The Twilight Zone (1959 TV series) (season 5)

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The Twilight Zone (season 5)
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 36
Original channel CBS
Original run September 27, 1963 (1963-09-27) – June 19, 1964 (1964-06-19)
Home video release
DVD release
Region 1 December 26, 2005 (2005-12-26)
Region 2 November 13, 2006 (2006-11-13)
Blu-ray Disc release
Region A August 30, 2011 (2011-08-30)
Season chronology
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List of The Twilight Zone episodes

The fifth and final season of The Twilight Zone aired Fridays at 9:30–10:00 pm (EST) on CBS from September 27, 1963 to June 19, 1964. It featured the same intro as the fourth season, but reverted to the original half-hour format.[1] A color version of the opening was later used for Twilight Zone: The Movie.


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Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production code
121 1 "In Praise of Pip" Joseph M. Newman Rod Serling September 27, 1963 (1963-09-27) 2607
A bookie receives news that his son has been wounded in combat, then gets the chance to save him.
122 2 "Steel" Don Weis Richard Matheson October 4, 1963 (1963-10-04) 2602
A boxing promoter tries to get the most out of his broken-down robot boxer.
123 3 "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" Richard Donner Richard Matheson October 11, 1963 (1963-10-11) 2605
A salesman, who is recovering from a nervous breakdown, sees a creature on the wing of the airplane he is on, but no one believes him.
124 4 "A Kind of a Stopwatch" John Rich Teleplay: Rod Serling
Based on a Story by: Michael D. Rosenthal
October 18, 1963 (1963-10-18) 2609
A talkative bore acquires a stopwatch that halts time.
125 5 "The Last Night of a Jockey" Joseph M. Newman Rod Serling October 25, 1963 (1963-10-25) 2616
A disgraced jockey is granted his wish to be big.
126 6 "Living Doll" Richard C. Sarafian Charles Beaumont November 1, 1963 (1963-11-01) 2621
A man is physically threatened by his stepdaughter's new, talking doll.
127 7 "The Old Man in the Cave" Alan Crosland, Jr. Teleplay: Rod Serling
Based on a Short Story "The Old Man" by: Henry Slesar
November 8, 1963 (1963-11-08) 2603
A soldier causes discord for a community of atomic-war survivors who are being guided by an unseen cave dweller.
128 8 "Uncle Simon" Don Siegel Rod Serling November 15, 1963 (1963-11-15) 2604
The long-suffering niece of a grumpy inventor finds no peace after his passing.
129 9 "Probe 7, Over and Out" Ted Post Rod Serling November 29, 1963 (1963-11-29) 2622
A space explorer crash-lands on a distant planet and learns his own has been destroyed by nuclear war – then discovers that he is not alone on this new world.
130 10 "The 7th Is Made Up of Phantoms" Alan Crosland Jr. Rod Serling December 6, 1963 (1963-12-06) 2606
Three National Guardsmen exploring the site of Custer's last stand wind up getting involved in the actual battle.
131 11 "A Short Drink from a Certain Fountain" Bernard Girard Teleplay: Rod Serling
Based on a Story by: Lou Holz
December 13, 1963 (1963-12-13) 2614
An old man married to a younger woman takes an untested youth serum.
132 12 "Ninety Years Without Slumbering" Roger Kay Teleplay: Richard De Roy
Story: Johnson Smith
December 20, 1963 (1963-12-20) 2615
A man believes he will die the moment his grandfather clock stops ticking.
133 13 "Ring-a-Ding Girl" Alan Crosland, Jr. Earl Hamner, Jr. December 27, 1963 (1963-12-27) 2623
A movie star receives a ring from her fan club that draws her back to her home town, where she offers to do a one-woman show to stop plans for a town picnic.
134 14 "You Drive" John Brahm Earl Hamner, Jr. January 3, 1964 (1964-01-03) 2625
A hit-and-run driver is haunted by his car.
135 15 "The Long Morrow" Robert Florey Rod Serling January 10, 1964 (1964-01-10) 2624
An astronaut falls in love before going on a 40-year mission into space.
136 16 "The Self-Improvement of Salvadore Ross" Don Siegel Teleplay: Jerry McNeely
Based on a Short Story by: Henry Slesar
January 17, 1964 (1964-01-17) 2612
A suitor discovers he can trade his physical assets for those of others.
137 17 "Number 12 Looks Just Like You" Abner Biberman Charles Beaumont and John Tomerlin January 24, 1964 (1964-01-24) 2618
A young woman resists having the surgery that her society requires to make everyone beautiful and identical.
138 18 "Black Leather Jackets" Joseph M. Newman Earl Hamner, Jr. January 31, 1964 (1964-01-31) 2628
Three motorcycle-riding men are actually part of an alien invasion force – and one of them falls for a teenage girl.
139 19 "Night Call" Jacques Tourneur Richard Matheson February 7, 1964 (1964-02-07) 2610
An old woman keeps receiving frightening phone calls.
140 20 "From Agnes – With Love" Richard Donner Bernard C. Schoenfeld February 14, 1964 (1964-02-14) 2629
A programmer receives advice on his love life from a computer that is in love with him.
141 21 "Spur of the Moment" Elliot Silverstein Richard Matheson February 21, 1964 (1964-02-21) 2608
An engaged woman is terrorized without a reasonable explanation by a woman on horseback.
142 22 "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" Robert Enrico From a Story by: Ambrose Bierce
Adapted by: Robert Enrico
February 28, 1964 (1964-02-28) N/A
A Confederate spy is about to be hanged when the rope breaks, allowing him to escape and return home.
143 23 "Queen of the Nile" John Brahm Charles Beaumont March 6, 1964 (1964-03-06) 2626
A reporter discovers the secret behind the apparent eternal youth of a film actress.
144 24 "What's in the Box" Richard L. Bare Martin M. Goldsmith March 13, 1964 (1964-03-13) 2635
An unhappy couple's newly-repaired television set shows them hurting each other.
145 25 "The Masks" Ida Lupino Rod Serling March 20, 1964 (1964-03-20) 2601
At Mardi Gras, a wealthy dying man requires his daughter and her family – his would-be heirs – to wear masks that show their true selves.
146 26 "I Am the Night – Color Me Black" Abner Biberman Rod Serling March 27, 1964 (1964-03-27) 2630
A man is to be hanged at sunrise, but on the appointed day, the sun fails to rise.
147 27 "Sounds and Silences" Richard Donner Rod Serling April 3, 1964 (1964-04-03) 2631
A man's obsession with loud noises causes his wife to leave him; then all of the sounds in his life go haywire.
148 28 "Caesar and Me" Robert Butler Adele T. Strassfield April 10, 1964 (1964-04-10) 2636
A struggling ventriloquist's dummy talks him into a life of crime.
149 29 "The Jeopardy Room" Richard Donner Rod Serling April 17, 1964 (1964-04-17) 2639
A political refugee is forced into a game of cat-and-mouse with a rather artistic assassin.
150 30 "Stopover in a Quiet Town" Ron Winston Earl Hamner, Jr. April 24, 1964 (1964-04-24) 2611
A married couple wakes up after drinking at a party and find themselves in a strange town devoid of life – except for the distant laughter of a child.
151 31 "The Encounter" Robert Butler Martin M. Goldsmith May 1, 1964 (1964-05-01) 2640
A samurai sword sparks a conflict between a World War II veteran and a Japanese-American.
152 32 "Mr. Garrity and the Graves" Ted Post Teleplay: Rod Serling
Based on a Story by: Mike Korologos
May 8, 1964 (1964-05-08) 2637
A stranger brings a dog back from the dead and offers to do the same for those in the town cemetery, making the townsfolk uneasy.
153 33 "The Brain Center at Whipple's" Richard Donner Rod Serling May 15, 1964 (1964-05-15) 2632
A factory owner decides to replace his human employees with machines.
154 34 "Come Wander with Me" Richard Donner Anthony Wilson May 22, 1964 (1964-05-22) 2641
A professional singer looks for an authentic song in the mountains, where he gets in trouble with the locals.
155 35 "The Fear" Ted Post Rod Serling May 29, 1964 (1964-05-29) 2633
A state trooper and a secluded woman experience strange incidents after the woman reports seeing lights in the sky.
156 36 "The Bewitchin' Pool" Joseph M. Newman Earl Hamner, Jr. June 19, 1964 (1964-06-19) 2619
Two children escape from their bickering parents to a special place by way of their swimming pool.