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Questions tagged [the-twilight-zone]

A long running series that would commence with a seemingly ordinary situation that would change, there would be a familiar music played and Rod Serling (one of the writers) would walk into the scene and pose the question, is this an ordinary situation or have you just entered the twilight zone. From this point on the show would become mysterious and have a fantastic science fiction bent.

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What is the meaning of 1015 in the Twilight Zone reboot?

In the rebooted Twilight Zone, the number 1015 seems to appear in several episodes. Sometimes it's the time, in another episode it was the licence plate number of a police car. Within The Twilight ...
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Why didn't Samir Wassan say J.C. Wheeler's name during his routine?

In the Twilight Zone episode The Comedian, Wassan gets some advice from J.C Wheeler and uses it in his stand up act. If he opens up about himself, the audience will be more receptive. He does so and ...
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Did the cornfield in “It's a Good Life” physically exist, or was it a metaphor?

In the classic Twilight Zone episode "It's a Good Life", six-year-old Anthony Fremont (played by child star Billy Mumy) has the power to wish for anything. He often gets angry at other people, ...
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Old tv-series about a missing boy talking to parents through his picture on milk box

I've seen this on TV in mid 00's, but the show might be older. The plot I remember: A boy goes missing into some kind of alternate world There are some "garbage men" in white jumpsuits who collect ...
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A Twilight Zone book with a story of a couple who kill each other and travel to the future?

I would be grateful to any one who may have an answer. For years I have tried to find out the name of the story. The story involves a husband and wife in the 1800’s (ish) who over time have come to ...
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Was there a wedding scene deleted from the Twilight Zone episode “Jess-Belle”?

"Jess-Belle" is the less famous of Anne's Francis's two star turns on The Twilight Zone. In it, she plays a vindictive woman, who becomes a witch as part of her attempts to win back her ex-boyfriend. ...
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The Twilight Zone episode where a man doesn't stop learning

I'm looking for an episode of The Twilight Zone where a man in a house doesn't stop learning. His learning process is more and more speedy until the other human wants to kill him. He has power now ...
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Outer Limits or Twilight Zone episode about a little girl who sneaks onto a spaceship

All I know is that it's basically about a little girl who sneaks onto a spaceship. The ship can't land because its too heavy, all automated or something. But she is found and they try to shoot a ...
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The Twilight Zone episode: a family unknowingly time travels

For a poll I've been conducting about people's favorite The Twilight Zone episodes, one friend wrote back to me: Unfortunately I have to admit that I don’t remember too many Twilight Zone episodes ...
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Table top town used by advertisers [duplicate]

A man begins to suspect there is something wrong in his city, in which, we notice, product offers are repeatedly made to him. The denouement is that the town all died in an industrial accident and ...
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Small world in a room with a ghost

I remember an episode, I think it was from The Twilight Zone or The Outer Limits. A scientist finds a rock. There is a world simulation happening on that rock, wherein grows a small simulation of ...
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Time Travel Episode - Was it Twilight Zone

Setup: Two female college students in dorm room. One leaves. Other hears noise in closet. Discovers time travelers. They disappear, only to return to retrieve some sort of device. End up ...
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90's TV; alien ships appear, tell humans to “do better”; turns out they wanted weapons

This story may be from Outer Limits or Twilight Zone. A ship appears and overpowers all of Earth's defenses. The aliens say they have seeded life on Earth, and have come back and are disappointed in ...
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What's the explanation for And When the Sky Was Opened?

Can anyone explain the original Twilight Zone episode, "And When the Sky Was Opened"? In summary, the plot is three astronauts return to Earth after a space mission. However, each one gradually ...
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Five characters in search of an exit

The story titled 'Five characters in search of an exit' was based on a short story called 'The Depository' by Marvin Petal. I was curious if anyone has read Petal's story and knows what book it might ...
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Twilight Zone episode identification

I watched an episode where a young boy lures his teacher home because he takes a liking to her. We then find out he's very powerful and his family live in fear of angering him. I would love to know ...
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How does the staff of truth work in The Howling Man?

In The Howling Man there is a staff of truth, well two actually, that holds the devil. According to the show how does that work? Put another way, why did the writers choose to use a staff of truth ...
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Are the stories in the fictional show Night Springs original?

In the Alan Wake video game there are several "episodes" of a fictional TV show called Night Springs that is clearly influenced by the Twilight Zone. Are these stories in this show taken from anywhere ...
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Short story that may have inspired, or been an adaptation of, the Twilight Zone episode “The Gift”?

I'd guess this story is very old, 1960's or earlier. The plot is nearly identical to the TZ episode I referenced. A humanoid space alien comes into a remote Mexican village. He's been wounded, and ...
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In “To Serve Man” why don't loved ones get suspicious?

No matter how good of a time you're having, you'd still want to write/ call your loved ones on occasion to let them know you're still all right? (Please don't tell me that the signal couldn't reach ...
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50/60s Twilight Zone/Outer Limits episode: long lost son comes back to his elderly parents, everyone else sees the “son” as an other being

An old woman is washing dishes. She looks out the window and across the field to see her long lost son coming home. She and her old husband are thrilled to tears. The family goes to the county fair ...
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In which episodes does Rod Serling say “submitted for your approval?”

I'd always assumed this phrase was iconic because it was a standard part of the intro monologue. Apparently, this is not the case. In which episodes does it appear? Bonus points for in-context ...
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Can a person escape the Twilight Zone?

I'm not sure how it's supposed to work. Is everyone "stuck" in the Twilight Zone, yet strange things happen to only a small percentage of the population? Can people escape from the Twilight Zone?
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“Twilight Zone”/“Outer Limits” episode: disfigured bullied boy gets enrolled in an interplanetary exchange program where everyone looks like him

It was back in the sixties or seventies. The story was of a boy with what appears to be a bad head/facial disfigurement. He's picked on and called a freak by all the kids in the neighborhood. He ...
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What episode of what show had the devil saving a singer's life?

I'm trying to identify this episode from some 1980's show. This would have been Twilight Zone, Outer Limits, Monsters, Amazing Stories, one of those shows. The plot was something like: a broadway ...
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Desperate to find the name of 1980's “twilight zone” type show with “ Time People”

In this episode there are " Time People" who move in a slightly different dimension. We see them as a slow moving blur....they hide your keys, move stuff so you can't find it, and love to cause ...
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“Twilight Zone” episode with time-stopping aliens, a test pilot and a woman wonder at how marvelous things look while stopped [duplicate]

There is an old black and white episode of The Twilight Zone in which a test pilot and a woman in a car find themselves stopped a mere instant before a devastation crash would have surely killed them. ...
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Why did the other patient in the room regret his deal about the cold and the hand in that one Twilight Zone?

In early 1964, Rod Serling introduced us to the Twilight Zone episode"The Self-Improvement of Salvadore Ross" which showed a man who could switch physical and emotional characteristics with the people ...
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Why was Talking Tina invincible?

In 1963, Rod Serling released a Twilight Zone episode (Living Doll) that featuring an evil doll known as "Talking Tina," who could not be harmed in any way. Why couldn't Talking Tina be hurt?
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A woman experiencing the perfect life & family is abruptly awakened to find herself in a chamber

I've been racking my brain on this one! It aired in the 80s as what could have been an Outer Limits or Twilight Zone episode? The woman had the perfect family when suddenly, the program shuts down ...
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Are there any examples of Transgendered characters in The Twilight Zone?

Or are there any episodes with a subtext relating to Transgendered themes?
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How do you know if you are in the Twilight Zone?

Is there any specific way that you can tell (become aware) that you've entered the Twilight Zone?
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Twilight zone tv show where boy transported by toy.

Looking for story where a father brings home toy and a boy plays with it until he is transported to another planet when he reaches top level.
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What TV episode has a child go missing and return un-aged when their parents are very old?

All I can remember is that a couple's daughter/son goes missing. They are talking to the police I think and they are told that their child may have passed a sign that said quick sand. Fast-forward ...
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Which Twilight Zone/Outer Limits episode featured a Manchurian Candidate-like terrorist cell?

I remember seeing either a Twilight Zone or Outer Limits (I think) with a plot line around a group of brainwashed/Manchurian Candidate-like mercenaries soldier types who were drawn together not ...
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Missing Episodes from the 1985 “The Twilight Zone”

I know not many remember, but there was a revival The Twilight Zone series that started in 1985. Originally it ran for an hour and each episode would have one, two or three stories in it, which ...
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Whats the difference between the Twilight Zone and the Outer Limits?

I've seen references to both Outer Limits and The Twilight Zone, but I can't get the difference between the shows. They seem to be exact duplicates, both have non-persistent characters navigating a ...
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Twilight Zone Spinoffs?

I've been watching the original Twilight Zone on Netflix, and it occurs to me that many of the individual premises of each episode could easily be adapted for their own series. To anyone's knowledge ...