In a marathon screening of episodes from the original “The Twilight Zone” at Comic-Con International, fans were introduced to the favorite classic episodes of Jordan Peele and Simon Kinberg, executive producers of the highly anticipated new series coming exclusively to CBS All Access in 2019.
Four of Peele and Kinberg’s favorite classic episodes were screened at the marathon event, including “Living Doll,” “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet,” “The Invaders” and “Eye of the Beholder.”
Peele and Kinberg’s lists include:
Executive Producer Jordan Peele’s Favorite Classic Episodes of “The Twilight Zone”
- “To Serve Man” (Season 3, Episode 24)
The Kanamits, 9-foot-tall aliens, arrive on Earth with one lofty goal: to serve man.
- “Mirror Image” (Season 1, Episode 21)
Millicent Barnes sees her double at a bus terminal.
- “Living Doll” (Season 5, Episode 6)
Erich (Telly Savalas) is displeased when his wife buys an expensive doll for his step-daughter. He becomes even more displeased when the doll tells him it doesn’t like him.
- “A Kind of Stopwatch” (Season 5, Episode 4)
Patrick Thomas McNulty, a long-winded and self-absorbed know-it-all, is given a fantastic device which brings literal meaning to the expression “stop the world; I want to get off.”
- “The Invaders” (Season 2, Episode 15)
A flying saucer lands in the attic of an isolated house inhabited by an impoverished woman (Agnes Moorehead) – who soon becomes panic-stricken as tiny spacemen begin to stalk her.
Executive Producer Simon Kinberg’s Favorite Classic Episodes of “The Twilight Zone”
- “The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street” (Season 1, Episode 22)
Paranoia strikes the residents of Maple Street when they believe human-looking aliens have invaded the neighborhood.
- “Time Enough at Last” (Season 1, Episode 8)
A bookworm (Burgess Meredith) yearns for more time to read – then a nuclear holocaust leaves him alone in the world with lots of time, plenty to read and one ironic twist.
- “It’s a Good Life” (Season 3, Episode 8)
Little Anthony Fremont controls an entire town with his ability to read minds and make people do as he wishes. Which is a real good thing.
- “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet” (Season 5, Episode 3)
Mr. Wilson (William Shatner) believes he sees a gremlin on the wing of a commercial aircraft he is a passenger on.
- “Eye of the Beholder” (Season 2, Episode 6)
A young woman is forced to undergo experimental treatments in an attempt to make her appear “normal.”
Every episode of the original series is available to stream now on CBS All Access. The original “The Twilight Zone” took viewers to another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. It was a journey into a wondrous land of imagination for five years on CBS, from 1959-1964. The godfather of sci-fi series, the show explored humanity’s hopes, despairs, prides and prejudices in metaphoric ways conventional drama could not.
The upcoming new series, THE TWILIGHT ZONE, will be produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions and Simon Kinberg’s Genre Films. Jordan Peele and Simon Kinberg will serve as executive producers for the series and collaborate on the premiere episode. Win Rosenfeld and Audrey Chon will also serve as executive producers.
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