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.
|Original Air Date
|In Praise of Pip
|September 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.
|October 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
|Nightmare at 20,000 Feet
|October 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
|A Kind of a Stopwatch
|October 18, 1963
|A man is given a stopwatch that halts time.
|The Last Night of a Jockey
|October 25, 1963
|A washed-up jockey gets his wish while waiting for the results of his race fixing hearing. With Mickey Rooney.
|November 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”.
|The Old Man in the Cave
|November 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 …
|November 15, 1963
|Caregiver Barbara Polk must take care of her uncle’s robot after his untimely and accidental death. With Robby the Robot!
|November 22, 1963
|Telephone calls begin to haunt a disabled elderly woman.
|Probe 7, Over and Out
|November 29, 1963
|Colonel Cook stranded on another planet with no hope for rescue meets a woman who is the sole survivor from another planet.
|The 7th is Made Up of Phantoms
|November 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.
|A Short Drink from a Certain Fountain
|December 13, 1963
|Aging married man convinces his brother to inject him with a youth serum.
|Ninety Years Without Slumbering
|December 20, 1963
|An old man (Ed Wynn) believes that his life will end the moment his grandfather clock stops ticking.
|December 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.
|January 3, 1964
|After being involved with a hit-and-run killing a child, Mr. Oliver Pope is haunted by his car.
|Number Twelve Looks Just Like You
|January 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.
|The Long Morrow
|January 10, 1964
|Before leaving on a decades long mission, astronaut Douglas Stansfield meets a woman and falls in love.
|The Self Improvement of Salvadore Ross
|January 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.
|Black Leather Jackets
|January 31, 1964
|Three leather jacket wearing, motorcycle riding men invade a peaceful neighborhood. But where do they come from?
|From Agnes-With Love
|February 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.
|Spur of the Moment
|February 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.
|Stopover in a Quiet Town
|April 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.
|An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge
|February 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.
|Queen of the Nile
|March 6, 1964
|A reporter interviews a Hollywood movie queen who has a secret to her eternal beauty.
|What’s in the Box
|March 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).