A collection of tales which range from comic to tragic, but often have a wicked sense of humor and an unexpected twist.


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Robin Ward ...
 Narrator (30 episodes, 1988-1989)
 Narrator / ... (30 episodes, 1985-1987)


An updated version of the famous 1960's TV series created by Rod Serling. Each week presents one to three tales about some unusual situation that turns out to be even more unusual than initially suspected. Whether the tone of the story is horror, suspense or humor, there is always a surprise twist at the end. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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27 September 1985 (USA)  »

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(35 episodes) (Season 1-2) | (30 Episodes) (season 3)

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Assuming the new Twilight Zone would be a huge hit with adults who had grown up on the original, CBS pre-sold the syndicated rerun rights with a "guaranteed" number of episodes. However, the show was a flop and was canceled after two seasons. CBS quickly made deals to produce additional episodes for syndication in order to fulfill the guarantee. In syndicated versions of this show, Robin Ward narrates all the episodes, including the episodes which originally featured narration by Charles Aidman. MGM/UA felt that this would give the series a greater sense of uniformity. Also this way they didn't have to pay residuals to Aidman, but only to (the considerably cheaper) Ward. See more »


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(Opening theme music)
Performed by Grateful Dead & Merl Saunders
(Jerry Garcia, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzman, Phil Lesh, Brent Mydland & Bob Weir)
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Fantastic Series. Why oh why not on DVD?
5 May 2004 | by See all my reviews

I remember the "new" series of The Twilight Zone with much fondness. I grew up with them. I don't remember many films/TV programs from childhood, but one episode from this series stood out for me more than any other. It was called "The Burning Man" and it was the most eerie piece of film making I had ever witnessed as a kid. In fact it first inspired me to start film directing.

I know now that this short episode came from a book by Ray Bradbury, but it was the way the short film was shot that awe-inspired me. I seem to remember it featured a young Danny Cooksey as the kid. Had Piper Laurie in it too.

Please CBS, bring them out on DVD. (And do it proper with extra features!)

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