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18 September 2002 (USA) See more »
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This second remake of the classic series presents tales of suspense, fantasy, science fiction and horror.
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
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Even without comparing it to Serling's original, this is still bargain basement sci-fi See more (46 total) »


 (Series Cast Summary - 1 of 15)

Forest Whitaker ... Himself - Host (44 episodes, 2002-2003)

Series Directed by
John T. Kretchmer (5 episodes, 2002-2003)
Brad Turner (4 episodes, 2002)
Allan Kroeker (3 episodes, 2002-2003)
Jerry Levine (3 episodes, 2002-2003)
Bob Balaban (2 episodes, 2002-2003)
Joe Chappelle (2 episodes, 2002)
Jean de Segonzac (2 episodes, 2002)
Jonathan Frakes (2 episodes, 2002)
Patrick R. Norris (2 episodes, 2002)
Peter O'Fallon (2 episodes, 2002)
Risa Bramon Garcia (2 episodes, 2003)
Allison Liddi-Brown (2 episodes, 2003)
Series Writing credits
Rod Serling (44 episodes, 2002-2003)
James Crocker (5 episodes, 2002-2003)
Brent V. Friedman (5 episodes, 2002-2003)
Frederick Rappaport (5 episodes, 2002-2003)
Ira Steven Behr (4 episodes, 2002-2003)
Bradley Thompson (3 episodes, 2002-2003)
David Weddle (3 episodes, 2002-2003)
Michael Angeli (3 episodes, 2003)
Jill E. Blotevogel (2 episodes, 2002)
Pen Densham (2 episodes, 2002)
Christopher Mack (2 episodes, 2002)
Kamran Pasha (2 episodes, 2002)
Moira Kirland (2 episodes, 2003)
Erin Maher (2 episodes, 2003)
Kay Reindl (2 episodes, 2003)

Series Produced by
Jim Rosenthal .... executive producer (44 episodes, 2002-2003)
Ira Steven Behr .... executive producer (43 episodes, 2002-2003)
Patti Allen .... co-producer (3 episodes, 2003)
Michael Angeli .... supervising producer (3 episodes, 2003)
Moira Kirland .... producer (3 episodes, 2003)
John Peter Kousakis .... co-executive producer (3 episodes, 2003)
Erin Maher .... producer (3 episodes, 2003)
Ashley Miller .... consulting producer (3 episodes, 2003)
Frederick Rappaport .... consulting producer (3 episodes, 2003)
Kay Reindl .... producer (3 episodes, 2003)
Zack Stentz .... consulting producer (3 episodes, 2003)
Pen Densham .... executive producer (2 episodes, 2003)
Brent V. Friedman .... consulting producer (2 episodes, 2003)
Anne Tabor .... co-producer (2 episodes, 2003)
John Watson .... executive producer (2 episodes, 2003)
Forest Whitaker .... consulting producer (2 episodes, 2003)

Anthony Santa Croce .... producer (unknown episodes)
Mark Stern .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Mark Snow (4 episodes, 2003)
Series Cinematography by
Rick Maguire (4 episodes, 2003)
Series Film Editing by
Benjamin A. Weissman (7 episodes, 2002)
Dana Shockley (2 episodes, 2002-2003)
Elba Sanchez-Short (2 episodes, 2003)
Alan L. Shefland (2 episodes, 2003)

Sondra Watanabe (unknown episodes)
Series Casting by
Elizabeth Melcher (2 episodes, 2003)
Holly Powell (2 episodes, 2003)

Candice Elzinga (unknown episodes)
Tami Nasu (unknown episodes)
Series Production Design by
Mark S. Freeborn (19 episodes, 2002)
Ricardo Spinacé (4 episodes, 2003)

Troy Palmer-Hughes (unknown episodes)
Craig Stearns (unknown episodes)
Series Art Direction by
Brentan Harron (2 episodes, 2003)

Catherine Ircha (unknown episodes)
Randy Moore (unknown episodes)
Series Set Decoration by
Mark Lane (44 episodes, 2002-2003)
Series Costume Design by
Diane Widas (2 episodes, 2003)

Trysha Bakker (unknown episodes)
Series Makeup Department
Felix Fox .... special makeup effects artist (2 episodes, 2002-2003)
Toby Lindala .... special makeup effects artist (2 episodes, 2002-2003)
Danna Rutherford .... key hair stylist (2 episodes, 2003)
Yvonne Weber .... key makeup artist (2 episodes, 2003)

Karen Asano-Myers .... hair department head (unknown episodes)
Joel Echallier .... special makeup effects designer (unknown episodes)
James Dean Patten .... assistant hair stylist (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
Patti Allen .... production manager (2 episodes, 2003)
Jayne Bieber .... executive in charge of production (2 episodes, 2003)
Ruth Hawryluk .... post-production supervisor (2 episodes, 2003)
Adam Mann .... post-production supervisor (2 episodes, 2003)
Nancy Valle .... post-production supervisor: New Line (2 episodes, 2003)

Douglas Burzynski .... post-production supervisor (unknown episodes)
Kimberly A. Dickens .... production supervisor (unknown episodes)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Greg Zenon .... first assistant director (22 episodes, 2002-2003)
Jack Hardy .... first assistant director (16 episodes, 2002-2003)

Lynda Mills .... third assistant director (unknown episodes)
Louis Race .... first assistant director (unknown episodes)
Riley Walsh .... trainee assistant director (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Tiara Motem .... property buyer (44 episodes, 2002-2003)
Troy Eirich .... assistant property master (43 episodes, 2002-2003)
Frank Haddad .... head greensman (43 episodes, 2002-2003)
Wes Hamby .... assistant property master (43 episodes, 2002-2003)
Derek Pineo .... props buyer (3 episodes, 2003)
David Paul Hewitt White .... set dresser (2 episodes, 2002)
Christopher Cooper .... property master (2 episodes, 2003)
Ross Walshe .... construction coordinator (2 episodes, 2003)

Paul Breuninger .... property master (unknown episodes)
John Burke .... assistant art director (unknown episodes)
Doris Deutschmann .... art assistant (unknown episodes)
Tyler Bishop Harron .... graphic designer (unknown episodes)
Michael Jovanovski .... dresser (unknown episodes)
Lin-Li-Anne Lee .... art department assistant (unknown episodes)
John Naehrlich .... lead man (unknown episodes)
Jim Ramsay .... assistant art director (unknown episodes)
Dennis Simard .... on-set dresser (unknown episodes)
Jeffry C. Voorhees .... set dresser (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Todd Murakami .... sound effects editor (44 episodes, 2002-2003)
Mark Kamps .... supervising sound editor (2 episodes, 2003)
Gary Montgomery .... sound re-recording mixer (2 episodes, 2003)
Craig M. Otte .... sound re-recording mixer (2 episodes, 2003)
Michael T. Williamson .... production sound mixer (2 episodes, 2003)

Martin Lacroix .... boom operator (unknown episodes)
William Unrau .... cable person (unknown episodes)
Series Special Effects by
Bob Comer .... special effects coordinator (2 episodes, 2003)

Barry Hebein .... lead metal fabricator (unknown episodes)
Dan Keeler .... special effects first assistant (unknown episodes)
John Palmer .... special effects supervisor: Joy Ride, WonderWorks (unknown episodes)
Harry Tomsic .... special effects technician (unknown episodes)
Series Visual Effects by
Matthew Gore .... visual effects supervisor / visual effects producer (24 episodes, 2002-2003)
Dianna Oliva-Day .... visual effects producer: Stargate Digital (24 episodes, 2002)
Simon Lacey .... visual effects supervisor (18 episodes, 2003)
Gerard Black .... visual effects supervisor (8 episodes, 2002)

Raoul Bolognini .... visual effects producer (unknown episodes)
Kristen Branan .... head of production: Zoic studios (unknown episodes)
Korey J. Cauchon .... visual effects producer / visual effects supervisor (unknown episodes)
Jack Fulmer .... digital effects artist (unknown episodes)
Kent Johnson .... visual effects coordinator (unknown episodes)
Frank Lawas .... visual effects I/O supervisor (unknown episodes)
Dan Lazarow .... 3D supervisor (unknown episodes)
Michael D. Leone .... CG supervisor (unknown episodes)
Brenda Levert .... visual effects coordinator (unknown episodes)
Sean Mattini .... visual effects editor (unknown episodes)
Steven Meyer .... digital compositor (unknown episodes)
James W. Riley .... visual effects supervisor (unknown episodes)
Victor Scalise .... visual effects editor (unknown episodes)
Emile Edwin Smith .... digital artist (unknown episodes)
Jaison Stritch .... 3D visual effects supervisor (unknown episodes)
Kenneth Thomson Jr. .... digital artist (unknown episodes)
Jeff West .... visual effects (unknown episodes)
Series Stunts
Jim Dunn .... stunt performer (7 episodes, 2002-2003)
Lou Bollo .... stunt coordinator (2 episodes, 2003)

Nick Allen .... stunts: full body burn (unknown episodes)
Charles Andre .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Brian Avery .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Rick Avery .... stunt coordinator (unknown episodes)
James Bamford .... stunt double (unknown episodes)
Freddy Bouciegues .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Dustin Brooks .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Laura Lee Connery .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Crystal Dalman .... stunt double (unknown episodes)
Duane Dickinson .... stunt double (unknown episodes)
Corry Glass .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Dave Hospes .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Jon Kralt .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Leslie McMichael .... stunt performer (unknown episodes)
Jovan Nenadic .... stunt double (unknown episodes)
Sharon Simms .... stunt double (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Chris Gibbins .... second assistant camera: "a" camera (44 episodes, 2002-2003)
Carson Reaves .... first assistant camera (44 episodes, 2002-2003)
Neil Seale .... camera operator (44 episodes, 2002-2003)
Nathan McTague .... assistant camera (23 episodes, 2002)
David J. Dawson .... key grip (2 episodes, 2003)
Jeff Pentecost .... gaffer (2 episodes, 2003)

Oliver Hajdu .... gaffer: insert unit (unknown episodes)
Chris Helcermanas-Benge .... still photographer (unknown episodes)
Morten Petersen .... set electrician (unknown episodes)
Vincent Torres .... best boy grip (unknown episodes)
Series Animation Department
Zeth DuBois .... animator (unknown episodes)
Series Casting Department
Helen Geier .... casting associate / casting assistant: Los Angeles (44 episodes, 2002-2003)
Bette Chadwick .... casting: Canada (2 episodes, 2003)
Candice Elzinga .... casting: Canada (2 episodes, 2003)
Lisa Ratke .... extras casting (2 episodes, 2003)

Tara Treacy .... casting assistant (unknown episodes, 2003)
Jennifer Chew .... casting assistant (unknown episodes)
Jason Harrington .... casting assistant (unknown episodes)
Joseph Hicks .... extras casting (unknown episodes)
Russell Jones .... casting assistant (unknown episodes)
Wendy Stubbs .... casting associate (unknown episodes)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jojo MacDowall .... costumer: preparation (44 episodes, 2002-2003)
Series Editorial Department
JoAnne Yarrow .... editorial production assistant (43 episodes, 2002-2003)
Jacqueline F. Bisbano .... assistant editor (11 episodes, 2002-2003)
Gary McFarland .... post-production editor (2 episodes, 2003)
Stephanie Thompson .... post-production coordinator (2 episodes, 2003)

Rhonda Blewett .... telecine assistant (unknown episodes)
Mykel Thuncher .... color timer (unknown episodes)
Series Music Department
Jonathan Davis .... composer: theme music (3 episodes, 2002-2003)
Marius Constant .... composer: original theme (2 episodes, 2003)
Stuart Goetz .... music editor (2 episodes, 2003)
Michelle Kuznetsky .... music supervisor (2 episodes, 2003)
Mary Ramos .... music supervisor (2 episodes, 2003)

Chris McGeary .... music editor (unknown episodes)
Series Transportation Department
Matthew Talamantes .... driver (1 episode, 2002)
Ian Thompson .... fire truck wrangler (1 episode, 2003)

J. Armin Garza II .... driver: camera car (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Ronald C. Briggs Jr. .... inventory services (44 episodes, 2002-2003)
Mark Costa .... production executive (44 episodes, 2002-2003)
Lori Huck .... production executive (44 episodes, 2002-2003)
Jennifer Metcalf .... production coordinator (43 episodes, 2002-2003)
Lenore Nemani .... trainee assistant location manager / assistant location manager (35 episodes, 2002-2003)
Jenn Vincent .... production assistant (26 episodes, 2002-2003)
Barbara Chisholm .... production coordinator (18 episodes, 2002-2003)
Bill Burns .... location manager (16 episodes, 2002-2003)
Allan J. Ross .... location: preparation (16 episodes, 2002)
Brittney Joseph .... production assistant (10 episodes, 2002)
Michalla Petersen .... voice-over artist (6 episodes, 2002-2003)
Ana Oparnica .... assistant to co-executive producer (4 episodes, 2003)
Mike Doiron .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2002)
Joel Ewing .... photo double (2 episodes, 2002)
Debera Barager .... production accountant (2 episodes, 2003)
Susan Crawford .... production coordinator (2 episodes, 2003)
Kurt A. Langenhahn .... script coordinator (2 episodes, 2003)
Scott Steyns .... playback coordinator (2 episodes, 2003)
Helga Ungurait .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 2003)
Michael C. Young .... location manager (2 episodes, 2003)

Tricia Barrett .... assistant accountant (unknown episodes)
Chris Baugh .... key assistant location manager (unknown episodes)
David J. Bowler .... second assistant production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Sean Cummings .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Geoffrey Dodd .... key production assistant (unknown episodes)
Darren Giblin .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Paul Giordano .... assistant location manager (unknown episodes)
Catherine Gordon .... accounting clerk (unknown episodes)
Chris Gutierrez .... set medic (unknown episodes)
Christopher Mack .... executive story editor (unknown episodes)
Grace MacLeod .... animal trainer / dog trainer (unknown episodes)
Michael G. Maurer .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Tracy L. Moody .... additional script supervisor: wrap-arounds (unknown episodes)
Naomi Motohashi .... assistant location manager (unknown episodes)
Rachel E. Prentiss .... production accountant (unknown episodes)
Peter Ruttan .... video playback designer (unknown episodes)
Victor Scalise .... title designer (unknown episodes)
Jain Sekuler .... script supervisor: wrap-arounds (unknown episodes)
Michael Soleau .... key assistant location manager (unknown episodes)
Kim Stretch .... first assistant accountant (unknown episodes)
Tammy Tamkin .... production assistant (unknown episodes)

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43 min (22episodes)
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An image of Rod Serling can be seen during the opening title sequence in the TV version only. Rod's image was replaced with a spiral vortex on the DVD release.See more »
Narrator:You're traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound, but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination. You are entering the Twilight Zone.See more »
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18 out of 34 people found the following review useful.
Even without comparing it to Serling's original, this is still bargain basement sci-fi, 22 November 2004
Author: liquidcelluloid-1 from

Network: UPN; Genre: Science Fiction; Content Rating: TV-PG (for sci-fi violence and mild sexuality); Available: on DVD; Classification: Contemporary (Star range: 1 - 4);

Season Reviewed: Complete Series (1 season)

It's no stretch of the imagination to say that Rod Serling's 1959 sci-fi drama 'The Twilight Zone' is a classic series that ranks up there with the best shows of all time. In fact, it's so obvious, it's almost a statement of fact cowardly disguised as an opinion. It's like people who say they are against war or don't like death. Really? Wow, that's bold.

So, Serling's creation is a classic. I can sit and bask in all its black-and-white glory, low budget effects and post-nuclear to-the-camera moralizing during New Year's Day marathons on the Sci-Fi Channel for hours on end. This is not 'the real' Twilight Zone' but UPN's debunked experiment to remake the series and update it for a new generation (hosted by a wildly miscast Forest Whitaker). However, I approach this show not as a cockeyed purist or one of the many pseudo-intellectuals who insists that entertainment was better back in the day. 'The Twilight Zone', and it's unforgettable formula, is exactly the type of series that can be resurrected and re-invented for future generations in response to the needs and fears of the current political and social climate of that generation. As it has already been tried once before in 1985 with lukewarm results.

This show doesn't even come close to rising to the challenge or exploring the entirely free universe that the premise provides its writers. This is a sell-out, bargain basement 'Twilight Zone'-lite. Aside from great writing, creepy premises and patented ending twists, the biggest asset Serling brought to 'Twilight' was incalculable passion. It was his baby. All of which this show lacks in spades. It's unclear if the writers are lazily coasting on the show's namesake or working under Serling's shadow constantly in fear of doing anything bold and screwing up. The ironic thing is that, like the original, this remake could have probably gotten by with phony special effects and campy acting if it had something to say. But the stories are tedious. Pure sci-fi movie-of-the-week trash. When they couldn't make original episodes work, they resorted to guest stars and glamorous babes to titillate the audience with cheap soft-core stories (such as fictitious sex-pot women created via writing or holograms who soon start acting human) . When that didn't work, the show resorted to simply re-creating classic 'Zone' episodes.

Something this series does have to it's name is an eye-catching roster of talented guest stars. See Amber Tamblyn before her breakout series and Dylan Walsh before hi. See veteran actors like Jason Alexander, Lou Diamond Phillips, Christopher McDonald, Cloris Leachman. More appealing is the chance to see character actors that have caught my eye over the years and I so can't get enough of I'd even watch this show to see what they can bring to it. That list includes such criminally ignored versatility as Linda Cardellini ('Freaks and Geeks'), Christopher Titus ('Titus'), Jeremy Piven ('Cupid'), Jason Bateman & Portia De Rossi (pre-'Arrested Development'), Vivica A. Fox ('Getting Personal'), Patrick Warburton & Wayne Night ('Seinfeld'), Xander Berkley ('24'), Robin Tunney, Alicia Witt ('Cybill'), Paul Rodriguez and even Jessica Simpson. But in the end, the guest star on the title draws us in like a fly to the bug zapper. That's what makes this all the tougher to watch. To see these people working with material so far below their means is almost sad.

'The Twilight Zone' could have been so much more then just letting us see what 'The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street' would look like with a new cast and the social climate it was pertinent in now 40 years in the past. I'm harsh on this show because I do not believe that there are no new ideas or that this hackery is a fraction of what the creative minds of this generation can come up with. You're better off with the 'Futurama' homage 'The Scary Door' over this.


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