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The Twilight Zone

Season 1 1959 - 1960

  • 1959-10-02T04:00:00Z on CBS
  • 25 mins
  • 15 hours, 0 mins
  • United States
  • English
  • Drama, Mystery, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Suspense

The first season of The Twilight Zone aired Fridays at 10:00–10:30 pm on CBS from October 2, 1959 to July 1, 1960. There are 36 episodes, including the pilot, "Where Is Everybody?". The theme music for this season, written by Bernard Herrman, is different from the music most commonly associated with the series, written by Marius Constant for the second season onwards.

36 episodes

1x01 Where Is Everybody?

  • Series Premiere

    1959-10-02T04:00:00Z — 25 mins

Mike Ferris finds himself in a town strangely devoid of people. But despite the emptiness, he has the odd feeling that he's being watched...

1x02 One for the Angels

  • 1959-10-09T04:00:00Z — 25 mins

A street salesman cleverly eludes Death. But if he lives, a little girl must die in his place.

1x03 Mr. Denton on Doomsday

  • 1959-10-16T04:00:00Z — 25 mins

A has-been, drunk gunslinger finds his fast-draw abilities magically restored.

An aging, former movie star lives and dreams in the past, constantly watching her old movies alone in her room.

1x05 Walking Distance

  • 1959-10-30T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

Martin Sloan, driving through the country, leaves his car and starts to walk toward his hometown, Homewood. He finds things exactly as they were when he was a child. He soon realizes he's gone back in time.

1x06 Escape Clause

  • 1959-11-06T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

A hypochondriac exchanges his soul for immortality and indestructibility.

1x07 The Lonely

  • 1959-11-13T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

Corry, a man stranded on an asteroid after being convicted of a crime, receives a present of a robot who looks and sounds like a real woman.

1x08 Time Enough at Last

  • 1959-11-20T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

A bank teller, obsessed with reading, finds himself alone after a nuclear blast.

1x09 Perchance to Dream

  • 1959-11-27T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

A man is terrified of falling asleep for fear he might die.

1x10 Judgment Night

  • 1959-12-04T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

In 1942, a German wonders why he's on the deck of a British steamship, with no memory of how he got there, and an overwhelming sense of impending doom.

1x11 And When the Sky Was Opened

  • 1959-12-11T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

Three astronauts have returned from this first space flight. Major Gart is hospitalized with a broken leg. The other two, Colonels Harrington and Forbes head for a bar. Harrington gets a strange feeling.

1x12 What You Need

  • 1959-12-25T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

A two-bit thug thinks he's found the key to a better life in an old sidewalk salesman who has the uncanny ability to tell people what they need the most.

1x13 The Four of Us Are Dying

  • 1960-01-01T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

A man who can change his face to resemble others gets into hot water with gangsters.

1x14 Third from the Sun

  • 1960-01-08T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

With all-out nuclear war about to ignite, a scientist and his pilot friend plot to escape on an experimental spaceship.

1x15 I Shot an Arrow into the Air

  • 1960-01-15T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

Three astronauts believe they have crashed on an asteroid.

1x16 The Hitch-Hiker

  • 1960-01-22T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

Alone on a cross-country trip, a woman continually sees the same hitch-hiker everywhere she looks.

1x17 The Fever

  • 1960-01-29T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

Tight fisted Franklin Gibbs is not pleased when his wife wins a trip for two to Las Vegas. But things change when he falls under the spell of a slot machine that calls his name.

1x18 The Last Flight

  • 1960-02-05T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

A World War I flying ace flies through a mysterious cloud - and lands at a modern U.S. air base in the year 1959!

1x19 The Purple Testament

  • 1960-02-12T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

Lt. Fitzgerald has found his own special wartime hell. Looking into the faces of his men prior to battle, he has the disquieting ability to see who is about to die.

1x20 Elegy

  • 1960-02-19T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

Three astronauts land on what looks like Earth 200 years before they left--only all of the people seem frozen in time.

1x21 Mirror Image

  • 1960-02-26T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

Millicent Barnes sees her double at a bus terminal.

Paranoia strikes the residents of Maple Street when they believe human-looking aliens have invaded the neighborhood.

1x23 A World of Difference

  • 1960-03-11T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

Businessman Arthur Curtis finds his phone dead. He is then surprised to hear a voice yell, "Cut!" and see that his office is just a set on a sound stage. Everyone tells him that he is Jerry Raigan, a drunken movie star on the decline, and "Arthur Curtis" is a character he is playing in the movie "The Private World of Arthur Curtis".

1x24 Long Live Walter Jameson

  • 1960-03-18T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

Walter Jameson is an excellent history teacher who talks about the past as if he had lived it.

1x25 People Are Alike All Over

  • 1960-03-25T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

When a space exploration crashes on Mars, the surviving passenger is surprised to find that Martians are human-looking, very friendly and apparently just like us...

1x26 Execution

  • 1960-04-01T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

Just before being hanged for shooting a man in the back, a man in 1880 is transported into the future.

1x27 The Big Tall Wish

  • 1960-04-08T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

Even though Jackson breaks his hand prior to the fight, he wins because Henry - a boy who adores the fighter and believes in magic - made the "big, tall wish." After the fight the boxer refuses to believe in magic.

1x28 A Nice Place to Visit

  • 1960-04-15T05:00:00Z — 25 mins

After being shot to death, Rocky Valentine encounters the amiable white-haired Mr. Pip, who gives Rocky everything he wishes for.

1x29 Nightmare as a Child

  • 1960-04-29T04:00:00Z — 25 mins

Schoolteacher Helen Foley finds a strange and very serious little girl on the stairs outside her apartment. The little girl seems to know her, and tries to jog her memory about a man she saw earlier that day. The man arrives at Helen's door.

1x30 A Stop at Willoughby

  • 1960-05-06T04:00:00Z — 25 mins

Riding home on the train one day, a man falls asleep and dreams it is 1880, and he is entering a small town called Willoughby.

1x31 The Chaser

  • 1960-05-13T04:00:00Z — 25 mins

A man, desperate to win the affection of a beautiful woman, slips her a love potion. He is overjoyed that the potion works so well...at first.

1x32 A Passage for Trumpet

  • 1960-05-20T04:00:00Z — 25 mins

A trumpet player who's convinced he'll never amount to anything attempts suicide and finds himself in a world where no one can hear or see him.

1x33 Mr. Bevis

  • 1960-06-03T04:00:00Z — 25 mins

A man (Bevis) meets his guardian angel.

1x34 The After Hours

  • 1960-06-10T04:00:00Z — 25 mins

A woman discovers that the floor of a department store, on which she bought a gold thimble, doesn't exist - and that her ""saleslady"" is really a mannequin!

1x35 The Mighty Casey

  • 1960-06-17T04:00:00Z — 25 mins

Dr. Stillman arranges to have his human-looking robot signed up as the star pitcher of the Hoboken Zephyrs. The team zooms to fourth place thanks to Casey. After he's beaned by a ball, a doctor discovers Casey has no heart. The rules say nine men make up a team, and without a heart Casey is not a man. Dr. Stillman gives Casey a heart, but he becomes too compassionate to strike out other players. The Zephyrs lose the pennant, and Casey is washed up in baseball. Dr. Stillman gives the coach, Mouth McGarry, Casey's blueprints as a momento. Looking at them, Mcgarry gets a sudden inspiration, and chases after the doctor

1x36 A World of His Own

  • 1960-07-01T04:00:00Z — 25 mins

A playwright makes characters come to life.