List of The Twilight Zone (1985 TV series) episodes

The Twilight Zone (1985) is the first of three revivals of Rod Serling's acclaimed 1959–64 television series of the same name. It ran for two seasons on CBS before producing a final season for syndication.[1][2][3]

The show was narrated by Charles Aidman (1985–1987)[1] and Robin Ward (1988–1989).[1] During the course of the series, 65 episodes of The Twilight Zone aired over three seasons.

Series overviewEdit

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast airedNetwork
124September 27, 1985 (1985-09-27)April 11, 1986 (1986-04-11)CBS
211September 27, 1986 (1986-09-27)July 17, 1987 (1987-07-17)
330September 24, 1988 (1988-09-24)April 15, 1989 (1989-04-15)Syndication


Season 1 (1985–86)Edit

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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
11"Shatterday"Wes CravenBased on the short story by : Harlan Ellison
Teleplay by : Alan Brennert
September 27, 1985 (1985-09-27)
"A Little Peace and Quiet"Wes CravenJames CrockerSeptember 27, 1985 (1985-09-27)
Peter Novins (Bruce Willis) accidentally dials his own phone number, which is answered by his alter ego.[4]
Frazzled housewife Penny (Melinda Dillon) discovers a necklace that gives its owner the ability to freeze time. Also stars Judith Barsi.[5]
22"Wordplay"Wes CravenRockne S. O'BannonOctober 4, 1985 (1985-10-04)
"Dreams for Sale"Tommy Lee WallaceJoe GannonOctober 4, 1985 (1985-10-04)
"Chameleon"Wes CravenJames CrockerOctober 4, 1985 (1985-10-04)
Overworked businessman Bill Lowery (Robert Klein) gradually enters a parallel universe where people speak garbled English. Also stars Annie Potts, cameo by Robert Downey Sr.[6]
At a picnic, a woman (Meg Foster) sees the same events repeating over and over again.[7]
A group of NASA technicians encounter a strange alien life form. Stars Terry O'Quinn, John Ashton, and Lin Shaye.[8]
33"Healer"Sigmund NeufeldAlan Brennert[a]October 11, 1985 (1985-10-11)
"Children's Zoo"Robert DowneyChris Hubbell & Gerrit GrahamOctober 11, 1985 (1985-10-11)
"Kentucky Rye"John HancockRichard Krzemien & Chip DuncanOctober 11, 1985 (1985-10-11)
Cat burglar Jackie Thompson (Eric Bogosian) profits from the healing powers of an Indian artifact he stole. Also stars Vincent Gardenia and Robert Constanzo.[9]
A girl brings her bickering parents (Lorna Luft, Steven Keats) to a mysterious attraction called the Children's Zoo.[10]
Alcoholic Bob Spindler (Jeffrey DeMunn) is offered a once-in-a-lifetime chance to buy a roadside inn called the Kentucky Rye for a very low price. Also stars Arliss Howard.[11]
44"Little Boy Lost"Tommy Lee WallaceLynn BarkerOctober 18, 1985 (1985-10-18)
"Wish Bank"Rick FriedbergMichael CassuttOctober 18, 1985 (1985-10-18)
"Nightcrawlers"William FriedkinBased on the short story by : Robert R. McCammon
Teleplay by : Philip DeGuere
October 18, 1985 (1985-10-18)
Photographer Carol Shelton (Season Hubley) spends time with a little boy named Kenny (Scott Grimes) who seems oddly familiar.[12]
Upon finding a genie's lamp at a garage sale, Janice Hamill (Dee Wallace-Stone) tries to cash in three wishes at a most unusual bank.[13]
A veteran (Scott Paulin) of the Vietnam War shares his nightmares with the patrons of an all-night diner. Also stars Exene Cervenka (of band "X"), Sandy Martin, and James Whitmore Jr.[14]
55"If She Dies"John HancockDavid Bennett CarrenOctober 25, 1985 (1985-10-25)
"Ye Gods"Peter MedakAnne CollinsOctober 25, 1985 (1985-10-25)
The ghost of a little girl convinces Paul Marano (Tony Lo Bianco)—whose daughter is in a coma—to buy a bed from an orphanage. Also stars Andrea Barber, Jenny Lewis, and Nan Martin.[15]
Loveless yuppie Todd Ettinger (David Dukes) finds himself up against the ancient gods when he's struck by Cupid's (Robert Morse) arrow.[16]
66"Examination Day"Paul LynchBased on the short story by : Henry Slesar
Teleplay by : Philip DeGuere
November 1, 1985 (1985-11-01)
"A Message from Charity"Paul LynchBased on the short story by : William M. Lee
Teleplay by : Alan Brennert
November 1, 1985 (1985-11-01)
In a dystopian future, 12-year-old Dickie Jordan (David Mendenhall) is summoned for a mandatory intelligence test after turning of age.
Teenager Peter Wood (Robert Duncan McNeill) with a fever finds himself in telepathic contact with a girl named Charity (Kerry Noonan) living in colonial New England. Also stars James Cromwell.[17]
77"Teacher's Aide"B. W. L. NortonSteven BarnesNovember 8, 1985 (1985-11-08)
"Paladin of the Lost Hour"Gilbert Cates
(credited as Alan Smithee)
Based on the short story "Paladin" by : Harlan Ellison
Teleplay by : Harlan Ellison
November 8, 1985 (1985-11-08)
A teacher (Adrienne Barbeau) at a gang-filled school is possessed by a mysterious gargoyle.
Mr. Gaspar (Danny Kaye), the protector of a magical timepiece, spawns a friendship with Billy Kinetta (Glynn Turman)- the man who saved him from being mugged.
88"Act Break"Theodore J. FlickerHaskell BarkinNovember 15, 1985 (1985-11-15)
"The Burning Man"J. D. FeigelsonBased on the short story by : Ray Bradbury
Teleplay by : J. D. Feigelson
November 15, 1985 (1985-11-15)
"Dealer's Choice"Wes CravenDonald ToddNovember 15, 1985 (1985-11-15)
Struggling playwright Maury Winkler (James Coco) uses an ancient relic to make a single wish. Also stars Bob Dishy.
A woman (Piper Laurie) and her nephew (Andre Gower) pick up a crazed hitchhiker (Roberts Blossom) who warns of supernatural evils ahead. Also stars Danny Cooksey.
A group of friends (Barney Martin, Garrett Morris, M. Emmet Walsh and Morgan Freeman) playing poker suspect that their new guest (Dan Hedaya) is the Devil.
99"Dead Woman's Shoes"Peter MedakBased on the story and teleplay by : Charles Beaumont
Teleplay by : Lynn Barker
November 22, 1985 (1985-11-22)
"Wong's Lost and Found Emporium"Paul LynchBased on the story by : William F. Wu
Teleplay by : Alan Brennert
November 22, 1985 (1985-11-22)
In this version of "Dead Man's Shoes", shy thrift store employee Maddie Duncan (Helen Mirren) tries on a pair of high heels that make her assertive, self-confident- and vengeful. Also stars Jeffrey Tambor and Theresa Saldana.
Cynical man David Wong (Brian Tochi) explores a supernatural warehouse called "The Lost and Found Emporium", where everything that's lost in the world ends up- even love and time.
1010"The Shadow Man"Joe DanteRockne S. O'BannonNovember 29, 1985 (1985-11-29)
"The Uncle Devil Show"David SteinbergDonald ToddNovember 29, 1985 (1985-11-29)
"Opening Day"John MiliusGerrit Graham & Chris HubbellNovember 29, 1985 (1985-11-29)
The Shadow Man (Jeff Calhoun), a mysterious entity made of darkness, defends young highschooler Danny Hayes (Jonathan Ward) in exchange for being allowed to stay under his bed. Cameo by Amy O'Neill.
A boy learns strange magic tricks from a bizarre kids' show, unbeknownst to his oblivious parents.
Carl Wilkerson (Jeffrey Jones) is targeted for murder on the opening day of duck hunting season by his wife's lover- who is also his best friend. Also stars Martin Kove, cameo by John Milius.
1111"The Beacon"Gerd OswaldMartin Pasko & Rebecca ParrDecember 6, 1985 (1985-12-06)
"One Life, Furnished in Early Poverty"Don Carlos DunawayFrom a short story by : Harlan Ellison
Teleplay by : Alan Brennert
December 6, 1985 (1985-12-06)
Young doctor Dennis Barrows (Charles Martin Smith) stumbles into a strange town where the citizens fear and worship a lighthouse. Also stars Martin Landa, Giovanni Ribisi and a young Chad Tyler Lindberg.
Gus Rosenthal (Peter Riegert) returns to his childhood home, and finds himself transported to his past. Also stars Jack Kehoe.
1212"Her Pilgrim Soul"Wes CravenAlan BrennertDecember 13, 1985 (1985-12-13)
"I of Newton"Kenneth GilbertBased on the short story by : Joe Haldeman
Teleplay by : Alan Brennert
December 13, 1985 (1985-12-13)
Two scientists (Kristoffer Tabori, Gary Cole) create a holographic projector, which shows something completely unexpected- the reincarnated soul of a young girl (Anne Twomey).
A professor (Sherman Hemsley) attempting to solve a difficult math problem idly comments that he would "sell his soul" to get it right. A demon (Ron Glass) shows up to collect, resulting in a battle of wits.
1313"Night of the Meek"Martha CoolidgeBased on the story and teleplay by : Rod Serling
Teleplay by : Rockne S. O'Bannon
December 20, 1985 (1985-12-20)
"But Can She Type?"Shelley LevinsonMartin Pasko & Rebecca ParrDecember 20, 1985 (1985-12-20)
"The Star"Gerd OswaldBased on the short story by : Arthur C. Clarke
Teleplay by : Alan Brennert
December 20, 1985 (1985-12-20)
In this remake of "The Night of the Meek", drunk, out-of-work department store santa Henry Corwin (Richard Mulligan) finds a magic gift-giving bag and becomes a real-life Santa Claus. Also stars William Atherton.
Overworked, underappreciated secretary Karen Billings (Pam Dawber) is sent by a malfunctioning Xerox machine into a parallel reality where secretaries are honored and revered. Cameo by Jonathan Frakes.
On an interstellar journey, an astrophysicist (Donald Moffat) and a priest (Fritz Weaver) learn they have discovered a long-dead world that has been emitting a signal for eons.
1414"Still Life"Peter MedakGerrit Graham & Chris HubbellJanuary 3, 1986 (1986-01-03)
"The Little People of Killany Woods"J. D. FeigelsonJ. D. FeigelsonJanuary 3, 1986 (1986-01-03)
"The Misfortune Cookie"Allan ArkushBased on the short story by : Charles E. Fritch
Teleplay by : Rockne S. O'Bannon[b]
January 3, 1986 (1986-01-03)
Professional photographer Dan Arnold (Robert Carradine) discovers an old camera containing mysterious photos of a long-ago expedition. But developing the photos brings its subjects into the world. Also stars John Carradine.
A story-telling town moocher (Hamilton Camp) has an encounter with "little people".
Snobby food critic Harry Folger (Elliott Gould) receives fortune cookie messages that come true.
1515"Monsters!"B. W. L. NortonRobert CraisJanuary 24, 1986 (1986-01-24)
"A Small Talent for War"Claudia WeillCarter Scholz & Alan BrennertJanuary 24, 1986 (1986-01-24)
"A Matter of Minutes"Sheldon LarrySuggested by the short story "Yesterday Was Monday" by : Theodore Sturgeon
Teleplay by : Rockne S. O'Bannon
January 24, 1986 (1986-01-24)
Young horror movie enthusiast Toby (Oliver Robins) finds that his new neighbor (Ralph Bellamy) is a vampire, who in turn shows him that everything he knows about vampires is wrong.
An alien race that claims to have created mankind returns to judge them. Starring John Glover and Peter Michael Goetz.
A married couple, the Wrights, (Adam Arkin, Karen Austin) awakens behind-the-scenes of how time works. Also stars Adolph Caesar.
1616"The Elevator"R. L. ThomasRay BradburyJanuary 31, 1986 (1986-01-31)
"To See the Invisible Man"Noel BlackBased on the short story by : Robert Silverberg
Teleplay by : Steven Barnes
January 31, 1986 (1986-01-31)
"Tooth and Consequences"Robert DowneyHaskell BarkinJanuary 31, 1986 (1986-01-31)
Two brothers (Stephen Geoffreys, Robert Prescott) searching for their father discover a factory full of giant animal bodies.
In a future society, uncaring man Mitchell Chaplin (Cotter Smith) is sentenced to a year of social isolation.
The Tooth Fairy (Kenneth Mars) gives dentist Myron Mandel (David Birney) what he wishes for.
1717"Welcome to Winfield"Bruce BilsonLes EnloeFebruary 7, 1986 (1986-02-07)
"Quarantine"Martha CoolidgeStory by : Philip DeGuere and Steven Bochco
Teleplay by : Alan Brennert
February 7, 1986 (1986-02-07)
Two people fleeing an agent of Death (Gerrit Graham) end up in an old west town that has avoided death for decades. Also stars Henry Gibson.
Weapons designer Matthew Forman (Scott Wilson) is cryogenically frozen and awakened three centuries later, where he finds a post-war human race that has grown telepathic powers and rejected technology. Also stars Tess Harper.
1818"Gramma"Bradford MayBased on the short story by : Stephen King
Teleplay by : Harlan Ellison
February 14, 1986 (1986-02-14)
"Personal Demons"Peter MedakRockne S. O'BannonFebruary 14, 1986 (1986-02-14)
"Cold Reading"Gus TrikonisMartin Pasko & Rebecca ParrFebruary 14, 1986 (1986-02-14)
Young Georgie (Barret Oliver) is afraid of his ailing grandmother. His mother leaves him alone to take care of her.
Veteran television screenwriter Rockne S. O'Bannon (Martin Balsam) suffers from diminutive creatures that plague his daily life. Also stars Clive Revill.
1940s voice actor Milo Trent (Larry Poindexter) gets a job on a popular radio show. The show's creator, Nelson Westbrook (Dick Shawn), involuntarily causes every sound described on that week's episode to become real inside the studio.
1919"The Leprechaun-Artist"Tommy Lee WallaceStory by : James Crocker
Teleplay by : Tommy Lee Wallace
February 21, 1986 (1986-02-21)
"Dead Run"Paul TuckerBased on the short story by : Greg Bear
Teleplay by : Alan Brennert
February 21, 1986 (1986-02-21)
A vacationing leprechaun (Cork Hubbert) is forced to grant wishes, which come with unintended consequences, to the three boys who captured him.
Truck driver Johnny Davis (Steve Railsback) accepts the job of delivering souls to Hell, and finds Hell is not what he expected. Also stars Barry Corbin and John de Lancie.
2020"Profile in Silver"John HancockJ. Neil SchulmanMarch 7, 1986 (1986-03-07)
"Button, Button"Peter MedakBased on the short story by : Richard Matheson
Teleplay by : Richard Matheson[c]
March 7, 1986 (1986-03-07)
History professor Dr. Joseph Fitzgerald (Lane Smith) is sent back in time to observe the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, but he botches the job in the worst possible way. Also stars Barbara Baxley.
A mysterious stranger (Basil Hoffman) gives down-and-out couple Norma and Arthur Lewis (Mare Winningham, Brad Davis) a box with a button on it. He states that if they press the button, they will receive $200,000 and someone they don't know will die.
2121"Need to Know"Paul LynchBased on the short story by : Sidney Sheldon
Teleplay by : Mary Sheldon
March 21, 1986 (1986-03-21)
"Red Snow"Jeannot SzwarcMichael CassuttMarch 21, 1986 (1986-03-21)
Government scientist Edward Sayers (William Petersen) is sent to a small town to investigate a bizarre outbreak of insanity. Also stars Frances McDormand.
KGB Colonel Ilyanov (George Dzundza) is sent to a Siberian town to investigate the deaths of the local Communist Party officials. Also stars Victoria Tennant.
2222"Take My Life...Please!"Gus TrikonisGordon MitchellMarch 28, 1986 (1986-03-28)
"Devil's Alphabet"Ben BoltBased on the short story by : Arthur Gray
Teleplay by : Robert Hunter
March 28, 1986 (1986-03-28)
"The Library"John HancockAnne CollinsMarch 28, 1986 (1986-03-28)
Comedian Billy Diamond (Tim Thomerson) must perform an act that will decide his fate in the afterlife. Also stars Ray Buktenica.
The members of a poetry society find themselves haunted by an oath they took as young men. Features an ensemble cast.
Writer Ellen Pendleton (Frances Conroy) is hired to work in a private library and where the books document the lives of everyone alive, updated instantly. Also stars Uta Hagen and Lori Petty.
2323"Shadow Play"Paul LynchBased on the story and teleplay by : Charles Beaumont
Teleplay by : James Crocker
April 4, 1986 (1986-04-04)
"Grace Note"Peter MedakPatrice MessinaApril 4, 1986 (1986-04-04)
A remake of the 1961 Twilight Zone episode. Sentenced to death, Adam Grant (Peter Coyote) desperately tries to convince his prosecutor that their reality is actually a recurring nightmare of his- and everyone will cease to exist once he's executed at midnight.
Opera singer Rosemary Miletti (Julia Migenes) gains a glimpse of her future with a wish from her dying sister.
2424"A Day in Beaumont"Philip DeGuereDavid GerroldApril 11, 1986 (1986-04-11)
"The Last Defender of Camelot"Jeannot SzwarcBased on a story by : Roger Zelazny
Teleplay by : George R. R. Martin
April 11, 1986 (1986-04-11)
After witnessing the landing of a flying saucer, a young couple (Victor Garber, Stacey Nelkin) find themselves in the midst of an alien invasion.
In modern-day England, the last of King Arthur's knights (Richard Kiley) teams with Morgan le Fay (Jenny Agutter) to stop the return of Merlin (Norman Lloyd). Also stars John Cameron Mitchell.
  1. ^ Credited as Michael Bryant
  2. ^ Credited as Steven Rae
  3. ^ Credited as Logan Swanson

Season 2 (1986–87)Edit

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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
251"The Once and Future King"Jim McBrideStory by : Bryce Maritano
Teleplay by : George R. R. Martin
September 27, 1986 (1986-09-27)
"A Saucer of Loneliness"John HancockBased on the short story by : Theodore Sturgeon
Teleplay by : David Gerrold
September 27, 1986 (1986-09-27)
Elvis impersonator Gary Pitkin (Jeff Yagher) travels back in time and meets the real Elvis Presley.
Lonely waitress Margaret (Shelley Duvall) encounters a mysterious saucer with a message only for her. Also stars Nan Martin.
262"What Are Friends For?"Gus TrikonisJ. Michael StraczynskiOctober 4, 1986 (1986-10-04)
"Aqua Vita"Paul TuckerJeremy Bertrand Finch & Paul ChitlikOctober 4, 1986 (1986-10-04)
A child's (Fred Savage) imaginary friend (Lukas Haas) turns out to be more than just his friend. Also stars Tom Skerritt.
Christine (Mimi Kennedy), an aging news anchor, finds a method for eternal youth at a steep price. Also stars Christopher McDonald.
273"The Storyteller"Paul LynchRockne S. O'BannonOctober 11, 1986 (1986-10-11)
"Nightsong"Bradford MayMichael ReavesOctober 11, 1986 (1986-10-11)
Young teacher Dorothy Livingston (Glynnis O'Connor) finds that the secret to immortality resides in stories. Also stars David Faustino.
DJ Andrea Fields (Lisa Eilbacher) must cope with the return of her lover after a 5-year disappearance.
284"The After Hours"Bruce MalmuthBased on the story and teleplay by : Rod Serling
Teleplay by : Rockne S. O'Bannon
October 18, 1986 (1986-10-18)
"Lost and Found"Gus TrikonisBased on the short story by : Phyllis Eisenstein
Teleplay by : George R. R. Martin
October 18, 1986 (1986-10-18)
"The World Next Door"Paul LynchLan O'KunOctober 18, 1986 (1986-10-18)
In this remake of the 1960 Twilight Zone episode, a young woman (Terry Farrell) is pursued by mysterious strangers. Also stars Anne Wedgeworth.
A woman's (Akosua Busia) possessions mysteriously vanish.
A door in the basement leads two people (George Wendt, Bernadette Birkett) to enhance their lives. Also stars Jeffrey Tambor. --CBS Home Video split these into two half hour shows, the first two stories in first half and the last story in the second.
-----CBS decides to reduce the show to 30 minutes from here on, due to poor ratings.-----
295"The Toys of Caliban"Thomas J. WrightStory by : Terry Matz
Teleplay by : George R. R. Martin
December 4, 1986 (1986-12-04)
A mentally challenged child (David Greenlee) has strange powers. Also stars Richard Mulligan and Anne Haney.
306"The Convict's Piano"Thomas J. WrightStory by : James Crocker
Teleplay by : Patrice Messina
December 11, 1986 (1986-12-11)
A wrongfully convicted convict (Joe Penny) discovers an old piano in his prison with special powers. Also stars Norman Fell.
317"The Road Less Traveled"Wes CravenGeorge R. R. MartinDecember 18, 1986 (1986-12-18)
A draft-dodger (Cliff DeYoung) is haunted by the specter of a familiar-looking man in a wheelchair. Considered a risky story at the time as Vietnam was still a hot topic when produced. This was originally 45 minutes long, expecting a one-hour broadcast, but had to be cut for a 30 minute broadcast. The DVD releases include the excised scenes as a bonus.
32–338–9"The Card"Bradford MayMichael CassuttFebruary 21, 1987 (1987-02-21)
"The Junction"Bill DukeVirginia AldridgeFebruary 21, 1987 (1987-02-21)
CBS decides to broadcast two half hour shows back-to-back as an hour for the rest of the season.
A woman (Susan Blakely) with out-of-control spending habits finds her new credit card comes with unexpected penalties. Also William Atherton.
A modern-day miner (William Allen Young) 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 (Chris Mulkey). The two men figure out that somehow they have become connected through time.
34–3510–11"Joy Ride"Gil BettmanCal WillinghamMay 21, 1987 (1987-05-21)
"Shelter Skelter"Martha CoolidgeStory by : Ron Cobb
Teleplay by : Ron Cobb and Robin Love
May 21, 1987 (1987-05-21)
"Private Channel"Peter MedakEdward RedlichMay 21, 1987 (1987-05-21)
CBS decides to broadcast two half hour shows back-to-back as an hour for the rest of the season.
Four teens (Rob Knepper, Brooke McCarter, Heidi Kozak, and Tamara Mark) take a recently deceased man's classic car for a joyride. But the driver (Knepper) acts increasingly irrationally during the ride...
A survivalist (Joe Mantegna) and his friend (Jon Gries) find themselves cut off in his shelter after a nuclear bomb detonation. Also stars Joan Allen and Danica McKellar.
After accidentally dropping his portable stereo in an airplane lavatory, a young man (Scott Coffey) discovers that it allows him to hear other people's thoughts.
36–3712–13"Time and Teresa Golowitz"Shelley LevinsonBased on a short story by : Parke Godwin
Teleplay by : Alan Brennert
July 10, 1987 (1987-07-10)
"Voices in the Earth"Curtis HarringtonAlan BrennertJuly 10, 1987 (1987-07-10)
CBS decides to broadcast two half hour shows back-to-back as an hour for the rest of the season.
Ironically the first story was produced for an hour show format, but one of the songs had to be cut when CBS requested half-hour shows. Fortunately the DVD presents the cut scenes as bonus material.

A Broadway composer (Paul Sand) accepts an offer from the Prince of Darkness (Gene Barry) 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. He uses the opportunity to prevent the classmate's suicide.

Also stars Grant Heslov and Wallace Langham.
People return to a barren Earth to find that not everything had left when they thought it did. Stars Martin Balsam and Jenny Agutter.
38–3914–15"Song of the Younger World"Noel BlackAnthony & Nancy LawrenceJuly 17, 1987 (1987-07-17)
"The Girl I Married"Philip DeGuereJ. M. DeMatteisJuly 17, 1987 (1987-07-17)
CBS decides to broadcast two half hour shows back-to-back as an hour for the rest of the season.
In 1916, a girl (Jennifer Rubin) and a young man (Peter Kowanko) from a reformatory for wayward boys fall in love and try to get away from her father, the superintendent (Roberts Blossom). 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. Also stars Paul Benedict.
An attorney (James Whitmore Jr.) and his wife (Linda Kelsey) have successful careers. They feel something is lacking in their marriage. Soon, they encounter younger versions of their mates.

Season 3 (1988–89)Edit

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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
401"The Curious Case of Edgar Witherspoon"René BonnièreStory by : Haskell Barkin and J. Michael Straczynski
Teleplay by : Haskell Barkin
September 24, 1988 (1988-09-24)
An old man known as Uncle Edgar (Harry Morgan) is ordered by a mysterious voice to collect junk in his apartment to keep the world in balance. Also stars Cedric Smith.
412"Extra Innings"Doug JacksonTom PalmerOctober 1, 1988 (1988-10-01)
Ex-baseball player Ed Hamner (Marc Singer), 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.
423"The Crossing"Paul LynchRalph PhillipsOctober 8, 1988 (1988-10-08)
A stressed-out priest (Ted Shackelford) is haunted by the sight of a station wagon with a young girl inside that keeps crashing.
434"The Hunters"Paul LynchPaul Chitlik & Jeremy Bertrand FinchOctober 15, 1988 (1988-10-15)
A young boy falls into an undiscovered cave near a housing project. An archeologist (Louise Fletcher) 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. Also stars Michael Hogan.
445"Dream Me a Life"Allan KingJ. Michael StraczynskiOctober 22, 1988 (1988-10-22)
A man (Eddie Albert) in a retirement home is trapped in the dreams of a catatonic widow.
456"Memories"Richard BugajskiBob UnderwoodOctober 29, 1988 (1988-10-29)
A hypnotist (Barbara Stock) 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.
467"The Hellgramite Method"Gilbert ShiltonWilliam SelbyNovember 5, 1988 (1988-11-05)
An alcoholic (Timothy Bottoms) 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. Also stars Julie Khaner.
478"Our Selena is Dying"Bruce PittmanStory by : Rod Serling
Teleplay by : J. Michael Straczynski
November 12, 1988 (1988-11-12)
A young woman (Terri Garber) and her dying mother switch bodies during a visit.
489"The Call"Gilbert ShiltonJ. Michael StraczynskiNovember 19, 1988 (1988-11-19)
A lonely man (William Sanderson) 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.
4910"The Trance"Randy BradshawJeff Stuart and J. Michael StraczynskiNovember 26, 1988 (1988-11-26)
A scam artist (Peter Scolari) purports to channel the spirit of Delos, a former inhabitant of Atlantis. Together with a partner, he makes a living off of it. On the day of his big break, he channels another spirit, one who could cause him to lose everything. Is it punishment or a lesson from the Twilight Zone?
5011"Acts of Terror"Brad TurnerJ. Michael StraczynskiDecember 3, 1988 (1988-12-03)
A battered wife (Melanie Mayron) living with her abusive husband finds the strength to leave him in the form of a statuette of a Doberman Pinscher. Also stars Kenneth Welsh.
5112"20/20 Vision"Jim PurdyRobert WaldenDecember 10, 1988 (1988-12-10)
Newly promoted bank loan officer Warren Cribbens (Michael Moriarty) 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. He's torn between doing his job and standing up for the people he helps.
5213"There Was an Old Woman"Otta HanusTom J. AstleDecember 17, 1988 (1988-12-17)
A writer of children's books (Colleen Dewhurst) autographs a book for a sick young fan. Later, she starts hearing the sound of children in her house.
5314"The Trunk"Steve DiMarcoPaul Chitlik & Jeremy Bertrand FinchDecember 24, 1988 (1988-12-24)
A young man (Bud Cort) 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.
5415"Appointment on Route 17"René BonnièreHaskell BarkinDecember 31, 1988 (1988-12-31)
After receiving a heart transplant, a man (Paul Le Mat) finds his personality has changed. He also discovers that he has a strange attraction to a waitress at a road diner.
5516"The Cold Equations"Martin LavutBased on a story by : Tom Godwin
Teleplay by : Alan Brennert
January 7, 1989 (1989-01-07)
A rescue pilot (Terence Knox) on the frontiers of space is faced with unpleasant prospects when he finds an innocent stowaway on his ship.
5617"Stranger in Possum Meadows"Sturla GunnarssonPaul Chitlik & Jeremy Bertrand FinchJanuary 14, 1989 (1989-01-14)
A young boy playing in a field meets a man (Steve Kanaly) who is really an alien collecting specimens to bring back to his planet.
5718"Street of Shadows"Richard BugajskiMichael ReavesJanuary 21, 1989 (1989-01-21)
While taking a walk in a wealthy neighborhood, an unemployed man (Charles Haid) living in a shelter experiences an unusual transformation.
5819"Something in the Walls"Allan KroekerJ. Michael StraczynskiJanuary 28, 1989 (1989-01-28)
A doctor (Damir Andrei) arrives at his new job in a sanitarium. He discovers the case of a woman (Deborah Raffin) who is terribly frightened of things that appear on her walls.
5920"A Game of Pool"Randy BradshawGeorge Clayton JohnsonFebruary 4, 1989 (1989-02-04)
In this remake of the 1961 Twilight Zone episode, a pool champion (Esai Morales) has defeated everyone at his local pool hall, except for the long-dead legend, Fats Brown (Maury Chaykin), who returns from the afterlife to answer his challenge to a high-stakes game.
6021"Room 2426"Ryszard BugajskiJeremy Bertrand Finch & Paul ChitlikFebruary 11, 1989 (1989-02-11)
Martin Decker (Dean Stockwell) 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.
6122"The Mind of Simon Foster"Doug JacksonJ. Michael StraczynskiFebruary 18, 1989 (1989-02-18)
In an impoverished future, Simon Foster (Bruce Weitz) 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 possibly be valuable?
6223"The Wall"Atom EgoyanJ. Michael StraczynskiFebruary 25, 1989 (1989-02-25)
A U.S. military experiment opens a portal to an unknown place. After sending one team, the Army calls upon a career soldier (John Beck) to investigate, where he finds an idyllic planet. He has to decide whether to stay or go back to his old life.
6324"Cat and Mouse"Eric TillChristy MarxMarch 4, 1989 (1989-03-04)
A shy woman (Pamela Bellwood) finds that a cat is actually a cursed "Casanova." She falls for the man (Page Fletcher), but finds that her Prince Charming is actually a scoundrel.
6425"Rendezvous in a Dark Place"René BonnièreJ. Michael StraczynskiMarch 11, 1989 (1989-03-11)
An old woman (Janet Leigh) 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 (Stephen McHattie) to come and collect him.
6526"Many, Many Monkeys"Richard BugajskiWilliam FrougMarch 18, 1989 (1989-03-18)
An epidemic breaks out and many people (Karen Valentine, Jackie Burroughs, Ken Pogue) are struck blind. Something more happens, however: People have become cold and heartless toward each other.
6627"Love is Blind"Gilbert ShiltonCal WillinghamMarch 25, 1989 (1989-03-25)
A man (Ben Murphy) plotting to murder his wife's lover meets a blind singer who seems to know all about his plans.
6728"Crazy as a Soup Sandwich"Paul LynchHarlan EllisonApril 1, 1989 (1989-04-01)
A man (Wayne Robson) sells his soul to a demon for some racing tips. After being terrified by the demon he goes for help from the criminal boss (Tony Franciosa) he borrowed the track money from.
6829"Special Service"Randy BradshawJ. Michael StraczynskiApril 8, 1989 (1989-04-08)
A man (David Naughton) finds that his life has been on TV for the past five years.
6930"Father and Son Game"Randy BradshawJeremy Bertrand Finch & Paul ChitlikApril 15, 1989 (1989-04-15)
A 79-year-old man (Ed Marinaro) wants to keep on living so he transplants his brain into a younger body. His son (Eugene Robert Glazer), however, resents his father's continued life and tries to wrestle power from him.


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