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Wed, Mar 1, 2017 2:46 AM

Live Poll: Favorite Original "Twilight Zone" Episode

Which black and white episode from the original "Twilight Zone" (1959-1964) is your favorite?

See the partial list of original "Twilight Zone" episodes here: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls034755109/

Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/wHLQBuHZ88M/

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 National Twilight Zone Day is celebrated annually on May 11th. The original television show aired from 1959-1964 and was created, written and narrated by Rod Serling. A long rumored revival series is in development and seems to be inching closer to becoming a reality.

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4 y ago

How did you pick these 35 particular episodes?  The series has 156 total episodes.

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I used a combination of sources to validate the list, using both critical and everyday fans as a resource.

I tried to use episodes that were repeatedly listed on various Twilight Zone Top Ten lists: https://www.google.com/#q=best+twilight+zone+episodes. I also cross checked with everyday fan ratings by using the IMDb's top rated Twilight Zone episodes: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0052520/eprate.  I feel strongly that at least twenty-five episodes are not debatable as consensus choices. However, as on any "Best"  list the bottom quarter probably varies from individual to individual.

IMDb Twilight Zone Top 25 User Ratings
2.6  Eye of the Beholder 9.2 2,448     9.2/10  
3.24  To Serve Man 9.2 2,191     9.2/10  
5.3  Nightmare at 20,000 Feet 9.2 2,268     9.2/10  
1.8  Time Enough at Last 9.1 3,235     9.1/10  
1.22  The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street 9.0 2,434     9.0/10  
5.6  Living Doll 8.9 1,525     8.9/10  
3.8  It's a Good Life 8.9 1,791     8.9/10  
2.28  Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up? 8.8 1,650     8.8/10  
2.29  The Obsolete Man 8.7 1,682     8.7/10  
5.25  The Masks 8.7 1,257     8.7/10  
1.30  A Stop at Willoughby 8.7 1,960     8.7/10  
3.3  The Shelter 8.7 1,281     8.7/10  
3.14  Five Characters in Search of an Exit 8.7 1,525     8.7/10  
3.10  The Midnight Sun 8.6 1,493     8.6/10  
1.11  And When the Sky Was Opened 8.6 1,900     8.6/10  
5.22  An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge 8.6 1,037     8.6/10  
2.25  The Silence 8.5 1,238     8.5/10  
1.34  The After Hours 8.5 1,727     8.5/10  
3.16  Nothing in the Dark 8.5 1,342     8.5/10  
2.7  Nick of Time 8.5 1,622     8.5/10  
2.26  Shadow Play 8.5 1,139     8.5/10  
2.5  The Howling Man 8.4 1,590     8.4/10  
2.15  The Invaders 8.4 1,642     8.4/10  
4.16  On Thursday We Leave for Home 8.4 755     8.4/10  
1.5  Walking Distance 8.4 2,317     8.4/10  
1.16  The Hitch-Hiker 8.4 2,056     8.4/10

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I don't think I could decide. It doesn't help I can't remember the title of each one to know how to separate them in my head.

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Each title does have a plot recap it should help. But, it has been so long since I have watched them regularly, I can identify,

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4 y ago

A great series, I used to watch it as a child, and I believe it had something to do with me appreciating classic cinema. Recently I rewatched season one on DVD.


My favourite episode ever, one I still remember how it scared me, is not on the list, so I'll vote for Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up?

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4 y ago

Almost none of these are grabbing me. The ones I used to really like I've seen too often so now I are kind of cliche.

I guess Officer Redford is still memorable yet fresh to me.

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4 y ago

You have Hundred Years over the Rim listed twice.

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4 y ago

While I have lots of favorite episodes from the series that I wish I could mention here, my #1 favorite of all is the one entitled, "Deaths-Head Revisited", in which a former Nazi commandant returns to the Dauchau concentration camp that he once commanded to reminisce and gloats over the place, until he encounters the spirits of all the prisoners that he had put to death, and they in turn put him on trial for his crimes, and they pass judgment onto him, and he's finally given his just-punishment.

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I had a free spot due to a duplication and it just missed the cut with an 8.3, so I added it.

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4 y ago

bump

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My vote: To Serve Man (1962)
2nd Choice: Eye of the Beholder (1960)

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Thanks, two great examples of the greatness of the "Twilight Zone". Also, those two are highest rated "Twilight Zone" episodes on IMDb. I love how the stories are unpredictable and always challenge you to think.

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I have a colleague who has two binders labeled:
To Serve Man (1962)
Necronomicon

Most the people in the office do not get the joke.

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