Season 1
The Twilight Zone
36 EPISODES • 1959
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.


1: Where Is Everybody?
Oct 2, 1959
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...
2: One for the Angels
Oct 9, 1959
A street salesman cleverly eludes Death. But if he lives, a little girl must die in his place.
3: Mr. Denton on Doomsday
Oct 16, 1959
A has-been, drunk gunslinger finds his fast-draw abilities magically restored.
4: The Sixteen-Millimeter Shrine
Oct 23, 1959
An aging, former movie star lives and dreams in the past, constantly watching her old movies alone in her room.
5: Walking Distance
Oct 30, 1959
A stressed advertising executive, 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.
6: Escape Clause
Nov 6, 1959
A hypochondriac exchanges his soul for immortality and indestructibility.
7: The Lonely
Nov 13, 1959
In 2046, imprisoned for murder on a distant asteroid, Corry receives an unexpected present that brings a semblance of companionship during his isolation.
8: Time Enough at Last
Nov 20, 1959
A bank teller, obsessed with reading, faces conflicts at work and home because of his passion for literature.
9: Perchance to Dream
Nov 27, 1959
A man with a heart condition explains to his psychiatrist that he feels extremely tired, because he is terrified of falling asleep for fear he might die.
10: Judgment Night
Dec 4, 1959
In 1942, a German wonders why he's on the deck of a British steamship, with no memory of how he got there.
11: And When the Sky Was Opened
Dec 11, 1959
Recovering in the hospital after a space mission, Major William Gart is visited by his co-pilot Lieutenant Colonel Clegg Forbes, who insists on the existence of a third astronaut.
12: What You Need
Dec 25, 1959
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.
13: The Four of Us Are Dying
Jan 1, 1960
In this noirish tale, a man with the ability to change his face to resemble others gets into hot water with gangsters.
14: Third from the Sun
Jan 8, 1960
With all-out nuclear war about to ignite, a scientist and his pilot friend plot to escape on an experimental spaceship.
15: I Shot an Arrow into the Air
Jan 15, 1960
Three astronauts crash-land on an unknown planet and must confront survival challenges, unraveling their unity in the face of desperation.
16: The Hitch-Hiker
Jan 22, 1960
Alone on a cross-country trip, a woman continually encounters the same mysterious hitch-hiker who inexplicably reappears at various points in her journey.
17: The Fever
Jan 29, 1960
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.
18: The Last Flight
Feb 5, 1960
A World War I flying ace flies through a mysterious cloud - and lands at a modern U.S. air base in the year 1959!
19: The Purple Testament
Feb 12, 1960
Lieutenant Fitzgerald, serving in World War II, possesses the disquieting ability to foresee impending death by observing a strange glow on the faces of his men before battle.
20: Elegy
Feb 19, 1960
Three astronauts land on what looks like Earth 200 years before they left--only all of the people seem frozen in time.
21: Mirror Image
Feb 26, 1960
In a bus depot, Millicent Barnes experiences odd events, leading to concerns about her sanity.
22: The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street
Mar 4, 1960
Paranoia strikes the residents of Maple Street when they believe human-looking aliens have invaded the neighborhood.
23: A World of Difference
Mar 11, 1960
Arthur Curtis, a successful businessman sitting in his office discovers that he is on a film set and everyone refers to him as Gerry Reagan, a movie star struggling with alcoholism and a declining career.
24: Long Live Walter Jameson
Mar 18, 1960
Walter Jameson, a popular history professor, is suspected by his fiancée's father, another professor at the college, to be an immortal.
25: People Are Alike All Over
Mar 25, 1960
After a space exploration crash-lands on Mars, the lone surviving astronaut is surprised to find that Martians are human-looking and friendly.
26: Execution
Apr 1, 1960
Just before being hanged for shooting a man in the back, an outlaw cowboy in 1880 is transported into the future.
27: The Big Tall Wish
Apr 8, 1960
Washed-up boxer Bolie Jackson, with the help of a special wish from his young friend Henry, miraculously switches places with his opponent during a comeback fight, turning the tide in his favor.
28: A Nice Place to Visit
Apr 15, 1960
After being shot to death, the criminal Rocky Valentine encounters the amiable white-haired Mr. Pip in the afterlife, who gives him everything he wishes for.
29: Nightmare as a Child
Apr 29, 1960
Schoolteacher Helen Foley finds a strange and very serious little girl on the stairs outside her apartment, who tries to jog Helen's memory about a man she saw earlier that day.
30: A Stop at Willoughby
May 6, 1960
Riding home on the train one day, a stressed businessman falls asleep and dreams it is 1888, and he is entering a small, idyllic town called Willoughby.
31: The Chaser
May 13, 1960
A man, desperate to win the affection of a beautiful woman, seeks the help of an old professor, who provides him with a love potion.
32: A Passage for Trumpet
May 20, 1960
A down-and-out 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.
33: Mr. Bevis
Jun 3, 1960
After losing his job, his car and his apartment on the same day, an eccentric loser gets a new lease on life from his guardian angel, but there is a price for keeping it.
34: The After Hours
Jun 10, 1960
Puzzled and unsettled by the odd behavior of the salespeople, a woman discovers that the floor of a department store, on which she bought a gold thimble, doesn't exist.
35: The Mighty Casey
Jun 17, 1960
A baseball manager takes his team to the championships thanks to a robot pitcher.
36: A World of His Own
Jul 1, 1960
Coming home, Victoria catches her husband Gregory flirting with a beautiful woman in his study. His explanation that characters come to life before his eyes when he speaks into his dictation machine, leads Victoria to question his sanity.
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