The Twilight Zone Episodes

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The Twilight Zone Season 2 episodes

The Obsolete Man Season 2, Episode 29

In a bookless society, a librarian (Burgess Meredith) is condemned to death for being obsolete. But he may not go alone. Chancellor: Fritz Weaver. Guard: Harry Fleer. Subaltern: Joseph Elic. Rod Serling is the host. read more

Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up? Season 2, Episode 28

An alien tracked to a diner could be any one of seven snowbound bus passengers. Ross: John Hoyt. Ethel: Jean Willes. Avery: Jack Elam. Perry: Morgan Jones. Padgett: John Archer. Haley: Barney Phillips. Kramer: Bill Erwin. Rose: Gertrude Flynn. read more

The Mind and the Matter Season 2, Episode 27

Shelley Berman plays a man who's fed up with society and uses mind power to effect changes, which bring second thoughts. Henry: Jack Grinnage. Landlady: Jeane Wood. Rogers: Chet Stratton. read more

Shadow Play Season 2, Episode 26

No one believes a convicted murderer (Dennis Weaver), who insists that events are only part of his recurring nightmare. Ritchie: Harry Townes. Carson: Wright King. Priest: Mack Williams. Jiggs: William Edmondson. Carol: Anne Barton. Coley: Bernie Hamilton. Phillips: Tommy Nello. read more

The Silence Season 2, Episode 25

An aristocrat (Franchot Tone) bets $500,000 that a talkative acquaintance can't keep quiet for a year. Tennyson: Liam Sullivan. George: Jonathan Harris. Franklin: Cyril Delevanti. Written by Rod Serling. read more

The Rip Van Winkle Caper Season 2, Episode 24

Thieves emerge from suspended animation to spend the gold they pilfered 100 years before. Farwell: Oscar Beregi. DeCruz: Simon Oakland. Brooks: Lew Gallo. Erbie: John Mitchum. Man on Road: Wallace Rooney. Woman on Road: Shirley O'Hara. read more

A Hundred Yards Over the Rim Season 2, Episode 23

Cliff Robertson stars as an exhausted 1847 westward pioneer whose scouting ahead takes him into the 20th century. Mary Lou: Evans Evans. Joe: John Crawford. Doctor: Ed Platt. Martha: Miranda Jones. read more

The Prime Mover Season 2, Episode 22

A pre-“Beverly Hillbillies” Buddy Ebsen plays a gentle man whose telekinetic powers are abused by his greedy partner (Dane Clark). Kitty: Christine White. Sheila: Jane Burgess. Nolan: Nesdon Booth. Hotel Manager: Robert Riordan. Host: Rod Serling. read more

Static Season 2, Episode 21

A radio recaptures the "good old days" for an elderly man (Dean Jagger). Vinnie: Carmen Mathews. Ackerman: Robert Emhardt. Roscoe Bragg: Arch Johnson. Rod Serling is the host. read more

Long-Distance Call Season 2, Episode 19

A grandmother dies after giving her grandson (Billy Mumy) a toy telephone, but it turns out she may only be a phone call away. Chris: Philip Abbott. Sylvia: Patricia Smith. Grandma: Lili Darvas. Peterson: Reid Hammond. Doctor: Henry Hunter. Rod Serling is the host. read more

Mr. Dingle, the Strong Season 2, Episode 20

Burgess Meredith plays a meek man turned strong thanks to a Martian experiment. Bettor: Don Rickles. Bartender: James Westerfield. Callahan: Edward Ryder. Martian No. 1: Douglas Spencer. Venusian No. 1: Donald Losby. Venusian No. 2: Greg Irvin. Written by Rod Serling. read more

The Odyssey of Flight 33 Season 2, Episode 18

After a freak acceleration through the sound barrier, a passenger-flight crew loses all radio contact. Captain: John Anderson. Craig: Paul Comi. Hatch: Sandy Kenyon. Purcell: Harp McGuire. Jane: Beverly Brown. read more

Twenty-two Season 2, Episode 17

Confined to a hospital, a dancer (Barbara Nichols) continually imagines being led to the morgue---where there's a vacancy. Doctor: Jonathan Harris. Barney: Fredd Wayne. Morgue Nurse: Arline Sax. Day Nurse: Mary Adams. Night Nurse: Norma Connolly. Airline Agent: Wesley Lau. Ticket Clerk: Joseph Sargent. Rod Serling is the host. read more

A Penny for Your Thoughts Season 2, Episode 16

A bank clerk (Dick York) finds that he's able to hear other people's thoughts, which leads to trouble. Miss Turner: June Dayton. Mr. Bagby: Dan Tobin. Smithers: Cyril Delevanti. Sykes: Hayden Rorke. Driver: Frank London. read more

The Invaders Season 2, Episode 15

There is no dialogue in this story of a rural woman (Agnes Moorehead) who battles to repel two creatures from another planet. Rod Serling is the host. read more

The Whole Truth Season 2, Episode 14

A used-car dealer can't tell a lie after buying a jalopy from an old man who claims it's haunted. Hunnicut: Jack Carson. Grimbley: Loring Smith. Young Man: Jack Ging. Young Woman: Nan Peterson. Old Man: George Chandler. Host: Rod Serling. read more

Back There Season 2, Episode 13

Russell Johnson (“Gilligan's Island”) plays a modern man suddenly transported to the date of Lincoln's assassination. Police Sergeant: Paul Hartman. Millard: Raymond Bailey. William: Bartlett Robinson. Wellington: John Lasell. Patrolman: James Lydon. Host: Rod Serling. read more

Dust Season 2, Episode 12

On the day his son is to be hanged, a father buys “magic dust” from a peddler who claims it will save his son. Sykes: Thomas Gomez. Gallegos: Vladimir Sokoloff. Luis: John Alonso. Canfield: Paul Genge. Sheriff: John Larch. Mrs. Canfield: Dorothy Adams. Estrelita: Andrea Margolis. read more

Night of the Meek Season 2, Episode 11

Art Carney plays a department-store Santa who finds a magical bag of gifts after getting drunk---and fired---on Christmas Eve. Dundee: John Fiedler. Policeman: Robert Lieb. Woman: Kay Cousins. Bartender: Val Avery. Sister Florence: Meg Wyllie. read more

A Most Unusual Camera Season 2, Episode 10

Thieves find their latest heist includes a camera that snaps pictures of the future. Chester: Fred Clark. Paula: Jean Carson. Woodward: Adam Williams. Waiter: Marcel Hillaire. Racetrack Tout: Artie Lewis. read more

The Trouble with Templeton Season 2, Episode 9

A Broadway actor yearns for the past---and the wife who died soon after they married. Sydney Pollack plays the brash director. Booth: Brian Aherne. Laura: Pippa Scott. Marcel: Dave Willock. Barney: Charles Carlson. Freddie: Larry Blake. Eddie: David Thursby. read more

The Lateness of the Hour Season 2, Episode 8

A young woman (Inger Stevens) grows weary of the servants, all robots built by her father (John Hoyt). Mrs. Loren: Irene Tedrow. Nelda: Mary Gregory. Robert: Tom Palmer. Host: Rod Serling. read more

Nick of Time Season 2, Episode 7

William Shatner plays a superstitious newlywed who becomes convinced of the accuracy of a penny fortune-telling machine. Pat: Patricia Breslin. Counter Man: Guy Wilkerson. Mechanic: Stafford Rep. Host: Rod Serling. read more

Eye of the Beholder Season 2, Episode 6

With her head bandaged, Janet Tyler wonders if doctors have succeeded in fixing her face. Doctor: William D. Gordon. Janet's Nurse: Jennifer Howard. Smith: Edson Stroll. Leader: George Keymas. Host: Rod Serling. read more

The Howling Man Season 2, Episode 5

Shrieks echoing through a monastery lead a guest (H.M. Wynant) to a prisoner, who monks claim is the devil. Brother Jerome: John Carradine. Prisoner: Robin Hughes. Housekeeper: Ezelle Poule. Brother Christophorus: Frederic Ledebur. read more

A Thing About Machines Season 2, Episode 4

An irascible writer (Richard Haydn) hates his mechanical devices---and the feeling is mutual. TV Repairman: Barney Phillips. Edith: Barbara Stuart. Policeman: Henry Beckman. Intern: Jay Overholts. Telephone Repairman: Lew Brown. Written by Rod Serling. read more

Nervous Man in a $4 Room Season 2, Episode 3

A thief (Joe Mantell) is unnerved after his contact gives him his latest assignment. George: William D. Gordon. read more

The Man in the Bottle Season 2, Episode 2

Prosperity proves problematic when a genie grants four wishes to a pawnbroker. Castle: Luther Adler. Genie: Joseph Ruskin. Edna: Vivi Janiss. Mrs. Gumley: Lisa Golm. German Officer: Peter Coe. German Officer # 2: Albert Szabo. Revenue Man: Olan Soule. Rod Serling is the host. read more

King Nine Will Not Return Season 2, Episode 1

The survivor (Robert Cummings) of a WWII bomber crash finds no trace of his crew---but sees jet aircraft overhead. Doctor: Paul Lambert. Psychiatrist: Gene Lyons. British Officer: Seymour Green. Nurse: Jenna McMahon. read more

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Premiered: October 02, 1959, on CBS
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: A classic anthology of sci-fi, suspense and goose-bump-inducing tales that explore 'a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man.' Filled with invention and irony, the stories are tightly constructed, ingenious flights of imagination with often cautionary themes---and frequently a terrific twist at the end. Host and prolific writer Rod Serling penned most of the episodes himself. Influential and often (poorly) imitated, the series was resurrected twice, in 1985 on CBS and in 2002 on UPN.

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