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The Twilight Zone 

A collection of tales which range from comic to tragic, but often have a wicked sense of humor and an unexpected twist.

Creator:

Rod Serling
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3   2   1  
1989   1988   1987   1986   1985  
2 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Robin Ward ...  Narrator 30 episodes, 1988-1989
Charles Aidman ...  Narrator / ... 30 episodes, 1985-1987
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Storyline

An updated version of the famous 1959 television series created by Rod Serling. Each week presents one to three tales about some unusual situation that turns out to be even more unusual than initially suspected. Whether the tone of the story is horror, suspense, or humor, there is always a surprise twist at the end. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 September 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Twilight Zone See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(35 episodes) (Season 1-2) | (seasons 2-3)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

Assuming the new Twilight Zone would be a huge hit with adults who had grown up on the original, CBS pre-sold the syndicated rerun rights with a "guaranteed" number of episodes. However, the show was ultimately a failure and was cancelled after two seasons. CBS quickly made deals to produce additional episodes for syndication in order to fulfill the guarantee. In syndicated versions of this show, Robin Ward narrates all of the episodes, including the episodes which originally featured narration by Charles Aidman. MGM/UA felt that this would give the series a greater sense of uniformity. Also, this way they didn't have to pay residuals to Aidman, but only to Ward. See more »

Alternate Versions

Original network episodes ran one hour, with two or three stories per instalment. These episodes were reedited into half hour episodes for syndication along with newly produced half-hour episodes, with each half hour consisting of a single story from the original one-hour version. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Last Episode (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

(Opening theme music)
Performed by Grateful Dead & Merl Saunders
(Jerry Garcia, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzman, Phil Lesh, Brent Mydland & Bob Weir)
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User Reviews

A great show.
1 January 2003 | by yakko_nefSee all my reviews

I remember when I saw the first commercial informing me that they were going to bring the series back. I was so happy.

I watched the new series faithfully and loved almost every episode. My favorite is still Nightcrawlers which is based on the short story of the same name by Robert R. McCammon from his short story collection Blue World. Other stories in it are just as good and should be read by all fans of this episode.

They also used many other great writers from which to get their material. Examples include Ray Bradbury, Stephen King, Harlan Ellison, Steven Bochco, Arthur C. Clarke and Sidney Sheldon.

I would love to be able to get all the episodes of 1985 series on DVD to go with the originals.


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