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Old October 31 2009, 04:37 AM   #1
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Favorite Twilight Zone episode except these...

So now that The Twilight Zone is 50 years old (TOS TZ), what are your favorite episodes. However to make you have to think about it, I'm going to say you cannot choose these favorites:

To Serve Man
Time Enough At Last
It's A Good Life
Nightmare at 20,000 Feet
Living Doll I think this is the scariest episode.
The Midnight Sun My all time favorite.
Eye of the Beholder
The Invaders
Will The Real Martian Please Stand Up?

I know some of these may not be your favorites, but they are mine and most are almost always listed as favorites.

Aside from those, my favorite are:
I Shot An Arrow Into the Air
The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street
A Stop At Willoughby
The Passerby
Still Valley

What are yours?
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Old October 31 2009, 05:33 AM   #2
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Re: Favorite Twilight Zone episode except these...

The Hitch-Hiker by far! It's so creepy and effective.
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Old October 31 2009, 05:34 AM   #3
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Re: Favorite Twilight Zone episode except these...

"On Thursday We Leave For Home" (which is one of the few hour long episodes that I thought was good)

After that, probably either "The Obsolete Man" or "People are the Same All Over".
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Old October 31 2009, 05:42 AM   #4
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Re: Favorite Twilight Zone episode except these...

"The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street"
"The Odyssey of Flight 33"
"The 30-Fathom Grave"
"I Shot An Arrow Into the Air"
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Old October 31 2009, 05:44 AM   #5
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Re: Favorite Twilight Zone episode except these...

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"The Odyssey of Flight 33"
That is a good one too.
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Old October 31 2009, 05:48 AM   #6
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Re: Favorite Twilight Zone episode except these...

Original series:

I Am The Night - Color Me Black
The Parallel
And When The Sky Was Opened

80's version:

Profile in Silver
Dead Run
Kentucky Rye
Nightcrawlers
A Matter Of Minutes
Need To Know
The Misfortune Cookie
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Old October 31 2009, 06:29 AM   #7
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Re: Favorite Twilight Zone episode except these...

Third From the Sun
A Penny For Your Thoughts
The Long Morrow
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Old October 31 2009, 06:44 AM   #8
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Re: Favorite Twilight Zone episode except these...

Probe 7 - Over And Out - Because it was the first time I ever saw that particular twist

Night Of The Meek - Because everything that works with the main type of twist ending works just as well here, and the social commentary is just as sharp as the Dickens. Plus, I have honestly never decided if Corwyn just became, or had always been and forgot till the end.

The one where Shatner and his new bride get caught up by one of those 'prediction' machines. Scary look at obsession and assigning power over your life to another.

Nothing In The Dark - A time we all must face, in what way we decide.
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Old October 31 2009, 08:03 AM   #9
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Old October 31 2009, 08:22 AM   #10
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LOVE The Passerby.
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Old October 31 2009, 09:08 AM   #11
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Re: Favorite Twilight Zone episode except these...

Perchance to Dream.
Man will die if he falls asleep and dreams. Great early twist ending before TZ twist endings got predictable.

And When the Sky Was Opened
Astronauts sucked out of existence one by one.

Shadowplay
Another dream episode. Man trapped in the same dream, played over and over again, of his execution.

The After-Hours
Woman trapped in department store terrorized by dummies.

Rod Serling once said the greatest fear of all was the fear of the unknown acting upon you and you being unable to share that experience with anyone else. These are some of the episodes I think best illustrate that. They just happen to be some of my favorites, too.
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"On Thursday We Leave For Home" (which is one of the few hour long episodes that I thought was good)

After that, probably either "The Obsolete Man" or "People are the Same All Over".
The thing I never liked about "The Obsolete Man" was that the state were a bunch of idiots. Going back all through recorded history, leaders who wanted a stranglehold on their subjects don't say, "We've proven God doesn't exist." They say, "God exists, and he's on our side. Whose side are you on?" A far more believeable -- and frightening -- scenario, IMO, than the one depicted in "Obsolete."
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Old October 31 2009, 03:01 PM   #12
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Re: Favorite Twilight Zone episode except these...

Which is the one where the guys in the tank travel through time to be at Little Big Horn? I like that one.

I think On Thursday We Leave For Home is also one of the all-time not so well known greats.

Also, what is the one where the monks have the devil trapped in their monastery, and the hiker thinks the monks are crazy and lets the devil out? That's a good one too.
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Old October 31 2009, 03:45 PM   #13
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FluffyUnbound wrote: View Post

Also, what is the one where the monks have the devil trapped in their monastery, and the hiker thinks the monks are crazy and lets the devil out? That's a good one too.

That's THE HOWLING MAN by Charles Beaumont. That's one of my favorites, too.

I also like THE OBSOLETE MAN and STEEL.
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Old October 31 2009, 04:00 PM   #14
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I also like the howling man.
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Old October 31 2009, 04:41 PM   #15
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"A Stop at Willoughby"
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