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

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The Twilight Zone (season 4)
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 18
Original channel CBS
Original release January 3, 1963 (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]


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No. in
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 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 discovers a small town of people with extraordinary powers, and they insist on keeping them a secret.
106 4 "He's Alive" Stuart Rosenberg Rod Serling January 24, 1963 (1963-01-24) 4856
A neo-Nazi receives advice from a mysterious stranger on gaining followers for his cause.
107 5 "Mute" Stuart Rosenberg Richard Matheson January 31, 1963 (1963-01-31) 4858
A mute telepathic girl 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 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 enlists a witch to help her win back her lover.
110 8 "Miniature" Walter Grauman Charles Beaumont February 21, 1963 (1963-02-21) 4862
A timid clerk 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 typist saves a failing newspaper by reporting disasters before they happen.
112 10 "No Time Like the Past" Jus Addiss Rod Serling March 7, 1963 (1963-03-07) 4853
A scientist 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 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
A bookkeeper acquires a lamp with a genie that offers him a wish.
115 13 "The New Exhibit" John Brahm Charles Beaumont April 4, 1963 (1963-04-04) 4866
A museum curator keeps wax figures of five infamous killers in his basement; then murders start occurring.
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 exchanges his fortune for a trip to the past and a new beginning.
117 15 "The Incredible World of Horace Ford" Abner Biberman Reginald Rose April 18, 1963 (1963-04-18) 4854
A middle-aged toy designer 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
A group of space pioneers prepare for a return trip to Earth, having failed to establish a new society on a distant planet, but the group's leader 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 book a cruise on a ship whose other passengers are all old.
120 18 "The Bard" David Butler Rod Serling May 23, 1963 (1963-05-23) 4852
An aspiring television writer conjures up the spirit of William Shakespeare and takes credit for the playwright's television script.


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