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The Twilight Zone 

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

Creator:

Rod Serling
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3   2   1  
1989   1988   1987   1986   1985  
2 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Robin Ward ...  Narrator 30 episodes, 1988-1989
Charles Aidman ...  Narrator / ... 30 episodes, 1985-1987
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Storyline

An updated version of the famous 1959 television 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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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The ghost-like image of Rod Serling flashes across the screen during the opening credits. He is the only host, if a previous one, of The Twilight Zone to be seen, since this is the only series where no narrator showed himself on-screen at any point. See more »

Alternate Versions

Original network episodes ran one hour, with two or three stories per instalment. These episodes were reedited into half hour episodes for syndication along with newly produced half-hour episodes, with each half hour consisting of a single story from the original one-hour version. See more »

Connections

Remade as The Twilight Zone (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

(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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User Reviews

An outstanding series
11 February 2004 | by nlstockSee all my reviews

Here's hoping that the 1985 and 1986 versions of The Twilight Zone will one day be released on DVD as it was an outstanding series with well written episodes. The beginning titles have a half-second animation of Rod Serling in them as a salute to the originator of the series. The episode "Nightcrawlers" was directed by William Freidkin and is brilliant. One episode called "Shatterday" features the TV debut of Bruce Willis. There is also a small budget third season which was made after cancellation to make up the numbers for syndication,but it's budget was small and apart from one good episode,where a man is possessed by what looks like Christ,it is a poor third season. But the first two seasons are brilliant.


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Country:

UK | Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 September 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Twilight Zone See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(35 episodes) (Season 1-2) | (seasons 2-3)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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