Episode # and segment Title Director Writer(s) Original AirDate Production Code
1a "Shatterday" Wes_Craven Harlan Ellison / Alan Brennert September 27, 1985
A man (Bruce Willis) accidentally phones his own home and winds up talking to his alter ego.
1b "A Little Peace and Quiet" Wes Craven James Crocker September 27, 1985
In a modern remake of the classic episode, "A Kind of Stopwatch," a woman (Melinda Dillon) discovers a necklace that gives its owner the ability to freeze time.
2a "Wordplay" Wes Craven Rockne S. O'Bannon October 4, 1985
An overworked businessman (Robert Klein) suddenly finds himself left out while the rest of his world speaks in mangled slang.
2b "Dreams For Sale Joe Gannon October 4, 1985
A woman (Meg Foster) in the future traps herself in an idyllic, computer-generated fantasy in her mind.
2c "Chameleon" Wes Craven James Crocker October 4, 1985
A space shuttle returns from a mission and NASA discovers that something unusual has been picked up.
3a "Healer" Sigmund Neufeld Jr. Michael Bryant October 11, 1985
A thief (Eric Bogosian) steals a stone from a museum that gives him the power to heal and tries to pass himself as a faith healer.
3b "Children's Zoo" Robert Downey Chris Hubbell and Gerrit Graham October 11, 1985
A girl trades in her parents (Lorna Luft, Steven Keats) for new ones at a zoo.
3c "Kentucky Rye" John Hancock Delree Todd

Chip Duncan Richard Krzemien

October 11, 1985
A drunk driver (Jeffrey DeMunn) comes to in front of a strange bar called "Kentucky Rye."
4a "Little Boy Lost" Tommy Lee Wallace Michael Cassutt October 18, 1985
A young photojournalist (Season Hubley) spends time with a boy (Scott Grimes) who harbors a tragic secret.
4b "Wish Bank" Rick Friedberg Michael Cassutt October 18, 1985
A woman (Dee Wallace) finds a magic lamp at a garage sale that takes her to a bank/DMV-style office where wishes are processed and filed.
4c "Nightcrawlers" William Friedkin Robert R. McCammon / Philip DeGuere October 18, 1985
A drifter (Scott Paulin) who fought during the Vietnam War possesses the power of mind over matter and turns his flashbacks into reality.
5a "If She Dies" John Hancock David Bennett Carren October 25, 1985
A father (Tony Lo Bianco) who has a daughter in a coma is guided to purchase an old bed by a young girl's ghost.
5b "Ye Gods" Peter Medak Anne Collins October 25, 1985
A man (David Dukes) who ignores Cupid's (Robert Morse) arrow finds himself untangling the love lives of the gods.
6a "Examination Day" Paul Lynch Henry Slesar / Philip DeGuere November 1, 1985
A 12-year-old boy (David Mendenhall) must go for mandatory intelligence testing.
6b "A Message From Charity" Paul Lynch William M. Lee / Alan Brennert November 1, 1985
A teenage boy (Robert Duncan McNeill) with a fever finds himself in telepathic contact with a girl (Kerry Noonan) living in colonial New England. 
7a "Teacher's Aide" B.W.L. Norton Steven Barnes November 8, 1985
A teacher (Adrienne Barbeau) at a gang-filled school is possessed by a mysterious gargoyle. 
7b "Paladin of the Lost Hour" Gilbert Cates

(credited as Alan Smithee)

Harlan Ellison November 8, 1985
Mr. Gaspar (Danny Kaye) is the protector of a magical timepiece, a pocket watch that holds The Last Hour. 
8a "Act Break" Ted Flicker Haskell Barkin November 15, 1985
A playwright (James Coco) uses an ancient relic to make a single wish. 
8b "The Burning Man" J.D. Feigelson Ray Bradbury / J.D. Feigelson November 15, 1985
A woman (Piper Laurie) and her nephew pick up a hitchhiker who warns of danger ahead. 
8c "Dealer's Choice" Wes Craven Donald Todd November 15, 1985
A group of friends (Barney Martin, Garrett Morris, M. Emmet Walsh, and Morgan Freeman) playing cards suspect that their guest (Dan Hedaya) is the Devil. 
9a "Dead Woman's Shoes" Peter Medak Lynn Barker November 22, 1985
A shy woman (Helen Mirren) tries on a pair of high heels at a thrift store that make her assertive, self-confident—and send her on a murderous mission. 
9b "Wong's Lost and Found Emporium" Paul Lynch William F. Wu / Alan Brennert November 22, 1985
An Asian man (Brian Tochi) and an old white woman search for a mysterious shop that holds the secret to gaining back their lost emotions. 
10a "The Shadow Man" Joe Dante Rockne S. O'Bannon November 29, 1985
The Shadow Man (Jeff Calhoun), a mysterious entity made of darkness, defends a boy (Jonathan Ward) in exchange for being allowed to stay under his bed. 
10b "The Uncle Devil Show" David Steinberg Donald Todd November 29, 1985
A boy learns strange magic tricks from a bizarre kids' show. 
10c "Opening Day" John Milius Gerrit Graham

Chris Hubbell

November 29, 1985
A man (Jeffrey Jones) is targeted for murder on the opening day of duck hunting season by his wife and her lover. 
11a "The Beacon" Gerd Oswald Martin Pasko

Rebecca Parr

December 6, 1985
A young doctor (Charles Martin Smith) stumbles into a strange town where the citizens fear and worship a lighthouse. 
11b "One Life, Furnished in Early Poverty" Don Carlos Dunaway Harlan Ellison / Alan Brennert December 6, 1985
A man (Peter Riegert) who returns to his childhood home is transported to his past. 
12a "Her Pilgrim Soul" Wes Craven Alan Brennert December 13, 1985
Two scientists (Kristoffer Tabori, Gary Cole) create a holographic projector that has a woman (Anne Twomey) appear in the display. 
12b "I of Newton" Kenneth Gilbert Joe Haldeman December 13, 1985
A professor (Sherman Hemsley) attempting to solve a difficult math problem finds himself matching wits with a demon (Ron Glass). 
13a "Night of the Meek" Martha Coolidge Rockne S. O'Bannon/Rod Serling December 20, 1985
In this remake of the classic Twilight Zone episode of the same name, a drunk, out-of-work department store Santa (Richard Mulligan) finds a magic gift-giving bag and becomes a real-life Santa Claus. 
13b "But Can She Type?" Shelley Levinson Martin Pasko & Rebecca Parr December 20, 1985
An overworked secretary (Pam Dawber) is sent into a parallel reality by a malfunctioning Xerox machine. 
13c "The Star" Gerd Oswald Arthur C. Clarke / Alan Brennert December 20, 1985
On an interstellar journey, far in the future, an astrophysicist (Donald Moffat) and a priest (Fritz Weaver) learn they have discovered a long-dead world that has been emitting a signal for eons. 
14a "Still Life" Peter Medak Gerrit Graham

Chris Hubbell

January 3, 1986
A professional photographer (Robert Carradine) discovers an old camera containing mysterious photos of a long-ago expedition. 
14b "The Little People of Killany Woods" J.D. Feigelson J.D. Feigelson January 3, 1986
A story-telling town drunk (Hamilton Camp) has an encounter with little people. 
14c "The Misfortune Cookie" Allan Arkush Charles E. Fritch / Steven Rae aka Rockne S. O'Bannon January 3, 1986
A food critic (Elliott Gould) receives fortune cookie messages that get fulfilled. 
15a "Monsters!" B.W.L. Norton Robert Crais January 24, 1986
A boy who loves monster movies has a strange neighbor (Ralph Bellamy) move in. 
15b "A Small Talent for War" Claudia Weill Alan Brennert

Carter Scholz

January 24, 1986
An alien race that claimed to have invented mankind returns to judge them. 
15c "A Matter of Minutes" Sheldon Larry Theodore Sturgeon

Rockne S. O'Bannon

January 24, 1986
A married couple (Adam Arkin, Karen Austin) awakens to find reality being constructed around them. 
16a "The Elevator" R.L. Thomas Ray Bradbury January 31, 1986
Two brothers (Stephen Geoffreys, Robert Prescott) searching for their father discover a factory full of giant animal bodies. 
16b "To See the Invisible Man" Noel Black Robert Silverberg / Steven Barnes January 31, 1986
An uncaring man (Cotter Smith) is sentenced to a year of social isolation. 
16c "Tooth and Consequences" Robert Downey Haskell Barkin January 31, 1986
The Tooth Fairy gives a dentist (David Birney) what he wishes for. 
17a "Welcome to Winfield" Bruce Bilson Les Enloe February 7, 1986 48
A man fleeing Death (Gerrit Graham) ends up in an old west town. 
17b "Quarantine" Martha Coolidge Alan Brennert February 7, 1986 49
An ill weapons designer (Scott Wilson) is cryogenically frozen and awakened three centuries later. 
18a "Gramma" Bradford May Stephen King / Harlan Ellison February 14, 1986
A young boy (Barret Oliver) is convinced his ailing grandmother is really a monster. 
18b "Personal Demons" Peter Medak Rockne S. O'Bannon February 14, 1986
A scriptwriter (Martin Balsam) suffering from writers block is tormented by a group of small creatures. 
18c "Cold Reading" Gus Trikonis Martin Pasko

Rebecca Parr

February 14, 1986
An actor (Larry Poindexter) gets a job on a popular radio show only to find that everything described on the show becomes real inside the studio. 
19a "The Leprechaun-Artist" Tommy Lee Wallace Tommy Lee Wallace February 21, 1986
A vacationing leprechaun is forced to grant wishes to the three boys who captured him. 
19b "Dead Run" Paul Tucker Greg Bear

Alan Brennert

February 21, 1986
A truck driver (Steve Railsback) accepts the job of delivering souls to Hell. 
20a "Profile in Silver" John Hancock J. Neil Schulman March 7, 1986
A history professor (Lane Smith) from the future is sent back to observe the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. 
20b "Button, Button" Peter Medak Richard Matheson March 7, 1986
A stranger gives a down-and-out couple (Mare Winningham, Brad Davis) a box with a button on it. He states that if they press the button, they would receive a large sum of money but also that someone would die. (This story was remade into the 2009 film "The Box".) 
21a "Need to Know" Paul Lynch Mary Sheldon March 21, 1986
A government scientist/agent (William Petersen) sent to a small town to help investigate a bizarre outbreak of insanity which is spreading through the town. 
21b "Red Snow" Jeannot Szwarc Michael Cassutt March 21, 1986
A KGB colonel (George Dzundza) is sent to a Siberian town to investigate the deaths of the local Communist Party officials. 
22a "Take My Life...Please!" Gus Trikonis Gordon Mitchell March 28, 1986
A successful comedian (Tim Thomerson) who steals a routine from another comedian (Xander Berkeley) ends up paying a high price. 
22b "Devil's Alphabet" Ben Bolt Arthur Gray March 28, 1986
A group of friends in Victorian England find themselves haunted by an oath they took as young men. 
22c "The Library" John Hancock Anne Collins March 28, 1986
A woman (Frances Conroy) is hired to work in a private library and soon discovers that the books document the lives of everyone alive, updated instantly and in the smallest detail. 
23a "Shadow Play" Paul Lynch James Crocker/Charles Beaumont April 4, 1986
A man (Peter Coyote) is convinced that reality as we perceive it is dependent on his staying alive. 
23b "Grace Note" Peter Medak Patrice Messina April 4, 1986
A young woman (Julia Migenes) gains a glimpse of her future. 
24a "A Day in Beaumont" Philip DeGuere David Gerrold April 11, 1986
After witnessing the landing of a flying saucer, a young couple (Victor Garber, Stacy Nelson) find themselves in the midst of an alien invasion. 
24b "The Last Defender of Camelot" Jeannot Szwarc Roger Zelazny

George R.R. Martin

April 11, 1986
In modern-day England, the last of King Arthur's knights (Richard Kiley) teams with Morgan le Fay (Jenny Agutter) to stop the return of Merlin (Norman Lloyd). 

Season 2: (1986–1987)

Season Two episode were composed of one, two, or three segments.

Episode # Title Director Writer(s) Original AirDate Production Code
25a "The Once and Future King" Jim McBride Bryce Maritano/George R.R. Martin September 27, 1986
An Elvis impersonator named Gary (Jeff Yagher) travels back in time and meets the real Elvis Presley. 
25b "A Saucer of Loneliness" John D. Hancock David Gerrold/Theodore Sturgeon September 27, 1986
A man finds a woman (Shelley Duvall) who earlier had encountered a mysterious saucer. 
26a "What Are Friends For?" Gus Trikonis J. Michael Straczynski October 4, 1986
A child's (Fred Savage) imaginary friend (Lukas Haas) turns out to be more than just his friend. 
26b "Aqua Vita" Paul Tucker Jeremy Bertrand Finch & Paul Chitlik October 4, 1986
A woman (Mimi Kennedy) finds a method for eternal youth at a steep price. 
27a "The Storyteller" Paul Lynch Rockne S. O'Bannon October 11, 1986
A young woman (Glynnis O'Connor) finds that the secret to immortality resides in stories. 
27b "Nightsong" Bradford May Michael Reaves October 11, 1986
A DJ (Lisa Eilbacher) finds that when she plays a certain song, her deceased lover appears. 
28a "The After Hours" Bruce Malmuth Rod Serling/Rockne S. O'Bannon October 18, 1986
A young woman (Terry Farrell) is pursued by mysterious strangers. 
28b "Lost and Found" Gus Trikonis Phyllis Eisenstein/George R.R. Martin October 18, 1986
A woman's (Akosua Busia) possessions mysteriously vanish. 
28c "The World Next Door" Paul Lynch Lan O'Kun October 18, 1986
A door in the basement leads two people (George WendtBernadette Birkett) to enhance their lives. 
29 "The Toys of Caliban" Thomas J. Wright Terry Matz/George R.R. Martin December 4, 1986
A mentally challenged child (David Greenlee) has strange powers. 
30 "The Convict's Piano" Thomas J. Wright Patrice Messina/James Crocker December 11, 1986
A wrongfully-convicted convict (Joe Penny) discovers an old piano in his prison with special powers. 
31 "The Road Less Traveled" Wes Craven George R.R. Martin December 18, 1986
A draft-dodger (Cliff DeYoung) is haunted by the specter of a familiar-looking man in a wheelchair. 
32a "The Card" Bradford May Michael Cassutt February 21, 1987
A woman (Susan Blakely) with out-of-control spending habits finds her new credit card comes with unexpected penalties. 
32b "The Junction" Bill Duke Virginia Aldridge February 21, 1987
A modern-day miner (William Allen Young) has an argument with his wife and then goes off to work in the local mine. A collapse traps him, but he finds another survivor - a miner who claims to be from 1912. The two men figure out that somehow they have become connected through time. 
33a "Joy Ride" Gil Bettman Cal Willingham May 21, 1987
Four teens take a recently deceased man's classic car for a joyride. But the driver (Rob Knepper) acts increasingly irrational during the ride... 
33b "Shelter Skelter" Martha Coolidge Ron Cobb May 21, 1987
A survivalist (Joe Mantegna) and his friend find themselves cut off in his shelter after a nuclear bomb detonation. 
33c "Private Channel" Peter Medak Edward Redlich May 21, 1987
After accidentally dropping his portable stereo in an airplane lavatory, a young man (Scott Coffey) discovers that it allows him to hear other people's thoughts. 
34a "Time and Teresa Golowitz" Shelley Levinson Alan Brennert/Parke Godwin July 10, 1987
A Broadway composer (Paul Sand) accepts an offer from the Prince of Darkness (Gene Barry) and returns to his high school years to see his crush again. It's not as pleasant as he expected and soon, he sees a classmate who met a tragic end that night. He uses the opportunity to prevent the classmate's suicide. 
34b "Voices in the Earth" Curtis Harrington Alan Brennert July 10, 1987
People return to a barren Earth to find that not everything had left when they thought it did. 
35a "Song of the Younger World" Noel Black Anthony & Nancy Lawrence July 17, 1987
In 1916 a girl (Jennifer Rubin) and a young man (Peter Kowanko) from a reformatory for wayward boys fall in love and try to get away from her father, the superintendent. He finds out and does not approve of their love, locking away his daughter and punishing the boy. Luckily, the girl has a secret plan to escape so she can be forever with the love of her life. 
35b "The Girl I Married" Philip DeGuere J. M. DeMatteis July 17, 1987
An attorney (James Whitmore Jr.) and his wife (Linda Kelsey) have successful careers. They feel something is lacking in their marriage. Soon, they encounter younger versions of their mates. 

Season 3: (1988–1989)

Season Three was made up of half-hour episodes that aired individually.

Episode # Title Director Writer(s) Original AirDate Production Code
36 "The Curious Case of Edgar Witherspoon" René Bonnière Haskell Barkin / J. Michael Straczynski 24 September 1988
An old man known as Uncle Edgar (Harry Morgan) is ordered by a mysterious voice to collect junk in his apartment to keep the world in balance. 
37 "Extra Innings" Douglas Jackson Tom Palmer 1 October 1988
Ex-baseball player Ed Hamler (Marc Singer), lame from an injury and forced to retire early, is given a baseball card from the early 1900s that transports Hamler to the past to be the player he used to be. 
38 "The Crossing" Paul Lynch Ralph Phillips 8 October 1988
A stressed-out priest (Ted Shackelford) is haunted by the sight of a station wagon with a young girl inside that keeps crashing. 
39 "The Hunters" Paul Lynch Paul Chitlik & Jeremy Bertrand Finch 15 October 1988
A young boy falls into an undiscovered cave near a housing project. An archeologist (Louise Fletcher) studies strange paintings on its walls and then bizarre things begin to happen. Cave items move around and animals are killed and brought into the cave. 
40 "Dream Me a Life" Allan King J. Michael Straczynski 22 October 1988
A man (Eddie Albert) in a retirement home is trapped in the dreams of a catatonic widow. 
41 "Memories" Ryszard Bugajski Bob Underwood 29 October 1988
A hypnotist (Barbara Stock) who specializes in helping people relive their past lives tries to find her own history—and finds that everyone she ever helped hates their past lives. 
42 "The Hellgramite Method" Gilbert M. Shilton William Selby 5 November 1988
An alcoholic (Timothy Bottoms) goes through an extremely painful and potentially deadly cure for his drinking problem. He has to choose which is more important - the bottle or his life. 
43 "Our Selena is Dying" Bruce Pittman J. Michael Straczynski / Rod Serling 12 November 1988
A young woman (Terri Garber) and her dying mother switch bodies during a visit. 
44 "The Call" Gilbert M. Shilton J. Michael Straczynski 19 November 1988
A lonely man (William Sanderson) accidentally phones the wrong number and finds an intriguing female to whom he grows attached. When she refuses to meet him, he investigates and finds the phone in a museum next to the statue of a woman. 
45 "The Trance" Randy Bradshaw Jeff Stuart & J. Michael Straczynski 26 November 1988
A scam artist (Peter Scolari) purports to channel the spirit of Delos, a former inhabitant of Atlantis. Together with a partner, he makes a living off of it. The day of his big break, he channels another spirit, one who could cause him to lose everything. Is it punishment or a lesson from the Twilight Zone? 
46 "Acts of Terror" Brad Turner J. Michael Straczynski 3 December 1988
A battered wife (Melanie Mayron) living with her abusive husband finds the strength to leave him in the form of a Doberman pinscher statue. 
47 "20/20 Vision" Jim Purdy Robert Walden 10 December 1988
Newly promoted bank loan officer Warren Cribbens (Michael Moriarty) cracks his eyeglasses and discovers he can see the future through them. Faced with seeing the future of the farmers whose farms he must foreclose on, Warren can't bring himself to foreclose. Right away he's torn between doing his job and standing up for the people he helps. 
48 "There Was an Old Woman" Otta Hanus Tom J. Astle 17 December 1988
A writer of children's books (Colleen Dewhurst) autographs a book for a sick young fan. Later, she starts hearing the sound of children in her house. 
49 "The Trunk" Steve DiMarco Paul Chitlik & Jeremy Bertrand Finch 24 December 1988
A young man (Bud Cort) at a motel discovers an empty trunk that grants any wishes. He uses it for popularity, but at a party he discovers who his true friends are. 
50 "Appointment on Route 17" René Bonnière Haskell Barkin 31 December 1988
After receiving a heart transplant, a man (Paul Le Mat) finds his personality has changed. He also discovers that he has a strange attraction to a waitress at a road diner. 
51 "The Cold Equations" Martin Lavut Alan Brennert / Tom Godwin 7 January 1989
A rescue pilot (Terence Knox) on the frontiers of space is faced with unpleasant prospects when he finds an innocent stowaway on his ship. 
52 "Stranger in Possum Meadows" Sturla Gunnarsson Paul Chitlik & Jeremy Bertrand Finch 14 January 1989
A young boy playing in a field meets an old man (Steve Kanaly) who is really an alien collecting specimens to bring back to his planet. 
53 "Street of Shadows" Ryszard Bugajski Michael Reaves 21 January 1989
While taking a walk in a wealthy neighborhood, an unemployed man (Charles Haid) living in a shelter experiences an unusual transformation. 
54 "Something in the Walls" Allan Kroeker J. Michael Straczynski 28 January 1989
A doctor (Damir Andrei) arrives at his new job in a sanitarium. He discovers the case of a woman (Deborah Raffin) who is terribly frightened of things that appear on her walls. 
55 "A Game of Pool" Randy Bradshaw George Clayton Johnson 4 February 1989
In a remake of an episode from the original series, a pool champion (Esai Morales) has defeated everyone at his local pool hall, except for the long dead legend, Fats Brown (Maury Chaykin), who returns from the afterlife to challenge him to a high-stakes game. 
56 "The Wall" Atom Egoyan J. Michael Straczynski 25 February 1989
A U.S. military experiment opens a portal to an unknown place. After sending through one team, the Army calls upon a career soldier (John Beck) to investigate, where he finds an idyllic planet. He has to decide whether to stay or go back to his old life. 
57 "Room 2426" Ryszard Bugajski Jeremy Bertrand Finch & Paul Chitlik 11 February 1989
Martin Decker (Dean Stockwell) is confined to a special room for acts and thoughts against the state. They want the formula for a weapon he does not want to reveal. Escape for Martin comes from the mind. 
58 "The Mind of Simon Foster" Douglas Jackson J. Michael Straczynski 18 February 1989
In an impoverished future, Simon Foster (Bruce Weitz) goes to a pawnshop to sell some personal items to raise money for rent. The shop owner offers to buy some of his memories. In Simon Foster's life, what could possibly be valuable? 
59 "Cat and Mouse" Eric Till Christy Marx 4 March 1989
A shy woman (Pamela Bellwood) finds that a cat is actually a cursed "Casanova." She falls for the man (Page Fletcher) but finds that her Prince Charming is actually a scoundrel. 
60 "Many, Many Monkeys" Ryszard Bugajski William Froug 18 March 1989
An epidemic breaks out and many people (Karen Valentine, Jackie Burroughs, Ken Pogue) are struck blind. Something more happens, however: People have become cold and heartless toward each other. 
61 "Rendezvous in a Dark Place" René Bonnière J. Michael Straczynski 11 March 1989
An old woman (Janet Leigh) with an obsession with death attends funerals for entertainment. One night when an injured thief breaks into her home, she lets him die and waits for Death to come and collect him. 
62 "Special Service" Randy Bradshaw J. Michael Straczynski 8 April 1989
A man (David Naughton) finds that his life has been on TV for the past five years. 
63 "Love is Blind" Gilbert M. Shilton Cal Willingham 25 March 1989
A man (Ben Murphy) plotting to murder his wife's lover meets a blind singer who seems to know all about his plans. 
64 "Crazy as a Soup Sandwich" Paul Lynch Harlan Ellison 1 April 1989
A man (Wayne Robson) sells his soul to a demon for some racing tips. After being terrified by the demon he goes for help from the criminal boss he borrowed the track money from. 
65 "Father and Son Game" Randy Bradshaw Jeremy Bertrand Finch & Paul Chitlik 15 April 1989
A 79-year-old man (Ed Marinaro) wants to keep on living so he transplants his brain into a younger body. His son (Eugene Robert Glazer), however, resents his father's continued life and tries to wrestle power from him. 

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