denton on Doomsday

A washed-up gunslinger (Dan Duryea) is given another chance by a mystery man.

Ep 4 - The Sixteen Millemeter Shrine

An aging film star (Ida Lupino) lives a life of seclusion in her private screening room.

Ep 5 - Walking Distance

While visiting his boyhood hometown, a middle-aged executive (Gig Young) finds himself in the past.

Ep 6 - The Escape Clause

A mean-spirited, abusive hypochondriac (David Wayne) sells his soul to the Devil in exchange for immortality.

Ep 7 - The Lonely

An inmate (Jack Warden) sentenced to solitary confinement on a desert planet is given a gift by a sympathetic supply-ship captain.

Ep 8 - Time Enough at Last

A man who loves to read (Burgess Meredith) survives a nuclear explosion.

Ep 9 - Perchance to Dream

A man with a heart condition (Richard Conte) is afraid to fall asleep.

Ep 10 - Judgement Night

A former U-boat commander (Nehemiah Persoff) is condemned to relive his past forever.

Ep 11 - And When the Sky Was Opened

The crew of an experimental spaceship begin disappearing one by one after returning to Earth.

Ep 12 - What You Need

A salesman (Ernest Truex) has the ability to sell his customers exactly what they need.

Ep 13 - The Four of us are Dying

Arch Hammer (Harry Townes) is a con man who can change his face to make it look like anyone he chooses.

Ep 14 - Third from the Sun

With a nuclear war about to happen, two men steal a spacecraft to take their families to a new planet.

Ep 15 - I Shot an Arrow into the Air

A manned space flight crash lands an unknown asteroid.

Ep 16 - The Hitch-Hiker

A mysterious hitchhiker keeps appearing on the road as a woman (Inger Stevens) drives across the country.

Ep 17 - The Fever

While on a vacation his wife won to Las Vegas, a man who shuns gambling becomes addicted to playing a slot machine.

Ep 18 - The Last Flight

A British World War I fighter pilot lands his Nieuport biplane on a 1959 American airbase after flying through a strange cloud.

Ep 19 - The Purple Testament

A lieutenant (William Reynolds) serving in World War II suddenly gains the mysterious ability to discover who is about to die via a strange flash of light across their face.

Ep 20 - Elegy

Running out of fuel, astronauts Meyers, Webber, and Kirby land their spaceship on a remote asteroid and find that it is already occupied.

Ep 21 - Mirror Image

A woman (Vera Miles) waiting in a bus station begins to experience strange things.

Ep 22 - The Monsters are Due on Maple Street

At the sound of the roar and the flash of light, neighbors whose contact with the outside world is mysteriously cut off begin to suspect each other of being aliens.

Ep 23 - A World of Difference

A businessman (Howard Duff) suddenly finds his life is just a role in a movie.

Ep 24 - Long Live Walter Jameson

Walter Jameson (Kevin McCarthy), a professor, has the gift of eternal youth.

Ep 25 - People are Alike All Over

On a mission to Mars, an astronaut (Roddy McDowall) finds out that people are alike all over.

Ep 26 - Execution

A criminal about to be executed (Albert Salmi) is brought to the future.

Ep 27 - The Big Tall Wish

A washed-up boxer (Ivan Dixon) has his fate reversed by a child's wish.

Ep 28 - A Nice Place to Visit

A criminal (Larry Blyden) who is killed in a shootout with the police believes he has made it to Heaven.

Ep 29 - Nightmare as a Child

Schoolteacher Helen Foley (Janice Rule) finds a strange and very serious little girl, named Markie (Terry Burnham), on the stairs outside her apartment.

Ep 30 - A Stop At Willoughby

An advertising executive (James Daly) who has grown exasperated with the stress of the business life longs to get off a train at a stop called Willoughby.

Ep 31 - The Chaser

A man (George Grizzard) uses a love potion to win a girl's heart.

Ep 31 - A Passage For a Trumpet

A down-on-his-luck trumpet player (Jack Klugman) gets a second chance at life.

Ep 33 - Mr Bevis

A man (Orson Bean)'s guardian angel tries to improve his life.

Ep 34 - The After Hours

Marsha White (Anne Francis) is browsing for a gift for her mother in a department store. After falling asleep and being locked inside, she finds out that she's not the person she thinks she is.

Ep 35 - The Mighty Casey

The coach (Jack Warden) of a broken-down baseball team allows a robot named Casey to play on his team.

Ep 36 - A World of His Own

A playwright (Keenan Wynn) has the power to create whatever he describes on his recording machine.
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I decided to check out one of the 1st season episodes courtesy of Youtube. Time Enough At Last, starring the great Burgess Meredith. Unfortunately, it wouldn't let me watch the last part over here :lol, A fantastic episode and a brilliant performance by Meredith. Looking forward to the BD release so that I can see how it ends!


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Yeah,me too.
A lot of episodes listed above that bring back fond memories.
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The Twilight Zone no doubt taught the ex-master of the sledgehammer twist,M Night Shymalan a few things.
How many times did you watch a certain episode only to find your jaw on the floor come the finale?
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Default These are ALL 5 star imho...

I think there's something to be enjoyed in every episode
(except Brain Center At Whipple's)...be it story, performance
or the general atmosphere created. Here's the cream of the
1st season crop:

Ep 3 - Mr Denton on Doomsday

Ep 5 - Walking Distance

Ep 7 - The Lonely

Ep 8 - Time Enough at Last

Ep 9 - Perchance to Dream

Ep 11 - And When the Sky Was Opened

Ep 14 - Third from the Sun

Ep 15 - I Shot an Arrow into the Air

Ep 16 - The Hitch-Hiker

Ep 17 - The Fever

Ep 19 - The Purple Testament

Ep 21 - Mirror Image

Ep 22 - The Monsters are Due on Maple Street

Ep 24 - Long Live Walter Jameson

Ep 30 - A Stop At Willoughby

Ep 34 - The After Hours
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