Shatterday is the first segment of the first episode of the first season (1985-86) of the television series The New Twilight Zone.

Opening Narration

"Some push for what they need; some push for what they want. Some People like Peter Jay Novins, just push. If they do it hard enough and long enough, something might just push back...from the Twilight Zone.


Day 1: Someday Peter Jay Novins sits at a bar. Intending to call his late girlfriend, he accidentally dials his home phone number. Unfortunately, the phone is answered by... Peter Jay Novins. Peter speaks to the man on the other end of the line and initaly thinks that it is a joke. Eventually in shock he hangs up the phone. Flustered he heads out of the bar. Peter heads to a phone booth on the street. He again calls his house and again gets Novins. Stunned he begins to belive that the man he is speaking to is his own alter ego. He thinks about heading over to his apartment. The man on the phone warns him against it. Peter asks if the two of them could just lead normal lives. The man on the other end tells him that his life is terrible and that he is going to change it. Peter threatens the man on the the phone and hangs up. 

Day 2: Duesday The next day, Peter cashes out his bank account. He then calls the grocery store and insults them to ensure that his alter ego can't get any food delivered. Peter calls his apartment again. He begins to gloat. The man on the other end tells him that he has been talking to his estranged mother. The man on the other end reveals that he is trying to patch things up with her and that he has invited her to live with him. Upset about the prospect of his alter ego stealing his mother, Peter angrily hangs up.

Day 3: Wounsday During a storm Peter, stares into his apartment from the street. Using a payphone, he calls his alter ego. Peter is getting sick. Peter says he wants to work things out. The man in his apartment says that one of them deserves to take over the life of Peter Jay Novins. The man in the apartment says that Peter is a hypocrite. He tells him that his latest advertising job is unethical. The man in the apartment says that he isn't going to the job. 

Day 5: Freeday Peter sits in a hotel room growing sicker. He received a phone call from the man in the apartment. The man tells him that he is trying to make amends with the woman that Peter has insulted. He tells Peter that he isn't going to live his life like the other Peter Jay Novins. 

Day 6: Shatterday Peter lays in a hotel room when his alter ego arrives. His alter ego tells him that he soon will just be a memory. Peter stares out the window. His alter ego reveals that things are going well with him and that he has put his life in order. He asks Peter if there is anything he would have done if things had been different. Peter says no. The alter ego tells him that he has to go. Peter wishes him well. They shake hands and as the alter ego is leaving, Peter disappears.

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