List of all Twilight Zone episodes, air dates, main stars, my miscellaneous notes, and links so you can watch them on YouTube. Copyright 2008 by Will Johnson, email@example.com All Rights Reserved
See also my version of this article on movielegends.
Special acknowledgement to Wikipedia and these YouTube contributors: loopingstaruk, FatherMcKenize, reese419, Shivership, xxLeDrewLAmourxx, jasongreenwooduk
Seasons 1-3 and 5 were half-hour shows; Season 4 ran a full hour per episode. The series was hosted by Rod Serling.
Season 1: 1959-1960
1 Where Is Everybody? 2 Oct 1959 Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4, starring Earl Holliman
A man finds himself wandering in an abandoned town while struggling to find the answers about his identity and where he is.
2 One for the Angels 9 Oct 1959 Part 1 Part 2 Part 3, starring Ed Wynn (later he played "Uncle Albert" in the film Mary Poppins.)
A pitchman makes a deal with Death to continue living until he makes one great sale.
3 Mr. Denton on Doomsday 16 Oct 1959 Part 1 Part 2 Part 3, starring Dan Duryea
A washed up gunslinger is given another chance by a mystery man. (Note Doug McClure as the stunningly handsome young gunslinger at the end.)
4 The Sixteen-Millimeter Shrine 23 Oct 1959 Part 1 Part 2 Part 3, starring Ida Lupino (she was married to actor Howard Duff see episode 23 below).
An aging film star lives a life of seclusion in her private screening room.
5 Walking Distance 30 Oct 1959 Part 1 Part 2 Part 3, starring Gig Young
While visiting his boyhood hometown, a middle aged executive finds himself in the past.
(Note Gig Young was married from 1956 to 1963 to Elizabeth Montgomery. Note also the young child Ron Howard, later of the TV-series "Happy Days" and later still a director.)
6 Escape Clause 6 Nov 1959 Part 1 Part 2 Part 3, starring David Wayne
A cantankerous hypochondriac sells his soul to the Devil in exchange for immortality.
7 The Lonely 13 Nov 1959 Part 1 Part 2 Part 3, starring Jack Warden
An inmate sentenced to solitary confinement on a desert planet is given a gift by a sympathetic supply ship captain.
8 Time Enough at Last 20 Nov 1959 Part 1 Part 2 Part 3, starring Burgess Meredith
A man who loves to read survives a nuclear explosion.
9 Perchance to Dream 27 Nov 1959 Part 1 Part 2 Part 3, starring Richard Conte
A man with a heart condition is afraid to fall asleep.
10 Judgment Night 4 Dec 1959 Part 1 Part 2 Part 3, starring Nehemiah Persoff
A former U-boat commander is condemned to relive his past.
(Note James Franciscus as Lt. Mueller.)
11 And When the Sky Was Opened 11 Dec 1959 Part 1 Part 2 Part 3, starring Rod Taylor (most famously known as the star of the 1960 film The Time Machine).
The crew of an experimental spaceship begin disappearing one by one after returning to earth.
12 What You Need 25 Dec 1959
A salesman has the ability to sell his customers exactly what they need.
13 The Four of Us Are Dying 1 Jan 1960
Arch Hammer is a con man who can change his face to make it look like anyone he chooses.
14 Third from the Sun 8 Jan 1960 Part 1 Part 2 Part 3, starring Fritz Weaver
With a nuclear war about to happen, two men steal a spacecraft to take their families to a new planet.
15 I Shot an Arrow Into the Air 15 Jan 1960 Part 1 Part 2 Part 3, starring Dewey Martin (married to Peggy Lee from 1956 to 1958) and Edward Binns.
A manned space flight crash lands on what the astronauts believe to be an unknown asteroid.
16 The Hitch-Hiker 22 Jan 1960 Part 1 Part 2 Part 3, starring Inger Stevens
A mysterious hitch-hiker keeps appearing on the road as a woman drives across the country.
17 The Fever 29 Jan 1960 Part 1 Part 2 Part 3, starring Everett Sloane
(Sorry apparently Part 3 is missing !)
While on a vacation his wife won to Las Vegas, a man who shuns gambling becomes addicted to playing a slot machine.
18 The Last Flight 5 Feb 1960
A British World War I fighter pilot (Decker) lands his Nieuport biplane on a 1959 American airbase after flying through a strange cloud.
19 The Purple Testament 12 Feb 1960 Part 1 Part 2 Part 3, starring William Reynolds and Dick York.
A lieutenant serving in World War II suddenly gains the mysterious ability to discover who is about to die via a strange flash of light across their face.
20 Elegy 19 Feb 1960
Running out of fuel, astronauts Meyers, Webber and Kirby land their spaceship on a remote asteroid and find that it is already occupied.
21 Mirror Image 26 Feb 1960 Part 1 Part 2 Part 3, starring Vera Miles and Martin Milner
A woman waiting in a bus station begins to see strange things.
22 The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street 4 Mar 1960
At the sound of the roar and the flash of light, neighbors whose contact with the outside world is mysteriously cut off begin to suspect each other of being aliens.
23 A World of Difference 11 Mar 1960 Part 1 Part 2 Part 3, starring Howard Duff (he was married to actress Ida Lupino, see Episode 4 above. Also notice David White who later became famous as "Larry Tate" on "Bewitched").
A businessman suddenly finds his life is just a role on a television show.
24 Long Live Walter Jameson 18 Mar 1960 Part 1 Part 2 Part 3, starring Kevin McCarthy (Kevin, best-known perhaps for his starring role in the original Invasion of the Body Snatchers, was also the best friend of Montgomery Clift, with him the day of his disfiguring accident).
Walter Jameson, a professor, has the gift of eternal youth.
25 People Are Alike All Over 25 Mar 1960 Part 1 Part 2 Part 3, starring Roddy McDowall
On a mission to Mars, an astronaut finds out that people are alike all over.
26 Execution 1 Apr 1960
A criminal about to be executed is brought to the future.
27 The Big Tall Wish 8 Apr 1960 Part 1 Part 2 Part 3, starring Ivan Dixon
A washed up boxer has his fate reversed by a child's wish.
28 A Nice Place to Visit 15 Apr 1960, Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 starring Larry Blyden and Sebastian Cabot. (Larry co-starred with Henry Fonda in the Broadway play Mister Roberts, but is best-known today as the host of the game show "What's My Line?", while Sebastian Cabot is best-known today as Giles French from the sitcom "Family Affair".)
A criminal who is killed in a shootout with the police believes that he has made it to heaven.
29 Nightmare as a Child 29 Apr 1960 Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 starring Janice Rule
Schoolteacher Helen Foley (Janice Rule) finds a strange and very serious little girl, named Markie (Terry Burnham), on the stairs outside her apartment.
30 A Stop at Willoughby 6 May 1960 Part 1 Part 2 Part 3, starring James Daly (James is the father of actors Tyne Daly and Tim Daly).
An advertising executive who has grown exasperated with the stress of the business life longs to get off a train at a stop called Willoughby.
31 The Chaser 13 May 1960 Part 1 Part 2 Part 3, starring George Grizzard (George was gay, he died recently and his partner for many years was fellow actor William Tynan who survived him).
A man uses a love potion to win a girl's heart.
32 A Passage for Trumpet 20 May 1960, starring Jack Klugman
A down on his luck trumpet player gets a second chance at life.
(Jack is most well-known for his role as "Oscar" in the TV series "The Odd Couple".)
33 Mr. Bevis 3 Jun 1960, Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 starring Orson Bean
A man's guardian angel tries to improve his life.
34 The After Hours 10 Jun 1960 Part 1 Part 2 Part 3, starring Anne Francis
Marsha White is a woman browsing for a gift for her mother in a department store. She ends up finding out that she's not the person she thinks she is.
(Anne is well-known for her role as the daughter Altaira in the Sci-Fi classic "Forbidden Planet".)
35 The Mighty Casey 17 Jun 1960
The coach of a broken-down baseball team allows a robot named Casey to play on his team.
36 A World of His Own 1 Jul 1960
A playwright has the power to create what he describes on his recording machine.
===Season 2: 1960-1961===
Note: Six episodes of this season were consecutively recorded on videotape (not on film as all other episodes) at CBS Television City, as a cost-cutting measure mandated by CBS programming head James T. Aubrey.
1 King Nine Will Not Return 30 Sep 1960
A World War II bomber, King Nine, has crashed in the desert. Captain James Embry finds himself stranded, alone except for the wreckage and the mystery of what happened to his crew, all of whom have disappeared.
2 The Man in the Bottle 7 Oct 1960
A downtrodden pawnbroker and his wife are offered four wishes by a genie.
3 Nervous Man in a Four Dollar Room 14 Oct 1960
An insecure, unsuccessful gangster named Jackie waits in a cheap, dirty hotel room for his boss.
4 A Thing About Machines 28 Oct 1960
An ill-tempered writer who reviles and constantly abuses machines starts to think machines are conspiring against him.
5 The Howling Man 4 Nov 1960
A man traveling in Europe on foot stumbles across a religious order that has trapped the Devil.
6 The Eye of the Beholder 11 Nov 1960 Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 with Donna Douglas (as the patient)
A woman undergoes surgery on her face in order to look like everybody else.
7 Nick of Time 18 Nov 1960
While on his honeymoon, a man begins to be controlled by the answer cards given by a fortune telling machine.
8 The Lateness of the Hour 2 Dec 1960
A woman is concerned over her parents reliance on life-like robot servants.
9 The Trouble With Templeton 9 Dec 1960
Booth Templeton is a Broadway actor nostalgic for his youth and his late wife. During rehearsals for a new play, he finds himself back in the milieu of his first success in 1927.
10 A Most Unusual Camera 16 Dec 1960
While robbing an antique shop, two thieves find out that they have stolen a future predicting camera.
11 The Night of the Meek 23 Dec 1960
A drunken department store Santa ends up with a magical bag.
12 Dust 6 Jan 1961
An unscrupulous peddler sells a bag of "magic dust" to the family of a condemned man.
13 Back There 13 Jan 1961
A man who has traveled back through time tries to stop Lincoln's assassination.
14 The Whole Truth 20 Jan 1961
A used car dealer finds he's purchased a car that makes him tell the truth.
15 The Invaders 27 Jan 1961
A woman living in isolation is terrorized by space aliens.
16 A Penny for Your Thoughts 3 Feb 1961
A man gains the ability to read minds when a coin he flips stands on its edge.
17 Twenty Two 10 Feb 1961
A woman recuperating in a hospital has a recurring nightmare.
18 The Odyssey of Flight 33 24 Feb 1961
An airliner traveling from London to New York travels back in time.
19 Mr. Dingle, the Strong 3 Mar 1961
In an experiment, two Martians give vacuum-cleaner salesman and perennial loser Luther Dingle superhuman strength.
20 Static 10 Mar 1961
A man's old radio plays programs from the past that only he can hear.
21 The Prime Mover 24 Mar 1961
Ace Larsen discovers his partner, Jimbo Cobb, has telekinetic powers after a car crashes outside their cafe.
22 Long Distance Call 31 Mar 1961
A boy receives phone calls from his recently deceased grandmother on the toy phone she gave him.
23 A Hundred Yards Over the Rim 7 Apr 1961
While searching alone for water, the leader of a 1847 wagon train ends up in the future.
24 The Rip Van Winkle Caper 21 Apr 1961
A gang of gold thieves use suspended animation to escape to the future.
25 The Silence 28 Apr 1961
A man makes a bet that he can go without speaking for a year.
26 Shadow Play 5 May 1961 Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
A man convicted of murder tries to convince those about to execute him that it’s all just a recurring nightmare of his.
27 The Mind and the Matter 12 May 1961
Mr. Archibald Beechcroft uses mental powers to change the world he lives in.
28 Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up? 26 May 1961
A group of bus travelers find that there is an extra person when they stop at a diner.
29 The Obsolete Man 2 Jun 1961
In a future totalitarian society where books have been banned, librarian Romney Wordsworth is put on trial for the crime of being obsolete.
===Season 3: 1961-1962===
1 Two 15 Sep 1961
A male and female survivor from opposite armies of an apocalyptic world war meet in a deserted, war-ravaged town.
2 The Arrival 22 Sep 1961
After a plane arrives without a crew or passengers, Grant Sheckly, an FAA inspector, tries to solve the mystery.
3 The Shelter 29 Sept 1961
During a nuclear attack warning neighbors try to break into their friend's fallout shelter.
4 The Passersby 6 Oct 1961 Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
A woman on the porch of her war damaged house watches a stream of wounded soldiers pass by during the Civil War.
5 A Game of Pool 13 Oct 1961
A "pool shark" challenges a long dead pool great to a game pool to find out who's the best.
6 The Mirror 20 Oct 1961
A revolutionary leader sees enemies everywhere, including his mirror.
7 The Grave 27 Oct 1961
An old west hired gun goes to the grave of his enemy on a dare.
8 It's a Good Life 3 Nov 1961
A six year old boy isolates and controls a town with his mental powers.
9 Deaths-Head Revisited 10 Nov 1961
A former captain in the Nazi military, Gunther Lutze, returns to the ruins of Dachau concentration camp to relive the memories.
10 The Midnight Sun 17 Nov 1961
A woman tries to survive as the earth hurtles toward the sun.
11 Still Valley 24 Nov 1961
A Confederate officer is offered a deal with the Devil to help the Confederacy.
12 The Jungle 1 Dec 1961
A man working on a dam project in Africa doesn't believe he's been cursed.
13 Once Upon a Time 15 Dec 1961
A janitor from the 1890s uses a time helmet, in the lab he's cleaning, to travel to the future.
14 Five Characters in Search of an Exit 22 Dec 1961 Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
An Army major in dress uniform, a clown, a hobo, a ballet dancer and a bagpiper find themselves in a giant cylinder with no memory of who they are or how they got there.
15 A Quality of Mercy 29 Dec 1961
During the final days of World War II, a new gung-ho American Lieutenant orders his war-weary soldiers to make a near-suicidal attack on a group of sick and wounded Japanese soldiers holed up in a cave.
16 Nothing in the Dark 5 Jan 1962
An old woman hides in her condemned apartment fearing a visit from Death.
17 One More Pallbearer 12 Jan 1962
A rich eccentric man tries to trick three people he feels wronged him into apologizing.
18 Dead Man's Shoes 19 Jan 1962
A homeless man takes a dead man's shoes and is taken over by the personality of the shoe's previous owner.
19 The Hunt 26 Jan 1962
A man hunting with his dog finds out he has died.
20 Showdown with Rance McGrew 2 Feb 1962
A television western hero is taken to task by a ghost from the old west.
21 Kick the Can 9 Feb 1962
A retirement home resident thinks that he has found the secret to youth.
22 A Piano in the House 16 Feb 1962
A mean spirited drama critic finds out that an old player piano he has purchased causes people to reveal their emotions.
23 The Last Rites of Jeff Myrtlebank 23 Feb 1962
A man returns from the dead during his funeral.
24 To Serve Man 2 Mar1962
An alien race arrives on earth with a promise to help solve mankind's problems.
25 The Fugitive 9 Mar 1962
An alien fugitive hiding on earth befriends a group of children.
26 Little Girl Lost 16 Mar 1962 Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
A little girl crawls through an interdimensional doorway that has appeared in her room.
27 Person or Persons Unknown 23 Mar 1962
A man wakes up in bed to find that his life has been erased.
28 The Little People 30 Mar 1962
A spaceman finds a tiny society on a planet that his ship lands on.
29 Four O'Clock 6 Apr 1962
Oliver Crangle is a man who maintains records of people he deems evil.
30 Hocus-Pocus and Frisby 13 Apr 1962
A teller of tall tales meets a group of aliens.
31 The Trade-Ins 20 Apr 1962
An older couple must decide which one will be made young.
32 The Gift 27 Apr 1962
A misunderstood alien has brought a gift for mankind.
33 The Dummy 4 May 1962
A ventriloquist is controlled by his dummy.
34 Young Man's Fancy 11 May 1962
A newlywed man refuses to let go of the memory of his deceased mother and his childhood home.
35 I Sing the Body Electric 18 May 1962
A robotic grandmother helps a widower raise his children.
36 Cavender Is Coming 25 May 1962
A guardian angel tries to help a woman improve her life.
37 The Changing of the Guard 1 Jun 1962
A professor being forced to retire is visited by the ghosts of the students he inspired.
===Season 4: 1963===
Note: This season of The Twilight Zone was used as a mid-season replacement for the show that had replaced it on the 1962 fall schedule. To fill the timeslot, episodes were lengthened to one hour and moved to Thursday nights.
1 In His Image 3 Jan 1963
A man is troubled by his quickly-aged hometown and strange noises.
2 The Thirty-Fathom Grave 10 Jan 1963
A Navy destroyer in 1963 discovers a sunken World War II submarine on the ocean floor that's making noise.
3 Valley of the Shadow 17 Jan 1963
A reporter finds that a town has amazing technology.
4 He's Alive 24 Jan 1963
An American neo-Nazi is inspired by the ghost of Adolf Hitler.
5 Mute 31 Jan 1963
A mute girl with telepathic abilities is orphaned when her parents die in a fire.
6 Death Ship 7 Feb 1963
After landing on a planet, a spaceship crew finds an identical wrecked ship with their dead doppelgangers onboard.
7 Jess-Belle 14 Feb 1963
A woman named Jess-Belle enlists a local witch to win back her sweetheart.
8 Miniature 21 Feb 1963
A man who doesn't fit in falls in love with a wooden doll in a museum display.
9 Printer's Devil 28 Feb 1963
The owner of a failing paper is given help by the Devil.
10 No Time Like the Past 7 Mar 1963
A man with a time machine tries to change historic events in the past.
11 The Parallel 14 Mar 1963
An astronaut blacks out while orbiting the earth and ends up in a parallel universe.
12 I Dream of Genie 21 Mar 1963
A man contemplates what to wish for when he is offered only one wish by a genie.
13 The New Exhibit 4 Apr 1963
An employee takes the wax figures of five murderers home when the wax museum he works in closes.
14 Of Late I Think of Cliffordville 11 Apr 1963
An elderly business tycoon makes a deal with a female Devil to go back to his hometown and start life anew.
15 The Incredible World of Horace Ford 18 Apr 1963
A toy designer nostalgic for his youth returns to the neighborhood he grew up in.
16 On Thursday We Leave for Home 2 May 1963
The leader of a group of spaceship crash survivors tries to maintain his control over his group as they are being rescued.
17 Passage on the Lady Anne 9 May 1963
A couple with a troubled marriage end up on ship voyage with a group of elderly passengers.
18 The Bard 23 May 1963
A bumbling script writer uses black magic to conjure up William Shakespeare.
===Season 5: 1963-1964===
1 In Praise of Pip 27 Sept 1963
A bookie makes the ultimate sacrifice to trade his life for the life of his dying son.
2 Steel 4 Oct 1963
At a time when human boxing is outlawed, a manager takes the place of his broken robot fighter.
3 Nightmare at 20,000 Feet 11 Oct 1963
A man recovering from a nervous breakdown sees a creature on the wing of the airplane he's on.
4 A Kind of a Stopwatch 18 Oct 1963
A man receives a stopwatch, from a stranger in a bar, that can stop time.
5 The Last Night of a Jockey 25 Oct 1963
A jockey banned from horseracing for fixing races wishes to be a big man.
6 Living Doll 1 Nov 1963
A girl receives a talking doll that has a life of its own.
7 The Old Man in the Cave 8 Nov 1963
A mysterious "old man in the cave" guides a group of townspeople after a nuclear war.
8 Uncle Simon 15 Nov 1963
A woman kills her uncle to get her inheritance.
9 Probe 7, Over and Out 29 Nov 1963
Space explorer Adam Cook crash lands on a seemingly deserted planet.
10 The 7th Is Made Up of Phantoms 6 Dec 1963
A National Guard tank crew begins to see strange things while on war game manuvers near the Little Bighorn battleground.
11 A Short Drink From a Certain Fountain 13 Dec 1963
An elderly man who has a young wife takes an experimental youth serum.
12 Ninety Years Without Slumbering 20 Dec 1963
A man fears he will die if his grandfather clock stops.
13 Ring-a-Ding Girl 27 Dec 1963
A movie star receives a magic ring from her hometown fan club.
14 You Drive 3 Jan 1964
After striking a boy, a hit and run driver's car forces him to confess.
15 The Long Morrow 10 Jan 1964
A space explorer on a solitary 40 year mission makes a life altering decision.
16 The Self-Improvement of Salvadore Ross 17 Jan 1964
A man uses magic to make trades with people to improve himself.
17 Number 12 Looks Just Like You 24 Jan 1964
In a society of the future, a young woman chooses not to undergo a medical procedure which everyone has at the age of nineteen to make themselves beautiful and immune to disease.
18 Black Leather Jackets 31 Jan 1964
Although looking like members of a motorcycle gang, a group of men are really the vanguard of an alien invasion force.
19 Night Call 7 Feb 1964
An elderly, wheelchair-bound lady receives strange anonymous phone calls overnight when she's alone.
20 From Agnes—With Love 14 Feb 1964
A computer programmer has his life upset when the supercomputer he works with falls in love with him.
21 Spur of the Moment 21 Feb 1964
A young woman is repeatedly terrorized by a mysterious woman on horseback.
22 An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge 28 Feb 1964
A Civil War civilian prisoner is about to be hanged from Owl Creek Bridge.
23 Queen of the Nile 6 Mar 1964
A movie actress is interviewed by a columnist who learns the secret of her enduring youth.
24 What's in the Box 13 Mar 1964 Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
A man's television starts showing his past, present and future after being repaired.
25 The Masks 20 Mar 1964
During Mardi Gras, an elderly dying man uses magical Cajun masks to have his family members see their true selves.
26 I Am the Night—Color Me Black 27 Mar 1964
The sun doesn't rise on the execution day of a man who was wrongly accused.
27 Sounds and Silences 3 Apr 1964 Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
A man who enjoys loudness begins having problems.
28 Caesar and Me 10 Apr 1964
An unsuccessful ventriloquist starts to commit robberies based on the advice of his dummy.
29 The Jeopardy Room 17 Apr 1964
A KGB agent who is trying to defect is trapped in his hotel room.
30 Stopover in a Quiet Town 24 Apr 1964
A married couple wake up alone in a deserted strange town after leaving a party the night before.
31 The Encounter 1 May 1964
A World War II vet and a young Japanese man have a fateful encounter.
32 Mr. Garrity and the Graves 8 May 1964
A traveling peddler offers to raise up all the dead in an old west town.
33 The Brain Center at Whipple's 15 May 1964
The owner of a manufacturing plant replaces his employees with machines.
34 Come Wander With Me 22 May 1964
The Rock-A-Billy Kid arrives at a small town in search of a new song.
35 The Fear 29 May 1964
A sheriff and a brooding New York socialite find themselves trapped in a remote cabin as unexplained occurrences indicate the presence of a mysterious force.
36 The Bewitchin' Pool 19 Jun 1964
Two children escape their unhappy lives to a never-never land by way of their swimming pool.