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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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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Complete series cast summary:
Robin Ward ...  Narrator 30 episodes, 1988-1989
Charles Aidman ...  Narrator / ... 30 episodes, 1985-1987
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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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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 ultimately a failure and was cancelled 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 of 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 Ward. 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 »

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Referenced in The Goldbergs: A Goldberg Thanksgiving (2014) 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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I miss this show
3 May 2002 | by heekiesavinSee all my reviews

After this show's demise from CBS, it wasn't too long before it went into late night syndication here in Boston. Sadly enough for me, I never taped the episodes(except for 1). Since then, I have been on an unsuccessful quest trying to find these episodes. And what makes it even more frustrating, I found out too late that TNT was running them for a short time just recently. I never got a chance to tape any of them. Like someone else mentioned, I can only hope that Columbia House will release them some day.

I didn't watch it religiously when it was on CBS. I really started getting into it when it was in syndication, and I'd catch the New Twilight Zone and Alfred Hitchcock when I got home from working second shift. several episodes that really stick out is The Call(which is the only one I taped); Quarantine; Stranger in Possum Meadows; the one where the drunk driver kills someone, and he's peruaded to by a thriving night club...only to find it's his private hell; the futuristic episode where the young kid(who I think used to be on General Hospital), is too smart for the Government, so he has to be disposed of; the one where Harry Morgan(of MASH fame) can predict future disasters; the one where the scientist was enlarging animals, and his 2 sons get killed at the end by the giant spider; and the one with the Pilgrim girl who can communicate with the college kid in the 1980's.

If any of you fans reading this page owns any of these episodes on video, and has a way to duplicate the, please contact me.


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Release Date:

27 September 1985 (USA) See more »

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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

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4:3
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