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The Twilight Zone 

A collection of tales which range from comic to tragic, but often have a wicked sense of humor and an unexpected twist.

Creator:

Rod Serling
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1989   1988   1987   1986   1985  
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Robin Ward ...  Narrator 30 episodes, 1988-1989
Charles Aidman ...  Narrator / ... 30 episodes, 1985-1987
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Storyline

An updated version of the famous 1960's TV series created by Rod Serling. Each week presents one to three tales about some unusual situation that turns out to be even more unusual than initially suspected. Whether the tone of the story is horror, suspense or humor, there is always a surprise twist at the end. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Country:

UK | Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 January 1986 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Unbekannte Dimensionen See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(35 episodes) (Season 1-2) | (seasons 2-3)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

Assuming the new Twilight Zone would be a huge hit with adults who had grown up on the original, CBS pre-sold the syndicated rerun rights with a "guaranteed" number of episodes. However, the show was ultimately a failure and was cancelled after two seasons. CBS quickly made deals to produce additional episodes for syndication in order to fulfill the guarantee. In syndicated versions of this show, Robin Ward narrates all of the episodes, including the episodes which originally featured narration by Charles Aidman. MGM/UA felt that this would give the series a greater sense of uniformity. Also, this way they didn't have to pay residuals to Aidman, but only to (the considerably cheaper) Ward. See more »

Alternate Versions

Original network episodes ran one hour, with two or three stories per instalment. These episodes were reedited into half hour episodes for syndication along with newly produced half-hour episodes, with each half hour consisting of a single story from the original one-hour version. See more »

Connections

Follows The Twilight Zone (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

(Opening theme music)
Performed by Grateful Dead & Merl Saunders
(Jerry Garcia, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzman, Phil Lesh, Brent Mydland & Bob Weir)
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Makes you realize how good it was
1 October 2002 | by gmurdockSee all my reviews

The newest version of the Twilight Zone that premiered in September, 2002, makes me realize just how good the 1985 series was. They were so good, in fact, I still remember some of my favourite episodes: the relative of JFK who went back in time and ends up stopping the assassination, the Viet Nam vet whose afraid to go to sleep, the man who must become 'invisible' for one year....ah, those were the days. I was excited a few years back to see them running in syndication only to realize that the episodes had been chopped down and key scenes removed (to fit into a half hour block instead of an hour). This made me stop watching them. I hope that CBS will release the full original uncut 1985 Twilight Zone on DVD someday, but it's probably going to be a long wait.


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