The Best Seasons of The Twilight Zone

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List of the best seasons of The Twilight Zone, listed from best to worst with DVD cover pictures when available. Television fans from around the world have voted on this list of the best The Twilight Zone seasons, so the order the seasons are in isn't just the opinion of one person. Hardcore fans of the show often argue over what the greatest season of The Twilight Zone is, which is exactly why this ranked list was created.

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  • The Twilight Zone - Season 1
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    86 VOTES

    The Twilight Zone - Season 1

    The first season of The Twilight Zone premiered on October 2, 1951 and contains 36 episodes. This season introduces viewers to "a dimension as vast as space, and as timeless as infinity," known as "The Twilight Zone."

    This season features several unforgettable episodes including: "Where Is Everybody?," "Time Enough At Last" and "The Hitch-Hiker."

    Memorable moments from Season 1 include:

    - An oppressed bookworm finally has time to read. 
    - Neighbors suspect each other of being aliens.
    - A store's mannequin gets a day off.
    86 votes
  • The Twilight Zone Season 3
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    57 VOTES

    The Twilight Zone Season 3

    The third season of The Twilight Zone premiered on September 15, 1961 and contains 37 episodes. This season introduced different graphics in the opening sequence that include a rotating cone with concentric circles.

    This season features several unforgettable episodes including: "The Shelter," "It's a Good Life," and "Five Characters in Search of an Exit."

    Memorable moments from Season 3 include:

    - A wicked boy can control reality with his mind.
    - Robert Redford plays death.
    - Nursing home residents play a special game of kick the can.
    57 votes
  • The Twilight Zone - Season 2
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    56 VOTES

    The Twilight Zone - Season 2

    The second season of The Twilight Zone premiered September 30, 1960 and contains 29 episodes. This season introduced the iconic theme music by Marius Constant.

    This season features several unforgettable episodes including: "Eye of the Beholder," "Long Distance Call" and "Will The Real Martian Please Stand Up?"

    Memorable moments from Season 2 include:

    - A man becomes obsessed with a devilish, coin-operated fortune teller at a diner.
    - A woman learns that beauty is in the eye of the beholder
    - A man meets the devil
    56 votes
  • The Twilight Zone - Season 5
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    49 VOTES

    The Twilight Zone - Season 5

    The fifth and final season of the original The Twilight Zone premiered on September 27, 1963 and contains 36 episodes. For this season, the episodes returned to a 30-minute format.

    This season features several unforgettable episodes including: "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet," "Ring-a-Ding Girl," and "The Masks."

    Memorable moments from Season 5 include:

    - A man sees a creature on the wing of a plane.
    - An old woman receives phone calls from beyond the grave.
    - A ventriloquist's dummy has a mind of his own.
    49 votes
  • The Twilight Zone - Season 4
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    41 VOTES

    The Twilight Zone - Season 4

    The fourth season of The Twilight Zone premiered on January 3, 1963 and contains 18 episodes. This season presented the episodes as hour-long features rather than 30-minute episodes.

    This season features several unforgettable episodes including: "Printer's Devil," "The Bard," and "No Time Like the Past."

    Memorable moments from Season 4 include:

    - A reporter finds a small town with a big secret.
    - An astronaut finds himself in an alternate universe.
    - Honeymooners go on a mysterious cruise.
    41 votes
  • The Twilight Zone (1985) - Season 1
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    17 VOTES

    The Twilight Zone (1985) - Season 1

    The first season of The Twilight Zone (1985) premiered on September 27, 1985 and contains 24 episodes. This season features adaptations of stories by Ray Bradbury, Arthur C. Clarke, and Stephen King.

    This season contains several unforgettable episodes like: "Need to Know/Red Snow," "The Leprechaun-Artist/Dead Run" and "Wordplay/Dreams for Sale/Chameleon."

    Memorable moments from Season 1 include:

    - A crook finds a rock with special powers.
    - Two people see the world through each others' eyes.
    - A doctor finds an isolated town.
    17 votes