What's your all-time favorite episode of The Twilight Zone?

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  1. Unspeaked macrumors 68020

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    Having watched a few recently during the SciFi (or however it's now spelled) marathon on New Year's Eve/Day, I was wondering what some of you considered your favorite episode?

    Mine has always been The Monsters are Due on Maple Street where a neighborhood turns against itself due to fear and paranoia...

    Try to link to the Wikipedia entry for the episode you choose so we can quickly see a plot summary. I think every last episode has a Wikipedia page devoted to it.
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    What's that one where a girl sees herself leave for the bus? I recall so few but that one was one I could recall.
     
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    The people with the Pig Faces!!!

    I even loved the spoof they did of that episode on SNL.
     
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    "Little Girl Lost" is one I remember. Vaguely similar, I always liked the Narnia stuff when I was in grade school. Going into other worlds or other dimensions. Usually from the bedroom. Haha

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Girl_Lost
     
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    That one sent me for a loop.
     
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    I liked the more modern colored episodes & all the twilight zone movies were quite good. Remember John Litgow in the plane & he was scared cause there was a demon on the planes wing. By the way...remember the other shows that had the same type of style like : Tales from the darkside,Amazing Stories, Tales from the crypt and Monsters. These were some of my favorite shows. If you guys like these type of shows you guys should consider watching a movie called Creepshow.
     

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    I think I might be the only person alive today who hates the original Twilight Zone. The New Twilight Zone was so much better. Is this on anymore?
     
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    That was an excellent episode. I don't have an original Twilight Zone favorite, but several. It's been a while since I've thought about it, but here is a sampling of my favorites that initially come to mind: the gremlin on the airplane wing and only one man sees it, the one where the astronaut becomes master of the itty-bitty civilization and then falls prey to a larger entity, the criminal who has been serving out his sentence on the asteroid, but when they come to bring him home, he does not want to leave his girl friend, and the one where the man in the apartment fights the little aliens who in the end resort to a mini-nuc (or something like that). :D
     
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    Although I'm too young to remember the original show when it aired the new Twilight Zone aired in the mid eighties and made an impression on me. Particularly this episode, A Small Talent For War. (7 minutes)
     
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    The gremlin on the airplane wing episode is the only one I remember. It really freaked me out when I was a kid. Great episode!
     
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    I prefer the other Shatner one...I believe the the official title is "Pimped-out Devil Bobble-head Fortune Teller"

    "Will...we ever...leave this....town?"
     
  12. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Nothing in the Dark. Brilliant.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0734603/
     

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    That version of Nightmare At 20,000 Feet was in the movie. The original series' version starred a pre-Trek William Shatner. (Yes, Wikipedia is my friend. How'd you guess?)

    A handful of episodes stand out for me: To Serve Man ("Don't get on that spaceship-- the book! It's a COOKBOOK!); The Midnight Sun (a woman suffers in her hot apartment building as the Earth spirals closer to the Sun); and Living Doll ("I'm Talky Tina, and I'm going to KILL YOU"). That last one has taken on new meaning for me, as my mom gave my daughter one of those porcelain heirloom dolls for Christmas, and it looks somewhat creepy.

    My favorite though, by a small margin, is Time Enough At Last, with Burgess Meredith as a bank clerk and avid reader who discovers that he is the sole survivor of a nuclear holocaust.

    The only New TZ story I remember seeing was called Wordplay; a man goes to work one morning, to find that the entire English language has been rearranged.
     
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    Oh, To Serve Man, outstanding! And I'll add the episode when the airliner flies through a storm and they go back in time, a couple of times. :D
     
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    Yes, that one is an absolute masterpiece.

    I also really like the A Stop at Willoughby episode: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Stop_at_Willoughby

    And the one where the janitor steals the time machine helmet and goes back in time to 1890, what he perceived as "the good old days", but then soon hated it due to lack of the modern living that he was accustomed to.
     
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    Oh yeah, that IS a good one!
     
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    It's hard to name just one episode, but among my favorites is Printer's Devil...
     
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    Honey, dinosaur is ready!

    Dinosaur???

    Yeah, you love dinosaur. It's ready.

    Yep, great episode. Another great one was where the woman found a medallion on a necklace while she was digging her flower garden. It let her stop the world when she yelled "shut up!" At the end of the episode, she stopped the world and looked up in the sky and saw a nuclear missile coming down on her town. Yeah, the new Twilight Zone was so much better.
     
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    X2. I also love the 2 episodes with William Shatner. Nightmare at 20,000 Feet, and The Nick Of Time.
     
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    Wow . . . Redford is so young. I'll have to check that one out.

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    Nightmare at 20,000 Feet — comes into my head almost every time I'm on an airplane at night.
     
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    "And When the Sky Was Opened". Astronauts go up into space (remember, this was when almost nobody had ever done it before), return home...and start disappearing -- for absolutely no reason! If that's not bizarre enough, nobody remembers these guys even existed, except for one of the remaining astronauts, who is terrified that he'll be next.

    The scariest thing of all in that episode is, they never explained anything. Which just made it incredibly, incredibly creepy.

    Runners-up: "The Howling Man", about someone who claims they've captured Satan in their cellar...and "The Odyssey of Flight 33", in which a jet gets lost in a time warp. (Sounds like a good idea for a TV series, huh?)
     
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    I'm with you Lee. Also the one with Agnes Moorhead fighting off "the aliens" and "To Serve Man"....."it's a cookbook"
     
  24. Unspeaked thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Does anyone know the name of this one?
     
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