The Twilight Zone (1985): Season 1

Episodes

# Air Date Title
1 Sep 27
1985

Shatterday

A man named Peter Jay Novins accidentally dials his home phone number, and it’s answered by Peter Jay Novins.

2 Sep 27
1985

A Little Peace and Quiet

A harried housewife finds a medallion that gives her the power to freeze time.

3 Oct 04
1985

Wordplay

Salesman Bill Lowery wakes up one morning and discovers, to his horror, that people around him are slowly degenerating their talk into gibberish that he cannot understand. His…

4 Oct 04
1985

Dreams for Sale

On an idyllic outdoor picnic with her husband and their twins a nameless woman becomes confused and disoriented when events begin to repeat themselves. Then she awakens and dis…

5 Oct 04
1985

Chameleon

A space shuttle returns from a mission and NASA discovers that something unusual has been picked up. They discover that they have a shape-changing ali…

6 Oct 11
1985

Healer

Cat burglar Jackie Thompson breaks into a museum to steal ancient artifacts and takes a rare gem that has strange healing powers – he is shot but the gem heals him. Takin…

7 Oct 11
1985

Children's Zoo

A little girl’s parents are always fighting and screaming at each other. She takes them to the Children’s Zoo with a special invitation and she gets something very…

8 Oct 11
1985

Kentucky Rye

Bob Spindler, a drunk driver, arrives at the ““Kentucky Rye”“ bar where the customers are all victims of drunk drivers.

9 Oct 18
1985

Little Boy Lost

A photographer torn between taking a plum overseas assignment and getting married, meets a strangely familiar little boy.

10 Oct 18
1985

Wish Bank

Janice finds a magic lamp at a garage sale. Restrictions and lots of paperwork apply for her three wishes.

11 Oct 18
1985

Nightcrawlers

A deputy trooper stops by a diner during a rainstorm where a Vietnam veteran’s nightmares come to life.

12 Oct 25
1985

If She Dies

A year after his wife died a man is involved in a car accident that leaves his young daughter in a coma. On his way home the man has a vision.

13 Oct 25
1985

Ye Gods

Cupid arrives in the modern world. A love spell for his target does not work as well as he hopes.

14 Nov 01
1985

Examination Day

In the far future, twelve-year-old Dickie must pass the government intelligence test. He is very nervous about the outcome of the test but eager to show how smart he is. At the…

15 Nov 01
1985

A Message from Charity

In 1985, a fever-stricken Peter Wood finds himself in telepathic contact with Charity Paine, a sick girl his age living in Puritan New England. The two rejoice in sharing their…

16 Nov 08
1985

Teacher's Aide

A teacher on a violent and gang infested high school has trouble controlling her students. The building is warded by some mysterious gargoyles, which give some special powers t…

17 Nov 08
1985

Paladin of the Lost Hour

A Vietnam Vet named Billy saves an old man named Gasper from a mugging at a cemetery. He discovers that this old man holds the future of time in his watch.

18 Nov 15
1985

Act Break

A landlord hounds a playwright named Maury for his rent. When the playwright’s partner dies of a heart attack, he wishes he could become the greatest playwright ever. Mau…

19 Nov 15
1985

The Burning Man

During a heat wave in the 1930’s a mother and her son enjoy a drive in the country. They encounter a strange man who wants a ride.

20 Nov 15
1985

Dealer's Choice

Four friends and a fifth’s stand-in get together for a game of poker. The fifth man, Nick, has an uncanny knack for drawing three-of-a-kinds…in 6s. The men figure o…

21 Nov 22
1985

Dead Woman's Shoes

Shy Maddie finds a pair of shoes and after trying them on, is possessed by the vengeful spirit of a rich murdered woman.

22 Nov 22
1985

Wong's Lost and Found Emporium

David Wong searches for something he lost. He seeks the Lost and Found Emporium where he finds others looking for their lost items.

23 Nov 29
1985

The Shadow Man

The smartest boy in school is a target for bullies. At home in bed after an attack, the boy meets the ““Shadow Man”“ under his bed who offers him a solu…

24 Nov 29
1985

The Uncle Devil Show

Parents don’t realize that the video their child watches demonstrates magic tricks like turning parents into lizards and giving dogs four eyes.

25 Nov 29
1985

Opening Day

A beautiful woman and her boyfriend plan to kill her husband on the first day of duck hunting season.

26 Dec 06
1985

The Beacon

When Dr. Dennis Barrows’s car breaks down, he goes to an unusual town where visitors are disliked and townspeople are terrified of lighthouse and where it might shine. Th…

27 Dec 06
1985

One Life, Furnished in Early Poverty

Angry with his adult life, a man, Gus Rosenthal, returns to his childhood stomping ground in Ohio and while digging up an old toy soldier finds himself transported back to when…

28 Dec 13
1985

Her Pilgrim Soul

Two scientists named Kevin and Daniel are experimenting with a holographic device. One day they are confronted with a fetus in their machine. Growing, it becomes a woman whose…

29 Dec 13
1985

I of Newton

A frazzled mathematics professor accidentally summons a demon who will let him riddle to get free of the contract he accidentally invoked. The professor, Sam, has three questio…

30 Dec 20
1985

Night of the Meek

A drunken storefront Santa is terminally depressed by the many children who go gift less and starving during Christmas. He is fired from his job at a department store when he s…

31 Dec 20
1985

But Can She Type?

An overworked, underpaid, and under appreciated secretary uses a Xerox machine and wakes up in a parallel reality where no one has heard of her. In this reality, however, secre…

32 Dec 20
1985

The Star

Onboard a spaceship an astrophysicist and a priest learn they have discovered a planet long dead and a transmitter emitting a signal for eons. They discover that the planet hol…

33 Jan 03
1986

Still Life

Finding an old trunk, a couple realizes that it has a false bottom containing a 70-year-old film from the Amazon.

34 Jan 03
1986

The Little People of Killany Woods

An old Irishman has often been called a fool for his stories about Leprechauns. He catches the leader of ““The Little People”“ and gets greedy.

35 Jan 03
1986

The Misfortune Cookie

A young man has had his heart broken recently. At a Chinese restaurant, he reads a fortune about finding new love and it comes true. His life seems perfect until he becomes g…

36 Jan 24
1986

Monsters!

A young boy becomes fascinated with the new neighbor next door. The neighbor, Mr. Bendictson, warns him that he cannot stay long, as he is a vampire! The boy is still intrigued…

37 Jan 24
1986

A Small Talent For War

An alien ship arrives at the UN and the alien representative declares his disappointment at Earth’s progress. The UN ambassadors plead for 24 hours to resolve their diffe…

38 Jan 24
1986

A Matter of Minutes

A young married couple discovers that their home is being remodeled by blue-clad workers who are workers of time that build and move objects from one time period to another.

39 Jan 31
1986

The Elevator

Two twenty-something brothers go to their father’s laboratory to steal his fathers’ growth serum research and sell for their own profit. They find a web-like mater…

40 Jan 31
1986

To See the Invisible Man

For the crime of emotional coldness, Mitchell Chaplin is condemned to social invisibility. For one year he will be branded with an irremovable brand that everyone knows means t…

41 Jan 31
1986

Tooth and Consequences

A depressed dentist, Myron Mandel, is visited by the Tooth Fairy, who grants him the wish to be incredibly popular and loved. The wish is granted in full force, and soon Mandel…

42 Feb 07
1986

Welcome to Winfield

The grim reaper arrives at a hospital to take possession of a dying man. The man’s wife rescues him and takes him to the western town of Winfield where residents have bee…

43 Feb 07
1986

Quarantine

A man is awakened after several hundred years of cryogenic sleep. He finds a world where psychic powers abound. The people there want him to complete a mission that only he can…

44 Feb 14
1986

Gramma

A young boy is left to care for her old, scary grandmother. He finally confronts his fears and steps up to her…

45 Feb 14
1986

Personal Demons

A screenwriter is having writer’s block when strange impish creatures start haunting him. Sadly, only he can see them.

46 Feb 14
1986

Cold Reading

An actor arrives at a radio station to perform a radio play. An old voodoo stick is accidentally activated and the play becomes more real that anything anyone expected.

47 Feb 21
1986

The Leprechaun Artist

Vacationing in the United States, an Irish leprechaun is caught by three boys. To be freed, he must grant them three wishes.

48 Feb 21
1986

Dead Run

An out-of-work trucker takes on a bizarre job upon the recommendation of a friend: deliveryman of souls to Hell. He soon begins to realize that Hell is essentially out of contr…

49 Mar 07
1986

Profile in Silver

A researcher from the future, a descendent of President John F. Kennedy goes back in time to witness his ancestor’s death, and inadvertently changes history by saving the…

50 Mar 07
1986

Button, Button

A mysterious man offers a couple a bizarre deal: if they will push a button on a box that will kill one person they don’t know, they will get a million dollars. After som…

51 Mar 21
1986

Need to Know

On a little town people started going crazy. Edward Sayers is sent by the senator to investigate. He makes the usual tests but doesn’t find anything. He traces it to one…

52 Mar 21
1986

Red Snow

A KGB investigator is sent to Siberia to investigate the deaths of communist party officials. Later, he discovers that Stalin’s exiles are alive…

53 Mar 28
1986

Take My Life... Please!

A mainstream comedian is killed by the one from whom he stole his work from. When he comes to, he is in one strange stage show, but there is something extremely wrong…

54 Mar 28
1986

Devil's Alphabet

A college group holds their ““Devil’s Alphabet”“ meeting every year. When one of them dies, all the rest expect foul play.

55 Mar 28
1986

The Library

Landing a new job at a private library a girl is warned never to look at the books. Taking a peek she learns that there’s a book for everyone alive. When a neighbor peste…

56 Apr 04
1986

Shadow Play

A condemned man, Adam Grant, insists that everything and everyone around him is a dream: one that he can’t wake up from. He claims that every time he is executed, he fail…

57 Apr 04
1986

Grace Note

An opera singer is having a hard time. Her sister is at the hospital dying. Her sick sister leaves a gift: a glimpse into the future when the singer is a world-famous star.

58 Apr 11
1986

A Day in Beaumont

In the 1950s a flying saucer crashes on Earth. The crash is seen by a couple. They run into town, but no one believes them.

59 Apr 11
1986

The Last Defender of Camelot

““The Last Defender of Camelot”“ takes place in 1986 in London and, eventually, Cornwall. An extension of the story by Sir Thomas Mallory, an mid-50R…

About The Twilight Zone (1985)

This show is based on Rod Serling’s classic TV anthology show, The Twilight Zone. Redoing some episodes and doing new ones 20 years laters after the originals, these are made in color and in one-hour episodes. Most of the episodes contained two or three stories, and were broken up in half hour episodes for syndication. CBS cancelled the show in its second season, but it was picked up by a Canadian producer and aired in syndication in a half-hour format.

The show contains mostly ironic or special situations with a twist at the end, which show the human nature, coupled with science fiction, horror or fantasy. Some of the show’s writers are well known: Harlan Ellison, Stephen King, Ray Bradbury, Richard Matheson, Sidney Sheldon and J. Michael Straczynski. The opening and closing music was done by The Grateful Dead.

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