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The Twilight Zone season 4 is different, in that it switches to an hour-long format. It also boast some of the best episodes of the entire series. Most notably, Printer’s Devil with Burgess Meredith. Other outstanding episodes include he Thirty-Fathom Grave, The Date Ship, On Thursday We Leave for Home. I have a warm spot for Jess-Belle as well.

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TitleOriginal Air Date
1In His ImageJanuary 3, 1963
A scientist creates an android that has the qualities which he feels he’s lacking.In His Image - The Twilight Zone season 4
2The Thirty-Fathom GraveJanuary 10, 1963
A US naval destroyer investigates a mysterious tapping sound coming from a sunken submarine. An excellent episode dealing with ghosts … or survivor’s guilt.The Thirty-Fathom Grave - The Twilight Zone season 4
3Valley of the ShadowJanuary 17, 1963
A reporter finds himself trapped in a small town where people can reverse time and do many other amazing things. A good episode, with a science fiction premise. Don’t worry – the dog’s okay!Valley of the Shadow - The Twilight Zone season 4
4He’s AliveJanuary 24, 1963
Peter Vollmer, a small-time neo-Nazi leader, yearns for more power. Advised by a shadowy benefactor, Vollmer’s following grows, as does his ego. An interesting concept, that’s not half as subtle as it thinks.He's Alive - The Twilight Zone season 4
5The MuteJanuary 31, 1963
A 12-year-old girl who lost her parents in a fire doesn’t speak because she has grown up in a secret telepathic community. A sweet story, with an unexpectedly happy ending.The Mute - The Twilight Zone season 4
6The Date ShipFebruary 7, 1963
A three-man spacecraft lands on a planet only to discover the wreckage of a spacecraft identical to their own. Two of the crew are convinced that they are dead, but the captain refuses to believe it. An excellent episode, with Jack Klugman and Ross Martin.The Date Ship - The Twilight Zone season 4
7Jess-BelleFebruary 14, 1963
Jess-Belle enlists the aid of a local witch who casts a spell that makes Billy-Ben fall in love with her. A sad story. Never make a deal with a witch. Starring James Best.Jess-Belle - The Twilight Zone season 4
8MiniatureFebruary 21, 1963
A lonely man falls in love with a mini museum doll, which he believes is alive.Miniature - The Twilight Zone season 4
9Printer’s DevilFebruary 28, 1963
Douglas Winter, the editor of a newspaper, makes a deal with the devil. With Burgess Meredith, who plays his role with glee!Printer's Devil - The Twilight Zone season 4
10No Time Like the PastMarch 7, 1963
A man travels back in time to try to prevent some of history’s catastrophes. Failing, he decides to avoid the stress of the future by relocating to the past. But the best-laid plans of mice and men …No Time Like the Past - The Twilight Zone season 4
11The ParallelMarch 14, 1963
An astronaut arrives back on Earth, then notices several differences.The Parallel - The Twilight Zone season 4
12I Dream of GenieMarch 21, 1963
A man considers several possibilities when offered one wish by a genie. And makes the only choice that will make him happy … A truly sweet, enjoyable episode.I Dream of Genie - The Twilight Zone season 4
13The New ExhibitApril 4, 1963
The curator of a murderers’ row in a soon-to-be-defunct wax museum persuades the owner to let him keep the figures for awhile.The New Exhibit - The Twilight Zone season 4
14Of Late I Think of CliffordvilleApril 11, 1963
A bored, wealthy businessman gets a chance to go back in time and start over, armed with all the knowledge he’s acquired…an arsenal that’s not as powerful as he thinks.Of Late I Think of Cliffordville - The Twilight Zone season 4
15The Incredible World of Horace FordApril 18, 1963
Toy designer Horace Ford spends most of his time reminiscing about his idyllic childhood.The Incredible World of Horace Ford - The Twilight Zone season 4
16On Thursday We Leave for HomeMay 2, 1963
A man named Benteen leads a colony of Americans stranded on a desert planet for 30 years. And the conflict begins once rescue arrives … a bittersweet episode starring James WhitmoreOn Thursday We Leave for Home - The Twilight Zone season 4
17Passage On the Lady AnneMay 9, 1963
A husband and wife take a cruise they will never forget.Passage On the Lady Anne
18The BardMay 23, 1963
An untalented would-be writer’s career takes off when the ghost of William Shakespeare writes his script. A scathing indictment of television writing.The Bard - The Twilight Zone season 4

Editorial review of The Twilight Zone episode 4 courtesy of Amazon.com

Rod Serling’s classic, groundbreaking series changes in season 4 from a half-hour format to full one-hour episodes. A few of the standout episodes from season four include “Miniature” with Robert Duvall, “Death Ship” starring Jack Klugman who has a recurring nightmare, “The Bard” a spoof on TV that features Burt Reynolds and “In His Image” about a man who builds an exact robot replica of himself.

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