2019 tv The Best Episodes of the New Twilight Zone  

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The 2019 Twilight Zone revival premiered on the first of April but their best episodes are no joke. Airing on CBS All Access and bringing the same dramatic mix of thriller, horror, fantasy, and science fiction as its predecessors, the new Twilight Zone episodes fit the worries and the fears of the modern era.

With some of Hollywood's favorite actors appearing as guest stars, the best new Twilight Zone episodes delve into everything from the futile anguish of feeling helpless to the intoxicating carelessness that can accompany power. The existential ideas that have threaded themselves through all four previous incarnations of The Twilight Zone remain in the newest revival. Like any good anthology show with so many styles, stories, and morals some of the new episodes of The Twilight Zone are definitely better than the rest.

Vote up the episodes from the latest version of The Twilight Zone that did the best job delivering that Twilight Zone twist and vote down the episodes that missed the mark.

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Nightmare at 30,000 Feet
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Story by: Simon Kinberg, Jordan Peele and Marco Ramirez
Teleplay by: Marco Ramirez, based on "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" by Richard Matheson
Cast: Adam Scott, Chris Diamantopoulos, Dan Carlin, Katie Findlay, Nicholas Lea

Justin Sanderson (Adam Scott), journalist suffering from PTSD, finds an MP3 player with a true crime podcast that details how the airplane he is currently on will disappear.

Original Airing: April 1, 2019

Season: 1

Episode Number: 2

Director: Greg Yaitanes

Previous Episode: The Comedian

Next Episode: Replay

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Six Degrees of Freedom
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Written by: Heather Anne Campbell and Glen Morgan
Cast: DeWanda Wise, Jessica Williams, Jefferson White, Lucinda Dryzek, Jonathan Whitesell

A space crew preparing for the first human flight to mars is faced with a life-altering decision... and its consequences.

Original Airing: May 2, 2019

Season: 1

Episode Number: 6

Director: Jakob Verbruggen

Previous Episode: The Wunderkind

Next Episode: Not All Men

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A Traveler
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Written by: Glen Morgan
Cast: Steven Yeun, Marika Sila, Greg Kinnear, Patrick Gallagher

While Alaska police sergeant Yuka Mongoyak (Marika Sila) arranges for her brother Jack (Patrick Gallagher) to be pardoned during the Christmas Party, a mysterious man - legally named A. Traveler (Steven Yeun) - appears in one of the holding cells, prompting Mongoyak to investigate his ulterior motives.

Original Airing: April 18, 2019

Season: 1

Episode Number: 4

Director: Ana Lily Amirpour

Previous Episode: Replay

Next Episode: The Wunderkind

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The Comedian
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Written by: Alex Rubens
Cast: Kumail Nanjiani, Amara Karan, Diarra Kilpatrick, Ryan Robbins, Tracy Morgan

Stand-up comedian Samir Wassan (Kumail Nanjiani) begins incorporating details about people he knows into his routines, unaware that his jokes have unexpected and terrifying consequences.

Original Airing: April 1, 2019

Season: 1

Episode Number: 1

Director: Owen Harris

Next Episode: Nightmare at 30, 000 Feet

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