The Twilight Zone (1985)

Ended Friday / 7:00pm CBS 45 min.
This show is based on Rod Serling's classic TV anthology show, The Twilight Zone. Redoing some episodes and doing new ones 20 years laters after the originals, these are made in color and in one-hour episodes. Most of the episodes contained two or three stories, and were broken up in half hour episodes for syndication. CBS cancelled the show in its second season, but it was picked up by a Canadian producer and aired in syndication in a half-hour format. The show contains mostly ironic or special situations with a twist at the end, which show the human nature, coupled with science fiction, horror or fantasy. Some of the show's writers are well known: Harlan Ellison, Stephen King, Ray Bradbury, Richard Matheson, Sidney Sheldon and J. Michael Straczynski. The opening and closing music was done by The Grateful Dead.

Season 3

30 Episodes

A 79-year-old man wants to keep on living so he transplants his brain into a younger body. His son, however, resents his father's continued life and tries to wrestle power from him.
Apr 15 1989
A man finds that his life has been on TV for the past five years.
Apr 08 1989
A man sells his soul to a demon for some racing tips. After being terrified by the demon he goes for help from the criminal boss he borrowed the track money from.
Apr 01 1989
In a bar, a very mysterious blind man plays the piano, and gives some very special advice to a jealous boyfriend.
Mar 25 1989
An epidemic breaks out and many people are struck blind. Something more happens, however: People have become cold and heartless toward each other.
Mar 18 1989
An old woman with an obsession with death attends funerals for entertainment. One night when an injured thief breaks into her home, she lets him die and waits for Death to come and collect him.
Mar 12 1989
A shy woman finds that a cat is actually a cursed "Casanova". She falls for the man but finds that her Prince Charming is actually a scoundrel.
Mar 04 1989
In an impoverished future, Simon Foster goes to a pawnshop to sell some personal items to raise money for rent. The shop owner offers to buy some of his memories. In Simon Foster's life, what could be possibly be valuable?
Feb 18 1989
Martin Decker is confined to a special room for acts and thoughts against the state. They want the formula for a weapon he does not want to reveal. Escape for Martin comes from the mind.
Feb 11 1989
A U.S. military experiment opens a portal to an unknown place. After sending through one team, the Army calls upon a career soldier to investigate, where he finds an idyllic planet. He has to decide whether to stay or go back to his old life.
Feb 25 1989
A pool champion has defeated everyone at his local pool hall, except for the long dead legend, Fats Brown, who returns from the afterlife to challenge him to a high-stakes game.
Dec 31 1989
A doctor arrives at his new job in a sanitarium. He discovers the case of a woman who is terribly frightened of things that appear on her walls.
Jan 28 1989
Walking taking a walk in a wealthy neighborhood an unemployed man living in a shelter experiences an unusual transformation.
Jan 21 1989
A young boy playing in a field meets an old man who is really an alien collecting specimens to bring back to his planet.
Jan 14 1989
A shuttle pilot on the outer fringes of space finds a stowaway on board his ship. Because of the extra weight, he does not have enough fuel for his journey and faces a dilemma forcing him to consider jettisoning her into space.
Jan 07 1989
After finishing a heart transplant, a man finds his personality has changed. He also discovers that he has a strange attraction to a waitress at a road diner.
Dec 31 1988
A young man at a motel discovers an empty trunk that grants any wishes. He uses it for popularity, but at a party he discovers who his true friends are.
Dec 24 1988
A famous children's book writer visits a sick boy and reads him one of her stories. Later, at home, she is disturbed by children's voices throughout her house and learns from his parents that the boy has died.
Dec 17 1988
Newly promoted bank loan officer Warren Cribbens cracks his eyeglasses and discovers he can see the future through them. Faced with seeing the future of the farmers whose farms he must foreclose on, Warren can't bring himself to foreclose. Right away he's torn between doing his job and standing up for the people he helps.
Dec 10 1988
A battered wife living with her abusive husband finds the strength to leave him in the form of a Doberman pinscher statue.
Dec 03 1988
A scam artist purports to channel the spirit of Delos, a former inhabitant of Atlantis. Together with a partner, he makes a living off of it. The day of his big break, he channels another spirit, one who could cause him to lose everything.
Nov 26 1988
A lonely man accidentally phones the wrong number and finds an intriguing female to whom he grows attached. When she refuses to meet him, he investigates and finds the phone in a museum next to the statue of a woman.
Nov 19 1988
A young woman and her dying mother switch bodies during a visit.
Nov 12 1988
An alcoholic goes through an extremely painful and potentially deadly cure for his drinking problem. He has to choose which is more important - the bottle or his life.
Nov 05 1988
A hypnotist who specializes in helping people relive their past lives tries to find her own history - and finds that everyone she ever helped hates their past lives..
Oct 29 1988
A man in a retirement home is trapped in the dreams of a catatonic widow.
Oct 22 1988
A young boy falls into an undiscovered cave near a housing project. An archeologist studies strange paintings on its walls and then bizarre things begin to happen. Cave items move around and animals are killed and brought into the cave.
Oct 15 1988
A stressed-out priest repeatedly encounters a station wagon containing a young girl. The car keeps crashing and bursting into flames.
Oct 08 1988
Ex-baseball player Ed Hamler, lame from an injury and forced to retire early, is given a baseball card from the early 1900s that transports Hamler to the past to be the player he used to be.
Oct 01 1988
An old man known as Uncle Edgar is ordered by a mysterious voice to collect junk in his apartment to keep the world in balance.
Sep 24 1988

Season 2

21 Episodes

An attorney and his wife have successful careers. They feel something is lacking in their marriage. Soon, they encounter younger versions of their mates.
Jul 17 1987
In 1916 a girl and a young man from a reformatory for wayward boys fall in love and try to get away from her father, the superintendent. He finds out and does not approve of their love, locking away his daughter and punishing the boy. Luckily, the girl has a secret plan to escape so she can be forever with the love of her life.
Jul 17 1987
In the far future. an expedition returns to a desolate barren Earth where a scientist begins to see the ghosts of those who died years ago.
Jul 10 1987
A Broadway composer accepts an offer from the Prince of Darkness and returns to his high school years to see his crush again. It's not as pleasant as he expected and soon, he sees a classmate who met a tragic end that night..
Jul 10 1987
On board an airplane, a lightning storm transforms a boy's walkman into a telepathic tuning device that informs him that the man sitting next to him is carrying a bomb.
May 21 1987
A survivalist traps himself in his bomb shelter when a nuclear blast finally comes.
May 21 1987
Two teenage boys and their girlfriends steal a recently deceased man's classic car. While they are on a joyride, they accidentally kill a policeman.
May 21 1987
A modern-day miner has an argument with his wife and then goes off to work in the local mine. A collapse traps him, but he finds another survivor - a miner who claims to be from 1912. The two men figure out that somehow they have become connected through time.
Feb 21 1987
A woman with out-of-control spending habits finds her new credit card comes with unexpected penalties.
Feb 21 1987
A man who dodges the Vietnam draft is haunted by visions of his other life as a soldier during the war.
Dec 18 1986
A man in prison who insists that he is innocent of a crime discovers a piano that transports him to the old days of gangsters.
Dec 11 1986
A mentally challenged child has strange powers.
Dec 04 1986
Would-be inventor Barney Schlessinger is bored with his life until he meets another inventor in a parallel world who is far more successful than he is.
Oct 18 1986
A young college student has been losing personal items for some time. The mystery is resolved when she finds two time-travelers in her closet.
Oct 18 1986
A Woman goes to a mall for a doll, but encounters strange things after the closing hours...
Oct 18 1986
A young DJ working the graveyard shift at a radio station rediscovers a record album by her boyfriend who disappeared five years ago. When he suddenly appears again, she is surprised and upset.
Oct 11 1986
A young woman finds that the secret to immortality resides in storie
Oct 11 1986
A woman finds a method for eternal youth at a steep price.
Oct 04 1986
A lonely boy finds a strange friendship in the woods around his home.
Oct 04 1986
A quiet waitress sees a glowing UFO, which gives her a message that everyone wants to know. She refuses to reveal exactly what the message is.
Sep 27 1986
An Elvis impersonator is transported to the 1950s where he meets the real Elvis who thinks that the impersonator is his long dead brother.
Sep 27 1986

Season 1

59 Episodes

In modern-day England, the last of King Arthur's knights teams with Morgan le Fay to stop the return of Merlin.
Apr 11 1986
In the 1950s a flying saucer crashes on Earth. The crash is seen by a couple. They run into town, but no one believes them.
Apr 11 1986
An opera singer is having a hard time. Her sister is at the hospital dying. Her sick sister leaves a gift: a glimpse into the future when the singer is a world-famous star.
Apr 04 1986
A man is convinced that reality as we perceive it is dependent on his staying alive.
Apr 04 1986
Landing a new job at a private library a girl is warned never to look at the books. Taking a peek she learns that there's a book for everyone alive. When a neighbor pesters her, she rewrites his biography.
Mar 28 1986
A group of friends in Victorian England find themselves haunted by an oath they took as young men.
Mar 28 1986
A successful comedianwho steals a routine from another comedian ends up paying a high price.
Mar 28 1986
A KGB investigator is sent to Siberia to investigate the deaths of communist party officials.
Mar 21 1986
A government scientist/agent sent to a small town to help investigate a bizarre outbreak of insanity which is spreading through the town.
Mar 21 1986
A mysterious man offers a couple a bizarre deal: if they will push a button on a box that will kill one person they don't know, they will get a million dollars.
Mar 07 1986
A researcher from the future, a descendent of President John F. Kennedy goes back in time to witness his ancestor's death.
Mar 07 1986
An out-of-work trucker takes on a bizarre job upon the recommendation of a friend: deliveryman of souls to Hell.
Feb 21 1986
Vacationing in the United States, an Irish leprechaun is caught by three boys. To be freed, he must grant them three wishes.
Feb 21 1986
An actor arrives at a radio station to perform a radio play. An old voodoo stick is accidentally activated and the play becomes more real that anything anyone expected.
Feb 14 1986
A scriptwriter suffering from writers block is tormented by a group of small creatures.
Feb 14 1986
Gramma 1x44
A young boy is convinced his ailing grandmother is really a monster.
Feb 14 1986
An ill weapons designer is cryogenically frozen and awakened three centuries later..
Feb 07 1986
The grim reaper arrives at a hospital to take possession of a dying man. The man's wife rescues him and takes him to the western town of Winfield where residents have been living for hundreds of years. Apparently, the reaper has failed to collect those living there.
Feb 07 1986
The Tooth Fairy gives a dentist what he wishes for.
Jan 31 1986
An uncaring man is sentenced to a year of social isolation.
Jan 31 1986
Two brothers searching for their father discover a factory full of giant animal bodies.
Jan 31 1986
A young married couple discovers that their home is being remodeled by blue-clad workers who are workers of time that build and move objects from one time period to another.
Jan 24 1986
An alien race that claimed to have invented mankind returns to judge them.
Jan 24 1986
A boy who loves monster movies has a strange neighbor move in.
Jan 24 1986
A food critic receives fortune cookie messages that get fulfilled.
Jan 03 1986
An old Irishman has often been called a fool for his stories about Leprechauns.
Jan 03 1986
A professional photographer discovers an old camera containing mysterious photos of a long-ago expedition.
Jan 03 1986
Onboard a spaceship an astrophysicist and a priest learn they have discovered a planet long dead and a transmitter emitting a signal for eons.
Dec 20 1985
An overworked, underpaid, and under appreciated secretary uses a Xerox machine and wakes up in a parallel reality where no one has heard of her.
Dec 20 1985
A drunken storefront Santa is terminally depressed by the many children who go gift less and starving during Christmas. He is fired from his job at a department store when he shows up late, and subsequently finds a bag that he can pull any present anyone wants from it.
Dec 20 1985
A professor attempting to solve a difficult math problem finds himself matching wits with a demon.
Dec 13 1985
Two scientists create a holographic projector that has a woman appear in the display.
Dec 13 1985
A man who returns to his childhood home is transported to his past.
Dec 06 1985
A young doctor stumbles into a strange town where the citizens fear and worship a lighthouse.
Dec 06 1985
A beautiful woman and her boyfriend plan to kill her husband on the first day of duck hunting season.
Nov 29 1985
Parents don't realize that the video their child watches demonstrates magic tricks like turning parents into lizards and giving dogs four eyes.
Nov 29 1985
The Shadow Man, a mysterious entity made of darkness, defends a boy in exchange for being allowed to stay under his bed.
Nov 29 1985
David Wong searches for something he lost. He seeks the Lost and Found Emporium where he finds others looking for their lost items.
Nov 22 1985
Shy Maddie finds a pair of shoes and after trying them on, is possessed by the vengeful spirit of a rich murdered woman.
Nov 22 1985
A group of friends playing cards suspect that their guest is the Devil.
Nov 15 1985
During a heat wave in the 1930's a mother and her son enjoy a drive in the country. They encounter a strange man who wants a ride.
Nov 15 1985
A landlord hounds a playwright named Maury for his rent. When the playwright's partner dies of a heart attack, he wishes he could become the greatest playwright ever.
Nov 15 1985
A Vietnam Vet named Billy saves an old man named Gasper from a mugging at a cemetery. He discovers that this old man holds the future of time in his watch.
Nov 08 1985
A teacher on a violent and gang infested high school has trouble controlling her students. The building is warded by some mysterious gargoyles, which give some special powers to the teacher.
Nov 08 1985
A teenage boy with a fever finds himself in telepathic contact with a girl living in colonial New England.
Nov 01 1985
In the far future, twelve-year-old Dickie must pass the mandatory government intelligence test.
Nov 01 1985
Ye Gods 1x13
Cupid arrives in the modern world. A love spell for his target does not work as well as he hopes.
Oct 25 1985
A year after his wife died a man is involved in a car accident that leaves his young daughter in a coma. On his way home the man has a vision.
Oct 25 1985
A deputy trooper stops by a diner during a rainstorm where a Vietnam veteran's nightmares come to life.
Oct 18 1985
Janice finds a magic lamp at a garage sale. Restrictions and lots of paperwork apply for her three wishes.
Oct 18 1985
A photographer torn between taking a plum overseas assignment and getting married, meets a strangely familiar little boy.
Oct 18 1985
Bob Spindler, a drunk driver, arrives at the "Kentucky Rye" bar where the customers are all victims of drunk drivers.
Oct 11 1985
A little girl's parents are always fighting and screaming at each other. She takes them to the Children's Zoo with a special invitation and she gets something very special, something her parents could not even imagine.
Oct 11 1985
Healer 1x06
A thief steals a stone from a museum that gives him the power to heal and tries to pass himself as a faith healer.
Oct 11 1985
A space shuttle returns from a mission and NASA discovers that something unusual has been picked up.
Oct 04 1985
A woman in the future traps herself in an idyllic, computer-generated fantasy in her mind.
Oct 04 1985
An overworked businessman suddenly finds himself left out while the rest of his world speaks in mangled slang.
Oct 04 1985
In a modern remake of the classic episode, "A Kind of a Stopwatch", a woman discovers a necklace that gives its owner the ability to freeze time
Sep 27 1985
A man accidentally phones his own home and winds up talking to his alter ego
Sep 27 1985