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What's your favorite Twilight Zone episode?

by Jane Boursaw, posted Jan 1st 2010 3:00PM
The Twilight Zone, Rod SerlingWe're participating in our annual New Year's tradition in this house and watching episodes of The Twilight Zone, one after the other on the Syfy marathon. It's amazing that the series is 50 years old and still offering stories that are relevant in today's world. The genius of Rod Serling.

So I'm contemplating my favorite Twilight Zone episodes, and it's really hard to choose. But if I had to narrow it down to three, I'd probably go with these:

"Time Alone At Last": This is the one where a book lover finds himself joyously alone with books after a nuclear blast. Until ... I keep thinking he'd be able to remedy that situation by trolling through optometry shops -- if he could see well enough to find one, that is.

"Eye of the Beholder":
Donna Douglas (Elly May from The Beverly Hillbillies) is undergoing plastic surgery to fix a horrible face deformity.

"Nightmare at 20,000 Feet": Recovering from a nervous breakdown, William Shatner sees a monster outside the window on the airplane in which he's flying.

Really, though, there are too many great episodes to name just three, including the ones where "It's a cookbook!" ("To Serve Man") and "Next stop, Centerville!" ("Stopover in a Quiet Town") became household phrases.

What are your favorite Twilight Zone episodes?

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