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

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The Twilight Zone (1959 TV series season 5)
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes36
Release
Original networkCBS
Original releaseSeptember 27, 1963 (1963-09-27) – June 19, 1964 (1964-06-19)
Season chronology
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List of The Twilight Zone (1959 TV series) 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.

Episodes[edit]

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Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production code
1211"In Praise of Pip"Joseph M. NewmanRod SerlingSeptember 27, 1963 (1963-09-27)2607
A bookie (Jack Klugman) receives news that his son Pip (Bobby Diamond) has been seriously wounded in combat. He soon gets the chance to not only see his son one last time but also to save him.
1222"Steel"Don WeisRichard MathesonOctober 4, 1963 (1963-10-04)2602
In 1974, a boxing promoter (Lee Marvin) tries to get the most out of his broken-down robot boxer.
1233"Nightmare at 20,000 Feet"Richard DonnerRichard MathesonOctober 11, 1963 (1963-10-11)2605

A salesman (William Shatner) recovering from a nervous breakdown sees a creature on the wing of the airplane he is on, but no one believes him.

Note: This was remade as Segment IV of Twilight Zone: The Movie, with George Miller directing.
1244"A Kind of a Stopwatch"John RichBased on a story by : Michael D. Rosenthal
Teleplay by : Rod Serling
October 18, 1963 (1963-10-18)2609
A talkative bore (Richard Erdman) acquires a stopwatch that halts time.
1255"The Last Night of a Jockey"Joseph M. NewmanRod SerlingOctober 25, 1963 (1963-10-25)2616
A disgraced jockey (Mickey Rooney) is granted his wish to be "big."
1266"Living Doll"Richard C. SarafianCharles BeaumontNovember 1, 1963 (1963-11-01)2621
A man (Telly Savalas) finds himself being actually physically threatened by his stepdaughter's (Tracy Stratford) new talking doll (voiced by June Foray).
1277"The Old Man in the Cave"Alan Crosland, Jr.Based on the short story "The Old Man" by : Henry Slesar
Teleplay by : Rod Serling
November 8, 1963 (1963-11-08)2603
In 1974, a former soldier (James Coburn) and his band of scavengers cause discord for a community of atomic war survivors who are being guided by an unseen cave dweller.
1288"Uncle Simon"Don SiegelRod SerlingNovember 15, 1963 (1963-11-15)2604
The long-suffering niece (Constance Ford) of a grumpy inventor (Cedric Hardwicke) finds no peace after his passing.
1299"Probe 7, Over and Out"Ted PostRod SerlingNovember 29, 1963 (1963-11-29)2622
An astronaut (Richard Basehart) crash-lands on a distant planet and learns that his own planet has been destroyed by nuclear war. He soon discovers that he is not alone on this new world when he meets a humanoid alien survivor (Antoinette Bower) from a runaway planet.
13010"The 7th Is Made Up of Phantoms"Alan Crosland Jr.Rod SerlingDecember 6, 1963 (1963-12-06)2606
Three National Guardsmen (Ron Foster, Randy Boone, and Warren Oates) exploring the site of Custer's Last Stand wind up getting involved in the actual battle.
13111"A Short Drink from a Certain Fountain"Bernard GirardBased on a story by : Lou Holz
Teleplay by : Rod Serling
December 13, 1963 (1963-12-13)2614
An old man (Patrick O'Neal) married to a younger self-absorbed woman (Ruta Lee) takes an untested youth serum.
13212"Ninety Years Without Slumbering"Roger KayStory by : Johnson Smith
Teleplay by : Richard De Roy
December 20, 1963 (1963-12-20)2615
An old man (Ed Wynn) believes he will die the moment his grandfather clock stops ticking.
13313"Ring-a-Ding Girl"Alan Crosland, Jr.Earl Hamner, Jr.December 27, 1963 (1963-12-27)2623
A movie star (Maggie McNamara) 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.
13414"You Drive"John BrahmEarl Hamner, Jr.January 3, 1964 (1964-01-03)2625
A hit-and-run driver (Edward Andrews) is haunted by his car after he runs into a paperboy (Michael Gorfain).
13515"The Long Morrow"Robert FloreyRod SerlingJanuary 10, 1964 (1964-01-10)2624
An astronaut (Robert Lansing) falls in love with a woman (Mariette Hartley) before going on a 40-year mission into space.
13616"The Self-Improvement of Salvadore Ross"Don SiegelBased on a short story by : Henry Slesar
Teleplay by : Jerry McNeely
January 17, 1964 (1964-01-17)2612
A suitor (Don Gordon) discovers he can trade his physical assets for those of others.
13717"Number 12 Looks Just Like You"Abner BibermanCharles Beaumont and John TomerlinJanuary 24, 1964 (1964-01-24)2618
In a future society, a young woman (Collin Wilcox) resists having the surgery that her society requires to make everyone beautiful and identical.
13818"Black Leather Jackets"Joseph M. NewmanEarl Hamner, Jr.January 31, 1964 (1964-01-31)2628
Three motorcycle-riding young men (Lee Kinsolving, Michael Forest and Tom Gilleran) are actually part of an alien invasion force. One of them falls for a local teenage girl (Shelley Fabares).
13919"Night Call"Jacques TourneurRichard MathesonFebruary 7, 1964 (1964-02-07)2610
An old woman (Gladys Cooper) keeps receiving frightening phone calls.
14020"From Agnes – With Love"Richard DonnerBernard C. SchoenfeldFebruary 14, 1964 (1964-02-14)2629
A computer programmer (Wally Cox) receives advice on his love life from a computer that is in love with him.
14121"Spur of the Moment"Elliot SilversteinRichard MathesonFebruary 21, 1964 (1964-02-21)2608
An engaged woman (Diana Hyland) is terrorized for some unknown reason by a woman in black on horseback.
14222"An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge"Robert EnricoFrom a story by : Ambrose Bierce
Adapted by : Robert Enrico
February 28, 1964 (1964-02-28)N/A
A Confederate sympathizer (Roger Jacquet) is about to be hanged when the rope breaks, allowing him to escape and return home.
14323"Queen of the Nile"John BrahmCharles BeaumontMarch 6, 1964 (1964-03-06)2626
A columnist (Lee Philips) discovers the secret behind the apparent eternal youth of a film actress (Ann Blyth).
14424"What's in the Box"Richard L. BareMartin M. GoldsmithMarch 13, 1964 (1964-03-13)2635
After being fixed by a strange TV repairman, (Sterling Holloway) an unhappy couple's (William Demarest, Joan Blondell) TV set shows them hurting each other.
14525"The Masks"Ida LupinoRod SerlingMarch 20, 1964 (1964-03-20)2601
At Mardi Gras, a wealthy dying man (Robert Keith) orders his daughter (Virginia Gregg) and her family (Milton Selzer, Alan Sues and Brooke Hayward) to wear masks that show their true selves as part of a requirement to obtain his inheritance.
14626"I Am the Night—Color Me Black"Abner BibermanRod SerlingMarch 27, 1964 (1964-03-27)2630
A man (Terry Becker) is to be hanged at sunrise. On the appointed day, the sun fails to rise which starts the sheriff (Michael Constantine) and the rest of the civilians wondering why there is only darkness.
14727"Sounds and Silences"Richard DonnerRod SerlingApril 3, 1964 (1964-04-03)2631
A man (John McGiver) has an obsession with loud noises which causes his wife (Penny Singleton) to leave him. Then all of the sounds in his life go haywire.
14828"Caesar and Me"Robert ButlerAdele T. StrassfieldApril 10, 1964 (1964-04-10)2636
A struggling ventriloquist (Jackie Cooper) has a dummy who talks him into a life of crime.
14929"The Jeopardy Room"Richard DonnerRod SerlingApril 17, 1964 (1964-04-17)2639
A political defector (Martin Landau) is forced into a game of cat-and-mouse with a rather artistic and sadistic hitman (John Van Dreelan).
15030"Stopover in a Quiet Town"Ron WinstonEarl Hamner, Jr.April 24, 1964 (1964-04-24)2611
A married couple (Barry Nelson, Nancy Malone) wakes up after drinking too much at a party and find themselves in a strange town devoid of life – except for the distant laughter of a child.
15131"The Encounter"Robert ButlerMartin M. GoldsmithMay 1, 1964 (1964-05-01)2640
A samurai sword sparks a conflict between a World War II veteran (Neville Brand) and a Japanese-American (George Takei).
15232"Mr. Garrity and the Graves"Ted PostBased on a story by : Mike Korologos
Teleplay by : Rod Serling
May 8, 1964 (1964-05-08)2637
A strange traveling peddler (John Dehner) brings a dog back from the dead and offers to do the same for those in the town cemetery, making the townsfolk of Happiness, Arizona uneasy.
15333"The Brain Center at Whipple's"Richard DonnerRod SerlingMay 15, 1964 (1964-05-15)2632
A factory owner (Richard Deacon) decides to replace his human employees with machines.
15434"Come Wander with Me"Richard DonnerAnthony WilsonMay 22, 1964 (1964-05-22)2641
A professional rockabilly singer (Gary Crosby) looks for an authentic song in the mountains, where he gets in trouble with the locals.
15535"The Fear"Ted PostRod SerlingMay 29, 1964 (1964-05-29)2633
A state trooper (Peter Mark Richman) and a secluded woman (Hazel Court) experience strange incidents after the woman reports seeing lights in the sky.
15636"The Bewitchin' Pool"Joseph M. NewmanEarl Hamner, Jr.June 19, 1964 (1964-06-19)2619
Two children (Mary Badham, Jeffrey Byron) escape from their bickering parents (Tod Andrews, Dee Hartford) by way of their swimming pool to a special place where the mysterious Aunt T (Georgia Simmons) lives.


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