Wednesday, 21 September 2016

My Top Ten "Twilight Zone" Episodes

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There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man's fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call the Twilight Zone.


Now, let's travel through to another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land of imagination. Next stop, the Twilight Zone!

So here it is, my list of my  top ten "Twilight Zone" episodes (the list is not in a favouritism order):

Nightmare At 20,000 Feet 
A man, newly recovered from a nervous breakdown, becomes convinced that a monster only he sees is damaging the plane he's flying in.

The Masks
Wealthy Jason Foster is dying and he invites his greedy heirs to a Mardi Gras party where they must wear the masks he specially had made for them or else be cut off from their inheritance.


A Penny For Your Thoughts
Gaining telepathic abilities when his coin lands on its edge bank clerk Hector B. Poole learns about the difference between other people's plans and fantasies.


The Hitch-Hiker
A young woman driving cross country becomes frantic when she keeps passing the same man on the side of the road. No matter how fast she drives the man is always up ahead, hitching her for a ride.

Eye Of The Beholder 
A young woman lying in a hospital bed, her head wrapped in bandages, awaits the outcome of a surgical procedure performed by the State in a last-ditch attempt to make her look "normal".


The Midnight Sun 
When the Earth falls out of orbit, two women try to cope with increasingly oppressive heat in a nearly abandoned city.

Time Enough At Last
A henpecked book lover finds himself blissfully alone with his books after a nuclear war.

The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street 
On a peaceful suburban street, strange occurrences and mysterious people stoke the residents' paranoia to a disastrous intensity.


The Shelter
A suburban dinner party is interrupted by a bulletin warning of an impending nuclear attack. As the neighbors scramble to prepare themselves, they turn against the one family that installed a permanent bomb shelter.

It's A Good Life 
On an isolated family farm, a young boy with vast mental powers, but lacking emotional development, holds his terrified family in thrall to his every juvenile wish.



Honourable mentions:

  • Five Characters In Search Of An Exit 
  • To Serve Man
  • The Invaders
  • Living Doll
  • The Obsolete Man 


What's your favourite episodes? Let me know in the comments below

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