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The Twilight Zone season 5

In The Twilight Zone season 5 of this television anthology series, the sci-fi happenings get creepier in episodes that feature a man terrified of a gargoyle-like figure on an airplane wing, a violent talking doll, an experimental youth serum and more.

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TitleOriginal Air Date
1In Praise of PipSeptember 27, 1963
Small-time bookie Max Phillips (Jack Klugman) hates his life. His only pride is his son, Pip, serving in the U.S. Armed Forces in Vietnam. When a young bettor uses company funds to bet with Max, then loses everything, Max returns his money, angering Max’s bosses. An excellent performance by Jack Klugman.
2SteelOctober 4, 1963
In the near future boxing has been outlawed and is performed by mechanical robots. To replace his broken client, the manager decides to enter the ring and substitute for him. With Lee Marvin
3Nightmare at 20,000 FeetOctober 11, 1963
A man, newly recovered from a nervous breakdown, becomes convinced that a monster only he sees is damaging the plane he’s flying in. With William Shatner
4A Kind of a StopwatchOctober 18, 1963
A man is given a stopwatch that halts time.
5The Last Night of a JockeyOctober 25, 1963
A washed-up jockey gets his wish while waiting for the results of his race fixing hearing. With Mickey Rooney.
6Living DollNovember 1, 1963
A frustrated stepfather (Telly Savalas) does battle with his stepdaughter’s talking doll, whose vocabulary includes such phrases as “I hate you” and “I’m going to kill you”.
7The Old Man in the CaveNovember 8, 1963
In a post-apocalyptic settlement, the inhabitants’ survival is dependent on the advice of an unseen man living in a nearby cave. This dependence is tested when a band of soldiers descends on their town. A truly sad, bitter tale …
8Uncle SimonNovember 15, 1963
Caregiver Barbara Polk must take care of her uncle’s robot after his untimely and accidental death. With Robby the Robot!
9Night CallNovember 22, 1963
Telephone calls begin to haunt a disabled elderly woman.
10Probe 7, Over and OutNovember 29, 1963
Colonel Cook stranded on another planet with no hope for rescue meets a woman who is the sole survivor from another planet.
11The 7th is Made Up of PhantomsNovember 8, 1963
Three 1960’s Army National Guard soldiers on maneuvers near the Little Big Horn battle site find themselves unwittingly involved in Custer’s last stand.
12A Short Drink from a Certain FountainDecember 13, 1963
Aging married man convinces his brother to inject him with a youth serum.
13Ninety Years Without SlumberingDecember 20, 1963
An old man (Ed Wynn) believes that his life will end the moment his grandfather clock stops ticking.
14Ring-A-Ding GirlDecember 27, 1963
Movie star Bunny Blake receives a ring from her hometown which is giving her warnings to come home while she flies cross country.
15You DriveJanuary 3, 1964
After being involved with a hit-and-run killing a child, Mr. Oliver Pope is haunted by his car.
16Number Twelve Looks Just Like YouJanuary 24, 1964
In a future society everyone must undergo an operation at age 19 to become beautiful and conform to society. One young woman desperately wants to hold onto her own identity. With Richard Long. One of the most memorable, and heart breaking, Twilight Zone episodes.
17The Long MorrowJanuary 10, 1964
Before leaving on a decades long mission, astronaut Douglas Stansfield meets a woman and falls in love.
18The Self Improvement of Salvadore RossJanuary 17, 1964
Saladore Ross has a unique talent where he can trade physical characteristics with other people and will do anything to get the love of Leah Maitland.

19Black Leather JacketsJanuary 31, 1964
Three leather jacket wearing, motorcycle riding men invade a peaceful neighborhood. But where do they come from?
20From Agnes-With LoveFebruary 14, 1964
A computer technician begins to take advice for his love life from Agnes, the computer he works with. And comes to regret it. A funny episode, with Wally Cox.
21Spur of the MomentFebruary 21, 1964
An engaged heiress is terrorized by a middle-aged woman on a horse pleading with her not to go through with her impending marriage.
22Stopover in a Quiet TownApril 24, 1964
Young New York married couple Bob and Millie Frazier leave a party after drinking too much. They wake up in Centerville, a small town where no one lives, houses are empty, trees are props, food is plastic, and the only train comes right back to Centerville.
23An Occurrence at Owl Creek BridgeFebruary 28, 1964
It is the end of the Civil War and Union troops have occupied the South. They are going to execute a Southern resistance fighter.
24Queen of the NileMarch 6, 1964
A reporter interviews a Hollywood movie queen who has a secret to her eternal beauty.
25What’s in the BoxMarch 13, 1964
Philanderer Joe Britt (William Demarest) sees his indiscretions shown on his own TV set after it was worked on by a very unique repairman (Clarence Nash).

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