Category: Z-View

Twilight Zone: “Spur of the Moment” [Season 5, Episode 21] / Z-View

Twilight Zone: “Spur of the Moment[Season 5, Episode 21]
Original Air Date: February 21, 1964

Director: Elliott Silverstein

Writer: Richard Matheson

Starring: Diana Hyland, Marsha Hunt and Philip Ober.

The Overview: Beware of Spoilers…

It has been a strange day for Anne Henderson [Hyland].  While horseback riding on the family estate she was chased by a middle-aged screaming woman dressed in black.  When she arrived home, her boyfriend was there to ask for her hand in marriage, but before she could answer, an ex-boyfriend [who her father despised] shows up asking her to leave with him… Anne’s decision will impact everyone including the screaming woman.

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Twilight Zone: “From Agnes with Love” [Season 5, Episode 20] / Z-View

Twilight Zone: “From Agnes with Love[Season 5, Episode 20]
Original Air Date: February 14, 1964

Director: Richard Donner

Writer: Bernard C. Schoenfeld

Starring: Wally Cox, Ralph Taeger and Sue Randall.

The Overview: Beware of Spoilers…

James Ellwod [Cox] a meek computer programmer begins taking advice from Agnes, a super computer, on how to get a co-worker’s affection.  Agnes advice turns out to be for her own secret agenda.

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Twilight Zone: “Night Call” [Season 5, Episode 19] / Z-View

Twilight Zone: “Night Call[Season 5, Episode 19]
Original Air Date: February 7, 1964

Director: Jacques Tourneur

Writer: Richard Matheson

Starring: Gladys Cooper, Nora Marlowe and Martine Bartlett.

The Overview: Beware of Spoilers…

An old woman repeatedly gets phone calls from a man that are hard to understand.  The calls frighten the woman so she asks and then tells the man to stop calling.  Calls to the telephone company determine the location where a line is down and promise that the line will be fixed. When the woman travels to the location of the downed line she is shocked…

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Twilight Zone: “Black Leather Jackets” [Season 5, Episode 18] / Z-View

Twilight Zone: “Black Leather Jackets[Season 5, Episode 18]
Original Air Date: January 31, 1964

Director: Earl M. Neuman

Writer: Earl Hamner, Jr.

Starring: Lee Kinsolving, Shelley Fabares, Michael Forest, Denver Pyle and Michael Conrad.

The Overview: Beware of Spoilers…

Three young motorcyle gang members move into a quiet neighborhood.  They’re trouble all right, but not the kind you’d think.

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Twilight Zone: “Number 12 Looks Just Like You” [Season 5, Episode 17] / Z-View

Twilight Zone: “Number 12 Looks Just Like You[Season 5, Episode 17]
Original Air Date: January 24, 1964

Director: Abner Biberman

Writer: Charles Beaumont and John Tomerlin

Starring: Collin Wilcox Paxton, Richard Long and Pamela Austin.

The Overview: Beware of Spoilers…

Marilyn Cuberle [Wilcox] is approaching her 19th birthday and will have to chose the body-type she wishes to have.  In her futuristic society all people have a beautiful body since they must chose one of the offered prototypes.  Marilyn doesn’t want to change her looks and that’s not going over too well.

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Twilight Zone: “The Improvement of Salvadore Ross” [Season 5, Episode 16] / Z-View

Twilight Zone: “The Improvement of Salvadore Ross[Season 5, Episode 16]
Original Air Date: January 17, 1964

Director: Don Siegel
Writer: Jerry McNeely based on a short story by Henry Slesar

Starring: Don Gordon, Gail Kobe and Vaughn Taylor.

The Overview: Beware of Spoilers…

Salvadore Ross [Gordon] has the ability to trade characteristics with others.  Once he learns this Ross begins to amass all of the things he ever wanted.  He trades his youth for riches.  Ross then trades off some money to regain his youth.  The only thing that Ross can’t get is the affection of the woman [Kobe] he loves but he vows he will die trying…

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Twilight Zone: “The Long Morrow” [Season 5, Episode 14] / Z-View

Twilight Zone: “The Long Morrow[Season 5, Episode 15]
Original Air Date: January 10, 1964

Director: Robert Florey
Writer: Rod Serling

Starring: Robert Lansing, Mariette Hartley and Edward Binns.

The Overview: Beware of Spoilers…

An astronaut [Lansing] chosen for a mission to deep space because he had no family falls in love with a woman shortly before leaving on his 40 year mission into space.  Since he will be in suspended animation, he will not have aged when he returns but everyone else (including his lover) will be 40 years older.

This episode could have been written by O. Henry.

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Twilight Zone: “Ring-A-Ding Girl” [Season 5, Episode 13] / Z-View

Twilight Zone: “Ring-A-Ding Girl[Season 5, Episode 13]
Original Air Date: December 27, 1963

Director: Alan Crosland, Jr.
Writer: Earl Hamner, Jr.

Starring: Maggie McNamara, Mary Munday and David Macklin.

The Overview: Beware of Spoilers…

Big time movie star, Barbara Blake returns to her small home town the same day as the town’s annual picnic.  The people of her small town paid her way to Hollywood before she made it big and are excited that Barbara will be at the town picnic… but Barbara has plans of her own.

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Twilight Zone: “Ninety Years Without Slumbering” [Season 5, Episode 12] / Z-View

Twilight Zone: “Ninety Years Without Slumbering[Season 5, Episode 12]
Original Air Date: December 20, 1963

Director: Roger Kay
Writer: Richard De Roy from a story by George Clayton Johnson writing as Johnson Smith

Starring: Ed Wynn, Carolyn Kearney and James T. Callahan.

The Overview: Beware of Spoilers…

Sam Forstman [Wynn] is a 90 year old man who believes that if his 90 year old grandfather clock ever stops running, he will die.

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Twilight Zone: “A Short Drink From a Certain Fountain” [Season 5, Episode 11] / Z-View

Twilight Zone: “A Short Drink From a Certain Fountain[Season 5, Episode 11]
Original Air Date: December 13, 1963

Director: Brian Girard
Writer: Rod Serling from a story by Lou Holz

Starring: Patrick O’Neal, Ruta Lee and Walter Brooke.

The Overview: Beware of Spoilers…

Harmon Gordon [O’Neal] is an elderly man married to a gold-digger half his age.  In an effort to not lose her Gordon forces his brother to give him an experimental youth serum.  The serum works but things don’t turn out as planned.

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Twilight Zone: “The 7th is Made Up of Phantoms” [Season 5, Episode 10] / Z-View

Twilight Zone: “The 7th is Made Up of Phantoms[Season 5, Episode 10]
Original Air Date: December 6, 1963

Director: Alan Crosland, Jr.
Writer: Rod Serling

Starring: Ron Foster, Warren Oates, Randy Boone, and Greg Morris.

The Overview: Beware of Spoilers…

Three modern-day soldiers on National Guard training near the location of the Battle of the Little Big Horn see increasing signs of hostile Indians.

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Twilight Zone: “Probe 7: Over and Out” [Season 5, Episode 9] / Z-View

Twilight Zone: “Probe 7: Over and Out[Season 5, Episode 9]
Original Air Date: November 29, 1963

Director: Ted Post
Writer: Rod Serling

Starring: Richard Basehart, Antoinette Bower and Harold Gould.

The Overview: Beware of Spoilers…

Things are dire for Astronaut Adam Cook.  He has crash-landed on a remote planet and there is no chance for a rescue craft since back home there has been a nuclear armageddon.  Cook is prepared for life alone on this remote planet when he meets the sole-surviving female another world.

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Twilight Zone: “Uncle Simon” [Season 5, Episode 8] / Z-View

Twilight Zone: “Uncle Simon[Season 5, Episode 8]
Original Air Date: November 15, 1963

Director: Don Siegal
Writer: Rod Serling

Starring: Cedric Hardwicke, Constance Ford and Ian Wolfe.

The Overview: Beware of Spoilers…

Frumpy Barbara Polk [Ford] has been taking care of her wealthy but mean Uncle Simon for years.  She can’t wait for him to pass on so she can really live. Soon enough Uncle Simon dies in a fall but things don’t turn out quite as Barbara planned.

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Twilight Zone: “The Old Man in the Cave” [Season 5, Episode 7] / Z-View

Twilight Zone: “The Old Man in the Cave[Season 5, Episode 7]
Original Air Date: November 1, 1963

Director: Alan Crosland, Jr.
Writer: Rod Serling based on a story by Henry Slesar

Starring: James Coburn, John Anderson and Josie Lloyd.

The Overview: Beware of Spoilers…

Years after a nuclear holocaust a small band of town folk survive thanks to an old man who lives in the cave.  When a small band of soldiers arrive to take over the town, they demand to meet the old man which is something everyone will live to regret.

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