The Twilight Zone (1959 TV series) (season 4)

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The Twilight Zone (1959 TV series season 4)
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 18
Release
Original network CBS
Original release January 3 (1963-01-03) – May 23, 1963 (1963-05-23)
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List of The Twilight Zone episodes

The fourth season of The Twilight Zone aired Thursdays at 9:00–10:00 pm on CBS from January 3 to May 23, 1963.

This season broke with the previous seasons in presenting hour-long episodes instead of the earlier half-hour episodes. A very different and more complex set of graphics was used for the intro, and Rod Serling's narration changed from the earlier seasons as well:

"You unlock this door with the key of imagination. Beyond it is another dimension. A dimension of sound. A dimension of sight. A dimension of mind. You're moving into a land of both shadow and substance, of things and ideas. You've just crossed over into the Twilight Zone."[1]

An intermission graphic based on this opening was used for the fourth and fifth seasons as well.[2]

Episodes[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production code
103 1 "In His Image" Perry Lafferty Charles Beaumont January 3, 1963 (1963-01-03) 4851
A man (George Grizzard) is confused by a murderous impulse and a loss of his memory.
104 2 "The Thirty-Fathom Grave" Perry Lafferty Rod Serling January 10, 1963 (1963-01-10) 4857
A strange tapping sound draws a ship to the site of a sunken World War II submarine.
105 3 "Valley of the Shadow" Perry Lafferty Charles Beaumont January 17, 1963 (1963-01-17) 4861
A newspaper reporter (Ed Nelson) discovers a small town with incredibly advanced technology that they wish to keep secret.
106 4 "He's Alive" Stuart Rosenberg Rod Serling January 24, 1963 (1963-01-24) 4856
The struggling leader of a small group of Neo-Nazis (Dennis Hopper) receives advice from a mysterious stranger (Curt Conway) about gaining followers.
107 5 "Mute" Stuart Rosenberg Richard Matheson January 31, 1963 (1963-01-31) 4858
A mute telepathic girl (Ann Jillian) is the sole survivor of a fire that kills her parents.
108 6 "Death Ship" Don Medford Richard Matheson February 7, 1963 (1963-02-07) 4850
Three astronauts (Jack Klugman, Ross Martin, and Fred Beir) discover exact duplicates of their spaceship and themselves on a distant planet.
109 7 "Jess-Belle" Buzz Kulik Earl Hamner, Jr. February 14, 1963 (1963-02-14) 4855
A mountain girl (Anne Francis) enlists a witch (Jeanette Nolan) to help her win back her lover (James Best).
110 8 "Miniature" Walter Grauman Charles Beaumont February 21, 1963 (1963-02-21) 4862
A timid clerk (Robert Duvall) sees the figurines of a museum's 19th-century miniature dollhouse come to life.
111 9 "Printer's Devil" Ralph Senensky Charles Beaumont February 28, 1963 (1963-02-28) 4864
A newspaperman (Robert Sterling) saves his failing periodical by hiring the mysterious Mr. Smith (Burgess Meredith), who reports disasters before they happen on his own Linotype machine.
112 10 "No Time Like the Past" Jus Addiss Rod Serling March 7, 1963 (1963-03-07) 4853
A scientist (Dana Andrews) goes back in time to try and change history.
113 11 "The Parallel" Alan Crosland, Jr. Rod Serling March 14, 1963 (1963-03-14) 4859
An astronaut (Steve Forrest) returns from a space flight to find things much changed during his absence.
114 12 "I Dream of Genie" Robert Gist John Furia, Jr. March 21, 1963 (1963-03-21) 4860
An office worker (Howard Morris) acquires a lamp with a genie (Jack Albertson) who offers him a wish.
115 13 "The New Exhibit" John Brahm Charles Beaumont April 4, 1963 (1963-04-04) 4866
A wax museum curator (Martin Balsam) lovingly maintains wax figures of five infamous killers in his basement after the museum discards them. When he loses his job, his enemies are mysteriously murdered.
116 14 "Of Late I Think of Cliffordville" David Lowell Rich Rod Serling
Based on a Short Story "Blind Valley" by: Malcolm Jameson
April 11, 1963 (1963-04-11) 4867
An aging tycoon (Albert Salmi) exchanges his fortune for a trip to the past and a new beginning when he meets the mysterious Miss Devlin (Julie Newmar).
117 15 "The Incredible World of Horace Ford" Abner Biberman Reginald Rose April 18, 1963 (1963-04-18) 4854
A middle-aged toy designer (Pat Hingle) goes back to his childhood when he visits his old neighborhood.
118 16 "On Thursday We Leave for Home" Buzz Kulik Rod Serling May 2, 1963 (1963-05-02) 4868
In 2021, a group of space pioneers prepare for a return trip to Earth upon having failed to establish a new society on a distant planet. The group's leader (James Whitmore) refuses to give up his authority.
119 17 "Passage on the Lady Anne" Lamont Johnson Charles Beaumont May 9, 1963 (1963-05-09) 4869
To save their marriage, a couple (Lee Philips, Joyce Van Patten) book a cruise on a ship whose other passengers are elderly.
120 18 "The Bard" David Butler Rod Serling May 23, 1963 (1963-05-23) 4852
An aspiring screenwriter (Jack Weston) conjures up the spirit of William Shakespeare (John Williams) to help him in his television script.


References[edit]

  1. ^ TV.com episode list
  2. ^ "Visions from the Twilight Zone" by Arlen Schumer, ISBN 0877016828