The Twilight Zone (1959-1964) is one of the most well know sci-fi series ever made, and filmed in black and white which even adds to its visual mystic. It is hosted by Rod Sterling who wrote many of the episodes himself.
The series also featured many soon to be-famous actors such as Lee Marvin, Robert Redford, Burt Reynolds, Dennis Hopper, Carol Burnett, James Coburn, Robert Duvall, Charles Bronson, Peter Falk, and William Shatner, plus a number of established stars of the time such as Buster Keaton, Art Carney, and Mickey Rooney.
Science fiction fans will debate for years which are the top shows, and most will agree that there were only a few poor episodes. As a huge fan of the TV show I was unable to pick my top ten, so I choose eleven. I have listed them here with brief descriptions, but in no particular order. Science fiction fans make sure you watch them.
The Monsters are Due on Maple Street
After a mysterious comet flies over, shutting down all electrical power. The residents of Maple Street become obsessed with finding out who the monster is among them.
Nightmare at 20,000 Feet
This episode is an all-time classic sci-fi episode. A monster on the wing of the plane is only seen by young William Shatner a man on the verge of a mental break down.
The Hitch Hiker
This episode uses one of the most interesting ending twists ever. No matter how far a young lady drives, she keeps seeing a mysterious hitch hiker on the side of the road.
To Serve Man
A mysterious race of aliens called the Kanamits comes to earth, bringing with them a book titled “To Serve Man” and promise to solve all the world’s ills. When human’s board ships to visit the alien’s home planet, they find out the double meaning of the book’s title.
Where is Everybody?
The first ever episode the Twilight Zone introduced in October 1959. A man wanders through a recently...