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Season 1

27 Sep. 1985
Shatterday/A Little Peace and Quiet
Shatterday: Peter Jay Novins calls his home, only to hear himself answer at the other end. A Little Peace and Quiet: a harried housewife struggling with rambunctious children, a demanding husband, and the stress of modern life, finds relief from an unusual source that brings both power and responsibility.
 
4 Oct. 1985
Wordplay/Dreams for Sale/Chameleon
"Wordplay": A salesman at a medical firm finds everyone around him undergoing a linguistic transformation. "Dreams for Sale": A woman finds that her idyllic picnic may not be what it seems. "Chameleon": Something unusual returns with a Shuttle mission.
 
11 Oct. 1985
Healer/Children's Zoo/Kentucky Rye
"Healer": Small-time crook Jackie Thompson finds that a rock possesses special abilities. "Children's Zoo": An invitation to a unique zoo offers a girl a solution to her bickering parents. "Kentucky Rye": Drunk driver Bob Spindler finds himself in an unusual bar after an accident.
 
18 Oct. 1985
Little Boy Lost/Wish Bank/Nightcrawlers
"Little Boy Lost": a woman, struggling with the decision to settle down and raise a family or embrace her accelerating career, befriends a strange boy who seems to be stalking her. "Wish Bank": an antique oil lamp found at a yard sale brings new meaning to the warning, "be careful what you wish for." "Nightcrawlers": a troubled drifter with an unusual ability terrifies the inhabitants of a rural diner.
 
25 Oct. 1985
If She Dies/Ye Gods
"If She Dies": After an accident leaves his daughter in a coma, a man sees an apparition of a young girl on top of an old orphanage. "Ye Gods": The only way a yuppie can resolve his divinely-influenced love life is by repairing Cupid's.
 
1 Nov. 1985
Examination Day/A Message from Charity
Puritan Charity Payne and 1980's teenager Peter Wood are psychically connected due to delirium induced by a bacterial infection, and can see the world through each others eyes.
 
8 Nov. 1985
Teacher's Aide/Paladin of the Lost Hour
"Teacher's Aide": A teacher at a tough inner-city school is possessed by a malevolent spirit. "Paladin of the Lost Hour": An old man with a special watch bonds with a tormented veteran.
 
15 Nov. 1985
Act Break/The Burning Man/Dealer's Choice
In ACT BREAK, selfish second-rate playwright Maury Winkler wishes for a better writing partner than his ailing colleague Harry. THE BURNING MAN appears on the road and tries to hitch a ride during a heat wave in the 1930's. In DEALER'S CHOICE, four poker pals sit down for a game with a mysterious stand-in named Nick.
 
22 Nov. 1985
Dead Woman's Shoes/Wong's Lost and Found Emporium
"Dead Woman's Shoes": A meek thrift store clerk is possessed by the spirit of a dead woman. "Wong's Lost and Found Emporium": A man in search of his compassion looks for it in a mysterious place.
 
29 Nov. 1985
The Shadow Man/The Uncle Devil Show/Opening Day
"The Shadow Man": A teenager discovers that a supernatural being lives underneath his bed. "The Uncle Devil Show": A children's video tape includes instructions in the black arts. "Opening Day": A golf pro who kills a businessman in order to be with his wife suddenly finds himself occupying the other man's life just before the murder.
 
6 Dec. 1985
The Beacon/One Life, Furnished in Early Poverty
"The Beacon": A doctor stumbles across an isolated town with a secret. "One Life, Furnished in Early Poverty": A troubled writer goes back to his childhood to trace the source of his problems.
 
13 Dec. 1985
Her Pilgrim Soul/I of Newton
In "Her Pilgrim Soul," two scientists must discover why the spirit of a woman is reliving a previous life within their holographic computer. "I of Newton" showcases a mathematician in a battle of wits with the Devil for his soul.
 
20 Dec. 1985
Night of the Meek/But Can She Type?/The Star
Henry Corwin, a department store Santa Claus, is fired from his job, but finds his toy sack is a magical deliverer of Christmas cheer. In "But Can She Type?," miserable secretary Karen Billings comes across a copy machine that transports her to a world where secretaries are adored and honored. And, in "The Star," space archaeologists stumble upon a planet whose civilization died about two thousand years ago when its star went super nova.
 
3 Jan. 1986
Still Life/The Little People of Killany Woods/The Misfortune Cookie
In STILL LIFE, Dan Arnold discovers that an antique camera used on an Amazon expedition decades earlier yields mysterious photos inside. THE LITTLE PEOPLE OF KILLANY WOODS deals with pub regulars who are skeptical when the town drunk claims to have seen leprechauns in a nearby forest. THE MISFORTUNE COOKIE lands on the plate of arrogant food critic Harry Folger when he writes a negative review of Mr. Lee's Chinese restaurant without tasting the food first.
 
24 Jan. 1986
Monsters!/A Small Talent for War/A Matter of Minutes
Emile Francis Bendictson appears to be a kind senior citizen, but there's more to him than meets the eye in MONSTERS! In A SMALL TALENT FOR WAR, an alien ambassador attends a meeting of the United Nations. In A MATTER OF MINUTES, Michael and June Wright awaken to find their home overrun by faceless laborers.
 
31 Jan. 1986
The Elevator/To See the Invisible Man/Tooth and Consequences
Brothers Will and Roger use THE ELEVATOR to locate their father's growth serum, which was developed to ensure a plentiful food supply. In TO SEE THE INVISIBLE MAN, emotionally cold Mitchell Chaplin is sentenced to one year of social invisibility as punishment. In TOOTH AND CONSEQUENCES, despondent dentist Myron Mandel receives a visit from the Tooth Fairy.
 
7 Feb. 1986
Welcome to Winfield/Quarantine
"Welcome to Winfield": Two people fleeing an agent of Death hide in an unusual town. "Quarantine": A weapons engineer is awakened from suspended animation to deal with an imminent threat from space.
 
14 Feb. 1986
Gramma/Personal Demons/Cold Reading
In "Personal Demons", a blocked writer copes with destructive black-clad creatures that can only be seen by him. In "Cold Reading", an understudy copes with radio director Nelson Westbrook's insistence on real sound effects.
 
21 Feb. 1986
The Leprechaun-Artist/Dead Run
"The Leprechaun-Artist": Three teenage boys are each granted a wish after catching a vacationing leprechaun. "Dead Run": A down-on-his-luck trucker accepts a job hauling an unusual cargo.
 
7 Mar. 1986
Profile in Silver/Button, Button
"Profile in Silver": After preventing the assassination of President Kennedy, a historian from the future faces the consequences of his act. "Button, Button": A couple receives a box with a button -- and an unusual offer.
 
21 Mar. 1986
Need to Know/Red Snow
In NEED TO KNOW, government investigator Edward Sayers visits a small rural community where insanity is spreading among the residents. In RED SNOW, Russian KGB Colonel Ulyanov goes to a Siberian labor camp to investigate violent deaths of Communist party officials.
 
28 Mar. 1986
Take My Life... Please!/Devil's Alphabet/The Library
Comedian Billy Diamond plays a tough gig in the afterlife. "Devil's Alphabet": In Victorian England, Cambridge graduates are bound by a youthful oath even after they die. "The Library": A young woman goes to work in an unusual library.
 
4 Apr. 1986
Shadow Play/Grace Note
In SHADOW PLAY, a remake of the episode from the original "Twilight Zone" series, Death Row inmate Adam Grant is terrified that the participants in his trial will cease to exist when he is executed. In GRACE NOTE, young Rosemarie Miletti aspires to be a famous opera singer and receives a surprising glimpse into the future.
 
11 Apr. 1986
A Day in Beaumont/The Last Defender of Camelot
Scientist Kevin Carlson and his fiancée Faith can't get anyone to believe that they saw a flying saucer land during A DAY IN BEAUMONT. In THE LAST DEFENDER OF CAMELOT, Lancelot is summoned by Morgan LeFay to meet with Merlin the magician, who plans to restore Camelot.
 

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