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      Season 1 – The Twilight Zone

      2002 Sci-Fi Fantasy Mystery & Thriller List
      50% 16 Reviews Tomatometer 73% Fewer than 50 Ratings Audience Score Award-winning actor and director Forest Whitaker hosts this version, which features two self-contained stories per episode. Each story stars well-known actors as ordinary people in beyond-extraordinary situations as they enter the sometimes frightening, often intriguing, but always suspenseful and surprising world of "The Twilight Zone." Read More Read Less
      The Twilight Zone — Season 1

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      Critics Consensus

      Despite some worthy tales and robust guest spots, this update of The Twilight Zone seems to have misplaced the key to imagination.

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      Episodes

      Episode 1 Aired Sep 18, 2002 Evergreen A rebellious teen (Amber Tamblyn) and her family move into a gated community. Details Episode 2 Aired Sep 18, 2002 One Night at Mercy A hospital patient (Jason Alexander) claims to be Death incarnate. Details Episode 3 Aired Sep 25, 2002 Shades of Guilt Matt undergoes an unusual transformation after ignoring a black man's plight. Details Episode 4 Aired Sep 25, 2002 Dream Lover A writer breathes life into his fantasy woman. Details Episode 5 Aired Oct 2, 2002 Cradle of Darkness A woman goes back in time to stop Hitler. Details Episode 6 Aired Oct 2, 2002 Night Route A woman's happy life hits a speed bump after a close call with a speeding car. Details Episode 7 Aired Oct 9, 2002 Time Lapse A young man having blackouts is implicated in a byzantine plot. Details Episode 8 Aired Oct 9, 2002 Dead Man's Eyes A widow discovers that her murdered husband's glasses reveal the last moments of his life. Details Episode 9 Aired Oct 16, 2002 The Pool Guy Violent dreams grip a maintenance man. Details Episode 10 Aired Oct 16, 2002 Azoth the Avenger Is a Friend of Mine A boy (Rory Culkin) beset by an abusive father and neighborhood bullies conjures his favorite superhero (Patrick Warburton) to settle scores. Details Episode 11 Aired Oct 23, 2002 The Lineman After lightning strikes a telephone lineman, he can hear people's thoughts, then begins using it for personal gain. Details Episode 12 Aired Oct 23, 2002 The Lineman After lightning strikes a telephone lineman, he can hear people's thoughts, then begins using it for personal gain. Details Episode 13 Aired Oct 30, 2002 Harsh Mistress A guitar brings a musician fame and fortune. Details Episode 14 Aired Oct 30, 2002 Upgrade A housewife (Susanna Thompson) daydreams about the perfect family. Details Episode 15 Aired Nov 6, 2002 To Protect and Serve A police officer (Usher) puts his life on the line to protect a teen from her sadistic pimp. Details Episode 16 Aired Nov 6, 2002 Chosen An angry man (Jake Busey) rebuffs the help of two missionaries. Details Episode 17 Aired Nov 13, 2002 Sensuous Cindy A virtual-reality vixen (Jaime Pressly) tempts a betrothed man (Greg Germann). Details Episode 18 Aired Nov 13, 2002 Hunted A futuristic police officer (Scott Bairstow) hunts down the last in a line of killers. Details Episode 19 Aired Nov 20, 2002 Mr. Motivation Eerie doll promises ordinary guy (Wallace Langham) instant success in business and romance. Details Episode 20 Aired Nov 20, 2002 Sanctuary Two high-powered professionals (Elizabeth Berkley, Rob Estes) land in paradise. Details Episode 21 Aired Nov 27, 2002 Future Trade An unhappy man (Frank Whaley) trades his future for that of another more fortunate man (Dean Winters). Details Episode 22 Aired Nov 27, 2002 Found and Lost A troubled tycoon (Brian Austin Green) gets a chance to revisit his one great love (Moira Kelly). Details Episode 23 Aired Dec 11, 2002 Gabe's Story A man (Christopher Titus) learns of a place that gives him the opportunity to take control of his fate. Details Episode 24 Aired Dec 11, 2002 Last Lap A terminally ill man goes on a ghostly journey after the death of his best friend. Details Episode 25 Aired Jan 8, 2003 The Path A tabloid writer (Linda Cardellini) puts her fate in the hands of a fortuneteller (Method Man). Details Episode 26 Aired Jan 8, 2003 Fair Warning A troubled man (Devon Gummersall) stalks a clerk (Taryn Manning). Details Episode 27 Aired Feb 5, 2003 Another Life Visions of a police interrogation besiege a hip-hop artist (Wood Harris). Details Episode 28 Aired Feb 5, 2003 Rewind A gambler (Eddie Kaye Thomas) uses a magic device during a high-stakes game. Details Episode 29 Aired Feb 12, 2003 Tagged A graffiti mural depicts the murder of its artist. Details Episode 30 Aired Feb 12, 2003 Into the Light A teacher (Samantha Mathis) sees light emanating from her doomed students' faces. Details Episode 31 Aired Feb 19, 2003 It's Still a Good Life A man (Bill Mumy) learns his 6-year-old daughter possesses a fearsome power. Details Episode 32 Aired Feb 19, 2003 Monsters Are on Maple St. A man (Andrew McCarthy) watches his neighborhood descend into chaos. Details Episode 33 Aired Feb 26, 2003 Memphis A man (Eriq La Salle) travels back in time to the day before Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. Details Episode 34 Aired Feb 26, 2003 How Much Do You Love Your Kid? A sadist (Wayne Knight) hosts a new game show. Details Episode 35 Aired Apr 2, 2003 The Placebo Effect A hypochondriac (Jeffrey Combs) believes he is the carrier of an alien plague. Details Episode 36 Aired Apr 2, 2003 Cold Fusion A physicist (Sean Patrick Flanery) engages in a psychological struggle with the creator of an infinite power source. Details Episode 37 Aired Apr 23, 2003 The Pharaoh's Curse A magician (Xander Berkeley) decides to pass on his famous trick to a rival. Details Episode 38 Aired Apr 23, 2003 The Collection A baby sitter (Jessica Simpson) fears a child's doll collection is linked to the disappearance of previous sitters. Details Episode 39 Aired Apr 30, 2003 Eye of the Beholder A woman (Molly Sims) undergoes plastic surgery, but when she recovers she makes a horrific discovery. Details Episode 40 Aired Apr 30, 2003 Developing A photographer's (Robin Tunney) dead husband communicates through her photos. Details Episode 41 Aired May 7, 2003 Executions of Grady Finch A death row inmate (Jeremy Sisto) is granted a new trial after three botched attempts to execute him. Details Episode 42 Aired May 7, 2003 Homecoming A soldier (Gil Bellows) returns home to make amends to his son (Penn Badgley). Details Episode 43 Aired May 21, 2003 Sunrise College students unearth a dangerous relic that extinguishes the sun. Details Episode 44 Aired May 21, 2003 Burned Two children who perished in a fire haunt an unscrupulous businessman (Jason Bateman). Details

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      Bill Goodykoontz Arizona Republic Remakes are always dicey, but what the heck -- there's not enough scary stuff on TV. Feb 10, 2021 Full Review Tim Goodman San Francisco Chronicle So much for unlocking doors with a key called imagination. Rated: 2/4 Apr 3, 2020 Full Review Steve Johnson Chicago Tribune It is, like most attempts at anthology series in recent years, just OK. Apr 3, 2020 Full Review John Levesque Seattle Post-Intelligencer Conventional wisdom says anthologies don't work anymore. Here's to UPN for poking conventional wisdom in the eye. Apr 3, 2020 Full Review Alan Pergament Buffalo News The soft-spoken Whitaker practically phones in his role in the opener, which includes two passable stories that end decently but not spectacularly. Apr 3, 2020 Full Review Tom Jicha South Florida Sun-Sentinel The explanation for the perseverance with The Twilight Zone is that Viacom owns the rights to the concept, so it has nothing to lose except further diminishing the name of one of TV's most cherished series. Sep 5, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Regina P I enjoyed this. I just started watching this one day, and I kept going back until I went through the entire season. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 08/14/23 Full Review Theo T I thoroughly enjoyed it way back in 2002, and still enjoy it. It's unfortunate that there weren't any more seasons, but then again, when you're the minority who supported its existence, well, you know the outcome. One of my top episodes of this version of Twilight Zone features Method Man in 'The Path'. Fantastic episode and story- I can feel the suspense and intrigue; with a hint of foreboding from not only Method Man but as the story progresses, too. Twenty years later, it still resonates with me, and perhaps with you, too. I think and feel, that the current generation would probably appreciate it, as I did, and more so for its 'watching the past' feel, as I do. All in all, there are many fantastic episodes and I do believe this is a somewhat unappreciated gem. You can catch up some for free on Youtube if you ever decide to have a look around. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 09/03/22 Full Review Post a review

      Season Info

      Director
      John T. Kretchmer, Jerry Levine, Allan Kroeker, Jonathan Frakes, Bob Balaban, Joe Chappelle, Brad Turner
      Executive Producer
      Pen Densham, Mark Stern, John Watson
      Screenwriter
      James Crocker, Brent V. Friedman, Ira Steven Behr, Frederick Rappaport, Michael Angeli, Kamran Pasha, Moira Kirland, Kay Reindl, Pen Densham, Erin Maher
      Network
      UPN
      Rating
      TV-PG
      Genre
      Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date
      Sep 18, 2002